Catalina Adventure Sailing
Scuba & Snorkelling • Boat Tours • Dolphin & Whale Watching • Stand Up Paddleboarding
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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We offer both Adventure Cruises and Private format sailboat excursions for all ages, little ones all the way to old salts! When you cruise with us, it’s the real thing, on a real working sailboat. We know the local waters, and we do our best to make you feel welcome and comfortable while aboard. Our vessel Thesis is always clean and ready to go, providing unforgettable good times for families, couples, and groups. If you don’t see what you’re looking for and want a custom quote on a different itinerary, just drop us a line. Someone will get back to you typically within 24-48 hours.
Avalon, California
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cliebes
Peachtree City, GA24 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
We had an amazing sunset sailing experience. Raphael and Tiphanie were gracious and friendly hosts and Captain Christian was very skilled and really nice. We saw dolphins, sea lions, and perhaps a whale — not to mention a spectacular sunset. We had a wonderful time. It was so much fun. If you are visiting Catalina island, I highly recommend sailing with Catalina Adventure Sailing.
Written October 20, 2022
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Alli G
Palo Alto, CA9 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
Our group had the most memorable, fun, gorgeous day sailing from Avalon to Goat Harbor. We played in the water, snorkeled, fell off paddle boards, laughed, sang, hosed off with fresh water while stepping back up onto the deck. Raphael and Tiffany were the best hosts anyone could ask for, and provided some lovely snacks for us to enjoy. Captain Christian rocked too. We can’t wait to go back!!
Written October 16, 2022
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havefundogood
New Mexico8 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Highly recommend this sunset sail. Rafael and Tiffany are great hosts. They provide plenty of snacks like cheese, crackers, etc. Bring along your favorite drink and enjoy the sail. We saw dolphins, sea lions, and a spectacular sunset.
Written October 21, 2022
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Catherine H
Yorba Linda, CA11 contributions
Jun 2021
We had a wonderful time motoring around in the sunshine. Unfortunately we did not have much wind, so Sasha and Zach made the best of it for us! They were very helpful and also very informative. It was a perfect day on the water.....very relaxing and comfortable. We have all decided that next time we will book a full day adventure with them.

Thank you Sasha and Zach for a beautiful day!

Regards,
Cathy, Karla, Misty, L.J., Kathy, Marilyn and Shelli
Written June 17, 2021
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Greg C
Overland Park, KS20 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
We were on an afternoon sail for 6 and the other 2 slots did not get filled. Presto, private tour! We knew from the moment that Capatian Ryan greeted us on the dock that he would be a great guide and captain. His safety briefing was casual but specific, just as it should be. Ryan is SoCal casual, not in a "Hey Dude" way, but in a "Hey, let's experience this wonderful place and I am here to help you enjoy it!" way. His persona projects joy, happiness, thankfullness and he works really hard smiling the entire time.

Now, the cost per person may sound expensive and if you don't have a comparison it may look that way. We have a small boat on a lake in the Midwest. The old story about a boat is a hole in a lake that you pour money into is not far off. The cost of ownership is big and motoring around our lake does not compare to what your experience with Ryan.

Skip the fancy dinner and give Ryan a call. You will look back on the trip with great memories!
Written July 31, 2016
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csfuller56
San Diego, CA81 contributions
May 2016 • Friends
I've been on a lot of boats and felt right at home from the beginning. Ryan has such a pleasant manner and does everything with ease. He is very knowledgeable and has more stories than the three hour tour. Just a fantastic trip.
Written May 8, 2016
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Martin S
Jersey City, NJ8 contributions
Jun 2021
Amazing full-day sail, from Avalon to Two Harbors and back. Sacha and Zach were great -- friendly, fun, good guides, super helpful with everything. The boat is large, with lots and lots of deck space, especially in the front.

We SUP-ed a couple times, had a nice lunch, and had a great day on the water, despite not having a whole lot of wind. Pick-up and drop-off were easy, right at the "green" pier in town.

Thank you Zack & Sacha!
Written June 29, 2021
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Tom C
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Sep 2018 • Friends
Ryan rude to guests from start. Made false and threatening comment about boat safety; Made Insulting comments about attorneys; After swim ..he asked that we not sit on the cushions because they would be wet for the next guests! Set his anchor in a 20 knot breeze.. the anchor drug and we almost hit another boat; Skipped the sailing portion of the trip because he did not want to be late for his afternoon trip; Bad mouthed the Santa Catalina Island Conservancy; Said the he contract required the guests not to take pictures of him....or any other members of the public !! ..omg.
Written September 6, 2018
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I'm sorry for your experience. Catalina Adventure Sailing has changed ownership. Please give us another chance to make it right! Jonathan
Written August 10, 2019
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Shelena D
Los Angeles, United States2 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
The clouds rolled in which is the fault of no one, however our host wasn’t very friendly to us, and didn’t do a single thing to make the best of it for us. I was waiting to hear all his “knowledge” about the island and he didn’t tell us a single thing nor take the boat to any place special. He literally drove the boat around the corner and turned around and went straight back. So very disappointed. Not to mention I think he just outright didn’t like us. Very uncomfortable. Loved sitting out in the front though and Catalina is so beautiful and peaceful.
Written August 1, 2018
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Catalina Adventure Sailing is now under new ownership. Please give us another chance to make this right! You can contact me directly via the website catalinasail.com. - Capt. Jonathan
Written August 1, 2019
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Kathleen T
Chicago, IL3 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
Had a wonderful time on a sunset sail! Some clouds came in and the sunset was not as spectacular as it could have been but the trip was still awesome. Ryan was so knowledgeable and friendly and L that made the trip even better. Ryan sighted a pod of dolphins which was a bonus.
Highly recommend this trip if you are visiting Catalina!!
Written July 5, 2018
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