Rating Summary:
Rating: 4.2  210 rating points
# of Reviews Positive
= Overall
% Positive Average
Last 3 months 11 22 3 = 19 89% 4.2
Last 6 months 28 49 9 = 40 88% 4.0
Last 12 months 121 234 24 = 210 91% 4.2
All 1,102 1,855 214 = 1,641 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: 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!
Rating: 5
Totally *******!
Sat, Feb 14  12:00 PM DEPPISCH Unspecified 30-39 Local Group of Friends
I had a couple of friends in from out of state, so I booked for myself wife friend and his girlfriend. We had a slow start, but once they relocatedwe started catching a ton of fish. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable, and their galley food was great. My wife especially like the fact the crew doesmostly everything for you. Overall it was a great experience, we live in Oceanside so it was a short drive up. We plan on bringing future visitors to share this experience. Only suggestion… When you know I'm cumin have more Coors light!
Rating: 1
Very bad
Sat, Feb 7  6:30 AM DivideByZero Male 30-39 Local Group of Friends
I am regular customer of Dana Dwarf, usually they know what they are doing. But today 02/07/2015 they did they best to reduce amount of fish caught to almost zero. We had 34 anglers on boat and we ha got only 2 keepers. I do not remember any of places where we have been today from my previous trips. And usually crew change place when there are no bites, but not today. We spent hours on same places without any fish. I believe it happened on purpose, we had strange guy on a boat, probably from government, who has counted amount of fish have been caught. I think crew was afraid of something and did their best to show him that during their fishing trips no harm can be done to nature.
Rating: 5
Fun on the water
Sun, Feb 1  6:30 AM rodbowie Female 30-39 Combination Other
Great morning fishing. Saw about 5 whales too. Will definitely do again.
Rating: 5
Great trip, great crew, great fun
Sat, Jan 31  6:30 AM lils22 Female 20-29 Local Couple on a Date
We had a fantastic time on the 1/2 day morning trip. It was my boyfriend's first time ocean fishing and together we caught 13 fish. Our crew (Pika Jordan and Mike) were helpful and attentive. Jordan gave us incredible service; he helped us set up our rods, was right there to help with a fish or lost hook, and has a great attitude.

I'd go again and recommend this trip!
Rating: 4
Good Time
Sun, Jan 25  12:45 PM GaleCarr Male 40-49 Domestic Tourist(s) Individual
The day was great. Fish were small but plentiful. Crew was great. They were patient with the kids and very polite. Boat was clean and food was great. Wish it was a whole day instead of a half day.
Rating: 5
beautiful day on the water
Wed, Jan 21  10:00 AM Brudella Female 50-59 Domestic Tourist(s) Family With Children
Crew was stellar and always ready when we needed help. We saw a whale, dolphins, sea lions. Fished at three spots...last stop was the best. Friendly guests...we ended up taking home 8 donated fish! Great time
Rating: 5
Fantastic Crew
Wed, Jan 21  10:00 AM chrisdilley Male 30-39 Local Family With Children
Great day of fishing local waters with a knowledge and friendly crew.