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The Original Ghost Tours of Catalina

417 Crescent Avenue, PO Box 1845, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
310-502-6131
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Ranked #27 of 50 activities in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: A day or evening ghostly walking tour which will guide you through haunted Avalon; over the very burial ground the village was built upon. You will... more » Owner description: A day or evening ghostly walking tour which will guide you through haunted Avalon; over the very burial ground the village was built upon. You will drop in on a variety of historic locations which are sure to raise the hair on your neck with their paranormal activity. You will become entwined with the unsolved mysteries, scandalous tales, ghostly sightings, types of ghosts and why they continue to haunt Avalon. Cameras are encouraged. Nothing is made up. It is historic, educational and crazy wild when we have an encounter. The tours last just over an hour and are “G Rated for Ghostly” and are great for families as well as for the serious paranormal investigator or amateur ghost hunter. Tours meet near the Casino and come back into town with some stairs involved. The tour ends at the opposite side of town at the most actively haunted site in town. « less
Useful Information: Stairs / elevator, Activities for older children
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

My friend loves ghost stories, so for $15 our group of four went on this fast walk around Avalon listening to stories of murder, fame and history. While some of the stories are spewed as fact (native american bodies being dug up after digging for old pipes with absolutely no media coverage???) have not been vetted, it was fun to... More

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Beaumont, Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

The tour was a blast! Our your guide, Lili, was very informative and fun. She gave us a little island history along the way as well. However, I do recommend that you bundle up as it is very cold at night this time of year. Looking forward to booking another tour the next time we are in town!

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TRACY
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We thought it was going to be scary and haunted, but it was just a walk and listening about old trails of the island.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Our guide was great! She was very insightful and very knowledgeable, answering our random questions thoughouly. She was mindful not to give gory murder details with the small children around, but let us adults know them later if we asked. She was nice and very well spoken! My husband and I enjoyed ourselves immensely and cannot say enough good things... More

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Cathedral City, California, United States
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10 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We took the tour as part of a package. My wife and I have never done a ghost tour and thought it would be fun to see what it was all about. We met Lili; our guide at 8:30 PM in front of the Casino and were asked to wear a glow necklace to identify those in the group. Lili... More

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san diego
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Our guide was was very nice and patient with all the questions. I think ghost walks are more entertaining when the guides dress up in period costume (victorian would likely be appropriate for Catalina) and have a flair for the dramatic. It was odd to be heckled while on the tour and even the local policeman made a joke about... More

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San Diego, California
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

The island lore is a big attraction to me, so I thought this tour was great! I was fascinated by stories and the evening walk was pleasant. Constance was our tour guide and I liked her.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

had a great time on this tour - lots of fun information and a nice little history of Catalina. We didn't realize how many of the hotels were haunted there!

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Lake Forest, California
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3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013 via mobile

Full of information, as an adult...I wasn't thrilled by this tour but it filled in some time for the 1st night we were there & none of the stories scared our daughter. I did notice how many around us mocked the tour & the guide didn't always pause when loud golf carts were going by so we didn't hear everything.... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Something different to do at night in Avalon. Tour started at 8 pm, and lasted about an hour. I don't believe in ghost, but still... Love that the tour included the rich history of the Island and we were given resources to verify stories online. Took my first pictures of orbs - those are fascinating. Overall, a fun little nightime... More

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