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Santa Catalina Island Company Dolphin Quest

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Address: 1 Island Plaza, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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This exciting new addition to Catalina Expedition's activities and...

This exciting new addition to Catalina Expedition's activities and adventures, takes our guests along Catalina's unspoiled East End coastline.

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The only thing that would have made it better was a mermaid

My husband and I were on the island and thought "We haven't done this yet." We signed up without fully knowing what to expect but gave it a go anyway. We thought it would be one... read more

Reviewed February 1, 2017
skylarlisa6899
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Ridgecrest, California

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Ridgecrest, California
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11 reviews
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Reviewed February 1, 2017

My husband and I were on the island and thought "We haven't done this yet." We signed up without fully knowing what to expect but gave it a go anyway. We thought it would be one of those things where you may or may not see a dolphin in the distance. We had no idea they were everywhere! It was... More 

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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2016 via mobile

We booked this as an excursion from our Carnival cruise. It was absolutely phenomenal! Our captain was knowledgable and fun. We saw so many dolphins I couldn't believe my own eyes. They love coming up next to the boat and swimming underneath it! The boat ride itself was thrilling, going fast and over the waves. We went out far off... More 

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3 Thank Marcie D
Gurgaon, Haryana, India
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149 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed September 29, 2015

Just the boat ride was beautiful. Add to that finding a large pod of playful Dolphins...truly magical.

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2 Thank Vibha R
Riverside, California
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2015

We visited Catalina on Saturday Sept 5, 2015. We booked the Dolphin Quest tour when we arrived on the island. Everyone on staff was friendly and answered any questions we had. We had a great time even though we saw no dolphins, but we did we a few whales. Captain Jim and Maui were great tour guides and I would... More 

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1 Thank joannewin2015
Carlsbad, California
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178 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2015

We had a great time on this quest, even though our quest didn't result in dolphin sightings. The boat is fast and fun, with it's speed and size allowing you to see parts of the island the bigger and slower tours can't go to. We headed over to the east end to see sea lions and a bald eagle and... More 

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Torrance, California
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is my 10th trip to Catalina and the trip yesterday was by far our best adventure yet. The zodiac ride was chilling and exciting and Jim and Rafa were knowledgeable about the animals we would see. Hundreds of Dolphins surrounded us - crus of over here, there, we're all around. It was great. - again my favorite of all... More 

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Alliston, Canada
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed May 5, 2015

This boat ride was fun! We were skipping over the waves. We didn't see any dolphins, however this is a quest. We saw seals on the beach and some very close in the ocean. It was a great way to spend some time on the water.

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Laguna Hills, California
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 10, 2015

It was a fun boat ride. Unfortunately we didn't see any dolphins but saw some sea lions sun bathing. The seats are ones you straddle like riding a horse.

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Manteca, California, United States
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2015

We were extremely lucky to get Scott as our skipper and guide and we were the only 2 on the boat. We saw lots of baby seals playing in the surf..Scott was extremely knowledgeable about the area...as we ventured out from the island he found 3 pods of dolphins that were so close to the voat we could almost touch... More 

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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed February 17, 2015

First disclaimer... This is a dolphin quest, not a guarantee to see dolphins. We were lucky to spot a couple of them... I don't think there's a shortage, but this bread, pacific white, according to the guide, tend to be shy. We spotted a couple of them well into the ocean/bay. On the flip side, there is no shortage of... More 

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