Tours to Consider

Conservancy Eco-tour. 125 Claressa Avenue (310 510-2592). Catalina Island is 26 mikes long and 8 miles wide filled with diverse terrain and wildlife. It is too large to explore on foot so the Eco-Tour is a wonderful way to see it. Everyone rides in an open jeep and the driver takes you off road into the interior to see the natural countryside and to explain how the Conservancy is preserving it. This is a great tour. Check with the Conservancy office.

Catalina Segway Tours. 333 Tremont Street 310 510-9665. an easy and fun way to explore the city of Avalon is on a Segway device.

Ghost tours of Catalina. 310 510-6131. 1 hours walking tour brings you the history of Avalon and a glimpse into areas where the spirits are restless.

zip line

Zip lining

Catalina Zip Line Eco Tour: Descano Canyon. (800) 626-1496. A Zip Line is a high cable designed to enable users to propel by gravity from the top to the bottom of an incline using a safety harness and pulley suspended on the cable. The Catalina Zip Line costs $92.00 per person (including taxes ands fees) and begins with a shuttle to the highest of six levels at the top of Decanso Canyon. At the end of each level are signs describing the island flora, fauna and history.

Undersea gardens tour. Green Pier (800 626-7489). Take this in either the old glass bottom boats or in the submarine which looks like a sub but isn’t a sub at all – just a fancier glass bottom boat. You will be looking at the gardens in Lover’s Cove where people snorkel. There are day tours and night tours. We like them both.

Flying Fish Boat Trip. Green Pleasure Pier (800 626-1496). At night, you go out in a 1924 64 foot wooden boat equipped with a searchlight. When they turn on the light, the fish fly out of the water. It is something to see and as famous as the glass bottom boats.

Dolphin Quest Tour. Green Pleasure Pier (800 626-1496). One hour tour in a rigid inflatable boat travels beyond the bay to search for dolphin to photograph.

The Catalina Island Company is the leader in tour offerings. Here is a link to their website:

Catalina Transportation Company Private Tours

Catalina Transportation can arrange private customized tours of the interior of the island by taxi for $125.00 per hour. Keep in mind that the trip from Avalon to Airport in the Sky is around 40 minutes each way so the time can add up. But if you want a more personalized interior tour you might consider it. (310) 520-0025

Avalon Taxis

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