Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.2  202 rating points
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Last 3 months 17 37 4 = 33 87% 4.3
Last 6 months 29 55 10 = 45 84% 4.1
Last 12 months 115 224 22 = 202 90% 4.2
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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: 3
No rotation
Sat, Mar 21  12:00 PM JerryMagee Male 70+ Local Other
It would have been good if they would rotate everyone at least twice during this time so everyone fishes from a different portion of boat. In fishing in bow bait was very limited.
Rating: 5
great day on the water
Sat, Mar 14  12:00 PM DavidDayan Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
Perfect day to get out on the water on 'Reel Fun'. Sunny and warm, swell was minimal and super glassy conditions. We hit 5 different reefs with good 'hook ups' on all. Good variety of small to mid-sized fish. Deck hands were awesome. On it under every situation. A few reckless casting nut jobs could have used some pushback from the crew. But overall day was perfect. Thanks fellas!
Rating: 5
Hard working Captain and Crew
Sat, Mar 14  6:30 AM Mstew1922 Female 50-59 Local Family Without Children
These guys have a passion for fishing! They go above and beyond so you catch fish. The food was good too! An extra bonus!
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: 2
Customer service via Telephone is the Worst!!!!!!
Sat, Mar 7  12:00 PM pekenia2629 Female 40-49 Local Family With Children
I recently bought tickets and have been trying to book a date for my son and I and the people on the phone have been very rude! This is my first time wanting to go on a fishing trip for my son's birthday and last Saturday was the day we wanted to go and I called a week in advance and was told nothing was available. I was put on a waiting list and to this date have not received a call back. I personally have not been there, have not met the crew, but over the phone was the worst experience ever. I will loose my tickets and book elsewhere because of that simple fact. UPSET MOTHER!!!!
Rating: 5
outstanding
Sat, Mar 7  6:30 AM Jilessmith Male 50-59 Local Unspecified
It was great my 20 year old myself and my 10 year old went . It was outstanding.
Rating: 5
Fun fishing at Dana Wharf!
Thu, Mar 5  10:00 AM ryancowan Male 40-49 Local Individual
I always have a fun time fishing on any of the Dana Wharf fishing boats. All of the crews and captains are excellent. The cook on this specific boat (Clemente) made me one of the best breakfast Burritos I have hade anywhere.
Rating: 3
It was a Decent trip.
Sat, Feb 28  12:00 PM Manzo2013 Male 20-29 Domestic Tourist(s) Unspecified
The trip was ok. It was just a bad timing. What do I mean? Well when I went, the weather was cold. And it was not a stable fishing experience. I fished before and I caught lots of fish but in this trip, I didn't catch anything. But my cousin did. And he was new to fishing. So I guess he had the newbie luck. By ill go again. Just in a better time of weather. But the employees are AWESEOME! They let me borrow a pole when mine broke. So I tiped them good:)
Rating: 5
Great Fishing Day!
Sun, Feb 22  12:45 PM mikebornstei Male 40-49 Local Individual
This was the first fishing charter I have been on in many years and highly recommend it to anyone experienced or not. The boat itself was sizable and comfortable with plenty of elbow room. What made the trip, was the staff. On occasion, a line would be tangled or caught below the water. The staff was not only present, but proactive to be on the spot and fix it.

It was hassle free and I was so impressed with how nice and accommodating they were. Without that, I would have spent an hour trying to untangle the lines or re-thread a hook. The staff kept everything clean and orderly with a selection of bait readily available. I give this a 5 star rating and will plan another trip soon.
Rating: 5
I am already planning the next trip!
Sun, Feb 15  6:30 AM keelimepye1 Female 30-39 Local Couple on a Date
First of all, I want to say.....I'M A GIRL!!! But I LOVED THIS TRIP! I was the only girl on the boat and everybody included me which made me feel comfortable.I had a blast! Yes, your going to get a little wet and will probably smell like a fish when your done but it was so much fun!!! The crew was amazing! They have many years of experience. We went for Valentine's Day, we were trying to think outside of the box and do something exciting and it was! I did extensive research for a couple weeks on different fishing companies, and chose DANA WHARF. From the moment we checked in until we left we were extremely satisfied. Their customer service is superior! We left a big fat tip simply because they earned it! Can't wait to go back!