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Afishinados Charters

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Address: 205 Crescent Ave., Waterfront side of Metropole Hotel, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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+1 888-613-7770
06:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 23:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

You have seen Avalon, now experience Catalina Island aboard an Afishinados...

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.

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Outstanding charter experience

Captain John King and the Catallac made memories for our group on our recent charter trip from Long Beach to view the bald eagle territories at Catalina's West End and Two... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2014
Los Angeles, California

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
Reviewed 29 August 2014

Captain John King and the Catallac made memories for our group on our recent charter trip from Long Beach to view the bald eagle territories at Catalina's West End and Two Harbors. Professional, knowledgeable, and just plain fun, John's enthusiasm for what he does is evident. He was really easy to work with in making our charter plans and itinerary,... More 

Thank Jean32655
Huntington Beach, California
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2 reviews
Reviewed 25 August 2014

I went with a charter group on the Catallac to view the bald eagles on Catalina. Captain John picked us up in Long Beach and almost as soon as we were out of the harbor Captain John spotted a pod of Risso's dolphins, who are usually very shy. Captain John cut the boat's motors and the dolphins came right up... More 

Thank Wendy M
Los Angeles, California
1 review
Reviewed 16 August 2014

I went on Afishinados' Flying Fish Tour with a girl friend and we had a great time. Captain John was knowledgeable about marine life and quickly located the flying fish. We even got to see sea lions hunting the flying fish -- it was quite the chase scene! The Catallac is a beautiful boat with lots of space to walk... More 

Thank l d
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Reviewed 15 August 2014 via mobile

The Flying Fish tour on Captain John's catamaran "Catallack" was absolutely amazing! From the moment we stepped foot on the boat Captain John made us feel right at home. It was also evident that he was just as excited about the excursion as the passengers were. The boat is clean and expertly outfitted with an array high intensity lights that... More 

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West Linn, Oregon
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Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

We took three trips with these guys and they were all a lot of fun. The first trip was snorkeling and captain John showed us some very interesting sites. The kelp forests were very interesting and much different than the coral we are used to seeing in hawaii. The second trip was the flying fish tour and was very intetesting.... More 

Thank Sjcbulldog
Rolling Hills
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

Recently chartered the Catallac (I think I spelled her name right) a 50+ foot Powered Catamaran in Avalon, WOW all I can say is it was BITC**N ! We were Lucky enough to have Captain John, though we all called him Skipper John, for 4 hours of funzie. We go over every 4th of July with a group of friends... More 

Thank garydojo
Salt Lake City
1 review
Reviewed 15 July 2014

My wife and I went to Catalina on our honeymoon and we took the flying fish tour. It was one of the best experiences we had there! It was amazing sights and the Capt. was a really good guy! Highly recommend if you plan on having fun in Catalina!

Thank btdeno33
Culver City, California
1 review
Reviewed 10 July 2014

While in Catalina over the 4th of July, myself and three friends went out for a morning of fishing on the Afishinados MOJO boat. It was great and Captain Lance knew just where to catch some nice fish. Beautiful day and everyone had a fab time. I highly recommend the service for anyone who likes to catch fish.

Thank Richard R
Long Beach, CA
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Reviewed 14 June 2014 via mobile

I've been sailing to Catalina for over 30 years, and have never seen a flying fish (except in pictures and on t-shirts), so I had to take a flying fish tour when I was at my first (but not last) Flying Fish Festival.Not knowing the festival schedule, I called Karen at Afishinados (her incredible boutique where not only is everything... More 

Thank ladysailor715
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

While in Catalina this week (June 8-11) we took the Afishinado Flying Fish tour at night. What an awesome experience that I would recommend to anyone who wants a great time and a truly unique experience. Captain John and mate Scott really know how to take care of their customers. Sea Lions were chasing these fish to where they fly... More 

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