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

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Avalon, United States

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icon45 minutes  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
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

Departure Point

Green Pleasure Pier, Avalon, CA 90704, USA

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?
This activity will have a maximum of 48 travelers.

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SO much fun with the family
, May 2021
This was by far the most fun I have had with my family. It is both fun and educational. You even get to feed the fish. Highly recommend.
Underwater Fun!
, May 2021
The Submarine Ride Was Wonderful! I Enjoyed Feeding The Fish With A Torpedo! Feeding The Fish Was A Bit Pricey , But It Sit The Scene For Great Pictures. They Also Had Some Sound Effects To Add To The Excitement If Traveling With Younger Children.
way to pass 45 minutes of time cooler for small kids than adults
, May 2021
while the experience is cool the issue is 45 min ride. It takes at least 15-18 each way minutes to see the fish, then you have to pay extra to see the fish up close by feeders located by at your window. So your viewing is at most 15 minutes.
Viaually fun
, May 2021
It was a smooth and visually fun ride . We enjoyed the turquoise waters and all the fish swimming up close.
Beautiful experience
, Apr 2021
Very nice and relaxing way to see the fishes underwater and be with family. There are no bathrooms on the sub so be aware of that before boarding, overall, great experience!
Awesome experience, will do it again!
, Apr 2021
Excellent experience. This was our first time and we loved it. Totally recommend it for the whole family. And we enjoyed feeding the fish.
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A huge highlight of our trip
, Apr 2021
It was probably the highlight of our entire trip! For kids and the adults. The guide who was with us made it so special, telling us information and just being awesome with the kids. It was clean, and so worth it! What a great experience, thank you!
Like “dry” snorkeling
, Apr 2021
This a great way to experience the underwater world right off of the coast of Catalina without getting wet. Very professional and friendly crew.
Great family fun!
, Apr 2021
Great staff! Easy online booking. A fun family experience for young and old. Highly recommend it for all ages.
Love it!
, Apr 2021
I really like this tour. There lots of fish to see. Worth of the money. The price is fare with the time given and you are able to see fish.

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