Tours on Catalina Island
Catalina Island tours are offered throughout the year and the wide variety of island excursions and adventures means that there is sure to be something that appeals to everyone in your group. From Catalina Island boat tours of the coastline and the surrounding waters (including glass bottom boat tours) to motor tours of the amazing island interior, you have a relatively huge selection of options from which to choose. Taking advantage of Catalina tour packages can allow you to experience some of the best the island has to offer while also potentially saving money on transportation and/or hotels or other accommodations.
If you are interested in a Catalina Island undersea tour, you will have plenty of choices. There are amazing scuba diving tours, snorkeling tours, as well as Snuba tours, which allow people to dive as deep as twenty feet without the encumbrances of any heavy equipment. If you would rather explore the waters from the comforts of a boat, you can do so in a semi-submersible or on a glass bottom boat tour. There are as many different Catalina Island boat tours as there are kinds of boats on the island. You can rent a skiff and head out to explore the coastal waters on your own, charter a boat, or sit back and relax on any one of the above-mentioned tours.
Expeditions into the interior are also highly recommended Catalina Island tours. You will have the opportunity to see buffalo, bald eagles, island foxes, as well as the beautiful landscape itself. There are Catalina tour packages that include this and many other excursions. These often include transportation in a bus that travels some 31 miles throughout the interior. You’ll visit Middle Ranch, the Native Plant Nursery, and the Catalina Island fox habitat.
Zip line tours are very popular on the island, as it affords perhaps the most enthralling and exhilarating experience as well as unbelievable vistas of a huge part of the island. You will drop a total of 500 feet over the course of a three-mile zip line, taking in the majestic views of the island and the ocean in the distance. This is an unforgettable experience to be sure.
Catalina Island tours can also be had by bus. Ride in the comfort of a climate-controlled bus and stop off at all of the most romantic points of interest in this charming little island city. The pristine beaches, rolling hills, and the quaint town provide for a relaxing and peaceful exploration of Avalon.
A glass bottom boat tour affords the opportunity to get amazing photographs and footage of the colorful marine life in the coastal waters. Together with the semi-submersible excursions, these are some of the most popular of all the Catalina Island boat tours. They are perfect for people of all ages and give kids who may be a bit squeamish about getting in the water a good chance to witness the marine life first hand.
There are many types of Catalina Island tours worth looking into taking you by air, sea, or land, and ensuring that your vacations here are anything but boring!
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