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Address: 1 Cabrillo Mole, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: 877-510-2888
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Thu - Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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Semi submersible sub --Glad I had Groupon!

Limited variety of fish visible but everyone was courteous and helpful the children enjoyed it. Just glad I didn't pay full price.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 14, 2016

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Please save your money. This is by far the worst tourist trap ever. We saw very few fish or sea life. I wasted $130.00. Will try something different next trip.

Thank akroger
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100 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Limited variety of fish visible but everyone was courteous and helpful the children enjoyed it. Just glad I didn't pay full price.

Thank Flowbleu
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

We had a blast on the Skyline Drive your with Stephen. He was so knowledgeable, humorous, and charismatic. I would love to take a tour with him again. A must do tour when visiting Catalina!

Thank Veronica C
Bakersfield, California
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were supposed to do a snorkel tour, but it was canceled at the last minute. Since it was quite chilly and rainy during our visit to Catalina Island, we opted to do the yellow submarine tour instead of actually getting into the water. We purchased, in addition to the cost of the tour, the 8 fish... More 

Thank BuckeyeinCA
Mojave California
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172 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

The boat for this tour is set up great; there are several large glass panels in the bottom of the boat with seating around them and feeding tubes by the seats so you can feed the fish and watch them through the glass. Each seating place also has a fish identification chart hanging down into the viewing station so you... More 

Thank jerjon
Washington State
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

This was quite a ride! Having never been in an open air Hummer on rocky, rutted roads, I did not know what to expect. Well, we loved every minute of it. Be sure you check that your guide is Cindy because she is AWESOME!! She is so knowledgeable and funny that the time flew by. She will also sing for... More 

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Warren, New Jersey
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

It would have been an amazing experience if not partially ruined by the staff on the boat. Part of the fun with this adventure was the ability to launch your own fish food and watch the fish storm the fish food. You had to pay extra for this, which was not unreasonable. it was $20 for something like 18, or... More 

Thank letsg00nanadventure
Long Beach, California
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016 via mobile

As a Disneyland lover, I expected this to be similar to the submarine ride and it's not that far off. You don't actually go more than a few feet below the surface. I imagine this would be more manageable for someone with mild claustrophobia. There aren't a huge variety of fish to be seen ( we only saw three or... More 

Thank Missmeeko
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138 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We took the city tour and the country side tour to the airport. Both were fun and informative. We enjoyed both for the information and history of the city and the terrain and wildlife on the way to and from the airport.

Thank 47MER47
San Diego, California
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25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

I chose this tour because I saw youtube videos of the Nautilus going among the kelp forest. Unfortunately, there is no more kelp forest as of 2015. All I saw was the yellow low-growing invasive type. I asked the Nautilus crew and they said the kelp forest died in 2014 from the warming ocean water, and not expected to come... More 

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