Duration: 2-hour tour & orientation
Location: Casino Point on Catalina Island
2-hour duration includes gear fitting and orientation plus approximately 1 hour in the ocean for the tour.
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.
This rental comes with one bag of fish food! You will have an opportunity to purchase more fish food if desired.
Guests must be ambulatory and be able to access the ocean via one set of stairs.
Come get close up and personal with the fish and beautiful marine life in our local marine preserve. This two-hour 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 gardens, clear water and beautiful marine life will make this a great addition to your vacation on Catalina Island.
What is included with my tour? All snorkeling equipment is provided (mask/snorkel/fins/wetsuit) including a bag of fish food to feed the fish. Bring a towel, bathing suit and your sense of adventure. You can purchase extra bags of fish food upon check-in, if you’d like.
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. You may also want to bring your own GoPro or underwater camera to capture 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.
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. 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.
Casino Point Dive Park
Saint Catherine Way, Avalon, CA, United States
Casino Point (Catalina Island) State Marine Conservation Area
Avalon, CA, United States
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.
While food is not provided for guests, food is provided for the fish! Your guide will give you fish food once you are in the water.
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.)
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- Reyna R. from San Diego, CA - TripAdvisor
"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!"