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Address: 20 Pleasure Pier, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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+1 310-510-9280
Fee: Yes

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so much fun! you can choose 600 or 800 feet. they will give u photos on a sd card for $20. fun boat ride and the sailing is easy and awesome...quiet and serene once you are up and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

so much fun! you can choose 600 or 800 feet. they will give u photos on a sd card for $20. fun boat ride and the sailing is easy and awesome...quiet and serene once you are up and the view is amazing. friendly helpful staff.

Thank STP95008
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Island water charters were great! They had no problem accommodating more than my original reservation, as well as a cheaper option than going through the cruise line. Everything went very smooth and we're very helpful once on the boat! Everyone had a blast.

Thank Npownall
San Dimas, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Went to Catalina for my birthday (of course). The girlfriend came up with the idea to go parasailing and booked a 1:30 time with Island Water Charters. Since it was my birthday, the price was 2 for 1. Excellent value. We went for the higher 800-foot option, which was definitely worth it. They also offer to take professional photos for... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

My first time parasailing! I was very nervous since I'm afraid of heights but the nice staff explained things well and put me at ease. I was lucky enough to see the Dolphins swimming below me. Definitely worth doing!

Thank Work2TravelWorld
Calimesa, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 29 March 2016

This is our third experience parasailing with Island Water Charters and definitely not our last! Each year we spend spring break on Catalina with our kids and Parasailing is always top of the list of things to do. The friendly staff were efficient, informative and entertaining. My husband and 2 grown kids went up in the parasail and are still... More 

Thank FrauJudy
Bakersfield, California
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

This was so fun. best activity to do. the staff was really nice and even gave us a discount. the guys on the boat even gave us a little tour for free and we even saw dolphins.

Thank adriacm15
Fresno, California
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53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2015

I took three out of my seven thrill seekers to this spot. We were on a cruise and did not book in advance because of weather. When the skies cleared we tendered onto land and found this business on the pier. From the signing up to coming back to the pier, every step was GREAT! Grampa and I have parasailed... More 

Thank JacksBonita
Denver, Colorado
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

We called a few days before to make a reservation. The staff was nice. We were going to be late and called them. They were ok with it because we called a half hour before our scheduled time. We got the discount by showing our cruise cards. It was a fast and easy walk to them. You won't miss the... More 

Thank JocelynW1
Lincoln, Nebraska
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015

I turned 60, and our family celebrated by a trip to California. On my bucket list was parasailing for my 60th. Our son, who lives in LA, booked parasailing with Island Water Charters on Catalina Island. It was a highlight of the trip to California, and that was after we went to Disneyland!!!! The ferry ride was fun, not something... More 

Thank Deb C
San Francisco, California
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291 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015

I went with my whole family on a Carnival cruise. We decided to look around for our own excursions and found this company! They were very organized and got all 14 of us on the boat! They were very friendly, informative, and made our experience a good one! It's truly surreal being so high up in the air and it's... More 

Thank Roshlynn

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