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45-Minute Semi-Submarine Tour of Catalina Island From Avalon

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    What to Expect
    Explore the Catalina Island's amazing undersea gardens by venturing on an exploratory mission aboard the semi-submersible SS Nautilus. Designed after the USS Nautilus, America's first nuclear powered submarine, this 45-minute 6-feet underwater journey departs from the Green Pier and will cruise to a marine preserved sanctuary known as the Lovers' Cove. Equipped with torpedo buttons, adventurers can create a feeding frenzy right from their viewing porthole for an additional charge. On the way back to the marina, enjoy breathtaking harbor views on the top deck of the submarine. Weather permitting, undersea garden tours depart hourly year round from mid-morning until an hour before sunset.
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    Departure Point
    Green Pleasure Pier, Avalon, CA 90704, USA
    Duration
    45m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Exclusions
    • Fish food offered at additional charge
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    Additional Info
    • 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
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    From picking up our tickets to boarding the boat to what we saw, we had an absolutely fantastic experience. The look on our daughter’s face as she watched all the fish, sea lions and especially the kelp forests was priceless. Definitely load up your bait torpedos!
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    Booked the Nautilus Semi-Submarine Excursion. Wow, what a wonderful little gem of a tour! Tour guide was very knowledgeable about the sea life and geography of Catalina Island. The highlight was the torpedo sots of fish food that can be purchased to draw the fish to the viewing
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    it was wounderful Sam was great very helpful, great views of the fish, the ship was clean and very safe i thought ok priced as well
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    This was fun and not too expensive for a 45 minute "sub" ride. The sub doesn't actually totally submerge in water but as passengers you are riding below water level and able to see fish. They have cool fish food 'torpedoes" that you can use to feed the fish and get to see lots
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    I'd highly recommend this tour for kids. Most of the little ones enjoyed the aquatic life experience during our tour. They take you 6 Feet under and the submarine doesn't submerge completely, so what you get is similar experience of snorkeling. The view wasn't clear and the
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    By: Catalina Adventure Tours
    154 reviews
    Selina G
    10
    Average Safari
    I did the tour two days ago. The weather was perfect and the island and the scenery is gorgeous. We were lucky to
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    Tcpdp
    10
    Magical...Can’t wait to do it again
    From picking up our tickets to boarding the boat to what we saw, we had an absolutely fantastic experience. The
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    Bbola1932-55
    Gilbert, Arizona
    20
    Great experience!! Very nice tour!
    Our driver was on time, friendly & informative! It was cool to see the other part of the island. We didnt get to
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    blondlisa
    20
    Bison adventure tour
    This adventure is amazing if your looking for something cool to do in Catalina. Our driver and tour guide " D" was
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    gimbeljeremy
    San Diego, California
    346
    Highlight of our time in Catalina! Pro Tip: Book through the ship
    This was so much fun! My 6 and 3 y/o LOVED every minute. They were enthralled with being able to see out of the
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    StephanieCostello
    Phiily
    30
    way too rough to enjoy the ride
    The vehicle is very heavy and loud. The roads are terrible, full of pot holes and bad payment. The ride was very
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    G2257YBrichardg
    Los Angeles
    30
    Nautilus Submarine Excursion
    Booked the Nautilus Semi-Submarine Excursion. Wow, what a wonderful little gem of a tour! Tour guide was very
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    Linda C
    Milton, Florida
    134
    Boring
    This might be the least expensive boat ride around the harbor...otherwise I would have given it 1 star. We
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    William K
    Banning, California
    68
    Mark was Great, the trip was Great
    Mark took us into the back country and we got within 20 feet of a bufflo it was fantastic everyone shoukd try this
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    William K
    Banning, California
    68
    MUST DO
    it was wounderful Sam was great very helpful, great views of the fish, the ship was clean and very safe i thought
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    sagc333
    Kings Park, New York
    15638
    Fun experience
    This was fun and not too expensive for a 45 minute "sub" ride. The sub doesn't actually totally submerge in water
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    Barbara S
    13
    Glass bottom boat
    Didn’t go very far. Could have included more stops to see different fish. Rather short and not much to see
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    Elizabeth B
    23
    Catalina Glass Bottom Boat
    The Captain was kind and informative. The staff had fish food readily available. I would recommend this trip for
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    robertjohnd787
    Redlands, California
    827
    About as boring a tour as we had
    You hardly leave the harbor. Putter two stops away, see some sea bass and not much else. Young kids were
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    travelgirl88
    Ocean Township, New Jersey
    152122
    Inside Adventure Tour Review
    Based on the fact that half of the people on the bus were asleep or also drowsy (as I was), I don't think many of
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