Rating Summary:
Rating: 4  182 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 72 110 19 = 91 81% 3.9
Last 6 months 94 161 20 = 141 85% 4.0
Last 12 months 124 214 32 = 182 85% 4.0
All 1,195 2,016 234 = 1,782 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: 5
Great 1/2 day fishing trip on the "Sum Fun"
Wed, Aug 26  6:30 AM tjallison Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
This trip was a lot of fun. I got the second yellow tail I ever caught in my life on this trip and the crew were very helpful in helping me land this fish. The deck hands and captain gave great advice as to what to do and when to do it. The fish weighed 26 pounds and took about 15 to 20 minutes to get it in. Deckhand and the captain were right next to me the entire time. They were very helpful all throughout the trip with all the passengers young and old. I highly recommend the "Sum Fun" for your next fishing trip.
Rating: 4
Good time out with 8yr old son
Sat, Aug 22  5:30 PM Waynewhitko Male 40-49 Local Family With Children
I have been fishing with DWS for many years and it was finally time to take my son for his first time out. We went out on Saturday night for the twilight charter and unfortunately the bite wasn't too strong but the crew and the rest of the folks on the boat made for a very enjoyable time. Lots of other parents with kids and extremely helpful crew made the experience really worthwhile. My son is ready to go out again!
Rating: 4
Good fishing, but not catching!
Sat, Aug 22  5:30 PM ANNA92688 Female 20-29 Local Family Without Children
I caught a few fish, but those fish were all too small to keep. I also had a big bass on, but lost it. My mom also only had small fish caught. The total fish caught and kept on the boat, was very few. If you are there for the fishing and not the catching, then you will have a blast! Great weather and great crew, as always!
Rating: 3
Way to crowded
Sat, Aug 22  5:30 PM Caroline19 Female 20-29 Local Group of Friends
We had friends coming to visit and decided we wanted to go fishing! We were really excited to take them out. My husband and I have only gone on private fishing tours before.. But since money was tight this time we booked this trip. I spent more time untangling lines then actually fishing. The boat was way to crowded (about 40 people) I think 20 people would have been good. The price was good.. But I would rather of paid just a tad bit more to have less people. I also had to deal with a drunk guy who was just annoying. We had such a good spot on the boat away from most of the crowd and the first part of the trip was great, but then they make you rotate around the boat and try different places! Then it got bad. I wish we could have just stayed in our spot. Overall we had a good night of laughs (and ALMOST got the jackpot for having the biggest fish) but I think I would plan ahead and save for a private fishing trip.. Or something with MUCH less people!!
Rating: 3
Okay overall
Thu, Aug 20  12:00 PM yehuda Male 50-59 Local Unspecified
On time. Took us to good fishing spots. On the downside, too stuffy. The lines kept getting tangled. They should perhaps take fewer people on the boat.
Rating: 5
Very well organized and Great fro anyone
Thu, Aug 20  6:30 AM gaylepereira Unspecified Unspecified Local Group of Friends
The trip was well done. I was with 4 non fishing family members ages 14-60 male and female. The deck crew was really helpful and never complained or acted surly no matter how many times you needed them. I have been fishing all my life and I think the positive attitude of the crew and the experience itself will help in making my family decide to do this trip again.
Rating: 1
Not great for families
Sun, Aug 16  5:30 PM psimon55 Unspecified Unspecified Local Family With Children
IF you want to spend hours in close quarters with dozens of guys smoking, drinking beer and untangling lines, this is for you! Not a family friendly activity...
Rating: 3
Boat was basically shut out...
Sun, Aug 16  6:30 AM Neff92675 Male 50-59 Local Family With Children
The crew was nice enough but, over the course of 5 hours, I would be surprised if there were more than two legal fish caught by the 100 anglers. I suppose we will study the fishing reports before spending our money next time.
Rating: 3
Mediocre fishing and disappointing deck hands
Wed, Aug 12  6:30 AM heberleinja Unspecified 40-49 Unspecified Unspecified
I have been on a bunch of these trips and this was disappointing. Beautiful scenery and ok fishing, but deck hands made you feel like you were a nuisance when you asked for help and definitely no proactive advice.
Rating: 4
Great Father & Son Fishing Trip
Mon, Aug 10  5:30 PM mikewondo Male 40-49 Local Other
Had a great time on the Twilight trip...The Captain put us on a nice thick kelp patty and we had quite a few bites and landed some nice keepers...Calico's and Seabass...Marcus the 1st Mate did a great job as usual...