Discovery Water Tours
A great way to explore and experience the beauty of Catalina Island is by getting out on the water. The sparkling ocean surrounding the island is filled with dolphins, whales, sea lions, and an array of fish including the California flying fish and the Garibaldi, the bright orange fish that is the official marine fish of California.
Take a trip on our Ribcraft in search of dolphins on the Ocean Runner Tour, get up close and personal with native fish from the comfort of our semi-submersible vessel on the Undersea Expedition or on our Glass Bottom Boat Voyage, Our Avalon boating adventures depart from the Green Pleasure Pier.
This adventurous tour goes out into the Catalina Channel on a speedy Ribcraft for an exhilarating ocean experience! While taking an adrenaline-charged ride in the ocean, there’s a chance to see fun-loving dolphins and sea lions that live and play along the coast of the island. Experience the thrill of watching these incredible creatures in their natural environment on a guided tour that accommodates up to 12 guests using a high-speed, rigid inflatable boat, with 500 horsepower. See Details
Come face-to-face with Catalina’s abundant marine life by cruising five feet under water in a spacious, climate-controlled cabin. Every passenger has their own seat and port hole plus you’re free to roam about the cabin seeking other viewpoints. You’ll see an incredible array of undersea dwellers: bright orange garibaldi, spotted calico bass, urchins, rockfish and bat rays, just to name a few. This is more than a tour; it’s an undersea adventure. See Details
Santa Catalina Island is famous for crystal clear water and glass bottom boats—a perfect combination for fun and discovery. These large, comfortable vessels bring the undersea world right to you. Night trips are available for charter with advanced reservations. During the trip you’ll visit Lover’s Cove Marine Preserve, where colorful fish and marine plants thrive among the kelp forests. Advance reservations are required for groups and recommended for individuals. See Details
Map to Water Tours Starting Point