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Address: 1 Island Plaza, Santa Catalina Island Company, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: 310-510-8687
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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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Absolutely amazing!!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
June6186
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Santa Barbara, California
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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

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Olympia, Washington, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Needles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

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Menifee, California
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5 of 5 stars 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 

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Pleasanton, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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3 of 5 stars 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful way to observe California's state marine fish, the Garibaldi. Ride through a marine sanctuary and learn up close and personal about some beautiful sea life. Noontime has the best lighting. Bring a camera. Reasonable price and great way to view without getting wet.

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DeWitt, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

I've been on tours like this in places like the Great Barrier Reef and French Polynesia, and the astounding variety of fish and sealife I saw in those places kind of ruined this for me. We certainly saw a lot of fish on this tour, but about 3-5 basic kinds strongly dominated the viewing, and except for the Garibaldi, they... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

The boat ride was very comfortable and the crew was very friendly and helpful. The underwater views of the fishes feeding was amazing. I wasn't too excited about this trip to begin with, so I was extremely please with the end result. the ride back to to the docks was also very nice.

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Bellflower, California, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

If you are visiting Avalon and Catalina Island take the time to do the Glass Bottom Boat or the Submarine Tour to see the inhabitants of Lover's Cove up close and personal. I prefer the sub because you are looking through a porthole and the fish come to the windows because they are being fed! The tour meets on the... More 

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