My girlfriend and I decided to schedule a Dolphin/Whale Tour with Catalina Coastal Tours, It was the best decision we ever made. We spent a couple of days on the island and actually planned to do the zip line tour, however, her fear of heights got the best of her so we had to cancel. Instead we made a last minute reservation with Captain Dave for his Dolphin Excursion and were not disappointed. First of all, it was one of the most friendly and accommodating trips Ive been on. For most of the trip, we were surrounded by a huge pod of common dolphins. We also came across some harbor seals (pretending to be Dolphins) in a pod like formation as well. Super Cool!
Captain Dave also has a GOPro Camera mounted on the bow, so for an reasonable extra fee, you can relive your experience over and over, along with some still shots with picturesque backdrops. We received our DVD today, it was great! We are definitely going to cruise out with Catalina Coastal Tours next time we go to Catalina.
PS Don't be surprised if you stay out a little longer if its one of those gorgeous winter days with no wind all day and over 70 degrees. I don't think anyone really wanted to come back from our trip, including Dave. Also, his trips are about an hour which fit beautifully into our schedule, because we were trying to fit in a lot of activities in just a couple days. Book with them! You won't be disappointed!