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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 August 22, 2018

Well that was a waste of 2.5 hours. The ride is bumpy, but we knew that. The views of the harbor are great, but you could rent a golf cart and get the same. The island has not had any cleansing rain in so long...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank dlynns
Reviewed August 21, 2018

This is the only "Semi-sub" aka glass bottomish boat that has a little button you can push that dispenses fish food, which attracts many fish and is a delight for kids!

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank jansonjj
Reviewed August 1, 2018

We booked this tour ahead of time & were advised the vehicle broke down & a bus was going to take its place & that we would love it, but that it was the exact same tour. We were told the bus was air conditioned...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Ellen W
Reviewed July 25, 2018

All the tours are too expensive - around $60 to sit on glass bottom boat with my grandson for 45 min. Bus ride around the island will cost over $150 for us and decided against it. I will take him to zoo and aquarium instead......More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank oldprune
Reviewed July 22, 2018

We enjoyed the semi-submarine trip so much. I have taken glass bottom boat rides before and didn't expect much with this semi-submarine ride, but the fish were plentiful and very active. The 45 minute ride was just the right amount of time to enjoy but...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank fortunehunter667
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

It was a wonderful day with safari island adventure tour. The truck took us all the way around the island to the top of the mountains. The road was full of turns but the driver was very professional. If you have fear from hight it...More

6  Thank lamad-A-D
Reviewed March 23, 2018

My wife and I recently visited Catalina Island with a group of 8 family members of all ages. We were looking for something that everyone would enjoy. This tour was a perfect start to our visit. The dock is easy to find and the boat...More

Date of experience: March 2018
5  Thank trowesr
Reviewed February 12, 2018 via mobile

We booked on an island tour with a nice lady at the ferry terminal and paid cash. We turned up a little early for the tour pick up to find that the bus had broken down and the tour was cancelled. They had no money...More

Date of experience: January 2018
4  Thank janemmw
Reviewed December 29, 2017

I was worried when I read the negative review and still decided to go on the trip as I thought my grandson would enjoy it. It turned out to be a wonderful trip. I had taken the glass bottom boat trip years ago and it...More

Date of experience: December 2017
9  Thank TravelLind
Reviewed October 26, 2017

The tour is exactly what has been described in the tour information paragraph above. But way too much money for a ride in the back of a truck to a surly old man taking your money at the Catalina Airport cafe.

Date of experience: October 2017
22  Thank thatsonebigcookie
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