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Afishinados Charters

#3 of 24 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Avalon Features Animals
205 Crescent Ave., Waterfront side of Metropole Hotel, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 888-613-7770
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Catalina Island Flying Fish Tour
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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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  • Very good2%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 06:00 - 23:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
205 Crescent Ave., Waterfront side of Metropole Hotel, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 888-613-7770

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Reviewed 6 days ago

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
Management response:Responded 4 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Management response:Responded 4 days ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you for a wonderful experience on our last night on the Island, the Catallac is a beautiful vessel and my fiancé visiting from Austria had never seen a Flying Fish, he absolutely loved it and working the lights too. Just Amazing! ErinMore

Thank Erin C
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Erin, it was a joy to have you out on the water with us! I'm glad we could give your fiancé his first flying fish experience. You might not know this, but I am also Chaplin John and can perform weddings aboard Catallac. Let me...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank Tim H
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 17 June 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
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 15 June 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

Thank Loralee V
Management response:Responded 16 June 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

Reviewed 16 May 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

Thank islandluvrs
Management response:Responded 2 June 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

Reviewed 21 February 2017

We contacted Afishinados for a celebration of life service for our father. They were professional, kind, warm and most importantly reliable! They arrived on time with a clean boat piloted by a captain who was knowledgable and friendly. I highly recommend them!

Thank Amanda G
Capt-JFK, Owner at Afishinados Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

Thank you for your review. It is a pleasure to offer such services.

Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I wanted to go deep sea fishing while out on Catalina. We booked Afishinados because of the really good reviews. My wife enjoyed her time even though she didn't fish, I on the other hand had been on deep sea fishing adventures...More

Thank Eric S
Afishinado, Owner at Afishinados Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2016

Well I cannot say I like the 3 stars, but this is a pretty good review; good boat, good captain, good experience and good information for others planning a trip to Catalina. We love going off-shore (deep sea), and do those kinds of trips, however...More

Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Fishing with the Afishnados Charter was a great time. Everyone caught fish. We even got a shark. It was small but it was a shark nonetheless. The guys were quite knowledgeable about boats, fish population, and the fishing industry. It was established early that they...More

Thank Robert K
Capt-JFK, Owner at Afishinados Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2017

We are located in Avalon Harbor, on Catalina Island. Not sure how you heard we are expanding to VA, but that is not true. We do own the trademark for the name Afishinados, but there are other versions of the name that you might be...More

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