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Great side trip for something different to do in LA. The boat ride from Long Beach is about 70 minutes so sit back and relax with a drink and some snacks. We rented a golf cart at the terminal for 2 hours ($80) and got a third hour for free. Drove around the island, stopped for lunch on the beach and got the cart back just in time. Walked around the village with lots of shops to buy souvenirs and reasonably priced T-shirts. Lots more to do like zip lining, renting kayaks, glass bottom boat ride, submarine ride and hosted tours. Could have spent more time there and we'll probably go back if we are ever in the area again.
It was great experience, I think nobody should miss a visit to Catalina Islands. It was very convenient as bus picked us up outside the hotel and dropped us back there. My husband and I loved it.
Lovely spot and would have liked to spend more time there. Ferry trip over and back was great and we saw dolphins on the way over. I want to go back as there was much we did not get a chance to see!
As with all previous bookings with this company, it was very enjoyable experience from the pick up driver to the tour to the return journey. Knowlegeable people, friendly staff and an excellent choice of tours.
Look forward to my next booking.
Thanks to everyone
This trip was one of the best of our stay in California. Catalina is absolutely beautiful. We did snorkelling and kayaking while we were there. The shops are gorgeous also. The boat trip out is delightful and takes an hour. We came across a huge pod of dophins on the way so the cat stopped for everyone to take pictures. Fabulous place to visit. If we went again though we would find our own way to Newport Beach and get the cat out to the island and either spend a long day there or over night. Do not plan to do any activity that is long as you do not get much time on the island at all. Unfortunately the time we were able to spend on Catalina was only 3.25 hours which was no where near long enough. The boat dropped us at 11am and we had to be back at the dock at 3.15pm. The trip to the boat at Long Beach only took 45 minutes from Anaheim but going back to Anaheim was a 2 hour trip as the driver had to go to Huntington Beach to pick up a couple. I personally would not do this tour again as the time on Catalina is far too short and returning to Anaheim is far too long.
We had a wonderful time at Catalina such a beautiful island would have liked to have stayed a bit longer next time would stay for a few days .
great day!after such a busy week in LA it was nice to go to catalina Island and relax and do some shopping and just enjoy the day.we were entertained by 3 young girls selling home made lemonade "best on the island" and they were right it was.
This tour was nothing short of amazing. There is so much to do on Catalina Island. The only problem is, the day trip does not give you enough time to do more than one or two short tours before you have to be back to catch the ferry. You really need to stay the night or the tour needs to extend the hours of departure, other than that, the tour was excellent and the Avalon scenic drive was terrific and our tour guide was very entertaining
Wonderful--2 additional hours on Island would have made the trip more than wonderful. Not enough time to eat, tour island and do at least 1 more event prior to having to be back at ferry. Did not have time to visit shops. However, the staff were very friendly and the Island itself was nice. In spite of a need for the trip to be expanded at least 1.5 - 2 hours, I would highly recommend it and using Viator. I plan to use Viator for all of my tours from here on out whenever, I am travelling.
In general, a great way to spend a day outdoors, catalina island is simply beautiful . Next time , we will stay a few days to get to know all the island .
Well worth doing, although not much time spent on the island, only around 4 hours. Beautiful and quirky place, nice if you want to get away from the city.