Glass Bottom Boat Voyage

Duration: 45 minutes

Location: Green Pleasure Pier



Senior (55+)


Child (3-11)



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The original Catalina Island tour that started it all. A window into another world!

  • If you feed them they will come… describes this timeless attraction on Catalina’s Glass Bottom Boat the Moonstone.
  • Experience the undersea gardens the way people have for more than a century - in the comfort of a glass bottom boat.
  • Hop aboard for a cruise through Avalon Harbor and out into the local marine preserve, Lovers Cove.  
  • Our guides will help you identify fish, plants, and other ocean inhabitants in the crystal clear waters of Lover’s Cove.

Guests of all ages are welcome aboard; infants also require a ticket per Coast Guard regulations.

You will have the opportunity to see a feeding frenzy as schools of fish are fed from up above.

Due to the stairs in the Glass Bottom Boat, guests must be able to transfer to enjoy this tour.

This tour is available for most guests. Please see restrictions below.

What to Expect

Santa Catalina Island is famous for crystal clear water and glass bottom boats—a perfect combination for fun and discovery. These large, comfortable vessels bring the undersea world right to you. During the trip you’ll visit Lover’s Cove Marine Preserve, where colorful fish and marine plants thrive among the kelp forests. Advance reservations are required for groups and recommended for individuals. Night trips are available for charter with advanced reservations.

What you should know about this experience and COVID-19:

  • Masks are mandatory for all guests
  • Capacity is limited to allow for social distancing
  • Additional sanitizing is happening regularly

What to bring and wear: Wear comfortable clothes and shoes based on the season. High heels are not recommended. Check the weather forecast and dress appropriately. Small bags/purses can be accommodated, but please do not bring any large bags aboard. Larger bags can be left securely at the Cabrillo Mole. Tour guide gratuity is not included in this package. This is an open-air excursion. Expect sun exposure! Bring sunscreen, hat and sunglasses.

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. Weather may impact this excursion. Please contact us in the event of inclement weather. Please note all guests must be able to use ramps and stairs to enter and exit the Catalina Glass Bottom Boat.  There are 4 stairs up and down between the dock and the seating area on board the boat.


Where to Meet

Glass Bottom Boat
Green Pleasure Pier, Avalon, CA 90704

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While a reservation is not required, it is recommended.  There are a limited number of seats and they do sell out.

While there are no restrooms on board the Glass Bottom Boat, there are restrooms located at the base of the Green Pleasure Pier.  Please make sure to use them before you check-in.

Walking time to common locations:

  • Cabrillo Mole Area: 7-10 minutes
  • Basketball/Volleyball/Old Ben Park Area: 3-4 minutes
  • Green Pleasure Pier/Island Tour Plaza: 1-2 minutes
  • Casino Building: 10-15 minutes
  • Descanso Beach: 15-20 minutes

Due to the nature & brevity of this tour, food & beverage is not provided or permitted on tour.  Guests can bring a bottle of water with them, if they would like.

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"The captain was very knowledgeable about the sea. I expected to see fish but not an underwater garden! We had a small passenger list (12) which made it all the more special. Fish galore came to feast when the captain tossed out their expected treats. Good viewing from'glass bottom' windows."

- Daruth from Southern California - TripAdvisor
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