That Was Fun! Nighttime Boat Ride to see Flying Fish
Every time a flying fish popped out of the water, most all of the close-to 100 passengers on the boat began screaming in excitement last Friday night. That's because it's quite exhilarating to see a fish emerge from the water with its wings fluttering about as it tries to glide across the water before disappearing underneath. Some went as high as five feet and for a good few hundred feet in distance, but unfortunately none went as high or far as their ability is rumored to be.
The nighttime only tour with the Santa Catalina Island Company takes you along the Catalina Island coast a few miles aboard the 64-foot long Blanche W. (W as in the Wrigley family), a World War One-era boat with 40-million candlepower searchlights. Once those lights hit the water where the flying fish are located, it scares them out of the water for everyone to see.
The flying fish season just began and will last through September. Prices from the Island Company for the 50-minute experience range from $16 for kids and $21.50 for adults.