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Address: 205 Crescent Ave., Waterfront side of Metropole Hotel, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number:
+1 888-613-7770
06:00 - 12:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 12:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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

You have seen Avalon, now experience Catalina Island aboard an Afishinados Charter. 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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USD 48.15*
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Catalina Island Flying Fish Tour
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USD 48.15*
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Happy Hour Cruise on Catalina Island

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Great Charter Boat Service on Catalina Island

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Amanda G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 before and this was not one of them. When I have gone before we always... More 

Thank Eric S
Afishinado, Owner at Afishinados Charters, responded to this review

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 not on a 4 hour charter. Going off-shore requires travel time. If you want to... More 

Essex, Vermont
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 liked the movie, Sharknado. This is an all around great company who will bring soon... More 

Thank Robert K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We were fortunate enough to be invited to celebrate a wedding anniversary with family. It was a charter for the full day. Trip was out to Two Harbors and back. On the way stopped at various locations for fishing and swimming. Captain John was great he laughs at his own jokes and gave us a historical lesson on Catalina Island.... More 

2 Thank ACJai
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

The highlight of our vacation! Amazing seeing over 25 flying fish during our evening cruise. With an added bonus seeing herons and their baby in their nest. Plenty of comfortable seating inside the salon to warm up after the sun went down. It was a magical cruise. A must do while in Avalon, Catalina

1 Thank Spiritfuleyes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

My BF and I went on the evening cocktail cruise. Captain John took us out on his amazing boat which rides like a dream. He gave us a tour of the less visited side of the island which was really cool. We saw sea lions and other wild creatures. It was fun and informative! He also does other tours and... More 

1 Thank RealtorRita
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

We asked for a fun and relaxing tour of the island. Got exactly what we wanted. The captain was pleasant and knowledgeable. We had a great time and learned a lot. Saw sea lions, eagles, egrets...... Thanks guys!

1 Thank splust
Penngrove, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

Gaurantee you see a flying fish or you go on another tour until you see a flying fish. Iif a flying fih hits you, you get a free t-shirt at his wife's store"Afishinadfos Gallery.

2 Thank 2Travelers77
Hackensack, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016

Took a flying fish tour in Sep'15 through Afishinados charters. It was off-season but we saw hundreds of flying fish under the flashlight in night. Shiny beauties flying around the boat. Captain John and his fellow were just amazing and they knew where to go and made the whole experience happening. We saw sea lions jumping and hunting flying fish.... More 

3 Thank jainnish
Springfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

My nephew, son and myself went out fishing with Scott. He was such a great captain. We caught 5 different types of fish. Scott filleted them and recommended we go to the Lobster Trap to have them cooked for us. What a fabulous experience to eat our fresh catch of the day. This was such a memorable trip for us.

1 Thank KikiandJamie

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