Posted on Feb 27, 2009 | Comments 0
Santa Catalina Island Is located off the Southern California Coast. Its beauty is unsurpassed and is considered an island oasis.
It is the ideal escape for romance so that you and your beloved can enjoy the special nuances of “Island Time.”
The waters are clear and calm and bring to mind a setting more like the Mediterranean rather than the Pacific Ocean.
Head to Catalina Island to relax and kick back because once you arrive on Catalina you are on island time.
Catalina offers visitors numerous boat trips to cater to every interest and activity. There is a two hour trip for snorkeling where you can discover the stunning hidden coves and underwater gardens. Snorkel for nearly an hour with no prior experience necessary.
All equipment is provided and if you don’t want to get wet, there are View Boards which will allow you to float on top of the water and view all the magnificence that is below. This tour also offers some sightseeing as you travel to and from your snorkeling destination.
The Marina Flyer to Marina Del Rey
The Marina Flyer is a high-speed catamaran that holds 149 passengers. You will travel to Avalon which will take nearly 1 ½ hours.
You will then travel to Two Harbors which takes about a half hour from Avalon. Peak season is from October to March. If you will be doing your traveling from April to September, different rates apply.
Catalina Inside Adventure & Glass Bottom Boat Tour Combo
This boat tour allows passengers to experience the best of both worlds. You will see the lush variety of plant life and the varied wildlife that lives in the countryside as well as under the sea.
This tour allows passengers to see the mysteries of the sea without getting their feet wet as well as exploring the countryside.
The tour lasts about two hours and forty five minutes. The inside adventure tour is by bus where you will glimpse stunning canyons, the scenic coastline along with a countryside that is unspoiled and rich with wildlife and native plants.
You may be lucky enough to get a look at Catalina Island foxes, bald eagles, wild turkeys, wild boars, deer and buffalo. This is the part of Catalina that visitors seldom get to see.
The Tour by Glass Bottom Boat allows passengers to feed the denizens of the sea so that they can get a close up view of the marine life that make their home in the waters around Catalina Island.