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Catalina Coastal Tours & Fishing

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105 Pebbly Beach Rd, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 626-290-2888
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Fantastic and affordable trip

We were lucky enough to have the whole boat to ourselves. Not only did we see sea lions, harbor... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2018
Pamela D
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Mt Baldy
Most Fun with Brent

This tour is very inexpensive for the adventure you get. We met one of the Captains Brent at Blue... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2018
PeggyChism
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Long Beach, California
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Where your Catalina adventure begins! We offer Dolphin/ Sea Lion trips, Coastal Sightseeing/ Eco-Tours, and the Astronomy Experience night time tour all at the best prices in town! We can also customize a private charter to suit your needs. We specialize in small groups (6 or less) and offer the attention to detail and customer service you deserve.
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“sea lion tour” (17 reviews)
“captain sandra” (14 reviews)
“photo package” (14 reviews)
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105 Pebbly Beach Rd, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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+1 626-290-2888
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"sea lion tour"
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"pod of dolphins"
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"astronomy tour"
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"lots of sea lions"
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"harbor seals"
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"great trip"
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"awesome captain"
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"whale watching"
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"bald eagles"
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"afternoon tour"
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"would highly recommend this tour"
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"amazing tour"
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"marine life"
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

We were lucky enough to have the whole boat to ourselves. Not only did we see sea lions, harbor seals and one elephant seal, but we saw hundreds of bottle nosed dolphins. Were were so close that they were spraying my face. Our captain was...More

Thank Pamela D
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CatalinaCoastalTours, Owner at Catalina Coastal Tours & Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2018

Thank you for sharing your experience with us and hope to see you on a future visit.

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

This tour is very inexpensive for the adventure you get. We met one of the Captains Brent at Blue Water Grill and he told us about the tour ...We were the only ones on the boat that day because it was a week day. Brent...More

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CatalinaCoastalTours, Owner at Catalina Coastal Tours & Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded 19 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I will be sure to pass your kind words onto Captain Brent, he is one of our best Captains and is passionate about sharing the island and sealife with visitors. We look forward...More

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

Scott, Sandra and Lance were fabulous. Such personal service. Way better than the other commercial companies on the pier that treated us like cattle. This is a small business that really cares about your experience.

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CatalinaCoastalTours, Owner at Catalina Coastal Tours & Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Thank you very much for your feedback, we appreciate you guys going with us fishing, whale watching and our coastal Dolphin Tour. We look forward to your next visit you guys are a blast! Thanks

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Reviewed 24 January 2018

No dolphins or whales this time out, but plenty of other wildlife. Sandra was an awesome captain and we learned a lot about Catalina Island. Weather was perfect and an hour on the water sheer bliss! The whole team over there is great! Dress warm...More

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

If you want to see sea lions, seals, maybe some bald eagles and dolphins then you have to take a tour with this team. Captain Sandra was amazing, and very knowledgeable about the wildlife and area of Catalina. She was also extremely patient as she...More

Thank Greg L
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CatalinaCoastalTours, Owner at Catalina Coastal Tours & Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Thank you for the kind review we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience which may help others to join in on the excursion. We look forward to your next visit and appreciate your business. Thank you, Capt. Scott

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Reviewed 9 September 2017

We booked the dolphin and sea lion tour and could not have been more pleased! Captain Sandy was amazing! She was extremely knowledgeable and genuinely cared about giving us the best experience possible. Being uncomfortable around water, I was very happy with her safe practices....More

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Reviewed 31 July 2017

Took the dolphin and sea lion tour. As with any of these tours, dolphin spotting now guaranteed but we were very lucky that Captain Sandra spotted a pod and spent a lot of time maneuvering the boat so we could see them. Also saw sea...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

This was the best thing we did! My husband and I took the coastal tour. 🛥🌊We were the only ones so it made the experience very personal, Captain Scott was wonderful and so informative. We learned all about the history of the island, how the...More

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Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

We went on the Astronomy tour and we had a great time. The tour guide Kathleen was highly informative and made sure we had a great time. I would highly recommend this tour.

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Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

My sister and I took the Catalina Coastal Tour, Dolphins and Sea Lions. We had a very enjoyable time. The guide was superb, finding the dolphins from far away and then steering the boat so we were up close. We spent about 20 minutes with...More

1  Thank ksweeting
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yankeetex
29 March 2018|
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Response from CatalinaCoastalTours | Property representative |
Hello, Thanks for your question, the typical whale migration is coming to a close but we are periodically seeing a whale on our regular Dolphin/ Sealion trips. We run 5 of these trips a day and would be happy to make you a... More
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richard6833
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
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bgmtngreen
8 August 2016|
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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
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