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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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BrentCA wrote a review Aug 7
Riverside, CA22 contributions32 helpful votes
Great views, very interesting narration. We went despite reading the 1 star review on TripAdvisor. The driver couldn't have been nicer or more careful. Not the greatest road in the world but I've toured on much worse 😀 We saw multiple Bison and eagles, although the driver said that's often just luck. We got very good photos. Overall, very good tour, great value and definitely worth it!
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Steve F wrote a review Aug 5
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Pretty cool "submarine". Actually a very cleverly disguised boat that never submerges. By the use of thousands of pounds of lead ballast they have the viewing "basement" where the passengers look out through huge round underwater windows under sea level. All the benefits and view of a near surface submarine without any of the perils. Very steep stairwell down into the viewing area. For a few bucks passengers can purchase food "torpedoes" and launch the fish food. Hundreds of fish gather around the "sub" for the fish food. Not handicap accessible. Family friendly adventure. Not cheap, but well worth it. All the views of snorkeling through Lovers Cove without getting wet.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Jill J wrote a review Aug 4
Avalon, California24 contributions22 helpful votes
This was a completely unique experience!! Went to view the protected underwater kelp beds. Saw about a million fish in a glass sided submarine. Very comfortable and informative. Everyone had their own chair and window. Potential downside (which was no issue for us but - No bathroom and high probability for seasickness, especially while docked. Purchase sea bands from local drugstore is the recommendation. For the return trip they moved us to topside which provided a good tour and was an option for anyone feeling a little queasy.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Matilda W wrote a review Aug 4
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The company randomly cancelled our tickets and didn't let us know until an hour before the ride. Once we arrived at the deck to see what was going on, the seller told us that all the tickets were sold out. Horrible customer service and was very rude. They then proceeded to say that they had only one spot left for our family of 3. So my kid is supposed to go alone on a submarine, or just me alone? Unbelievable. Trust me, don't book this tour. The others that somehow managed to get on the submarine and actually complete this activity told me that it wasn't even enjoyable and the machine is old. Catalina didn't even try to help me but instead just kept saying that everything is booked. So I took the 1hr boat ride with my family to come and do what? All the locals were rude and everything else was so overpriced. The only thing that we managed to enjoy was the food. Once we tried to contact the ticket sellers for this tour, it was like they have disappeared. The people in Catalina managing the tours were constantly lying to us all the time. Such a bad experience and it ruined our whole day trip. Never coming back and absolutely not giving this tour a second chance. Trust me. Would give it a zero if I could.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Venture18400771967 wrote a review Aug 1
San Diego, California1 contribution
Fish come right up to the window. Fun experience. Did not purchase food torpedo but others did so many fish to see.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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