Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.1  221 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 35 68 8 = 60 88% 4.2
Last 6 months 106 175 27 = 148 83% 4.0
Last 12 months 140 252 31 = 221 86% 4.1
All 1,229 2,081 242 = 1,839 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 Age Sort Descending Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 3
Great times with your grandson
Mon, Aug 10  6:30 AM JuanParga Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
Great to see how your grandchild experiences how to fish. Most people refer to it as, on the job training. The deck help were quick to help in setting up your reel and helping in anyway they could and were polite.
Rating: 5
Dad and daughter time
Sun, Jul 19  5:30 PM lucy44 Male 60-69 Local Unspecified
I had fun. Crew and captain were awesome. Very helpful getting anything my daughter or I needed they were right there ready to assist. Didn't take very long to start fishing caught some fish too small to keep but still almost everyone Vought something. Will be going on the full day next time
Rating: 3
The fishing was OK but the boat was too crowded.
Wed, Jul 15  6:30 AM BLouis Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
They shouldn't sell out the entire boat. It was way too full and we spent LITERALLY half the time on boat untangling our lines. It really took away from the fun of fishing. The crew kept cutting our lines to help untangle the messes and I lost 4 hooks and weights rigs because of that and then had to take the time to rig a new setup on my pole every time. I also lost several fish due to the tangled lines mess on board. There were several people who just refused to rotate when the captain called for everyone to rotate to the right. Those people just forced their way in between our numbers and refused to move. The crew didn't do anything about it. All in all it was a disastrous outing.
Rating: 5
fishermen 10 sea lion 2
Fri, Jun 12  5:30 PM rnealeigh Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
great fishing at our first two locations sea lion followed us around he got two fish that we couldn't get in fast enough fun to watch him swirl around captain and crew very friendly and helpful
Rating: 5
Fun Fishing
Thu, Apr 2  10:00 AM dombrol Male 60-69 Unspecified Unspecified
The Captain worked hard to find fish and the crew was very helpful to all the anglers. Our overall fishing experience was both fun and relaxing.
Rating: 5
First So. Cal party boat trip
Mon, Mar 9  10:00 AM T8ter1 Male 60-69 Local Unspecified
Crew was great! Fish I caught were small, but that's okay with me for this close to shore type of deal. Has got to be a lot pressure on the Calicos as heavy as they are fished here. If you are interested in a fun day on the water and don't care about a trophy or a bunch of meat for the table this is you trip.
Rating: 4
Too ma
Sun, Sep 21, 14   12:45 PM Peterrosen Male 60-69 Local Couple on a Date
44 people as much to much
Rating: 2
Fri, Aug 22, 14   5:30 PM warrenweir Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
My grandson was on his first ocean fishing trip. We got on boat and all the established fishing people headed for the back of the boat to Anchor there positions on the rail. Every spot on the rail has a number and at some point the captain is supposed to ask everyone to rotate to there same number either to the right or Left, so that everyone gets a position at the back of the boat, which is where the best fishing is, at least while anchored.

Well My Grandson who is 11 years old was never asked if he wanted or needed any help, there were other Women on the boat and they ended up on the front of the boat the whole trip.

The crew was good, food great, but only one deck hand for over 30 people with a lot of beginners.

Won't go on that Boat again!
Rating: 4
Full boat, good half day trip
Fri, Aug 1, 14   6:30 AM Markbromley Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Pluses: Efficient crew, plenty of fish. adequate space, fair pricing.

The rental gear was fine and there was plenty of parking.

Minuses: Guys who got on the boat first dominated the stern and there was no rotation to move anglers around the boat.

Two teenagers who dominated the stern also appeared to be employees of some sort. They had access to the captain's space and helped clean the boat on the way in. If they were employees, they should not have competed with the paying customers for fishing space.
Rating: 4
Nice 1/2 day on the boat
Wed, Jul 30, 14   12:00 PM joeligori Male 60-69 Local Individual
Had a nice 1/2 day on the boat out of Dana Point. It was a little crowded, no place to sit and no shade, but somewhat expected. Crew was helpful and it was fun watching other people fish as well. I only caught 4 small fish. Most were small and many thrown back. Only 2 or 3 good catches for the day.