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Undersea Tour

1 Island Plaza, Santa Catalina Island Company, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
310-510-8687
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Ranked #21 of 52 activities in Avalon
Type: Tours
Owner description: Come face-to-face with Catalina’s abundant marine life by cruising five feet under water in a spacious, climate-controlled cabin. Or, come back for... more » Owner description: Come face-to-face with Catalina’s abundant marine life by cruising five feet under water in a spacious, climate-controlled cabin. Or, come back for the nighttime version and we’ll introduce you to a whole other world that only comes out after dark.As we feed the fish from our semi-submersible vessels, you’ll see a wide array of undersea dwellers: bright orange garibaldi, spotted calico bass, urchins, rockfish and bat rays, just to name a few. This is more than a tour; it’s an undersea adventure.A colorful Fish Finder Guide and souvenir button are included with each ticket purchase. Advance reservations are recommended. « less
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Lemoore, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Ride takes you out to endangered kelp reef where fish are fed and schools and schools surround the vessel. Lasts about 1/2 hour..costs $30.00 for adult. Great trip for kids.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This trip was so much more than I expected! Once we got on the boat, while still docked in the harbor we were thrilled to see bass and perch surrounding our boat. We were lucky enough that no one else signed up for the tour (it's still early in the season and midweek), so we could move around to see... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013 via mobile

I am so glad I did the submarine adventure. So many fish to see, swimming through the kelp forests and alongside the vessel. They swim right up to the big windows. Definitely the highlight of my vacation. Awesome!

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Forestville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We wouldn't have taken this tour for ourselves, being experienced snorkelers (think Hawaii and the Caribbean), but did it for our soon-to-be 12 year old granddaughter. She loved it! Good views out the portholes of this semi-submersible boat that, after setting the tone with some canned video and intercom reports (like an amusement park ride), took a slow cruise to... More

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Temecula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

There are two undersea adventures. The one we took, the crew fed the fish. We heard that on one they sell you food for $6.00. It was fantastic. The fish were everywhere. We saw mainly opal eyes and bass and a few girabaldi here and there. The colors of the kelp, etc were beautiful. You can see way more than... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

A fantastic way to see LOTS of fish and the underwater gardens in Lovers Cove. I was stunned. The crew throws out food for you (free on this company's tour) and the fish come in swarms. My wife and I had a great time trying to find all the fish on the poster and taking in the colorful sea garden.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Totally impressive. As an adult in my mid forties and having been around the ocean quite a bit, I still found myself as excited as the young children on the tour. I've been on glass bottom boats at other locals but those do not compare to being submerged several feet below sea level. The sheer amount of fish is impressive.... More

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

So when the Island is fogged in, go under water to see the Sea....this tour will not dissapoint. The amount of fish that we saw were amazing. The cost was reasonable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012 via mobile

Great with kids. Really neat to see into the ocean through the glass. Nice staff and nice vessel. Saw a ton of fish! My kids were entertained for at least half of the time. That's pretty good for them!

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

This tour puts you 5 feet underwater in a semi-sub. They try to get you to pay to feed the fish, but you'll see a gazillion fish either way. As of this writing, there is a promotion going on where adult tickets cost the same as the usual child rate. I think I paid about $50 for 2 ticket including... More

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