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Afishinados Charters

203 Crescent, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
310-510-2440
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Ranked #6 of 50 activities in Avalon
Type: Tours
Owner description: You have seen Avalon, now experience Catalina Island aboard Afishinados Charters. We have 5 boats to deliver Catalina Island to you for fishing,... more » Owner description: You have seen Avalon, now experience Catalina Island aboard Afishinados Charters. We have 5 boats to deliver Catalina Island to you for fishing, touring, cruising or for parties. Catallac can accomodate 49 passengers and is purpose-built for touring and celebrating. Afishinado, Mojo and Persevere are 6 pak fishing charter boats and Diversity is our private snorkel and small group tour boat. Touring charters include 'Catalina By Land and Sea', 'Flying Fish Trips', 'Sunset' & 'Lunar Cruises'. Fishing charters include full day, half-day and by-the-hour trips. All charters are available on-demand and can be customer-tailored to the needs of your group. Afishinados Charters is the gateway to experiencing Catalina Island where land meets sea. « less
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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

This cruise is surely one that I will never forget. As we cruised out to the west end of the island to see the sunset first Captain John was very informative & full of history & knowledgeable about the island & its past. First as we picked up speed the boat was surrounded by dolphins. It was great to see... More

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La Canada, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

My wife and our 11 year old daughter booked the 2 harbors trip on the Afishinados Catallac Charter. We expected a bit of a "yawner" but Captain John and his first mate made the trip very memorable and fun. First of all, the boat is new, very clean and goes very fast. Unlike some of the other boats we have... More

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Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

You can tell people that in California the fish walk onto the beach to be caught... (the grunion...) and they think you are telling a tall tale, but when you tell them that in California there are fish that actually fly, well then they think that you are really making up stories... that's when you tell them to make sure... More

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San Carlos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We recently had a family reunion on Catalina Island that included a 6 hour boat charter with Captain John at the helm of the "Catallac". It was a great experience from start to finish and was all about what we wanted to do and how we wanted to spend our day - swimming, skin diving, a stop at the isthmus,... More

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Scottsdale
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

Do people come here and NOT take this flying fish tour? The captain and crew are genuinely interested themselves, they are having a good time and not just acting like they enjoy the island. The flying fish are very cool, and the 20 or so minutes we watched a sea lion hunting under and around the boat was just awesome.... More

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Forestville, California
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31 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

Captain John, who had his new 50 foot catamaran, "Catallac", specially designed and built in St. Croix, was very friendly, knowledgeable, and skilled. He also has very high standards for his customers' experience, so he works very hard to deliver. And deliver he did! Back and forth along the coastal kelp beds to scare up the flying fish, and enough... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This was an hour and one half of good, silly fun with John the entertaining and knowledgeable Captain and his friendly deck hand, Scott. Yes, fish do fly (3-4 feet above the water and sometimes for quite a distance) and we saw alot of them! Beautiful boat, nice ride out of the harbor and around at night. Saw some sea... More

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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Amazing trip - boat was new, clean and beautiful. The crew was friendly and went out of their way to make us comfortable. We saw hundreds of flying fish and I even got to hold one after they caught it and brought it on board. Way cool - highly recommend. It was a highlight of our visit to Catalina.

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Sacramento, CA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

We booked this on a Sunday night. The season had not kicked into full swing. So there were only 6 of us on the most beautiful brand new catamaran that carries more like 50 passengers. It was like having a private charter. We went out at night on the flying fish excursion. You sail at dusk and then the crew... More

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Gold Canyon, Arizona
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

I went with my family and it was a great experience. The staff was friendly and funny,and we saw dozens of flying fish and there was a bonus of seeing sting rays and sea lions :D .overall we loved it!⛵

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