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- Duration: 45 Mins
Departure Time :
Times May Vary., Summer Schedule (Memorial Day thru Labor Day) 10am, 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm & 5pm , Off season Schedule: 12pm, 1pm, 2pm & 3pm.,
Departure Details :
1 Green Pleasure Pier, Avalon, CA 90704, USA
Return Details :
Returns to original departure point
Cancellation Policy : This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
OverviewCome face-to-face with Catalina's abundant marine life on this 45-minute underwater excursion. Cruise five feet below the surface in a spacious, climate-controlled cabin with a live guide suggesting salient points of interest. Every passenger has their own seat and port hole but you are also free to roam around the cabin for other viewpoints.
- See the underwater world without getting wet
- Close encounter with wildlife
- Ideal choice for families
- Popular choice with kids
- Multiple times offered throughout the day
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
Know More about this tour
As you return to the harbor, you'll be invited on deck to take in the sights of Avalon.
Live commentary on board
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Restrooms are not available while on tour, but are available at the base of the Green Pleasure Pier, so please use before check-in
Please check your email through Viator for your confirmation number and tour information
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
Face Masks are to be worn through out the voyage!
Traveler ReviewsSee all reviews
I really enjoyed the expedition. The tour staff were all friendly and informative. It was great seeing all the marine life.
The boat over there had an emergency and we turned around and went back to Newport and then back to Catalina. Took 3 hours and our day was wasted away.
The tour was so fun. On the guide was funny. So glad I went, I will for sure be doing this again. Loved it
Did you know that there are TWO companies offering submarine tours in Catalina? Neither did I. The one I booked, Catalina Island Company Undersea Sub Expedition (the red boat), was the more expensive tour. This is ironic because the boat didn’t seem so well maintained. Seaweed was growing around the edges of the windows, and the glass had goop marks and haze from stuff growing on it. We were booked for a 1:00 p.m. cruise, and they requested us to be at the dock in line by 12:40p. Then the crew made us stand in line, on the dock in the sun with no shade, while they finished lunch. We watched one of them eat a sandwich. We waited twenty minutes, outside at midday, something that I would never do normally. So I was subsequently surprise-sunburned pretty bad. After we boarded, I was disappointed to find that the submarine windows were caked and framed in seaweed, growing outside of the sub window seals, and waving with the water into the window. My window also had a large glop of algae in the middle. The semi-submersible tour was pleasant enough. The captain of the sub is a local who grew up on Catalina. He and the crew kindly offered a narrative of the fish and the reef as we motored about the bay. The experience of seeing fish in a natural setting is really quite lovely, once I was able to ignore the seaweed swirling and flopping about NOT on the ocean floor but around the edges of my window. Everyone was friendly. But next time I’ll book the other company (the yellow boat) and hope for a better overall experience.
It was fun, but spendy if you have a large famy. We saw a bunch of fish. The only real interesting ones were the orange ones, but still fun and worth doing, especially if you have younger children who would appreciate seeing fish. It was great to say we spent time in a 'submarine'. The guide was knowledgeable and fun!
I had fun watching all the fish. The crew were friendly and knowledgeable. I would go again. The only issue I have is with this review. You have to add at least 100 characters before you can submit the review.
Traveling underwater with the school of fish and being able to identify the fish was a treat of an experience!
This was a great adventure. They fed the fish right beside the boat so you are guaranteed to see lots of fish. It was a great time.
Amazing views of our native fish in their natural habitats. Seeing the giant kelp beds was amazing too. I was really surprised by how good the visibility was. 10/10 would definitely recommend. If you are going to visit Catalina Island don’t miss this!
Company was very accomodating to change our reservations. Great underwater view of protected area. Great way to see underwater ecosystem and view several schools of fish. The tour guide could have explained more about the fish and other species we didn't see but could have seen.