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Address: 105 Pebbly Beach Rd, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: +1 626-290-2888
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Where your Catalina adventure begins! We offer Dolphin/ Sea Lion trips,...

Where your Catalina adventure begins! We offer Dolphin/ Sea Lion trips, Coastal Sightseeing/ Eco-Tours, and the Astronomy Experience night time tour all at the best prices in town! We can also customize a private charter to suit your needs. We specialize in small groups (6 or less) and offer the attention to detail and customer service you deserve.

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Iconic California Coastal Boat Tour

Ended up with a family tour w/ kids with Captain Sandra. She was keen on giving some explanation for context, and a wonderful operator. I don't know what she could have done... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2016
MrTiki-lah

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Ended up with a family tour w/ kids with Captain Sandra. She was keen on giving some explanation for context, and a wonderful operator. I don't know what she could have done better, because the outing was iconic and perfect. We were able to see seals, sea lions, and dolphins. The boat tour was amazing and I know it made... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We did the red submarine ride to see some fish. Saw fish. Not a great variety but I know Mother Nature is fickle. Sadie was the assistant who gave us info. We had her on two tours and she is very knowledgeable about all things Catalina. I am not giving it highest review due to lack of sea life we... More 

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Thank amranja
Avila Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We had the best boat tour to Two Harbors. The Catallac was comfortable and clean. We learned interesting facts about the island. We saw flying fish & dolphins on the full moon return trip!

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Thank slorocky
Camarillo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

We're novices. New to ocean fishing and to this area so wanted to start with a guide. Captain Scott is very knowledgeable fisherman, knows the Catalina coastal waters, and friendly. Highly recommended.

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1 Thank FrankAtCobbl
Las Vegas
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We did the beach excursion package. Sounded good so we booked it. Didnt really know what to expect. It ended up to be the most memorable part of our trip for the family. They took us to a secluded beach, Matt at the camp was really nice and accommodating. He got us all set up with paddle boards, umbrellas, snorkels,... More 

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1 Thank PaulO111
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Fun boat ride and wonderful animal tour. Our guide, Sandra, was awesome, putting us right in the middle of a pool of dolphins. An incredible experience. We also saw seals, sea lions and an eagle's nest (just didn't see the eagle).

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

The boat was full nice people five bucks for a beer snacks were ok chips and bag snacks would use it again ladies room was not working on the way over but was on the way back

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CatalinaCoastalTours, Owner at Catalina Coastal Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, the tour you took was through another local company that we book the tickets for but do not operate or maintain their equipment. We will forward your comments to John King at Afishinados so he is aware. Thanks again, Captain Scott More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 April 2016 via mobile

Two thumbs up. Captain Scotty was awesome, amazing personal attention, casual, friendly, knowledgeable. We felt like we spent the day with friends. I've had a trip to the isolated Two Harbors on my bucket list and this did not disappoint. Thank you for the wonderful time.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

We headed out on our very own tour with the awesome Captain Sandra. She was absolutely amazing, and did a great job piloting the boat and showing us the very best of the Catalina coast. We had her take us down to twin harbors, which was anticlimactic - the trip to and from was the best part of the ride!... More 

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3 Thank Curious1991
Upland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Had an amazing time today, we were here on occasion for our Anniversary. We had Captain Sandra and at first wasn't sure if we were going to see any wild sea life. But in luck we first saw a pack of Bottlenose Dolphins lots of them, they even came near the boat to see the full view of their body.... More 

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