Sunday, December 31, 2023
Sightseeing options available on the island!
Advance reservations are strongly recommended by calling (800) 626-1496 (then press option 2)
or online at www.visitcatalinaisland.com/things-to-do
To help you plan your day on Catalina, you will be taking the 9:50am ferry from Long Beach, arriving onto the island at approximately 10:50am.
You will be departing the island on the 3:50pm ferry, with disembarkation in Long Beach scheduled for 4:50pm.
Avalon Scenic Tour: 50 Minutes
Discover the enchantment of Avalon everywhere you turn on this delightful journey along the beachfront, up the hillsides and through the heart of our friendly town.
Undersea “Semi-Submersible” Expedition: 45 Minutes
Come face-to-face with Catalina’s abundant marine life by cruising five feet under water in a spacious, climate-controlled cabin. Every passenger has their own seat and port hole plus you’re free to roam about the cabin seeking other viewpoints. You’ll see an incredible array of undersea dwellers: bright orange garibaldi, spotted calico bass, urchins, rockfish and bat rays, just to name a few. This is more than a tour; it’s an undersea adventure.
Behind the Scenes Casino Tour: 70 Minutes
A guided tour through an Art Deco masterpiece. Visit the Avalon Theatre and watch a Buster Keaton silent short featuring the theatre’s historic organ music. Continue up to the beautiful Casino Ballroom where big bands played.
Glass Bottom Boat Tour: 40 Minutes
Come discover Mother Nature’s hidden undersea world. View the colorful fish and unusual marine plants and animals while our knowledgeable tour guides identify each unique species along the way.
Zip Line Eco Tour: 2 Hours
The ultimate Catalina Island interior experience, zip down five differentzip line routes totaling 3,761 lineal feet cruising at speeds up to 45 miles an hour, reaching heights of over 300 feet. At each platform in between zips learn about the island’s history, ecology, and culture. This promises to be a thrilling and exhilarating way to experience Catalina!
Additional Activities on the Island:
Bicycle Rentals: (310) 510-0986
Tour the quaint town of Avalon from the seat of a bicycle. Hourly and half-day rentals are available. Brown’s Bike – 107 Pebble Beach Road, Avalon
Rent a Golf Cart at Catalina Island Golf Cart: 310-510-2550
Enjoy your own tour of Avalon in a golf cart. Take in the sights at your own pace. Hourly rentals available. Rental cart locations are
at 301 Crescent Avenue or 625 Crescent Avenue.
Kayaking: (310) 510-2229 or (310) 510-1226
Explore Catalina’s coast as natives did 5,000 years ago. Rentals are available by the hour and half-day and include instruction and Coast Guard approved vests. Guided kayak tours are available and feature extras such as natural history talk, landings on secluded beaches, snacks and picnic lunches. No experience necessary.
Hiking: (310) 510-2595
See Catalina’s endemic plants, wildlife and dramatic vistas. Permits for island interior are required and can be obtained at the Hermit Gulch Campground office or at the Catalina Island Conservancy.
Catalina Island Museum: (310) 510-2414
The museum’s collections are comprised of artifacts from and about Santa Catalina Island. The museum features a large and
comprehensive collection of Catalina pottery and tile which was manufactured on the island from 1927-1937. The museum has over
10,000 photographs and negatives documenting island life from the early 1880s to the present day. The museum collection also contains boat models, sport fishing items, artifacts from the island's steamships and much more. The museum is the repository for all archaeological digs on the island and has one of the largest collections of Tongva and Gabrielino artifacts in the world.
Taste of Catalina Food Tours: catalinafoodtours.com or 424-226-9443
Taste of Catalina will provide you a sneak peek into 6 different restaurants and specialty food shops as you stroll through Avalon for less than 1 mile of walking. All of these locations feature various critically acclaimed entrees, desserts or beverages for you to indulge. As you are enjoying these unique tastes our informed, spirited guides will provide insights into the food being served, the history behind the people who prepared it and the location you are visiting. You will encounter the sights, sounds and stories behind our well known historical landmarks, in addition to discovering hidden gems of our enchanted isle’s continuing saga. This pleasurable foodie experience will be the highlight of your time spent on Catalina Island!
Stroll along Avalon’s romantic pedestrian walkway and take in striking views of the harbor, quaintshops and boutiques are everywhere, ensuring you go home with a memory to last a lifetime.