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“Poor Representation”

Catalina Adventure Tours
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2.5-Hour Safari Island Adventure Tour on Catalina...
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed December 13, 2012 via mobile

It is understandable that some tours are seasonal (as indicated in the readily available brochures) tours... yet what a disappointment when the employee on duty at the Cabrillo Boat Terminal Ticket office couldn't be bothered to open the window or engage in conversation about any of their tour offerings... when we asked if there was a tour, his response was a brash, rude "no"... luckily the very upbeat employee at Catalina Expeditions was ready and available to offer options and subsequently made the sale while gaining a repeat customer...

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Reviewed November 23, 2012

Catalina Adventure Tours is not an honorable company. A few years ago we visited Avalon and booked a tour with this company. When we showed up for the tour, they informed us their bus had broken down and they could not do the tour. Since they do not give refunds (huh?) they offered a different tour instead, but we had taken the tour they offered, they day before. So they wrote on our receipt, that the tour we missed could be taken any date or time in the future. Well, we were just there last week and they refused to honor the receipt. They said that tour was not even available any more, nor did the person who signed it work there any longer. They refused to even give us a discount on another tour, nothing. They were rude and uncaring. In my opinion, they scammed me out of my money and should be reported as an unscrupulous company. I am further going to report them to the Avalon Chamber of Commerce.

1  Thank Myrna B
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

We rented a golf cart for the 4 of us, & toured the island for an hour. It took us on a well indicated route to vistas that overlook the bay. From the well appointed pull up lookouts i was able to take great photos of the surrounding areas & of our cruise ship in the bay.

3  Thank toni6545
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Reviewed September 12, 2012

This was my first visit to Catalina Island. It was a family visit for my husbands birthday. He traveled free on the Catalina Express! We booked the Inside Adventure Tour (2 hour tour) once we arrived in Avalon. Prices were reasonable. We were surprised to see additional charges for taxes, etc., to our 4 tickets purchase, they totaled almost the price of another ticket! There was even an entertainment tax for being a land tour! The bus ride was bumpy but my 7 mo. old granddaughter slept for about an hour.

The tour was fun and informative. We learned a lot about the island and its history. We saw a few bison. They are free roaming so there is no guarantee that you will see them. We booked the tour at the green pier, left for the tour on a bus we boarded by the Catalina Express pier. The strolled went in the bus with us. We could exit in town after the tour. Saved us a long walk back to town. We went up to the airport. Nice gift shop, refreshments for purchase and an area with pictures and stories of the area, plants, animals, etc. Also, a nice restroom was available.

2  Thank Leona0212
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

While the sub ride is more than a bit reminiscent of the Finding Nemo ride at Disneyland, it's so much better.
Great views of many schools of fish and the kelp forrest. Lots of picture taking opportunities and a lot of fun for kids when you buy the food to attract the fish.

Thank Cin K
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