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Catalina Coastal Tours & Fishing

#4 of 24 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Avalon Features Animals
105 Pebbly Beach Rd, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 626-290-2888
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Best part of our trip

We did the beach excursion package. Sounded good so we booked it. Didnt really know what to expect... read more

Reviewed 27 July 2016
Las Vegas
Highlight of our trip to Avalon

Fun boat ride and wonderful animal tour. Our guide, Sandra, was awesome, putting us right in the... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2016
San Diego, California
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105 Pebbly Beach Rd, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 626-290-2888

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Reviewed 27 July 2016

We did the beach excursion package. Sounded good so we booked it. Didnt really know what to expect. It ended up to be the most memorable part of our trip for the family. They took us to a secluded beach, Matt at the camp was...More

1  Thank PaulO111
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Fun boat ride and wonderful animal tour. Our guide, Sandra, was awesome, putting us right in the middle of a pool of dolphins. An incredible experience. We also saw seals, sea lions and an eagle's nest (just didn't see the eagle).

4  Thank Toad1976
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

The boat was full nice people five bucks for a beer snacks were ok chips and bag snacks would use it again ladies room was not working on the way over but was on the way backMore

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CatalinaCoastalTours, Owner at Catalina Coastal Tours & Fishing, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, the tour you took was through another local company that we book the tickets for but do not operate or maintain their equipment. We will forward your comments to John King at Afishinados so he is aware. Thanks again, Captain...More

Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Two thumbs up. Captain Scotty was awesome, amazing personal attention, casual, friendly, knowledgeable. We felt like we spent the day with friends. I've had a trip to the isolated Two Harbors on my bucket list and this did not disappoint. Thank you for the wonderful...More

3  Thank Susan B
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

We headed out on our very own tour with the awesome Captain Sandra. She was absolutely amazing, and did a great job piloting the boat and showing us the very best of the Catalina coast. We had her take us down to twin harbors, which...More

3  Thank Curious1991
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Had an amazing time today, we were here on occasion for our Anniversary. We had Captain Sandra and at first wasn't sure if we were going to see any wild sea life. But in luck we first saw a pack of Bottlenose Dolphins lots of...More

4  Thank 94lipstick
Reviewed 15 March 2016

we went on this tour and it was amazing. we saw lots of sea lions and fish. We saw a bald eagle. It was a great experienced family friendly.

3  Thank adriacm15
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

Convenient location, friendly and helpful staff, easy access to the boat, well worth your time and money and there are dolphins! Ask for tour guide-boat captain Sandra, she is very kind, knowledgeable about island life and sea creatures making the trip fun and informative. We...More

3  Thank jesusreigns75
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

We took my parents on their 50th wedding anniversary to Catalina Island. They are both boat enthusiasts and salty dogs and wanted to take a tour of two harbors to experience the shoreline of the island. Captain Scott greeted us at the pier with a...More

3  Thank dpinpb
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Our captain Scott was genuinely interested in our sea lion and dolphin viewing experience. He not only knew the island, but knew and understood the wildlife. This is by far one of the most enjoyable vacation activities I have ever experienced. On behalf of myself...More

1  Thank Phil P
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Have only one day, May 13th to visit Catalina. My wife and I would like to take the first Ferry out of San Pedro to Avalon and book a coastal tour with your company (for two seniors). Understand it is about $ 45.00 per person (or there may be a Senior rate) and is about an hour and fifteen minutes. We would like to be able to be back in time to catch an afternoon Eco-Jeep Tour with The Conservatory. Can this be done? What is your tour departure time in the am? Also, how would I get from there to where the Conservatory Tour begins? Thanks. Richard
11 March 2017|
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Response from CatalinaCoastalTours | Property representative |
Richard, Thank you for your question, my suggestion would be to depart from Long Beach instead of San Pedro because there are more departure and return times from their main terminal. If you arrive to the island by 9:30 you... More
We will be staying in the area September 18th through the 20th we are interested in whale watching. Can anyone make any suggestions? Thanks
8 August 2016|
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Response from Sandra P |
Thanks for your question, our typical whale watching season is January through March but this year we are still seeing the occasional whale. My suggestion would be to book on one of our Dolphin Tours and we travel in the... More
Katie M
There are 7 of us age 40+ down to age 7. Would really like the kiddos to see the whales. Would you be able to take all of us?
6 May 2016|
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Response from CatalinaCoastalTours | Property representative |
Thank you for your question, our boats are 6 passenger max vessels per USCG regulations for partners greater than 6 we can accommodate by using 2 boats. Please feel free to contact us to answerase additional questions or to... More