Catalina Island Kayaking
From Avalon Harbor, you travel by tram to the Beach Club to meet your guide and receive instruction about the two person Kayak. From there, you kayak to Frog Rock, seeing local flora and fauna, and receive information about the island's geological and natural history. There'll be time for walking about, swimming, and snacking at Frog Rock.
Price: Adults expect to pay around $45 for 2.5 to 3 hours of this adventure through the cruise lines.
Booking Advice: These tours appear to be competitively priced with online 3rd party vendors, and are rated as moderate in terms of physical activity. However, if you want a bit more time than 2.5 to 3 hours, you may want to check out http://www.catalinakayaks.com/index.php/guided-adventures/
The cruise line parasailing adventures describe, usually, going 600 ft. up over the Pacific Ocean. -Definitely awesome views of the island.
Price: Adults expect to pay around $90 for 1.5 hour adventures.
Booking Advice: These cruise line excursions are rated as easy in terms of physical exertion. Based upon our analysis, you can probable beat this price, and have a bit more variety from which to choose, via online 3rd party vendors. You may want to check out http://www.islandwatercharters.com/
Glass Bottom Boat Tours
The cruise lines may describe these tours as beginning from Pleasure Pier and going to Lover's Cove Marina, and you'll see the marine flora/fauna passing underneath your tour as your guide tells you a bit about the area.
Price: Adults expect to pay from $15 to $20 through the cruise lines for half hour to an hour tours.
Booking Advice: These tours are rated as easy in terms of physical exertion. Cruise line prices for tours less than an hour are highly competitive, but if you want a bit more variety and a longer glass bottom boat adventure, we suggest http://www.catalinatours.net/?event=offer.type&productType=BOAT&mpt=1467
You'll see highlights such as the Native Plant Nursery and the Catalina Fox Habitat on Middle Ranch on the coach tours. Higher cost cruise line coach tours are a bit longer, and might include getting around in a retro 50's restored bus.
Price: Adults expect to pay from $46 to $80 for 2 to 3.5 hour inland island tours.
Booking Advice: These tours through the cruise lines are rated as easy. If you'd like to combine a glass bottom boat ride and an inland coach tour, you may want to consider excursions offered by online 3rd party vendors such as http://www.catalinatours.net/?event=offer.detail&offerId=1720
These are shore dive which take place from Casino Point's Avalon Park. This is California's first underwater dive park.
Price: Adults expect to pay around $90 for a 2.5 hour adventure through the cruise lines.
Booking Advice: Unless you are not experienced as a diver, or are not comfortable, you can find guided dives for better prices through 3rd party online vendors such as http://catalinadiveshop.com/scuba-diving.html