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Catalina Adventure Tours

134 reviews
Avalon, CA, USA
About Catalina Adventure Tours
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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45-Minute Catalina Island Glass-Bottom Boat Tour from Avalon
7 reviews
Set out on the Pacific Ocean from Catalina Island on a 45-minute glass-bottom boat tour that explores Lover's Cove, a protected marine preserve. See the underwater world underneath your feet for a close experience of California's marine life. Check out the kelp forest, and sea creatures like garibaldi, kelp bass, leopard sharks, bat rays, moray eels, and perhaps a sea turtle if you're lucky. Departures are available throughout the day, which makes it easy to fit into your schedule.
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$23.38 per adult
13 reviews
Discover the underwater world of Catalina Island during a 45-minute ride on a semi-submarine. The semi-sub allows you to view the marine life of Avalon Bay as you dive six feet (two meters) below the surface at Lovers' Cove. Stay dry as you get a close look at fish feeding around the submarine, then take in views of the island from your vessel's top deck during the return journey to Avalon.
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$45.85 per adult
21 reviews
Explore the pristine interior of Catalina Island on a 2.5-hour tour in a rugged open-air vehicle. From your seat in the high truck bed, get great views of the coast, canyons, isolated coves and beaches, and valleys where wild bison roam freely as your guide provides commentary about the native plants, animals, and landscape of Catalina Island. Keep your camera handy for sightings of wild boar, bison, Channel Island fox, and bald eagles during this backcountry tour.
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$97.76 per adult
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'd highly recommend this tour for kids. Most of the little ones enjoyed the aquatic life experience during our tour. They take you 6 Feet under and the submarine doesn't submerge completely, so what you get is similar experience of snorkeling. The view wasn't clear...More

Thank hundred_men
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed this tour. It took us from the harbor into town and through the residential areas. Then it went up skyline drive and drove through the mountains and canyons surrounding Avalon. We saw beautiful views of the harbor and all the lush mountain...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank PamRoad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had signed up for the first glass bottom boat tour of the day. While we were waiting on the pier, an employee approached to ask if we were willing to switch to the submarine trip, without any extra charge. It was a fun way...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Katy B
Reviewed May 5, 2019

When I say this is a MUST DO, I mean for those with some degree of fitness about them. Like, you need to be somewhat in shape because it does require some power and balance. It is super safe and the instructions are very clear....More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank LeLuDallas
Reviewed April 24, 2019

We wanted to see the interior of the Island and this tour did not disappoint. You really get to see how much of the Island is undeveloped and we did see a bison. Our guide Jeff was knowledgeable and interesting. We did bring our own...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 22, 2019

We were a group with small children looking to entertain them, of course it was a busy cruise ship day and most of the activities were sold out for the day. We were assisted by Daisy who managed to get us on, she was amazing...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 22, 2019 via mobile

B.Y.O.B.(Bring your own binoculars) because unfortunately the ones they provide on the truck are so scratched you cannot see anything thru them. Now, I can’t say enough about our 2-hour Safari/Island Trip up to the airport and back. Our driver was an amazing tour guide....More

1  Thank dandksmommy
Reviewed April 3, 2019

The fish we saw weren't anything out of the ordinary- not colorful or interesting. They don't tell you beforehand, but they charge you ($4 for every pump of food you put out next to your window) once you are on board for fish food so...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank GrandTour18251
Reviewed April 2, 2019

We used Catalina Adventure Tours for an inland tour on an awesome open air, military truck. We were warned that it would be bumpy but we didn't mind. Truck driver was super nice and informative. The truck took us to the airport where we stopped...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank LoveToTravelTerrie
Reviewed March 29, 2019

Tour guide was funny and knowledgeable about the area, lots of great vistas to take in. We did get to see a few bison, but they were a bit too far to see clearly. Each seat has a pair of binoculars which seemed to work...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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July 20, 2019|
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Response from 911travelexprt | Reviewed this property |
I would go morning to midday. You see many fish, but of only a few species. The fish are fed (sometimes by you at extra cost), which keeps them coming.