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Best Western Catalina Canyon Hotel
888 Country Club Drive
Avalon, CA 90704

Catalina Island Seacrest Inn

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Catalina Island ~ City of Avalon



Water activities include swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, sailing, paddle boating, parasailing, jet skiing and boat tours in the crystal clear water of the Avalon Bay and surrounding island. The climate is mild and seldom gets above 85 degrees in the summer and averages a comfortable 68 to 72 degrees with water temperatures ranging between 55 to 67 degrees.  The island can be 10 to 15 degrees cooler in the winter 

Motor boats, peddle boats, paddle boats and kayaks offer opportunities for water fun. There are also boat and submarine tours of the island and coves. Snorkel a marine preserve, Lover's Cove, with an experienced guide during  a 90 minute tour. Included is a lesson on proper use of snorkeling equipment issued: mask , snorkel, fins and wetsuit.   Hotel prices usually go down during the months of October through March and availability rises.

Fish food is provided for participants to feed fish and witness feeding frenzies. Colorful plant and animal life abounds in kelp forests and  rocky reefs where lobsters, abalone, octopus and Moray eels reside.  Look at and learn about Calico bass, Angel sharks, halibut and bat rays, to name a few.  Guided Marine Eco-Tours cost $35 per person.   There are several snorkeling companies.

 Discovery Tours  310-510-TOUR 

*Discovery Tours  are subject to change without notice. Please vist the company offering these services to get accurate information.


Undersea Tour 
Set five feet under the water in a climate-controlled and watch Catalina's magnificent marine life.  Daytime and nighttime trips aboard the Starlight and Emerald semi-submersibles. Approx. 45 minutes.
Glass Bottom Boat 
Daytime and nighttime trips aboard the Moonstone and Nautilus glass bottom boats. Watch the marine life that thrives in Catalina's enchanted kelp forests at Lover's Cove Marine Preserve. Time approx. 30 minutes. 
Seal Rocks Tour
Cast off with Blanche W. on an open-air cruise to watch the sea lions swimming and suning in their natural habitat. Approx. 50 minutes.
Flying Fish Trip 
Catalina's flying fish really to fly, but you'll have to see it to believe it. Witness nature's show and put some excitement in your nightlife.  Approx. 50 minutes.
Moonlight Drive 
See the night lights of the romantic town of Avalon aboard an open-air tram. Nostalgic music and breath-taking views await. Bring a warm jacket. 
Sundown Isthmus Cruise  Two tours in one include an  excursion to the isthmus and a Flying Fish Boat Trip. Cruise Catalina's stunning coastline and visit the village of Two Harbors. Approx. 4 hours 30 minutes.