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Experience the thrill of soaring 600 feet above sea level, across multiple high-speed ziplines on this incredible Catalina Island zipline eco-tour. After a safety briefing and equipment fitting, cruise along 1,100 lineal feet of line (335 meters)—close to three-quarters of a mile—and fly some 300 feet (91 meters) above scenic canyon floors. Daredevils and thrill-seekers will love reaching speeds of 40 miles per hour as they take flight on this epic adventure.
Try a taste of Catalina Island on this 3-hour culinary walking tour. Led by a local guide, you’ll travel along the iconic waterfront architecture, passing the famous Casino Building, and learn about the cultural and culinary history as you go. You’ll stop at six local hotspots to sample fresh seafood, sweets and other traditional Catalina foods. This small-group tour is limited to 16 people for a more intimate experience.
Experience Catalina Island’s rugged outback on a 2-hour tour in an eco-friendly 4-wheel drive vehicle. Access the remote island interior as your expert driver-guide takes you off-road into Cape Canyon and along Sheep Chute Road. Keep an eye out for the resident herd of American bison, and learn about other local wildlife from your knowledgeable guide.
Travel up above the town of Avalon to an elevation of 1,500 feet (457 meters) on this tour of the southeast end of Catalina Island. Aboard an open-air biofuel H1 Hummer, you'll get bird's-eye views of the island and Pacific Ocean on this exploration through 5 miles (8 km) of rugged terrain. Admire the coast and canyons, and journey along a eucalyptus-lined road to return to Avalon.
Discover the underwater world of Catalina Island during a 45-minute ride on a semi-submarine. The semi-sub allows you to view the marine life of Avalon Bay as you dive six feet (two meters) below the surface at Lovers' Cove. Stay dry as you get a close look at fish feeding around the submarine, then take in views of the island from your vessel's top deck during the return journey to Avalon.
See the sights of Avalon on a quick tour that takes you along the waterfront, up the hillsides, and through the center of town. The quick, nonstop journey provides views and allows you to get oriented with Avalon and its attractions so you can better enjoy your time on Catalina Island. Learn about the island's history and heritage from a guide as you travel the loop.
Travel ten miles into the protected wilderness of Catalina Island along the scenic Skyline Drive in a classic 1950s Flxible Bus. Enjoy sweeping views of the canyons, coves and ocean, and perhaps spot the island's resident herd of American buffalo. Visit Airport in the Sky, located at 1,600 feet (488 meters) above sea level, and have time to visit the Catalina Island Conservancy's Nature Center before returning to Avalon.
Challenge yourself on the rope ladders, balance beams, and ziplines at the Catalina Aerial Adventure park. Suspended in a eucalyptus grove on Catalina Island, this aerial obstacle course is a convenient adventure destination and is easy to fit into your busy vacation schedule. Plus, it has three different difficulty levels to choose from, ensuring there is something to challenge everyone from kids to athletes.
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 film is shown highlighting the history of this iconic building and its Hollywood connection. This tour requires uphill walking inside the casino.
"A Truly Amazing Race"!! The Fantastic Catalina Race is a unique hybrid of a sightseeing tour and interactive mystery novel around Avalon. Our races are unlike anything you've ever done before, and we offer an experience you will never forget. Great for the whole family! Great for Groups!
Go back to the days when bands were big and movies were just starting to talk with a guided tour of the Catalina Island Casino. Dating back to 1929, the casino symbolizes the glamorous era of Santa Catalina Island and is home to art deco murals. Watch a brief film about the building's history and connection to Hollywood and see the 1920s pipe organ inside the Avalon Theatre, which still shows movies on its large screen.
Transform your Catalina Island getaway into a scavenger hunt adventure with a self-guided tour that takes you from hidden sites to Avalon’s glamorous waterside casino. Follow a trail of smart phone clues through the city as you explore with a group of 2–5 people, solve island-themed puzzles and complete a series of exciting challenges while learning local history. Trace the 2-mile route on foot, bicycle or golf cart, and take on the 3-hour island adventure at your own pace, with stops for eating, drinking and sightseeing.
Explore the pristine interior of Catalina Island on a 2.5-hour tour in a rugged open-air vehicle. From your seat in the high truck bed, get great views of the coast, canyons, isolated coves and beaches, and valleys where wild bison roam freely as your guide provides commentary about the native plants, animals, and landscape of Catalina Island. Keep your camera handy for sightings of wild boar, bison, Channel Island fox, and bald eagles during this backcountry tour.
Join a Catalina local for a pre-dinner bar hop around the island. Pop into several local establishments to sample shots, specialty drinks, and award-winning appetizers—all while making new friends. Glean insider tips from your guide, like which bars serve the best drinks and which bathrooms to avoid. Gratuities are included.
Explore Catalina Island on a smartphone-led scavenger hunt for a team of up to 12 people. In addition to providing educational information and trivia, the scavenger hunt’s itinerary takes you to the most popular destinations on the island, including stops for food and drinks (own expense). The self-guided tour allows you to set the departure time and explore at your own pace.
For those who want to explore Catalina Island's town of Avalon at their own pace, this downloadable app is a great option. Download at your leisure and walk around the town; the commentary will play automatically as you hit each local highlight. The tour will answer all of your questions and provide you with hidden facts and figures about this exclusive island and town.