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“Not a happy camper”

Afishinados Charters
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: You have seen Avalon, now experience Catalina Island aboard an Afishinados Charter. Couples on a budget might enjoy charter Moby. Smaller groups (6 or less) often choose our 40' AFISHINADO for their private charter experience. Larger groups (49 or less) will find our 50'power catamaran CATALLAC to be the perfect choice for family reunions, celebrations, weddings and private parties on the water. In addition to private charters, CATALLAC offers a slate of scheduled tours during high season that include our famous Flying Fish Tour, our Happy Hours Cruises and our Holiday Floats. Afishinados Charters is the gateway to experiencing Catalina Island where land meets sea. Charter us and enjoy the isle in style.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children
Reviewed May 31, 2011

We, like others on our boat, were promised fish and we saw none. The reservationists needs to be careful about hyping this. We saw more fish on the ferry boat over than on this waste of time and money.

Thank batt747man
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Afishinado, Owner at Afishinados Charters, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2011

This review is not legitimate. It appears to match the only other negative review we have ever had as it is on the same date, a date when we did not even run a charter! Odd too that it was sandwiched between some very nice reviews for recent trips. We do offer trip insurance for $15 extra, however, nobody has ever purchased that flying fish 'guarantee'. We have asked the reviewer to clarify with no response.

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Reviewed May 24, 2011

We went early in the season to look for flying fish and weren't sure if we would see any. Captain John was very informative and entertaining, we saw so many partsof the island that we wouldn't have gotten to see otherwise. Going out on the boat at sunset was just beautiful and we did see many flying fish. Captain John was wo welcoming and answered all our questions. I would definitely recommend Afishinados flying fish tour!

1  Thank ChrisandMal
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Reviewed May 20, 2011

All in all, we love Catalina! We were thrilled to be there for the Jazz Festival in 2010 and excited to sqeeze as many other activities in as possible. Of all the excursions and activities we were able to enjoy, the Afishinados Charter trip out to see the sunset was our favorite! The Captain and crew were so knowledgeable and accommodating - and FUN! We look forward to another outting with them during the Flying Fish Festival next month!!

Thank katnik3
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Reviewed May 18, 2011

My girlfriend and I went to Catalina Island as a last minute trip. We had a blast the entire weekend, but the highlight of our trip (besides spending time with good friends) was going out on the Afishinado. Captain John is extremely knowledgeable about the island, fish and wildlife, is very skilled as a boat captain, but also exceeds in making sure his passengers are comfortable, relaxed and having fun! Afishinados is the reason I already planned my next trip to Catalina, for the Flying Fish Tour! I also heard they may be offering combo tours of both land and sea. If so, I will definitely be doing that during an upcoming trip!

Thank schawkster
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Reviewed May 18, 2011

I scheduled a private charter targeting white sea bass with a four of my just-turned-50 friends. We went for two morning half-days and he was very accommodating. Being early April, especially this cool, wet early spring, the bite had not really picked up for our target fish. Not to be outdone, Captain John shifted gears, and we found ourselves hooking up multiple times on boccaccio, salmon grouper, and other various bottom fishj.

The highlight of the trip on our last drop of the day was a tremendous copper ling - some mighty fine eating to be sure.

Summing up, the trip was awesome, the Captain professional and very knowlegeable, the vessel extremely comfortable and clean. What a great way to see the island, too!

Look forward to booking another trip!

Tom Cheap

Thank tomcheaptrip
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