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“Semi-Submarine Tour”

Catalina Adventure Tours
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Catalina Island Semi-Submarine Undersea Tour
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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.
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“Semi-Submarine Tour”
Reviewed January 28, 2014

This was a fun tour. We went under the water and saw a lot of fish and kale. Fortunately, it was clear and sunny when we took our tour so visibility was great. They have an option of purchasing fish food to feed the fish, which we did; but is really geared more for kids. The fish follow the craft and come up to the windows to eat the food so you get a good view.

Visited January 2014
Thank Cindy W
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Riverside, California
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4 reviews
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“Under water adventure”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

First trip of the day. The crew was awesome, giving great info on what each fish was and the history of the area. Funny guys too, just having a great time while making you feel very welcome. I would do it again in an instant.

Visited November 2013
Thank troys155
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Awesome for kids”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

My husband and I went on the Nautilus tour and we had a pretty good time, but I kept wishing we had our nieces and nephews with us. We bought our tickets an hour before the tour (we were there in September/off-season), had plenty of room on the boat, and got to feed the fish from inside the submarine. (This is the part that would be awesome for kids: shooting "fish food torpedoes" into the ocean for the fish to swam in front of the sub windows.) Visibility was so-so. We saw a lot of kelp and 4 varieties of fish. Glad we did it, but probably wouldn't do it again just the two of us.

Visited September 2013
Thank Katie D
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Santa Maria, California
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13 reviews
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“Ride the Nautilus”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

Semi-submersible sub. Two spots where you stop to feed (costs extra) the fish. Great 40-minute trip to take the kids on. The fish are waiting for you. Our guide was fun. Actually had a sea lion come up and spook away the fish. Lots of kelp to peer through. Visibility was good, I'd say 20-30 feet. Again, fun for the kids, or anyone who has never toured a good aquarium.

Visited September 2013
Thank LostInSpace2013
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“Submarine tour was GREAT!!!!”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

Must do! How often can you go on a submarine? We will remember this for years.

Touring with two girls and two biys ages 8-18, it's hard to find smehting everyone could enjoy, but this was it!

Tip: Don't spend the money on the food plunger. You will still see lots of fish!

Visited July 2013
Thank MindyinLasVegas
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