Here is a selection of the most recent reviews of the Catalina Island Day Trip submitted by actual travelers. Read what travelers liked, what they loved, and what they thought could be improved.
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Great trip! On Catalina Express trip over captain stopped so we could view a whale (!!) and on trip back saw a huge pod of dolphins leaping out of the water in the boat's wake. Those two things were worth the price of admission for me! The island is beautiful...with many views reminding me of something out of the movie Jurassic Park. We rented a golf cart to explore with ($80 for 2 hours with an additional one free if wanted...we used all 3 hours.). Make sure you have CASH or TRAVELER'S CHECKS for a deposit. They accept credit cards for the actual payment but want a cash or t-check for the deposit. This immediately put a damper on the trip because I carry very little cash...until a very, very nice woman asked me how much cashe I had and accepted a much lower amount as a deposit. I wound up letting her keep it as a Christmas Gift for being so nice and helping me out.Only down side to the trip is there wasn't enough time to see and do everything I would have liked to.Reviewed by: Lynnette A, January 2014
Very professional. On time, excellent communication, courteous drivers.Reviewed by: Kathleen B, November 2013
We had the most relaxing and wonderful time in Catlina we went and sat close with the dolfins and stayed overnite which is a must as you dont have time in one day to see and do what you want.Reviewed by: tmelville, September 2013
Was disappointed in the beach and shops. I would not visit tbe island again. The tour operator was great.Reviewed by: Adriana S, September 2013
Catalina is a beautiful island and the 4-5 hours we spent there were wonderful. It was a long day and we expected to get back to the hotel shortly after dinner. In the morning our new, clean coach picked us up at our hotel and then picked up others at their hotel. We were dropped off at the marina and were picked up there in the late afternoon. We just assumed we would be taken back to Anaheim to our hotel but instead we were driven out to "Surf City??" which was 55 minutes in the opposite direction to pick up another party. When we got there, there was no one to be picked up (they had gone back by taxi, we guessed) so my friend and I were the only two people on the coach for almost three hours night driving in LA traffic. The bus driver was a dear and was just as annoyed as we were. Back at the hotel at 9:15 we had not eaten dinner yet, and did not get to eat, because the ONLY restaurant within walking distance had closed at 9:00. OK though, as the hotel sold nuts, chocolate bars and ice cream bars!! What I learned about booking tours is get all the information about travel times to and from the venues you choose to see. I try to remember the good about that day!!Reviewed by: Bernard K, November 2013