Guided Snorkel Eco Tour

Duration: 2 hr incl. tour/gear/info

Location: Casino Point on Catalina Island

General Admission


2-hour tour includes gear fitting/orientation plus approx. 1 hour on tour/in ocean. If you're the only guest in a particular time slot, a single snorkeler fee of $20 applies upon booking. A credit of the fee may be provided based on the final count.


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Explore the Avalon Dive Park with this guided Catalina Island snorkel adventure!

  • It's time to feel the Nature! This guided snorkel tour in the Casino Point Dive Park is a must for any one who loves the ocean.
  • You will be engulfed by local aquatic life, kelp & schooling fish while an informative guide shows off Catalina's fascinating marine world.
  • The Dive Park is a well-established marine preserve and offers an abundance of local aquatic life like the colorful Garibaldi.
  • Look for schooling blacksmith, kelp bass, bat rays, and maybe even a giant black sea bass.

Ages eight and up. Must be able to swim and feel comfortable in the water.

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

Guests should be able to understand basic directions in English.

Guests must be ambulatory and be able to access the ocean via one set of stairs.

What to Expect

Come get close up and personal with the fish and beautiful marine life in our local marine preserve. This guided tour of the Avalon Dive Park will take you on a memorable Catalina Island activity as you explore our undersea gardens and learn about the local marine eco-system from our professionally trained instructors. Our kelp forests, clear water and beautiful marine life will make this a great addition to your vacation on Catalina Island.

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

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

What is included with my tour?  All snorkeling equipment is provided: mask, snorkel, fins, and wetsuit.  Bring a towel, bathing suit and your sense of adventure.  Plan on a total of 2 hours to complete this experience – this includes time get fitted for and return gear.

Upon check-in, at the start of your tour time, you will be fitted for a wet suit, fins, and mask.  Once everyone is geared up, an orientation will be provided.  Then you’re all set to get wet!  Enjoy approximately a one-hour guided snorkel experience in the Avalon Dive Park near the majestic Casino.

What to bring and wear:  Wear your bathing suit. Bring a towel, sunscreen, sandals, or flip flops, and sweatshirt. Spending money (gratuities for diving crews are not included in tour cost). This is an open-air excursion. Expect sun exposure! Bring & wear sunscreen.  Check the dive trailer for items you may want to enhance your experience.

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. You must be able to SWIM to partake in this experience. You will be swimming in the open ocean for the duration of the experience and unable to touch the ocean floor with the exception of entering and exiting the ocean via the Dive Park stairwell.

Single Snorkeler Fee: Guided Snorkel Eco Tour generally requires a minimum of 2 (two) guests to operate.  In the event that your purchase does not meet the minimum and yours is the only purchase, there is a $20 individual snorkeler fee/upcharge. The Catalina Tours Reservations Team will contact you should this be the case to advise of the fee and confirm how you would like us to proceed or the Catalina Divers Supply Team will notify you upon check-in.


Where to Meet

Casino Point Dive Park
CDS Booth
Saint Catherine Way, Avalon, CA, United States

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

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

Each location provides an area to store your belongings. It is always best to bring only necessities to your activity as storage space may be limited.  Catalina Tours and its vendors are not responsible for the loss, damage or theft of personal property.


Absolutely! Definitely bring your camera with you. You can purchase an underwater camera upon check-in. Take the memory home by renting a GoPro Hero 3 Silver Addition for $45.00 and you take the memory card with you to share with everyone. (This is sold on site, not through our website.)

Walking time to common locations:

  • Cabrillo Mole Area: 15-20 minutes
  • Basketball/Volleyball/Old Ben Park Area: 10-15 minutes
  • Green Pleasure Pier/Island Tour Plaza: 10 minutes
  • Casino Building: 0
  • Descanso Beach: 5 minutes

Still have questions?   Visit our FAQ page to submit your own

"First Snorkeling experience was an absolute success! I thought the rates for 2 hours were great especially for a first timer. Both ladies that helped us out were super nice! I would definitely go back with them for another snorkel adventure!"

- Reyna R. from San Diego, CA - TripAdvisor
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