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HUCK FIN LUXURY CHARTER

•Corporate Events  •Fishing Charters   •Private Whale Watching  • Sunset Cruises  •Wine Cruises  •Family Fun  • Ashes at Sea  •Create Your Own Custom Adventure

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HUCK FIN LUXURY CHARTER

•Corporate Events  •Fishing Charters   •Private Whale Watching  • Sunset Cruises  •Wine Cruises  •Family Fun  • Ashes at Sea  •Create Your Own Custom Adventure

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Luxury Interior

Relax in the spacious lounge area located inside the cabin. Enjoy the beautiful craftsmanship, comfortable lounge cushions, coffee table, inviting window light, calling you to slow down and relax in style.

Luxury Interior

Relax in the spacious lounge area located inside the cabin. Enjoy the beautiful craftsmanship, comfortable lounge cushions, coffee table, inviting window light, calling you to slow down and relax in style.

Rear Deck

Enjoy the open air on the spacious rear deck. Its a great place to take in the views, put out a fishing line or have a relaxing evening meal. The gleaming teak deck will reflect a beautiful sunset as you sit back and relax.

Rear Deck

Enjoy the open air on the spacious rear deck. Its a great place to take in the views, put out a fishing line or have a relaxing evening meal. The gleaming teak deck will reflect a beautiful sunset as you sit back and relax.

Sleeping Berths

The Huck Fin is a true luxury cruising yacht, complete with comfortable sleeping berths for overnight stays. Comfortable at sea, on dock or on a mooring in Catalina, you will get a wonderful night’s sleep and wake up to another day of enjoying all the wonderful activities our charters have to offer!

Sleeping Berths

The Huck Fin is a true luxury cruising yacht, complete with comfortable sleeping berths for overnight stays. Comfortable at sea, on dock or on a mooring in Catalina, you will get a wonderful night’s sleep and wake up to another day of enjoying all the wonderful activities our charters have to offer!

Huck Fin Luxury Yacht Details:

Located in Newport Beach, Ca.

Some boat designs are meant to last, to have the same appeal many years – or generations – down the road as they did the day they were first launched. That certainly is the case with the Huck Fin – a 56’ Fairform Flyer model Sportsman built by the legendary company Huckins in Jacksonville, Florida in 1966.  Originally named Subito, she underwent a major refit in 1995, which included new motors, interior and generator. Since that time each owner has continued to make impressive improvements and keep up on all maintenance schedules.

Founded in 1928, Frank Pembroke Huckins was one of the first builders to develop planing hulls. The company built PT boats for the Navy during the Second World War, and developed the patented Quadraconic hull, with modest deadrise and concave bottom sections to make the boat perform well at any speed and provide incredible efficiency and comfort, even in big seas.

Today the Jacksonville builder is run by Huckins’ granddaughter, Cindy Purcell, and her husband, Buddy.

Available During Charter: snorkels, paddle boards, and the Zodiac dinghy, a 14′ inflatable with a 50Hp outboard – perfect for whale watching, snorkeling and surfing! 

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Huck Fin Photos

Huck Fin Luxury Yacht Details:

Located in Newport Beach, Ca.

Some boat designs are meant to last, to have the same appeal many years – or generations – down the road as they did the day they were first launched. That certainly is the case with the Huck Fin – a 56’ Fairform Flyer model Sportsman built by the legendary company Huckins in Jacksonville, Florida in 1966.  Originally named Subito, she underwent a major refit in 1995, which included new motors, interior and generator. Since that time each owner has continued to make impressive improvements and keep up on all maintenance schedules.

Founded in 1928, Frank Pembroke Huckins was one of the first builders to develop planing hulls. The company built PT boats for the Navy during the Second World War, and developed the patented Quadraconic hull, with modest deadrise and concave bottom sections to make the boat perform well at any speed and provide incredible efficiency and comfort, even in big seas.

Today the Jacksonville builder is run by Huckins’ granddaughter, Cindy Purcell, and her husband, Buddy.

Available During Charter: snorkels, paddle boards, and the Zodiac dinghy, a 14′ inflatable with a 50Hp outboard – perfect for whale watching! 

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Huck Fin Photos

Meet the Captain

Captain Stewart Nelson

 100-ton Merchant Mariner credential, issued by the United States Coast Guard.

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“I’ve voyaged remote corners of the Channel Islands, sought out hard to find point breaks for waves, fished off Southern California waters (including Mexico) and watched the sun set over Catalina. I love the water and find magic, privacy and adventure on my boats. Charter Go Sea It for a day cruise, multi-day sports adventure or a day of touring and I’ll share this magic with you and your friends.”
~Captain Stewart Nelson

Captain Nelson began his boating life at the tender age of 1. Stewart’s father, Dr. Woody Nelson, would take Stewart fishing and boating off the Southern California Coast and the Channel Islands. As a fishing club member with Pacific Anglers, Los Pesca Dores and Huntington Harbor Anglers, Stewart came to routinely operate boats and function as the deckhand, allowing guests the opportunity to enjoy catching more fish while enjoying a safe experience at sea.

Today, Captain Stewart Nelson wants each Go Sea It Charter to be a memorable boating experience for every guest—whether touring, fishing or a special event.

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OUR TRIPS

Go Sea It travels up and down the coast, trailering boats to best in-season locales: fish migrating pelagic fish species such as Albacore, Yellow Tail, White Sea Bass and Salmon. Crab, rockfish, and halibut are favorites.

All fishing trips are seasonal and require that each passenger secure their own fishing license and comply with California State Fish and Game requirements. Fishing trips do not include rods and tackle, unless discussed in advance.

South to Catalina, the northern channel islands of Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa and San Miguel. Northern California fishing off the Big Sur Coast, Monterey, Soquel, Santa Cruz, Pillar Point Harbor Half Moon Bay, Farallon Islands, Pt. Reyes and San Francisco.

Have a destination in mind? Just ask. We readily accommodate special requests. As a small charter, we are flexible and agile. Our goal is to provide you with the very best boating experience.

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Note: check in with us for seasonal availability.

Captain Stewart Nelson cut his teeth on the waters of Southern California. Wherever you choose to visit in Mexico and Southern California, expect expert recommendations, navigation and the rare opportunity to see some truly new places that lie a bit beyond the  sea-lanes.

The diversity, history and habitat of the Channel Islands are a treasure trove, laden with riches. Fishing, birding, whale watching, surfing and free diving are all available seasonally in the Channel Islands.

From petrified pygmy forests, to the earliest paleontological evidence of humans in North America, the Channel Islands are remarkable. The Channel Islands are part of one of the richest marine biospheres of the world and are a sought after destination for research as well as recreation.

Seasonal opportunities and highlights vary, so check in with Captain Stewart on the best options for your available cruise dates, or work with Go Sea It to plan the prefect trip for you.

The Channel Islands off California, starting from the south coast, going north are:

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For those in Southern California, our Channel Island trips offer the rare chance to surf with your friends in a truly wild location. Come out for some remote surf and find a spot that is off the beaten path.

Santa Cruz Island has a couple great spots to surf and depending on the swell size and direction, these places can really go off! Depending on the swell direction, surfing can also be done at several locations on Santa Rosa, and San Miguel Islands.

The north shore is best during the northwest swells of winter/spring and the south shore is best during the south swells of summer/fall, as a general rule of thumb. These spots are only accessible by boat. This is the right time to take advantage of Captain Stewart’s knowledge of the Channel Islands and find the ideal location to plan the perfect surf adventure.

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Thanks, but no tanks! Want to dive in? We offer free diving and snorkeling for those that want to dive without dive tanks. Let Captain Stewart take you to some of the best waters off California’s coast for snorkeling, free diving and spear fishing. Whether you want to swim with dolphins or cavort with bright orange Garibaldi fish off Catalina Island, Charter Go Sea It.

Here are a few Channel Island free diving notes:

  • Santa Cruz Island Explore for White Sea Bass and enjoy excellent overnight anchorages. One of the largest and deepest sea caves in the world, the Painted Cave, is found on the northwest coastline of Santa Cruz. Named because of its colorful rock types, lichens, and algae, the Painted Cave is nearly a quarter mile long and 100 feet wide, with an entrance ceiling of 160 feet and a waterfall over the entrance in the spring. This hard to reach destination is only one of a number of interesting features to explore. Santa Cruz Island has a long history, with over 10,000 years of American Indian habitation and over 150 years of European exploration and ranching. Many natural and architecture wonders are readily available.
  • Catalina Generally considered “easy” diving and is too big to explore entirely in a single day, so pick the high points based on diving ability, tides and weather.
  • Santa Barbara Three Sisters Beach (good for horn sharks, bat rays, and sometimes leopard sharks in the shallows), the Arch (a stunning natural underwater arch with a variety of sea life surrounding it), Webster’s Point, Elephant Seal Cove are high points.
  • San Clemente The largest of the Southern Channel Islands at over 27 miles long—makes it impossible to see it all in one trip. Clemente is owned by the U.S. Navy and serves as home to a base in NW Harbor, which also includes Navy Seal training facilities. Popular sites include Castle Rock, Purple Boilers, and 9-Fathom Reef.The best free diving spots are only accessible by private vessel. This is the right time to take advantage of Captain Stewart’s deep knowledge of the Channel Islands and find the ideal location to plan the perfect free diving or snorkeling
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Catalina Island is a picture perfect paradise and a world apart from the hustle and bustle of the mainland just 23 miles away. The air is refreshing, the water is clear, the community is casual and friendly, and there’s not one traffic light on the whole island. From the city of Avalon to the rustic village of Two Harbors, experience the Island for yourself – explore the rugged back country where the bison roam, enjoy the most stylish in dining experiences, conquer the rush of thrilling adventures, and relax on the sand with the gentle rhythm of the ocean. When you’re on Catalina, you’re always having the time of your life.

Things to Do on Catalina Island

Whether you’re coming for the day, weekend or longer, Catalina is a great place for work or play. Getting here is an adventure all it’s own with a boat ride across beautiful SoCal waters in the Huck Fin. Once you arrive, the hotels and accommodations will surprise and delight with their island feel and laid back hospitality. From shopping to thrilling adventures on a Zip Line or Paddle board, Catalina is brimming with activities and things to do. Unwind at the end of the day with relaxing ocean side dining at a restaurant or enjoy the active nightlife. Contact us to discuss planning your trip.

The Casino Point’s Underwater Park at Avalon, Catalina

It doesn’t get any better than this in Southern California…

Chartering the Huck Fin out of Newport Harbor, it’s a quick and relaxing boat ride across the channels some 23 miles away.

The Underwater Dive Park is one of the best dive sites in California. Warmer water (for this time of year), great visibility, easy access into the water via the stairway, the local air station and food that’s close by, who would want to dive anywhere else.  Just bring your diving or snorkeling gear and you’re all set!

The protected dive park sports all of the sealife and kelp known to the California waters. The Park has been a favorite dive destination for divers and snorkelers alike. When you visit Catalina this spring and summer, take the Huck Fin over and dive Casino Point. It’s a lot of fun.

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OUR TRIPS

Go Sea It travels up and down the coast, trailering boats to best in-season locales: fish migrating pelagic fish species such as Albacore, Yellow Tail, White Sea Bass and Salmon. Crab, rockfish, and halibut are favorites.

All fishing trips are seasonal and require that each passenger secure their own fishing license and comply with California State Fish and Game requirements. Fishing trips do not include rods and tackle, unless discussed in advance.

South to Catalina, the northern channel islands of Anacapa, Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa and San Miguel. Northern California fishing off the Big Sur Coast, Monterey, Soquel, Santa Cruz, Pillar Point Harbor Half Moon Bay, Farallon Islands, Pt. Reyes and San Francisco.

Have a destination in mind? Just ask. We readily accommodate special requests. As a small charter, we are flexible and agile. Our goal is to provide you with the very best boating experience.

CLICK TO BOOK NOW

Note: check in with us for seasonal availability.

Captain Stewart Nelson cut his teeth on the waters of Southern California. Wherever you choose to visit in Mexico and Southern California, expect expert recommendations, navigation and the rare opportunity to see some truly new places that lie a bit beyond the  sea-lanes.

The diversity, history and habitat of the Channel Islands are a treasure trove, laden with riches. Fishing, birding, whale watching, surfing and free diving are all available seasonally in the Channel Islands.

From petrified pygmy forests, to the earliest paleontological evidence of humans in North America, the Channel Islands are remarkable. The Channel Islands are part of one of the richest marine biospheres of the world and are a sought after destination for research as well as recreation.

Seasonal opportunities and highlights vary, so check in with Captain Stewart on the best options for your available cruise dates, or work with Go Sea It to plan the prefect trip for you.

The Channel Islands off California, starting from the south coast, going north are:

CLICK TO BOOK NOW

For those in Southern California, our Channel Island trips offer the rare chance to surf with your friends in a truly wild location. Come out for some remote surf and find a spot that is off the beaten path.

Santa Cruz Island has a couple great spots to surf and depending on the swell size and direction, these places can really go off! Depending on the swell direction, surfing can also be done at several locations on Santa Rosa, and San Miguel Islands.

The north shore is best during the northwest swells of winter/spring and the south shore is best during the south swells of summer/fall, as a general rule of thumb. These spots are only accessible by boat. This is the right time to take advantage of Captain Stewart’s knowledge of the Channel Islands and find the ideal location to plan the perfect surf adventure.

CLICK TO BOOK NOW

Thanks, but no tanks! Want to dive in? We offer free diving and snorkeling for those that want to dive without dive tanks. Let Captain Stewart take you to some of the best waters off California’s coast for snorkeling, free diving and spear fishing. Whether you want to swim with dolphins or cavort with bright orange Garibaldi fish off Catalina Island, Charter Go Sea It.

Here are a few Channel Island free diving notes:

  • Santa Cruz Island Explore for White Sea Bass and enjoy excellent overnight anchorages. One of the largest and deepest sea caves in the world, the Painted Cave, is found on the northwest coastline of Santa Cruz. Named because of its colorful rock types, lichens, and algae, the Painted Cave is nearly a quarter mile long and 100 feet wide, with an entrance ceiling of 160 feet and a waterfall over the entrance in the spring. This hard to reach destination is only one of a number of interesting features to explore. Santa Cruz Island has a long history, with over 10,000 years of American Indian habitation and over 150 years of European exploration and ranching. Many natural and architecture wonders are readily available.
  • Catalina Generally considered “easy” diving and is too big to explore entirely in a single day, so pick the high points based on diving ability, tides and weather.
  • Santa Barbara Three Sisters Beach (good for horn sharks, bat rays, and sometimes leopard sharks in the shallows), the Arch (a stunning natural underwater arch with a variety of sea life surrounding it), Webster’s Point, Elephant Seal Cove are high points.
  • San Clemente The largest of the Southern Channel Islands at over 27 miles long—makes it impossible to see it all in one trip. Clemente is owned by the U.S. Navy and serves as home to a base in NW Harbor, which also includes Navy Seal training facilities. Popular sites include Castle Rock, Purple Boilers, and 9-Fathom Reef.The best free diving spots are only accessible by private vessel. This is the right time to take advantage of Captain Stewart’s deep knowledge of the Channel Islands and find the ideal location to plan the perfect free diving or snorkeling
CLICK TO BOOK NOW

Catalina Island is a picture perfect paradise and a world apart from the hustle and bustle of the mainland just 23 miles away. The air is refreshing, the water is clear, the community is casual and friendly, and there’s not one traffic light on the whole island. From the city of Avalon to the rustic village of Two Harbors, experience the Island for yourself – explore the rugged back country where the bison roam, enjoy the most stylish in dining experiences, conquer the rush of thrilling adventures, and relax on the sand with the gentle rhythm of the ocean. When you’re on Catalina, you’re always having the time of your life.

Things to Do on Catalina Island

Whether you’re coming for the day, weekend or longer, Catalina is a great place for work or play. Getting here is an adventure all it’s own with a boat ride across beautiful SoCal waters in the Huck Fin. Once you arrive, the hotels and accommodations will surprise and delight with their island feel and laid back hospitality. From shopping to thrilling adventures on a Zip Line or Paddle board, Catalina is brimming with activities and things to do. Unwind at the end of the day with relaxing ocean side dining at a restaurant or enjoy the active nightlife. Contact us to discuss planning your trip.

The Casino Point’s Underwater Park at Avalon, Catalina

It doesn’t get any better than this in Southern California…

Chartering the Huck Fin out of Newport Harbor, it’s a quick and relaxing boat ride across the channels some 23 miles away.

The Underwater Dive Park is one of the best dive sites in California. Warmer water (for this time of year), great visibility, easy access into the water via the stairway, the local air station and food that’s close by, who would want to dive anywhere else.  Just bring your diving or snorkeling gear and you’re all set!

The protected dive park sports all of the sealife and kelp known to the California waters. The Park has been a favorite dive destination for divers and snorkelers alike. When you visit Catalina this spring and summer, take the Huck Fin over and dive Casino Point. It’s a lot of fun.

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Our Rates

Located in Newport Beach, CA

•Newport Harbor Cruises – Guests can charter a 1.5 hour Newport harbor cruise for $1,000 (max 6 guests).
•Half-Day Coastal Cruises – Half day (4 hours) coastal cruises from Newport Harbor are available for $1,650 (max 6 guests).
•Full Day Coastal Cruise – Full day (8 hours) coastal cruises from Newport Harbor are available for $2,400 (max 6 guests)
•Catalina Island – Go Sea It offers a day trip to Catalina for up to 6 leaving early morning and returning late afternoon for $2,500/boat.
•Fishing Catalina – Full day (8 hours) fishing trip from Newport Harbor to Catalina is $2,800. Price includes tackle, bait, captain, deckhand, boat and fuel.
• Fishing San Clemente Island – Full day (8 hours) fishing trip from Newport Harbor to San Clemente Island is $3,800. Price includes tackle, bait, captain, deckhand, boat and fuel.

Please contact us with details and we’ll help you design your charter and provide you with a specific quote. We accommodate destination travel, fishing, surfing, free-diving and eco-trips—just let us know what your dream trip would be and we’ll work with you. This gives you the most options and let’s us use our expertise to provide you with a truly memorable boating experience. See our Facebook page for photo albums on Catalina Cruising, Newport Harbor, and the Channel Islands.

Call for a quote for custom charters for whale watching, romantic moonlight dinners, fishing, diving and surfing.

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