Since 2015 we have been Southern California’s BEST snorkeling tour! We started out doing snorkeling trips from shore in Laguna Beach and we have now upgraded to doing private boat trips to snorkel and hang out at Catalina Island! Dalton Best is the owner/operator of SoCal Snorkeling Tours. He was the main guide for the beach snorkeling in Laguna Beach and is now the captain that will be running these trips to Catalina. He is an avid free diver and spearfisherman. He is an Orange County local and has been training in the water since he was 8 years old. As a former Laguna Beach lifeguard, he has a safety-first mentality. With his background in customer service, he will always be striving to make sure you have the best experience possible. When you're with Dalton, you can be sure that your safety will always be a priority and that you will create a memorable experience!
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What We Offer
EXPERIENCED TOUR GUIDES
We know these waters very well and we take you straight to the best spots. We ensure that you have the safest and most enjoyable experience on our tours.
PHOTO & VIDEO
Upon request we can bring out a GoPro to document your adventure so you can keep the memory forever and show all your friends! We highly recommend doing this!
We provide everything you need (mask, snorkel, fins, wetsuit) at your convenience. Boogie Boards are available to float on to conserve your energy..
We will do whatever we can to make this a fun, safe, and memorable experience for you. Arrange transportation, lunch delivery, romantic surprises, or beach games for the kids.
Are you interested in extending your stay at the island? We are happy to accommodate multiday trips! Avalon has several options for Airbnbs and hotels. We will drop you off at the dock and pick you up for our outings. Think of us as your personal boat chauffeur! If you’re looking for a more rugged and adventurous stay at the island, there are also beaches with camping that are only accessible by boat that we can take you to.
Meet Your Guide
Dalton Best is the owner and operator of SoCal Snorkeling Tours. He is an avid free-diver and spear-fisherman. He is an Orange County local and has been training in the water since he was 8 years old. As a former Laguna Beach lifeguard, he not only knows the beaches, but he also has a safety-first mentality. When you're in the water with Dalton, you can be sure that you're safety will always be a priority and that you will create a memorable experience!
Frequently Asked Questions
How long is the trip?
If we want to stay at the island overnight, do you offer a 2 day trip?
What if I get sea sick?
➤ We recommend Bonine over Dramamine. It doesn’t cause drowsiness the way Dramamine does. The most effective use is to take it the night before so it is in your system, and take another the morning of.
Do we need to know how to swim?
Are children allowed?
Is there a minimum age?
➤ 3 years old
Is snorkeling gear and wetsuits provided?
Where do we meet?
➤ Dana Point Harbor.