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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.

Departure Point

Green Pleasure Pier, Avalon, CA 90704, USA

Departure Point: Green Pier, Avalon Harbor Address: Green Pier, Avalon, CA 90704 Directions: From the Cabrillo Mole Boat Landing area, allow a ten-minute walk along the Avalon Harbor to the Green Pier at the corner of Crescent Avenue and Catalina Avenue

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • 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

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

  • 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.

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What is the maximum group size during 45 Minute Semi-Submarine Tour of Catalina Island From Avalon?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers.

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, Sep 2021
The food torpedo was worth getting . It was fun seeing all the fish come around the window swarming for food
Excellent 35 minute tour
, Sep 2021
This was a great experience! You can see (and feed) the fish up close. They only accept cash for fish food, so bring some small bills. The only downside is the tour was shorter than the promised 45 minutes. We left the dock a few minutes later than the time on the ticket and got back a bout five minutes early. More like a 35 minute tour, and more time checking out the fish and kelp forest would have been appreciated
Sub par
, Sep 2021
They need to wear masks inside the sub...only a couple kinds of fish and the food is expensive...the crew member was very kind and took our picture...
Fun & Informative about the local marine life
, Sep 2021
We had a great time on our semi-submarine tour! Feeding the fish was awesome & definitely worth it to see the fish swarm to your window.
Under the sea
, Sep 2021
I would highly recommend the submarine adventure where they take you out into the marina and you see fish, natural kelp and ecosystem. It is so fun and you get to shoot food to the fish and they just come right up to you. You don’t fully get submerged but you’re underwater and it’s as close as you can get to scuba diving without scuba diving. As an adult I had a lot of fun and I’m sure kids would love this adventure.
Not worth the money considering the fish food
, Sep 2021
The fish viewing was nice, the sub itself was comfortable, ample room. The huge drawback was purchasing the "fish food" which would be shot out of the sub to make the fish come and eat. It was expensive and the children on the sub kept wanting to "shoot out more food" to make the fish come. This made the experience less than optimal. I feel the glass bottom boat was a better deal
Simple trip but saw lots...
, Aug 2021
Simple trip but saw lots of fish and it was fun to feed them. My wife and I enjoyed it very much. Recommend for families
Close encounter of a third kind!
, Aug 2021
Close encounter with viewing the fish. Personnel very friendly and helpful on the boat. Tour was worth the money.
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Great semi submarine
, Aug 2021
It was a Wonderful family experience. We saw tons of sea life. My six year old son was very exited. Recommended!
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Money well spent
, Aug 2021
Right on time. Our guide was very attentive and so nice. Very engaged with our 8 yr old grandson, identifying fish species and their habits in an interesting way. Fish were amazing. Would definitely go again!
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