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Carnival Cruise Lines

Baja Mexico on the Holiday

Shore Excursions

Brief description and prices of Baja Mexico shore excursions offered aboard Carnival Cruise Lines' Holiday. Information is deemed accurate but not guaranteed and is current as of February 1997.


Lover's Cove Snorkel Tour ($35 per person, 2 1/2 hrs total with 40 minutes snorkel time, 9:30am) Snorkel tour. Mask, fins, snorkel and wetsuit included. You'll receive a certificate of participation. You must fill out a medical form which is available from the cruise staff or the information desk on board. When the tour is completed, the gear may be used for the rest of the afternoon. Children must be 8 years or older and under 18 years must have parent's consent..

Avalon Scuba Adventure ($81 per person, 2 1/2 hrs total with a 40 minute dive, 8:15am & 9:45am departures) Certified Divers only. 60 ft dive in the4 Avalon Underwater Park, the first underwater dive park established in the state of California. Mask, footies, snorkel, fins, tank, weight belt, wet suit, buoyancy compensator vest and regulator are included. Another medical form required.

Casino Tour ($9 per adult, $5.25 for children, 40 minures, 11am, 12 noon, 1pm, 2pm departures) Guided tour of the famous Catalina Casino and Avalon Theater and Ballroom. Catalina Island History Museum admission is included.

Inside Adventure Tour ($17 per adult, $10 for children, 2 hrs, 8:45am, 10:45am, 12:45pm, 2:45pm departures) Bus tour into the interior of the island. Lots of "wild life". A stop for food and beverage and restrooms at the unique airport.

Glassbottom Boat Tour ($9 per adult, $5.25 for children,, 40 minutes, 9:15am, 10:00am, 10:45am, 11:30am, 12:15pm, 1:00pm, 1:45pm, 2:30pm, 3:15pm, 3:30pm departures) Typical Glassbottom boat excursion. Departs from Green Pier.

Catalina Kayak Expedition ($42 per person, 2 1/2 hrs total with 1 1/4 hrs paddling, 9:30am & 12:30pm departures) 2 person sit-on-top kayaks with qualified instructors/guides. Starts at Descanso Beach to Frog Rock, where you will stop to stretch your legs, take a quick dip and enjoy an "energy" snack before the paddle back to Descanso Beach. Surf shoes or sandals provided if you don't have them. You'll get wet so wear bathing suit, shorts or bring a change of clothes. Winter Paddle wear, life vests, snack & bottled water provided.

Avalon By Foot ($16 per adult, $9 for children, 1 1/2 hrs, 9:15am) Walking tour with frequent stops. Departs from Mole Pier.

City Tour/Botanical Gardens $14 per adult, $8.50 for children, 1 3/4 hrs, 9:00am, 10:45am, 12:30pm, 2:15pm departures) Bus tour to the Botanical Gardens, former Wrigley (of chewing gum fame) home. Ends with narrated tour through Avalon. Tour meets on the Mole Pier.

Undersea Tour ($20.50 per adult, $14.00 for children, 40 minutes, 9:30am, 10:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm departures) Sort of a semi-sub boat tour. Meets on Green Pleasure Pier.

Land & Sea Adventure Tour ($58 per adult, $50.00 for children, 4 hours, 9:00am departure) Explore the interior by bus and then the coast aboard a 34 ft jet, turbo charged power ocean raft. Not recommended for children under 5, pregnant women, or those with back problems.


Domecq Winery of Calafia Valley ($30 per person, 3 1/2 hrs, 9:00am departure) 45 minute bus ride to the winery, tour of winery, wine-tasting and sales pitch and then a tour of the shopping district of Ensenada.

Scenic Gold Coast Tour ($22 per person, 3 1/2 hrs, 9:00am departure) 60 minute bus ride north to a resort where you will have a "beverage" and explore the resort and its Mayan garden complete with statues and a pyramid. Bus ride back goes a different route and end up in the shopping district.

Baja Bandidos Horseback Trail Ride ($42 per person, 3 hrs, 8:30am or Noon) Bus to someplace to get the horses. 2 hour ride along San Miguel Beach, Bay of Ensenada and the Gold Coast to a Pai Pai Indian village where you can purchase refreshments including local Indian cuisine. Tour bus takes you back to the ship.

La Bufadora Adventure Tour ($22 per person, 4 hrs, 9:00am) Bus tour south to Punta Banda area and La Bufadora "Blow Hole", then a winery tour and wine tasting and then to the main shopping district.

City & Shopping Tour ($16 per person, 2 1/2 hrs, 1:00pm departure) Ensenada city tour, a free Margarita and a "guided" tour through the shopping district.

Blow Hole Tour ($16 per person, 2 1/2 hrs, 1:00pm) La Bufadora tour without the winery.

Golf & Tennis in Ensenada Consult the Information Desk on Main Deck.


One Way Transfer to Los Angeles Airport $13.50 per person. Tickets available at the Pursers/Information Desk on Main Deck.

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