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Afishinados Charters

#5 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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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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205 Crescent Ave., Waterfront side of Metropole Hotel, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 888-613-7770

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Reviewed 1 week 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 5 days 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 1 week 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 5 days 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 1 week ago

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 1 week 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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 weeks ago

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.

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 17 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

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...More

2  Thank ACJai
Capt-JFK, Owner at Afishinados Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 17 March 2017

Sounds like you enjoyed your trip aboard our Catallac tour. She is a great boat to spend time with friends and family while enjoying Catalina Island.

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...More

1  Thank Spiritfuleyes
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

We are always proud to deliver a memorable moment for our visitors. After all, that is really what a vacation should become once you return home. We are very lucky to have such a diverse ecosystem to share and only a short hop from Los...More

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