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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 #48 of 60 Activities in Avalon
Owner description: A day or evening ghostly walking tour which will guide you through haunted Avalon; over the very...
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator
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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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator

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Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

We made reservations in advance with a credit card, received a text 40 min. Before tour was to start, that it had been cancelled and we would receive a refund, it's been a week and of course we haven't received anything, I've reviewed this tour on a few sites as well as complained to the chamber of commerce of avalon.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This tour was a lot of fun - I was alone, and quickly made friends with the tour guide and the others on the tour. Everyone was having a good time, and the tour guide was approachable and informative. I will recommend this to friends! A highlight of my trip.

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Lake Elsinore, California, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I bought 2 tickets and paid by phone with my credit card, the tour guide did not show up. I have been trying for 9 days to get my money back. I left an unhappy review on the ghost tours website and received a response from someone claiming to be the owner and accused us of standing in the wrong... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Bought tickets in advance but had to cancell days in advance. This was 6-7 weeks ago and I have call their reservation number once a weeks since . I keep being asked for my info. told I'll get a call back but totally being blown off. Don't pay in advance ....bad business.

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California, United States
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Just tried to go on the ghost tour tonight and 12 others and i waited 30 minutes past the show time and no one showed! I was so excited too and it was a total bust! A couple of us tried to call and find out information but that got us no where! I am so disappointed and have higher... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I had very high expectations for this tour and it was not at all what I thought it was going to be. I was hoping that we would get to go to some places on the island which were believed to be haunted and possibly see some paranormal activity. Basically it was a history lesson about people who have passed... More 

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Stockton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I wish it was scarier but understandably the tour guide has no control over whether ghosts come out or not. I believe my tour guide was named Lili or Lily, she was very nice and informative. I liked the tour a lot. I think smaller tour groups would be better. Thankfully, the tour guides have microphones for larger groups.

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Whether you believe in 'ghosts' or not - this tour is a wonderful night experience/tour of Catalina! The guide is very fun-loving and extremely informative as a long-time local. He stopped constantly for questions and did everything he could to accomodate newcomers and make it fun.The history is fascinating and the tone gives you some chills with the stories. I... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This hour-long tour starts at the Casino in Avalon bay (not a Casino at all, but a theater) and meanders through the town, stopping in front of various historical spots. Our tour guide, Lily, was just a treasure trove of local lore and we found the experience very informative. Not spooky at all, although no doubt many historical references will... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

My 9 year daughter and myself are big history nuts. Add some ghost encounters and thats when it becomes more interesting. Lili was our tour guide and she did such a great job! She is so passionate about what she does and it really shows. She continued to talk to us during the tour. It was only supposed to be... More 

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