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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...more
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1 Cabrillo Mole, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this tour ahead of time & were advised the vehicle broke down & a bus was going to take its place & that we would love it, but that it was the exact same tour. We were told the bus was air conditioned...More

1  Thank Ellen W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All the tours are too expensive - around $60 to sit on glass bottom boat with my grandson for 45 min. Bus ride around the island will cost over $150 for us and decided against it. I will take him to zoo and aquarium instead......More

Thank oldprune
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed the semi-submarine trip so much. I have taken glass bottom boat rides before and didn't expect much with this semi-submarine ride, but the fish were plentiful and very active. The 45 minute ride was just the right amount of time to enjoy but...More

Thank fortunehunter667
Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

It was a wonderful day with safari island adventure tour. The truck took us all the way around the island to the top of the mountains. The road was full of turns but the driver was very professional. If you have fear from hight it...More

4  Thank Lama D
Reviewed 24 March 2018

My wife and I recently visited Catalina Island with a group of 8 family members of all ages. We were looking for something that everyone would enjoy. This tour was a perfect start to our visit. The dock is easy to find and the boat...More

2  Thank Terry R
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

We booked on an island tour with a nice lady at the ferry terminal and paid cash. We turned up a little early for the tour pick up to find that the bus had broken down and the tour was cancelled. They had no money...More

3  Thank janemmw
Reviewed 30 December 2017

I was worried when I read the negative review and still decided to go on the trip as I thought my grandson would enjoy it. It turned out to be a wonderful trip. I had taken the glass bottom boat trip years ago and it...More

3  Thank TravelLind
Reviewed 26 October 2017

The tour is exactly what has been described in the tour information paragraph above. But way too much money for a ride in the back of a truck to a surly old man taking your money at the Catalina Airport cafe.

21  Thank thatsonebigcookie
Reviewed 24 October 2017

I've snorkeled a lot and expected this to be a bit lame. But my daughter thought it would be great and shes a bit scared of the ocean (wont snorkel yet) still so we gave it a go. We both loved it. We saw tons...More

Thank traveler5555512
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

The tour guides worked very well with kids although their language might have been a bit sophisticated. Besides that, there are a ton of fish to see and it feels like they are surrounding you. Not as colorful as you’d like but definitely a variety.

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