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Strictly Catalina – FinnCo Charters

FinnCo Charters provides a great experience fishing Catalina Island! Choose between touring the front side for a generally calmer experience or try the backside trips for a heightened adventure. 

Fish from a 30’ Proline walk around, that gets you to the island in a little over an hour, conditions permitting. Full electronics package onboard including a chartplotter, fish finder (sonar), and radar when conditions are not ideal. Bluetooth entertainment stereo system connects easily for you to listen on the water.

Loaded with 2 scoops of live fin bait, there’s plenty of bait to last all day. Some trips will have a bucket of frozen sardines for chum and frozen squid for bottom dwellers. Fish cleaning is typically not included due to the number of fish caught and the amount of time taken away from fishing. There’s also a large cooler with ice to care for the catch.

Captain Finn offers 2 Catalina trips, split between mid-week discounts and weekend/holiday rates. If you’re unsure about making the 30-mile offshore trip, get in touch with the captain and he’ll help you choose the right day and show you where to see the marine forecast on your fishing date.

The boat has tackle available for use and all their gear is loaded with braided line and fluorocarbon. The majority of reels are levelwind, bait casters which are perfect for fly lining for those sought after pelagic species. Bring your own rods or try the crew’s (limit two personal rods per customer unless pre-authorization). They hold 16 rods easily on board.

Sodas and water are included in the price. You may also bring your own drinks, but limited to one med soft cooler per angler (cans and plastic only). Don’t forget to purchase your fishing license.

Visit Catalina Island with FinnCo Charters!



About the Captain

A. Finn
Huntington Beach, California, United States
11 Customer reviews
Response time 6 hours
Member since June 2020
Captain Finn has years of fishing experience and he gets even better fisherman with each passing season. He welcomes both novice and avid anglers on his boat and loves to share his knowledge.

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bonito Bonito
California Sheephead California Sheephead
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Boat specs

Proline (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 1998. Powered by 2 240HP Twin inboard engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Catalina Island

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
V berth and mid-berth bed
Live Bait Well
2 scoop.bait tank, transom mackerel tank
Multimedia System

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Limited trolling lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
More than 10 fish may incur cleaning charge
Snacks
Drinks
Lunch

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Older children 12+
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 11 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
83%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Raya C.
Mission Viejo, CA
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VERIFIED   Catalina Front Side (4 Max) on October 16, 2021
That’s right! I said it! If you are looking for a Captain who really cares about the experience they give you, then there...
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Jordan M.
Excellent
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Catalina Back Side (4 Max) on July 30, 2022
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Brady H.
Moriches, NY
Excellent
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Catalina day trip with Capt Finn

VERIFIED   Catalina Back Side (4 Max) on October 13, 2021
Amazing time with the Capt he taught us so much about fishing and didn’t stop until we caught fish. Awesome awesome time
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Brian K.
Los Angeles, CA
Excellent
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day trip to backside Catalina

VERIFIED   Catalina Back Side on August 15, 2020
Captain Alan and his mate Alex were simply awesome. They came prepared with every thing we needed for our 9-hour trip to the...
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James B.
United States
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10 hour front side catalina trip

VERIFIED   Catalina Front Side on August 10, 2021
Overall great experience first time ocean fishing trip captain was really great took his time to teach us about fishing and...
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FAQs about Strictly Catalina – FinnCo Charters

Strictly Catalina – FinnCo Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,348 per group - Catalina Front Side (4 Max) (10 hours)
  • $1,498 per group - Catalina Back Side (4 Max) (10 hours)
  • $1,560 per group - Catalina 5 Pack (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Strictly Catalina – FinnCo Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed V berth and mid-berth bed
  • Live Bait Well 2 scoop.bait tank, transom mackerel tank
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Radar

Trips booked with Strictly Catalina – FinnCo Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures (Limited trolling lures)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (More than 10 fish may incur cleaning charge)
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Lunch

Strictly Catalina – FinnCo Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Catalina Island)

Strictly Catalina – FinnCo Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Strictly Catalina – FinnCo Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonito
  • California Sheephead
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Halibut
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Yellowtail Amberjack