First String Sportfishing

Sport or Outdoor
2313 Plaza a La Playa, San Clemente, CA 92672 2313 Plaza a La Playa, San Clemente Directions
+19494986149
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San Clemente's First String Sportfishing, CA is a place where the fun doesn't stop. Spice up your weekend, give this place a call today.

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Report | 3 years ago
Area has very congested parking on weekends, get their early to allow enough time.
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Report | 3 years ago
We didnt get to see any whales, but feeding the birds at the end made my nephews trip had lots of fun.
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Report | 3 years ago
Take a jacket and hat, even on hot days it is extremely windy. Get there early in order to get seat on top for a better view.
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Report | 3 years ago
If windy day, bring warm clothing. Binoculars /camera are a must.
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Report | 3 years ago
More people, the merrier!
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Report | 3 years ago
I got really lucky and saw a whale breach the water just 15-20 feet from our boat. Also saw a seal and a couple dolphins. Since I know there's no guarantee of seeing animals on these things, I probably wouldn't have gone without the Groupon. I feel like risking it was worth $15, not sure if it would be worth $30 to possibly not see anything.
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Report | 3 years ago
The staff was super friendly, both in the office and on the boat. My only criticism: it was hard to hear the information over the loudspeaker, except at the back of the boat. At the front of the boat, where a lot congregated to see the whales, you couldn't hear at all. Thanks!
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Report | 4 years ago
We didn't see any whales- but the kids loved the boat ride!
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Report | 4 years ago
This is not an educational trip. The captain never talked! We didn't learn anything about whales, dolphins, seals, etc. This mainly for just enjoying a boat ride.
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Report | 4 years ago
It said 2.5 hour tour and we left at 3:40 and got back a little before 6. I think they could of given us more time whale watching. It was more of 1.5 hr tour
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First String Sportfishing sails the open seas off of Southern California, taking passengers on both fishing voyages and educational marine tours. Its largest boat, First String, can hold up to 147 people for its whale-watching tours. On board the 93-foot boat, you’ll find two 9-ton fish holds, two radars, a large-screen television, and a dolphin-to-English dictionary. First String Sportfishing’s other boats depart for both Californian and Mexican waters on fishing excursions. These trips typically yield shallow-water rockfish such as Sculpin and Whitefish and larger varieties including yellowtail and barracuda.

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