Parasail & Guided Snorkel Package

Duration: Full Day

Location: Due to multiple check-in locations, refer to your custom itinerary*



Senior (55+)


Child (8-11)


Single Snorkeler fee is $20 in addition to your regular ticket price if you are the only person booked on the tour.


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Fall in love with the ocean on this classic Catalina Island vacation package.

  • Explore the rugged coastline of Catalina Island from above and down below.
  • Fly 800' over Avalon Harbor as you parasail over one of the most scenic communities in Southern California.
  • Hop in the ocean and get a guided tour of the underwater world with your knowledgeable local guide.
  • Find out why the waters around Avalon are world famous and why snorkeling is one of the most popular things to do on Catalina Island.

Round trip Catalina Island ferry transportation is included in this Catalina package.

Minimum age to participate is 6 years old. Minimum age to ride along is 5 years old.

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

Due to the adventurous nature of this tour, it is not wheelchair accessible.

Max weight is 450. Min. weight is 150 (tandem option available to combine weight).

What to Expect

Sample Itinerary:

7:15 AM – Check in with 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
11:15 AM – Check in at Parasail office
11:30 AM – Depart on Parasail ride
1:45 PM – Check in with Catalina Divers Supply at Casino Dive Park
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Snorkeling Tour
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Free Time
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.

Parasail Ride:

After your hour boat ride to the island, take to the sky on your parasail adventure. Our friendly, experienced crew will assist you throughout your trip. One at a time the crew will assist you in securing your life vest and harness. Once they have launched the chute you will be asked to walk to the back deck of the boat so they can clip you in. You will sail away without ever touching the water. After your hang time in the chute you will be brought back down to the boat. Lift your legs and land on your feet from the same spot you took off from! We can take up to 15 passengers at a time on all three Coast Guard inspected vessels.

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

Guided Snorkel Eco Tour:

Explore Catalina’s sea life up close and personal with the fascinating fish and beautiful marine life in the Catalina Island marine preserve. This two-hour guided tour of the Avalon Dive Park will take you on a memorable adventure as you explore our underwater gardens and learn about the local marine ecosystem from our professionally trained instructors. Our kelp gardens, clear water and beautiful marine life will make this a great addition to your visit to Catalina Island.

Is equipment included for snorkeling?  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 an underwater camera and extra bags of fish food upon check-in if you’d like.

General Information:

What to bring and wear:  Please check the Catalina Island weather forecast and dress appropriately. Wear comfortable clothes, based on the season you are visiting. Bring your bathing suit for both tours in case you want to get wet.  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.  You may wish to bring spending money, as tour guide gratuity 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. Due to the adventurous nature of these activities, they are not wheelchair accessible. Catalina Island weather may impact this excursion. Minimum age to participate is 6, minimum age to ride along is 5. You must be comfortable in the water to participate in snorkeling on Catalina Island. Please contact us in the event of inclement weather.

Single Snorkeler Fee: The 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 diver fee. 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.


*Choice of departure point (several options available) may change the rate of your package pricing, departure time, return time, and activity times.  Please make sure to refer to your custom itinerary for the details of your specific booking.

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"My friend & I went on [the Parasail Ride] with a very knowledgeable and friendly captain. It was extremely enjoyable; we were sorry to see it end. Some friends of ours did [the Guided Snorkel Eco Tour] & highly recommended we do it also. I'm so glad we did because it was quite amazing!

- Erin E & AKLil2003, TripAdvisor
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