Wide Panorama View of Avalon
Panorama of Two Harbors from the South
Boats to Catalina:
1) Catalina Express leaves from San Pedro, Long Beach & Dana Point
2) Catalina Flyer leaves from Newport Beach
3) RedRocket has a small fast boat to take you from Marina del Rey to Catalina or pick you up anywhere and take you anywhere.
Helicopters to Catalina: Island Express leaves from Long Beach, San Pedro or Santa Ana.
Santa Catalina Island, often called Catalina Island or Catalina, is a rocky island 22 miles long and 8 miles across, located about 22 miles south-southwest of San Pedro, CA.
The Catalina Island Casino is a two million dollar "Palace of Pleasure", with a mammoth motion picture theater, ballroom and museum.
Glass bottom boats tour the reefs and shipwrecks of the area, and scuba diving and snorkeling are popular in the clear water. Lover's Cove, to the east of town, and Descanso Beach, to the west of the Casino, are popular places to dive. The area is famous for the schools of flyingfish and the bright orange Garibaldi which teem in local waters. Bus tours are available to almost everywhere, even the interior and to Two Harbors, on the other end of the island.
You can rent bicycles or golf carts in Avalon & 2 Harbors for use around Avalon & 2 Harbors only (or get a permit for the interior), or rent a kayak/boat.
Catalina has a 9-hole Golf Course, miniature golf, an Arcade, all kinds of Tours, Museums, Nature Centers, a Glass-Bottom Boat, and swimming, scuba, sailing, etc. Some activities are at Avalon, others at 2 Harbors.
Surfing is rarely allowed, hiking and bicycling to the interior are by permit only.
The Santa Catalina Island Company has campgrounds at Two Harbors, Parson's Landing, Black Jack, Little Harbor, and Hermit Gulch inland from Avalon, which require a reservation and permit. Detailed info can be found at VisitCatalinaIsland.com & Catalina Chamber
Flying Fish Boating ExperienceFlying Fish Voyage
Yes, Catalina’s flying fish really do fly. You have to see it to believe it. Go on an evening cruise on the Blanche W. as spotlights shine on these flying fish in the air. This is a trip you'll never forget. Only available in the summer.
Glass bottom BoatsWet Spot Rentals
Rent a Glass Bottom Kayak from Wet Spot Rentals for a self-guided tour through Lovers' Cove Marine Preserve. A short, easy paddle from their booth near the Avalon Boat Landing, soon you'll be over amazing kelp forests and garibaldi.
Catalina Adventure Tours #1 Cabrillo Mole, Avalon
Yellow submarine. Glassbottom boat. Call 877-510-2888
Glass Bottom Boat Tour - Board a glass bottom boat and venture over to Lover’s Cove Marine Preserve, where colorful fish and marine plants thrive among kelp forests. Advance reservations. Call 310-510-2000 ext.1246
GHOST TOURS OF CATALINA
Experience a “ghostly” walking tour through haunted Avalon over the very burial grounds the village was built upon. Become entwined with the unsolved mysteries, scandalous tales, ghostly sightings and why they continue to haunt Avalon. Evening & Day. Call 310-502-6131
October Catalina JazzTrax Festival
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