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Address: 1 Cabrillo Mole, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
Phone Number: 877-510-2888
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Description: Catalina Adventure Tours - The best Catalina Island Adventure experience...
Catalina Adventure Tours - The best Catalina Island Adventure experience! Catalina Adventure tours have been catering to tourists from around the world for over 20 years. Catalina Adventure Tours features the best Catalina Island packages including the glass bottom boat, nautilus submarine, seal rocks explorer, guided Catalina city/botanical garden tours, and guided wild life tours featuring the exotic wild Buffalo roaming Catalina Island. Our tours will make any Catalina Island vacation a memorable experience for everyone.
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Nautilus Semi-Submersible Tour

When arriving at Avalon, Catalina Island, we took the Nautilus Semi-Submersible tour. The vessel that resembles a submarine, has large viewing ports beneath the waterline and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 7, 2014
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Houston, Texas
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Stockbridge, GA
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128 reviews 128 reviews
18 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I called to book an Inside Adventure tour for $34 and was told that although it was still listed on their website, it was no longer being offer. The lady suggested the Safari Island tour which was 30 minutes longer but almost double the price. She offered us tickets at the child's price of $64. Although it was more than... More 

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Cypress, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I had read tons of reviews for the Nautilus tour before I came to Catalina, and let me just assure you right now that it was worth the money you'll spend. I didn't book ahead of time, and there was no need to as there were submarine tours every hour available. I just walked up to the ticket booth and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

It was totally the 'bomb' or v torpedo as was the case! After the let down of our morning snorkel trip I caved in to my 6 year old love of submarines. I'm so glad I did. We booked at the dock and boarded within 5 minutes. Because it's a sub with restricted access it is best for the more... More 

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Riverside, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This tour was awesome! and a little scary because of the heights. We saw 2 buffalo very close up! The guide was very knowledgeable and kept us interested in the history of the island. The views are breath taking! Would go on this tour again for sure.

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Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Totally worth it! We saw all of these beautiful fish a sea lion and the cutest seal ever. Good for all ages and teaches you about the sea life of southern Cali.

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Evans, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I did the Skyline Drive Tour with the Activities and Adventures of Santa Catalina Island Company. The biggest problem, there were 20 tours to choose from. We had a wonderful guide, Cindy Lowe, who was informative, humorous, personable. Will plan for more of these tours with our next visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed the safari tour up in to the Hills of Catalina. The guide was entertaining and knowledgeable. And he lives on the island so he is proud when he tells you about the places and experiences he's known. The scenery is spectacular and the stop at the Airport in the sky is very interesting. Over note, if your are... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I wish I had my nephews with me! I am pregnant and unable to do a lot of the more adventure type activities in Catalina. We went on this yellow submarine and had such a fun time! It is super cute and very interactive. Plus, it's only 45 minutes. The sub was air conditioned and very clean and comfortable. The... More 

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Houston, Texas
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180 reviews 180 reviews
65 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

When arriving at Avalon, Catalina Island, we took the Nautilus Semi-Submersible tour. The vessel that resembles a submarine, has large viewing ports beneath the waterline and gives the passengers the illusion of being underwater. The vessel has an ingenious method to bring fish to individual viewing ports via a food feeding system that can be purchased by each passenger and... More 

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Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

We had a great time on both tours, but of the two,I'd have to say hands down,the skyline tour was the best,most white knuckled tour I've ever been on, our driver Cindy was knowledgeable,funny,and an AMAZING driver the sites were beautiful, the view of the bay from up above was breathtaking,and although I think I'd be too scared to try... More 

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