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“Beautiful way to spend a morning for Noobs or experienced!”

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Catalina Kayak Adventures
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Owner description: Check out the Glass Bottom Kayak tour or rent kayaks and snorkel gear at their booth located at the Avalon Boat Landing.
Reviewed September 28, 2013

ABSOLUTELY loved this company! I took the adventure with some experience behind me. Met the guide on the Green Pier and he walked us through town and stopped along the way to give us some history on Catalina. Met at their place (short easy walk) and got some quick instruction, signed our lives away, put on our life jackets and were in the water within 15 minutes. We happened to get Teri as our guide (LOVE her!!!) and we all noticed quite a few dolphins in the water that morning. She had us get in the kayaks quickly and head on out away from shore to see if we could get close...and we did! We did not disturb the dolphins (there must have been hundreds!) but came within 15 - 20 feet of them. I was hoping they'd be more curious and come visit but they didn't. The water was clear and smooth except for the occasional boat wake. The kayaks they give you are ocean kayaks; pretty hard to tip over. Had a lovely break on Frog Rock with some wonderful homemade (by a local bakery) chocolate chip/oatmeal cookies. Got to know a few of our fellow kayakers better and really enjoyed the trip.

Tip for So Cal locals: If you don't already know, Catalina Express gives you a free ride on your birthday! Worth the trip!!

Highly recommend!!

3  Thank Bren B
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

Took the 3pm tour which included me, a young couple and a dad/son. Scott gave us the option of doing the norm and going to frog rock where we could go on the beach and eat a cookie to rest OR we could skip the beach and go further down were leopard sharks can be seen. It was unanimous, sharks it was. We saw bunches of them up close, no fears and then saw a seal, a bald eagle ( they are bigger than you think), jelly fish etc... Scott really knows his stuff and didn't just give the Eco lecture. It was more of a informal question session and if he spotted something, he pointed it out. High value activity, more than worth the price. Would do again and again. Ask for Scott's tour. By the way, we got the cookie when we got back. Scott also took pictures of us and emailed them to us.mreally personalized the tour.

4  Thank OnlymeHighland
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Reviewed June 7, 2011

Our group of five had three prior kayakers and two noobs. The instructors made it all sound so easy, and explained a lot of the background of the island. Definitely a great thing to do while visiting Catalina! Would do this again in a heartbeat.

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