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Address: 1 Island Plaza, Santa Catalina Island Company, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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+1 310-510-8687

Come face-to-face with Catalina’s abundant marine life by cruising five...

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.

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Lots of Fish!

We were 5 people on this 45 minute tour so we could move about and spread out! The stairs were narrow and steep but once you are inside there is plenty of room and every seat is a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 30, 2016
Reginald S
California, United States
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California, United States
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353 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

We were 5 people on this 45 minute tour so we could move about and spread out! The stairs were narrow and steep but once you are inside there is plenty of room and every seat is a window seat. They put out fish food several times but there were always a few fish. The Garibaldi are a spectacular Orange!... More 

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Globe, Arizona
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280 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

We visited today and went on this undersea adventure, in a boat that has large windows below the water's surface. You will need to navigate narrow stairs, but the crew was helpful and made sure everyone was safe. They do chum the waters to bring the fish in and we saw a number of local species, the opal eye and... More 

Thank Cheryal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

This tour was only one quarter full so we had plenty of room to move about. The views of the fish and the rocks were really good but not much variety in the types of fish but I suppose that's luck of the draw. One word of warning when booking, DON'T book online through a third party site as they... More 

Thank Paul G
San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

This tour is very simple and short compared to other tours in Catalina so my group thought this activity was underwhelming compared to other tours we took on the island. Unfortunately there was not much we saw except the same type of fish everywhere -- there was not that much diversity. A visit to a good aquarium is much more... More 

Thank GeeWasHere
Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

This was the coolest thing that I have ever done. I went with my family (5 of us) on the red/black semi-submarine. The temperature was cool inside There were only 4 other people so we basically got a private boat because it was huge. The crew were very nice and professional. They told us what to expect and gave us... More 

Thank June6186
Olympia, Washington, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

Overall this outing was okay but we really saw only a few species of fish. As you motor along under the sea for about 40 minutes the crew will throw food into the water which attracts a ton of fish, but the excitement wares off quickly. The boat was well kept and the crew were very nice. This is a... More 

Thank S_Robbie014
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

As part of our Carnival Cruise, we took a short tour on the Sea Wolf and absolutely loved it. Watching all the fish swim around was great. I loved having an inside look at all of the different types of fish.

Thank Dylan D
Menifee, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016

I'm claustrophobic and I had no problem with the boat. The stock picture is very close to what I saw. Damsel, Garibaldi and other fish were in abundance. Crew is very cognizant of their role in protecting the marine life near the island and gave good explanations about what we saw. We also had a very knowledgable local on board.... More 

1 Thank Karen H
Pleasanton, California
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197 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2016

This was a coo lil tour. WE ended up being the only one on the boat. We took a carnival cruise. booking off the cruise ended up being cheaper. If you can go after 3, they have a coupon book on the pier that gets you a discount. I'd prob just do the glass bottom boat next time. too much$$... More 

2 Thank Craig M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2016

We opted for the black and red submarine. Rated 3 for children and would have rated a 2 for adults. The ship is comfortable and everyone has their own seat and viewing window as stated but this was the end of the pros for us, unfortunately. There were a limited variety of fish (3 that we counted). They fed the... More 

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