Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.3  207 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 20 42 4 = 38 89% 4.3
Last 6 months 28 51 7 = 44 88% 4.1
Last 12 months 117 229 22 = 207 91% 4.3
All 1,112 1,875 215 = 1,660 88% 4.1
Rating and reviews for:

1/2 Day and Twilight Fishing Trips

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Treat yourself to a five-hour, one of a kind sportfishing trip on the sparkling waters of Southern California, leaving from Dana Point.

Rating Date Attended Reviewer Gender Sort Descending Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
A Really fun Outing
Thu, Jun 3, 10   10:00 AM BillKemp Male 60-69 Local Family Without Children
Enjoyed the fishing trip out of Dana Point. Great experience for basically first time fishermen. Marcus was exceptional in providing all around service to every one on board. The captain of the boat moved us to four different fishing spots to get the number of fish caught increased. Both the captain and Marcus were out going and tried to provide a good time for every one.

A suggestion for future boat trips is rotating the available spots on the stern of the boat. A majority of the people on board were not regulars. The regulars who were the first on board immediately locked down the stern fishing spots and they did not give up the slots through out the entire fishing trip. Recommend that the captain use the manifest list to reassign the slots each time he moves the boat to another fishing position. The fishing off of the stern is obviously the best especially when the captain is "chumming" over the stern so every one should have an equal shot at catching a fish regardless of skills and fishing equipment. Word of mouth is going to work best when every one on board can say that I caught a big one!

One last thought is there any way to get rid of the seals who definitely enjoyed the chumming and had no problem catching and eating the fish that were supposed to be on my hook!!
Rating: 4
great fun
Sun, May 30, 10   6:30 AM oldmanme51 Male 50-59 Local Family Without Children
We had a great time even though the fishing was a little slow, my future daughter-in-law caught a 25 inch halibut, which won the pool. She was so thrilled that she caught it and my son and I didn't catch anything worth keeping. It was fun for us all. For a family outing would recommend this trip to all.
Rating: 4
Courteous crew
Sat, May 29, 10   12:00 PM glapogos79 Male 20-29 Local Family Without Children
Did a half day trip with family and had a good time. Didn't catch much fish, but the crew was very nice and helpful to beginners.
Rating: 2
long day
Fri, May 28, 10   10:00 AM RLTraister Male 30-39 Local Other
Ordering tickets was the easiest part of the trip. The boat left late and the deck hands seemed to be uninterested in fishing. I wont be going back. One other thing everyone is casting so be sure to wear glasses so you wont get your eye ripped out.
Rating: 4
Nice trip
Sun, May 16, 10   6:30 AM jackwd Male 70+ Local Group of Friends
It was very overcast with two seals following us at every stopr we made. The weather and the seals made for poor fishing, but just getting out with your friends and having a good time is a great way to go. The crew and captain were great. Had a great time.
Rating: 4
Good childrens trip
Sun, May 9, 10   12:45 PM flichtenberg Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
Enjoyed kids trip, nice to see alot of kids on trip. Crew very helpful.
Rating: 5
Great day
Wed, May 5, 10   10:00 AM joezahradnik Male 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family Without Children
Boat was clean. The crew was on top of things and answered all my questions. They worked hard and earned a good tip.

I highly recommend them.

Thanks for a great day.
Rating: 4
Good Day out but FISH WHERE ARE YOU?
Sat, May 1, 10   10:00 AM Bradhanna Male 20-29 International Tourist(s) Group of Friends
unfortunately for us the water temp's had dropped so the fish were very scarce! there were still a few fish about and i got some nice big bites..

hopefully next time i return (which will be soon) i will be able to land a few fish!!

the Deckhands were good help, and got as excited as the anglers!! and not to mention the food onboard was great too!!

would be rather surprised if anyone was disappointed in this!
Rating: 5
This was better than we expected!
Mon, Apr 19, 10   10:00 AM stevenleuty Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
This was far beyond what we expected. We thought we would have a good time. Instead, we had a fantastic! time! Highly recommended for families with children. Our son,9, had a blast and came home to talk us into planning another trip. The crew are so helpful and knowledgeable.
Rating: 3
Slow Fishing and Crowded
Sun, Apr 18, 10   12:45 PM rynousa Male 30-39 Local Family Without Children
Fishing was slow and lots of people on the boat. Too many kids. Parents just let their kids run wild. I have done this trip many times in the past with great success, but this time was probably the worst.