Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.1  220 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 34 65 8 = 57 87% 4.2
Last 6 months 106 175 27 = 148 83% 4.0
Last 12 months 139 251 31 = 220 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 Sort Descending Reviewer Gender Age Where From? Group Type?
Rating: 4
Close to home, limited bite
Sat, Nov 21  6:30 AM RSHuffman Male 50-59 Local Individual
Well, half day trips stay pretty close in to keep costs down, but it also means the local pads get fished hard. Had a decent day overall, but very few keepers. Personally, I pulled up about 7 kelp bass, but none were keepers. Nice thing was very limited group of only about 10 anglers. Also, had seals by us all the time which probably affected the fishing.
Rating: 5
Fri, Nov 20  10:00 AM Alangraff Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
Rating: 4
Enjoyed the beautiful day with my grandson
Sat, Nov 7  12:00 PM GEFERRARO Male 60-69 Local Family With Children
Fishing slow. The water was calm . The day was warm and the other passengers cordial. Very nice experience. Will be going again.
Rating: 5
Mon, Nov 2  10:00 AM wfdwfd1 Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
A well run operation and lots of fish made for a great fishing trip.
Rating: 5
Best Fishing in the entire SoCal
Sat, Oct 31  6:30 AM briantaw Male 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
I'm a local from the Los Angeles area and have been fishing up and down the SoCal coast from Redondo, Newport, and all the way down to Point Loma in San Diego. I must say, Dana Wharf is by far the best fishing experience I've ever had in the entire Southern California region, and this includes a few stints in Cape Cod and Florida.

Given that me and my wife went in somewhat of an offseason (late oct) we still managed to have lots of fun catching Bonita and mackerel. I was hoping for some rockfish but for a 1/2 day, i couldnt ask for anything more. The captain and crew knew exactly what we would be able catch given the situation we were in and there was almost never a dull moment.

The crew was extremely helpful and polite. If you were a total newbie like my wife was, then they would help you all the way through starting by hooking your line, baiting the hook, and catching the fish. Also, they were very keen on knowing when you were having a problem or needed help and would immediately assist you on the spot.
Rating: 2
Thu, Oct 29  10:00 AM buckyford Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
Captain was great, but the rest of the crew was rude. The kind of young guys who think it's uncool to be nice to people.

Caught lots of small fish.
Rating: 5
Friendly crew, clean boat, good food and drinks
Thu, Oct 29  10:00 AM HugoLMorales Male 50-59 Local Individual
The crew was very friendly and helpful during all day, the boat was clean and peeked clean after every stop, the food and drinks were good and available during the trip.
Rating: 5
Absolutely great time-
Mon, Oct 26  10:00 AM Jessebarreda Male 60-69 Domestic Tourist(s) Other
My daughter and I booked 1/2 day fishing. I had gone myself 5 years earlier and remember the crew being a tremendous asset. Well it wasn't a fluke! These crewmembers love what they do and it shows. They make sure you have a fantastic experience no matter your level of fishing experience. We had a BLAST and between the 2 of us caught about 35 fish. I'm coming get back in 6 months and doing this again. Boat is well kept and roomy. Food in the galley is fresh made and reasonable! Don't miss this experience!!!
Rating: 4
fishing was descent
Mon, Oct 19  10:00 AM wight1 Male 70+ Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
action was fairly good. whenever the action slowed the Captain moved the boat. only negative thing was the damn birds & sealions that constantly harass your bait and hooked fish. other then that a fun trip
Rating: 1
Horrible experience ....no fish to be caught
Sat, Oct 17  5:30 PM asnyder1073 Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
We will never purchase this again. Only one person on the boat caught a fish. They didnt take us in 4 hours to a place where the fish were biting. I would not recommend this to anyone. Save your money as i feel totally ripped off. Only one fish caught on the boat with more than 40pp on the boat for 4 hours long.