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Posted by Jason on April 05, 2004 at 23:56:28:

In Reply to: Re: What happened to a reasonable trip to Catalina? posted by Elaine on April 04, 2004 at 17:23:48:

I just did Casino Point a few month ago and got different figures from yours. Since I was with a group, it was cheaper, but this was my breakdown:
I don't know what the baggage handling service was, we didn't use them, but we spent $3 per taxi, per ride.
Air fills were $5, not $6.
The locker was 75 cents, not "a couple of bucks."
I don't know where the shower was, but the bathroom was free, and not that far from the park- maybe a quarter of the way around the Casino.
Also, which boats have places to warm up? If you're thinking of the bunks or whatever, you can do the same thing at the bathroom at Casino Point.
Yeah, food was a little pricey, but you can always bring some of your own.
I think you could do a day at Casino Point and reasonably spend about $70.
So it's a little cheaper then the average boat trip around here.

I have to say, I think the boats are expensive, too. Compared to a place like Southern Florida, where $60-$70 seems to be the tops... I remember doing dives in Key West 2 years ago, renting gear, coming to just $60 per trip. What a bargain! I realize there it is easier on them, since the destinations are usually closer, and the boats here have to travel so much farther to reach the popular destinations.

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