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Afishinados Charters

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205 Crescent Ave., Waterfront side of Metropole Hotel, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 888-613-7770
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The captain went above and beyond to find us good fishing. THANKS

The boats are top notch and the captains are very knowledgeable of the fishing in their waters. I... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
Bakersfield, California
Great Fishing Trip

Captain Charlie was amazing. Tho the ocean had been in turmoil for a couple of days and I suspected... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
Salem, Oregon
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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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Hours Today: 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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 14 October 2017

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

Thank donparnell
Reviewed 14 October 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

Thank mmwebsurf
Reviewed 9 August 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

Thank NanfromYakima
Reviewed 18 July 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
Management response:Responded 20 July 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

Reviewed 15 July 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
Management response:Responded 20 July 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

Reviewed 20 June 2017

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 22 June 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

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 20 June 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

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 17 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 3 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 17 March 2017

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

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