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“A Flying Fish Good Time!”

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 young children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
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 that they take the Afishinados Flying Fish Tour! We have done this tour twice and we have not been disappointed. Both times we saw hundreds of flying fish -- a couple of them actually hit the boat and many people have been lucky enough to actually have one fly into their laps. This is a must see-to-believe tour.

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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, etc. An extra bonus was a huge pod of dolphins that surrounded the boat at one point and put on quite a good show for us. I would highly recommend this company!

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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. I can't believe people come here and don't take this tour. We have been on countless boat excursions, whale watches, etc and this was the by far the most fun tour in years. Thank you to the captain and crew, please keep up your genuine love for the island and the sea critters!

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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 hard wired and handheld lights to see them. This was one of the highlights of our trip to Catalina!

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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 lions, too. Guess we lite up the area and helped them hunt with our flashlights (provided by the boat to most on board through a lottery process). Good for families and fun loving people of all ages. Next year, we will try out John's sunset cruise! Don't forget to check out his wife, Karen's gallery in town. I love the wrapped bracelets and funky local artwork.

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