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Afishinados Charters

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205 Crescent Ave., Waterfront side of Metropole Hotel, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Catalina Island Flying Fish Tour
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Catallac Cocktail Cruise
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You have seen Avalon, now experience Catalina Island aboard Catallac, our 50' power catamaran, purpose-built to tour the waters surrounding Catalina Island. Our Flying Fish Tour is our most popular tour for families, and the adults enjoy our Catallac Cocktail Cruise. Do you prefer private charters? Catallac is available for sightseeing parties, weddings, family reunions and corporate events (up to 49 passengers). If you prefer a more personal setting our 40' Afishinado and our 30' Gusto are set up for smaller groups (6 max) for private charters to tour and fish Catalina Island. Charter us and enjoy the isle in style.
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Hours Today: 6:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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205 Crescent Ave., Waterfront side of Metropole Hotel, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Reviewed December 6, 2017

2 generations of adults in our family had 2 fantastic charters with Afishinado in October. My husband and I and our son, Josh, booked a 6 hour in-shore fishing trip with Captain Charlie on the Afishinado. We went home with some bonito (delicious fish tacos),...More

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Capt-JFK, Owner at Afishinados Charters, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2018

I am glad you had a chance to experience two very different types of Afishinados Charters! Hoop-netting is just as you have described it, Christmas in a net. You never know what you might find, but usually our customers leave with more than enough lobster...More

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Reviewed October 13, 2017

The boats are top notch and the captains are very knowledgeable of the fishing in their waters. I definitely recommend Afishianados.

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Capt-JFK, Owner at Afishinados Charters, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2018

Sometimes the magic works. Glad we delivered for you. Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed October 13, 2017

Captain Charlie was amazing. Tho the ocean had been in turmoil for a couple of days and I suspected fishing would be slow, he found fish, we ate them that evening (thank you Lobster Trap) and had a terrific time. Can't wait to go back...More

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Capt-JFK, Owner at Afishinados Charters, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2018

The weather changes and we have to adapt. It is always an adventure when we head out after a few days of weather, and Capt. Charlie is one of the best! Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed August 8, 2017

Afishinados really outdid themselves. On the 3rd of July we took Afishinado down to Two Harbors for the fireworks show, and the flying fish really put on a wonderful performance. I've been going to Catalina for decades and I've never seen so many flying (yes...More

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Capt-JFK, Owner at Afishinados Charters, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2018

You took one of my favorite tours to deliver. The run up the coast from Avalon to Two Harbors at dusk is amazing, and as we turn into the Two Harbors area just in time for the fireworks show, it cannot be beat. Oh yes,...More

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Reviewed July 17, 2017

We saw a sidewalk sign advertising this tour for that evening and since we had no other plan we went into the shop and signed up. We were not quite sure what to expect but the trip blew right past any expectations we might have...More

Thank Tim H
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Management response:Responded July 19, 2017

I'm so happy we could blow away your expectations, Tim! Seeing the flying fish is always a fun experience -- glad you decided to hop on with us. I hope we'll see you again soon. -Captain John, Owner/ Captain

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Reviewed July 15, 2017

We took the flying fish trip on 7/13/17. We had a wonderful time! The seas were a bit rough at times, but the captain did his best to keep the trip from being too rough. He did a great job! He was very knowledgeable about...More

Thank rockerlin
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Management response:Responded July 19, 2017

Thanks so much! I really enjoyed having you on the sea with us, and am glad we could make it comfortable for you. Come back and see us again. -Captain John, Owner/ Captain

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Reviewed June 20, 2017

Primarily a quick trip to Impress my girl friend. With the captains help, I caught the fish of the season!!

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Management response:Responded June 22, 2017

That was a team effort, I am certain she was impressed. I will see if I can post a picture for you. -Captain John, Owner/ Captain

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Reviewed June 16, 2017

We hired Capt. John to transport our wedding guests from Avalon to Two Harbors on the Catallac and the trip was outstanding. Our guests were talking all day about how much fun it was to see flying fish on the way to our wedding ceremony....More

Thank Jason D
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Management response:Responded June 20, 2017

It was a pleasure to take care of your guests, Jason! I'm glad we could help make the big occasion even better. Thanks for your review! -Captain John, Owner/ Captain

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Reviewed June 15, 2017

My husband, daughter and I booked the Flying Fish tour during our recent vacation on Catalina Island. We were not sure what we could expect during the evening out as we had never witnessed a flying fish. Well, the tour exceeded every expectation that we...More

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Management response:Responded June 16, 2017

It was a pleasure to have you out on the water with us, Loralee! Thanks so much for joining us -- I had a great time serving you. Next time you're looking to go to Catalina, come and see us again. -Captain John, Owner/ Captain

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Reviewed May 15, 2017 via mobile

Our 4 hrs on the Afishinados was a beautiful experience. The Captain and 1st mate arrived on time, were very professional and very informative about Catalina. We would highly recommend the Afishinados to see Catalina Island from a different prospective, through the eyes of islanders...and...More

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Management response:Responded June 2, 2017

It was a pleasure to have you out on the water with us! We strive to exceed expectations on every outing. Thanks for recognizing our efforts. Serving great folks like you makes our job so fun. I hope you'll join us for another adventure soon....More

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