Round trip Catalina Island ferry transportation is included in this Catalina package.
There is a minimum of 2 passengers & maximum of 6 to run the dolphin & sea lion excursion.
Minimum age to participate is 18 years of age. All participants must know how to ride a bike.
This tour is available for most guests. Those who are pregnant cannot attend. Please see restrictions below.
Participants must be able to ride and balance a bike on their own. This activity is generally not wheelchair accessible.
Minimum height to participate is 5'2" (157 cm). Maximum weight to participate is 285 lbs (128 kg).
7:15 AM – Check in at Catalina Express, Downtown Long Beach Terminal
8:15 AM – Depart for Catalina Island
9:30 AM – Arrive Catalina Island
9:30 AM – 11:15 AM – Free Time
11:30 AM – Check in at Catalina Coastal Tours
11:45 AM – Depart on Dolphin & Sea Lion Excursion
12:45 PM – Return to Avalon
12:45 PM – 2:30 PM – Free Time
2:45 PM – Check in with Catalina Island Jet Ski & Electric Bike Rentals
3:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Electric Bike Rental
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Open time for shopping, cocktails or dinner.
7:00 PM – Check in at Catalina Express
7:30 PM – Depart from Avalon to Long Beach aboard Catalina Express
8:45 PM – Arrive in Long Beach
Please Note, this is a sample itinerary. Your final itinerary will be sent to you in your confirmation email.
Dolphin & Sea Lion Excursion:
Once you arrive on Catalina Island, our six-passenger boat will take you from Avalon out into the Pacific Ocean in search of our favorite species, the common dolphin. During whale migration season we will also travel out to see the whales as they migrate through the nutrient rich waters of Catalina Island. Afterward, grab some lunch and then explore Avalon at your own pace on your own e-bike. Wander up and down the hills at your leisure before returning to the mainland later in the evening.
What wildlife will we see? Frequent visitors to our coast include common dolphin, Risso’s dolphin, gray whales, blue whales, fin whales, harbor seals, sea lions, resident bald eagles, and sometimes even a buffalo along the coastline. Although we cannot guarantee we will see dolphins on each trip, we can guarantee the captain will work his or her hardest to locate them and use all of our local connections to find their whereabouts!
What type of boat is used for this tour? C-STAR is a 24-foot, Coast Guard inspected center console boat that has been specially modified to comfortably accommodate up to six passengers on coastline tours. She has ample seating at the front and rear as well as numerous handrails to hold onto while you are gazing over the side at the dolphins playing in the bow wake. She has a brand new Yamaha outboard motor that boasts EPA “Ultra Low Emissions” as well as the utmost reliability and quietness. She also has all new seat cushions for comfort and a 9-speaker sound system.
Where does the Dolphin & Sea Lion Excursion travel? This 1-hour adventure takes full advantage of Catalina Island’s abundant wildlife and scenic coastline. Our six-passenger boat will take you from Avalon along the coastline of Santa Catalina Island. Your trusty captain will travel east and/or west depending on where the wildlife is, so get ready to explore!
Electric Bike Rental:
Do we receive training for our electric bike rental? All guests must know how to ride a bike prior to check-in. Bike-riding instruction will not be provided as part of the rental. All guests must be able to hold up the bike on their own. You will receive general instruction on how to manage the electric bike upon check-in.
Know before you go: Our knowledgeable staff will provide you with general information, a safety briefing, and a local map, so you can plan out where you want to explore on your e-bike based on the duration of your rental. Electric bikes may not operate in inclement Catalina Island weather for safety reasons. Electric Bikes must remain within the city limits of Avalon (see map upon check-in for area of operation).
What to bring and wear: Dress comfortable for the time of year you are visiting Catalina Island. Sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses may prove beneficial as you enjoy the majority of your time in Avalon outside. You may wish to bring spending money, as tour guide gratuity (for the Dolphin & Sea Lion Excursion) is not included in this package.
Restrictions: For your safety, you should be in good health & free from high blood pressure, heart, neck or back problems, motion sickness, or other conditions that could be aggravated by this tour. Participants must be able to ride and balance a bike on their own. This activity is generally not wheelchair accessible. Due to the nature of this Catalina Island activity, guests who are pregnant cannot attend. Minimum age to participate is 18 years of age. All participants must know how to ride a bike. Minimum height to participate is 5’2″ (157 cm). Maximum weight to participate is 285 lbs (128 kg). A minimum of 2 passengers is required to operate the Dolphin & Sea Lion Excursion. A maximum of 6 guests may ride at one time on the Dolphin & Sea Lion Excursion.
- Michele P, San Diego, California - TripAdvisor
The Dolphin & Sea Lion Tour left from a "Convenient location, [had] friendly and helpful staff, easy access to the boat, well worth your time and money and there are dolphins!. The Electric Bikes were "[a] great way to see Avalon!"