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45 Minute Semi-Submarine Tour of Catalina Island From Avalon

Avalon, United States
45 Minute Semi-Submarine Tour of Catalina Island From Avalon

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icon45 minutes  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Discover the underwater world of Catalina Island during a 45-minute ride on a semi-submarine. The semi-sub allows you to view the marine life of Avalon Bay as you dive six feet (two meters) below the surface at Lovers' Cove. Stay dry as you get a close look at fish feeding around the submarine, then take in views of the island from your vessel's top deck during the return journey to Avalon.
  • 45-minute semi-submarine tour of Catalina Island, from Avalon
  • Check out the underwater world without getting wet
  • Choose from a number of departures throughout the day
  • Popular activity with kids
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Fish food offered at additional charge
Travel To Catalina Island is not included. Transportation needed by Ferry to Island.
Green Pleasure Pier , Green Pleasure Pier, Avalon, CA 90704, USA

Trip is located On Catalina Island, Avalon, CA. Separate transportation is needed for travel to Island. Local Ferry - Catalina Express. Long Beach, CA. On Island -Departure Point: Green Pier, Avalon Harbor Address: Green Pier, Avalon, CA 90704

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • A 25% change fee will be charged and paid directly to the supplier for any itinerary change once the tour is confirmed,
  • Not wheelchair accessible. Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
  • Your tickets will be held at the will-call window for collection on the day of the tour.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infants (2 years old and under) must be ticketed on a USCG vessel; fare is free-of-charge but fees apply
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Catalina Adventure Tours
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 45 Minute Semi-Submarine Tour of Catalina Island From Avalon?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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  • "This a great way to experience the underwater world right off of the coast of Catalina without getting wet." See review


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The kids love it! Make...
, Jun 2022
The kids love it! Make sure to buy the food it is worth it. Get there early to pick a good spot and watch out for the gold fish!
Overall fun but they need...
, Jun 2022
Overall fun but they need a better seating system so we don't have to fight for a place to sit. Some people took up more seating and had to be made to share room.
Had a great experience
, Jun 2022
Mostly that there we so many fish! The guy who narrated telling us which were which. Very knowledgeable
, Jun 2022
Really fun. Got a little woozy but it went away in no time. It was beautiful. I would definitely do it again and refer others!
Fun for kids - but too expensive.
, May 2022
The kids had a great time. The ticket is overpriced. Especially when they tack on additional cash charges for fish food once your in the sub. It felt a little like a scam. Especially when the ticket was like $45 a pop. That said… kids under 10 will Love it.
, May 2022
Not impressed. The viewing windows were obscure by algae. The "guide"'s accent was so pronounced we could only understand 10% of what he said, which was fine because he mainly tried to sell us food for the fish. He actually went so far as to say the trip would be no good if not enough people bought food. If you're selling us a trip to view fish underwater, shouldn't you be taking care of that?
1 star only
, May 2022
We couldn’t understand the guide because of a heavy accent. Because of so much feeding, it was hard to see the kelp and find other kinds of fish. Too much money for a less than memorable experience.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you for your review. We are sorry your experience wasn't what you had hoped.
, May 2022
Rude staff, basically circles around a fishbowl and comes back over feeding local wildlife along the way
Feeding the fish
, May 2022
Feeding the fish was really fun. I loved watching them get so close especially the orange and blue ones.
Great for Kids
, May 2022
This is a great experience for kids. The sub provides information on the various fish and children (as well as adults) are able to push buttons to feed the fish in the ocean.
No email
, May 2022
Catalina express canceled our boat and they wouldn’t refund us. I emailed them and no response was sent to us. I understand the cancellation policy but the cancellation was not up to us.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Hello. Would you be able to call or send a email regarding your experience. We do offer refunds in case of weather related cancellations. I would be happy to help you.
, Apr 2022
Love that it was something different. Got to see lots of fish and the tide in a fabulous job. Would definitely recommend this.
It was a good time.
, Apr 2022
We went on a Wednesday and it was not real crowded. The tour guide is very friendly and informative. A good amount of sea life is visible.
Fun In The Sub!
, Apr 2022
It was amazing to pull up to the first reef and push the red button which fired the food! I thought it would scare the fish, but it didn’t. Instead they swam right to it! They were so close you could touch them.
Not for Adults with children older than 10.
, Apr 2022
This is for very small children. Not for children order than 10. Not worth what they charged and than you have to pay to feed the fish which is stupid cost also. Would not have did this if I knew it was less than 30 minutes.
Great service, even better jokes
, Apr 2022
Both of the men hosting it were so funny and very helpful. Very kind and informative, made the trip so worth it.
Would recommend it was great
, Apr 2022
Absolutely amazing. This was so beautiful. And it was east I picked out the tickets the day before. 5 stars
Fun 😀
, Apr 2022
Fun with the kids age 9,6 and feeding the fish was a great distraction from my otherwise easily sea sick so . He did great!
So much more exciting than I anticipated--well worth the cost!
, Apr 2022
Truly amazing experience, right in the middle of the kelp forest with garibaldi fish, opal eyes, rock bass and more. Kids had so much fun "shooting" fish food from the torpedoes and seeing the fish swarm around. I expected more of a "Finding Nemo" experience like at Disneyland, but this was enthralling for kids and adults as well. So comfortable inside, and the staff shared wonderfully educational information. Well worth the cost!
Wonderful Views
, Apr 2022
Not a lot of species in the environment, it's about six or less that were present. Regardless of that, it was still a wonderful view and the water was clear enough to see the fishes in our window.

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