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Catalina Adventure Tours

Address: 1 Cabrillo Mole, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
Phone Number: 877-510-2888
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Ranked #30 of 60 Activities in Avalon
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Owner description: 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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New York City
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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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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
4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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Valley Center, California, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We took the Nautilus sub tour and it was fun. We saw tons of fish, but not a large variety. Mainly 3 different kinds. Don't bother buying the food as they make sure the fish come around the boat. Little kids would especially enjoy it. The best was the inside Bus tour that takes you up to the Airport and... More

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Woodland, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We went as a family of 4 in this yellow submarine. if going for the 1st time, this tour is excellent from the staff to the fish. feeding them cost extra. Overall you would be satisfied. When you search internet, this is the tour you would most likely book. Having said the above, i had already gone for another red... More

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Denver, Colorado
17 reviews 17 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Haley was very rude to my kids and the sub smelled of pee.Skip this for snorkeling or hiking. Staff needs to be re-trained in customer service.

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Santa Barbara, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is a fun tour and you see tons of fish! They are swimming right up to the sub the whole time, and when you feed them it truly is a frenzy. Very informative and friendly crew. A great way to see what's living undersea in Catalina without getting wet.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Took the combination Inland/Submarine Tour. Really enjoyed both. The inland tour was first and we had a driver/tour guide who was funny engaging and informative. Did get to see some buffalo but not much other wildlife due to the warm weather. Downside is that we only spent about 15 minutes at the airport. Second was the Semi-Submersible Submarine tour. I... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

First let me say .. I'm a very claustrophobic type person. So I've always been very skeptical of submarines. However, my fiancee really wanted to go. So hesitantly I agreed. Now I'm so glad I went. The submarine is very room, staff is great & very interactive the entire 45 minutes. Answering any & all questions. Will surely do another... More

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