We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Catalina Coastal Tours & Fishing

Features Animals
105 Pebbly Beach Rd, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Share
Save
Review Highlights
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 1 week ago
Pamela D
,
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 March 17, 2018
PeggyChism
,
Long Beach, California
Read all 118 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
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.
  • Excellent95%
  • Very good4%
  • Average0%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“sea lion tour” (17 reviews)
“captain sandra” (14 reviews)
“photo package” (14 reviews)
LOCATION
105 Pebbly Beach Rd, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Write a ReviewReviews (118)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"sea lion tour"
in 17 reviews
"captain sandra"
in 14 reviews
"photo package"
in 14 reviews
"pod of dolphins"
in 9 reviews
"boat tour"
in 6 reviews
"astronomy tour"
in 4 reviews
"lots of sea lions"
in 4 reviews
"great trip"
in 6 reviews
"awesome captain"
in 2 reviews
"whale watching"
in 2 reviews
"bald eagles"
in 5 reviews
"afternoon tour"
in 2 reviews
"sd card"
in 2 reviews
"amazing tour"
in 2 reviews
"would highly recommend this tour"
in 2 reviews
"marine life"
in 2 reviews
"bison"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 117 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
CatalinaCoastalTours, Owner at Catalina Coastal Tours & Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 17, 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

1  Thank PeggyChism
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
CatalinaCoastalTours, Owner at Catalina Coastal Tours & Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 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

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 31, 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.

Thank Jennifer E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
CatalinaCoastalTours, Owner at Catalina Coastal Tours & Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 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

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed January 24, 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

Thank myrnamynx
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed January 12, 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
CatalinaCoastalTours, Owner at Catalina Coastal Tours & Fishing, responded to this reviewResponded January 17, 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

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 9, 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

Thank discovolante50
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed July 31, 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

Thank sjc43
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 19, 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

Thank chavanna l
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 13, 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.

Thank Elizabeth W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 2, 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
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 20 hotels in Catalina Island
Pavilion Hotel
1,175 reviews
.03 km away
Hotel Vista Del Mar
616 reviews
.05 km away
The Edgewater
146 reviews
.06 km away
Hotel Mac Rae
272 reviews
.08 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Steve's Steakhouse
1,199 reviews
.06 km away
Scoops Catalina Island
148 reviews
.03 km away
Avalon Grille
967 reviews
.03 km away
Catalina Island Brew House
140 reviews
.06 km away
Nearby Attractions
Catalina Island Conservancy
139 reviews
.08 km away
Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden
564 reviews
.07 km away
Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau
102 reviews
.07 km away
County of Los Angeles Public Library, Avalon Branch
6 reviews
.16 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
yankeetex
March 29, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
0
Votes
richard6833
March 11, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
1
Vote
bgmtngreen
August 8, 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
0
Votes
;