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Address: 1 Cabrillo Mole, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number:
+1 877-510-2888
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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 bubblesReviewed July 14, 2016
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Riverside, California
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not worth the money as the tickets are overpriced ($39 per adult). Complete disappointment as the trip is Fish Feeding only. The 45 min tour is cut short while sitting idle in a semi-submarine so we can purchase fish food. The fish food should be purchased at the booth and not waste time. The fish food launching will scare kids... More 

Thank mahmoudkh
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

What a waste of time and money! We heard very very little of what the guide/driver said on our drive to the airport and back. We saw only 1 animal, an old buffalo. We rode uncomfortably in a vehicle that bumped along with the "windows" closed on a warm day. It was basically an expensive uncomfortable ride to the airport... More 

Thank Basicaa
Vancouver, Washington
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52 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

This was a fun way to fill a space in our schedule and we saw alot of fish. It was particularly fun for the kids on our trip, because the fish would swarm up to the submarine when food was released. There are a couple of downsides to this attraction: it is rather expensive and you are going to add... More 

1 Thank Karen B
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132 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

We enjoyed the glass bottom boat tour. They went to a preserve and when they put in the fish food, there were fish everywhere! Boat is nice, well maintained and it is easy to see the fish. This is better than the one we took in the Bahamas through Holland America cruises.

Thank Kathy D
Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

So much fun! The two man crew were fun and good senses of humor. They had music going during the ride which adds to the sense of fun. Took great pics of us and a lot of them! They accommodated each 2 person rider combo with what was needed for them. We had a 71 year old with her granddaughter... More 

Thank amranja
Charlotte, North Carolina
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank akroger
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115 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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196 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

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