Catalina island also known as Santa Catalina is one of California’s Channel Islands. It lies southwest of Los Angeles and is known for its wildlife, dive sites and Mount Orizaba, it’s highest peak. The resort town lies to the north and has two harbors. To the south, in the city of Avalon, palm trees and cabanas line Descanso Beach. Avalon’s circular, art deco Catalina Casino is a cultural center with a movie theater, ballroom and museum.
Tourists can take part in several sightseeing tours to experience the beauty of Catalina island- the food, scenery, marine life, aerial views and the culture. Walking tours around the city give tourists an opportunity to encounter the sight,sound and stories behind well known historic landmarks. Enjoy Catalina’s scenic marine features whether below the surface, in submarines or above the surface in regular or high speed boats by taking part in sailing tours. This also gives you the opportunity to see the famous flying fish. Sample specialty shots and cocktails during food tours and experience Catalina’s history and culture through food.
Other outdoor activities include descending Catalina Island’s Descanso canyon by ziplining, going on an exciting expedition through favorite grazing grounds of Catalina’s famous bison, traveling 1500 feet above sea level to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the romantic Catalina island and the ocean beyond and so much more. Shore excursions give tourists the opportunity to take part in the famous “fantastic Catalina race”, an interactive scavenger hunt with mysteries, puzzles and goodies. Tripindicator provides a comprehensive guide with only the best of the best, gotten through customer review and feedback, allowing our customers to save both time and money.
Descend Catalina Island's Descanso Canyon by zip line, dropping from 600 feet above sea level, including one run that is 1,100-lineal feet long. You will travel close to three-quarters of a mile over five consecutive zip lines. See the world at heights of 300 feet above the canyon floor and at speeds pushing 40...Read more
Come aboard Catalina Island's newest semi-submarine, the SS Nautilus, and enjoy a deep sea adventure 1,000 leagues beyond your imagination. The main attraction of this unique vessel allows six feet underwater viewing while staying dry so eager seafarers can get up close and face-to-face with schools of fish anticipating treats fired away from...Read more
Catalina Island’s original custom guided golf cart tour! Explore Avalon through the eyes of a local. With us you will learn about the history of the Island and the lifestyle of its residents. Custom tours of 2 hours will entertain and educate you! Reserve your tour time in advance, limited times and space are offered each day. SOLD OUT- NEED...Read more
Climb in to a unique, open-air, biofuel H1 Hummer for an unforgettable trip to the summit above Avalon. Traveling to 1,500 feet above sea level, you’ll enjoy a birds-eye view of romantic Santa Catalina Island and the ocean beyond. The open-air Extreme Hummer Tour travels five miles up rugged interior terrain, where you will experience...Read more
Head out for an exciting expedition through favorite grazing grounds of Catalina's world famous bison, which are descendants of a small herd that was left on the island by a movie crew in the 1920's. This Tour also passes through Middle Ranch and up Cape Canyon to a scenic overlook on Black Jack...Read more
Come face-to-face with Catalina's abundant marine life on this 45-minute underwater excursion. Cruise five feet below the surface in a spacious, climate-controlled cabin with a live guide suggesting salient points of interest. Every passenger has their own seat and port hole but you are also free to roam around the cabin for other...Read more
People are taking to the trees on Catalina Aerial Adventure, a unique and challenging outdoor experience at Descanso, SoCal’s favorite island entertainment and adventure destination. Catalina Aerial Adventure is just a short stroll from Descanso Beach Club, but you’ll feel like you’re deep in the woods, as you climb, swing and crawl through...Read more
This exciting, narrated journey along the scenic Skyline Drive takes you ten miles into Santa Catalina Island’s protected wilderness area. Cruise along Catalina's ridge tops where you will view spectacular vistas, deep canyons, quiet coves, and an endless blue...Read more
Trek to the unspoiled interior of Catalina Island in an open-air vehicle for breathtaking and panoramic views of the coast, the canyons, and even the formidable bison. This 2.5-hour outback journey departs conveniently from the boat landing and takes visitors on a sightseeing adventure to the rugged interior. Isolated coves, pristine beaches, and...Read more
We've been taking curious Catalina visitors on journeys of discovery into Lover's Cove Marine Preserve for nearly a century. While the vessels have evolved over the years, the unique experience of being drawn in to an undersea wonderland remains the same. Meet your captain at Float B on the Green Pleasure Pier that extends into Avalon Harbor,...Read more
You have found the most unique experience for your trip to Catalina Island! Surprise the one you love on the island of romance. Romance package: Romantic - private - beach front or hillside - let us plan that perfect moment for you, a gourmet picnic with a view! Up to two hour package includes: - An expert to plan every detail -Curbside...Read more
Rediscover the enchantment of Avalon on this delightful nonstop 50 minute journey along the beachfront, up the hillsides, and through the heart of this friendly and historic town. This tour always receives the highest ratings for customer satisfaction in our visitor surveys. You’ll see picture-perfect views and colorful local attractions as...Read more
Meet your captain at Gate A on the Green Pleasure Pier that extends into Avalon Harbor, directly offshore from Catalina Avenue. From there you’ll take a ride on the Ribcraft, a high-speed boat used by Navy SEALs. Witness wildlife at high speeds while listening to your tour guide on this fun ocean...Read more
Take a trip down memory lane to the days when bands were big and movies were just beginning to talk. The Catalina Casino epitomizes everything glamorous about Santa Catalina Island. You'll see the extraordinary Art Deco murals and a classic 1929 pipe organ inside the Avalon Theatre, which still shows nightly movies on its massive screen. A short...Read more
Take a self-guided GPS audio tour through the streets of Avalon with me. My name is Matthew and I am one of the 4000 residents of Avalon. Being a local I get asked a lot of questions. Do you live here full time- How expensive is it- What is that large house up on the hill- Why does everyone drive around in golf carts- How can you have a casino...Read more
Turn Catalina Island-Avalon into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure! This challenge combines the excitement of the Amazing Race with a 3-hour city walking tour. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local...Read more
Eat, drink & go touring! This private, guided golf cart tour includes picturesque vistas of Avalon in addition to visiting local hangouts and highlights. It also provides snacks and beverages for 3-4 guests enjoyed with a hilltop ocean view! A great experience for families or friends wanting to see Avalon from the local's perspective plus pamper...Read more