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The Original Ghost Tours of Catalina

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Address: 417 Crescent Avenue, PO Box 1845, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: 310-502-6131
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Description: A day or evening ghostly walking tour which will guide you through haunted...
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.
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I enjoyed the tour. Mason, the guide, is a walking encyclopedia of the history of Catalina. I found it very interesting. It wasn't really scary but it was lot's of fun, and I'd do... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
Lisa G
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Littlerock, California
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Littlerock, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I enjoyed the tour. Mason, the guide, is a walking encyclopedia of the history of Catalina. I found it very interesting. It wasn't really scary but it was lot's of fun, and I'd do it again.

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Patrick A, Owner at The Original Ghost Tours of Catalina, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Ghost Tour of Catalina. We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your input. Mason really is an amazing tour guide and we've been so lucky to have him on-board. Mason will be spending some time later this year at Youth With a Mission in Scotland, and we... More 

NJ
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69 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

If you have some pre-teens this is a good option. Who among them, doesn't like to be nicely scared? They probably won't come away with nightmares though they might be wary of bathrooms for a while since that is where many of the apparitions seem to hang out. It's good to be reminded of all the dead native americans that... More 

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Patrick A, Owner at The Original Ghost Tours of Catalina, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Ghost Tour of Catalina. We truly appreciate you taking the time to share your input. Glad to hear the "pre-teens" are enjoying the Ghost Tour and also happy to hear that you recommend this tour for families with pre-teens. We are a family owned and operated company that focuses... More 

Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Ive done the ghost tour twice, I haven't seen anything but I still enjoyed the tour very much! The guide was super friendly and I loved learning new stuff about the island. The group on the tour has been small both times but everybody was super friendly. You also get glow stick necklaces which is a plus for kids. Its... More 

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Patrick A, Owner at The Original Ghost Tours of Catalina, responded to this review

Wow how cool. So awesome to hear that you went on our tour not once but twice. We truly appreciate hearing positive reviews from great folks such as yourself. We pride ourselves in being extremely friendly and wish to be positive tour guides during your stay on Catalina Island. Please feel free to come back again for a 3rd Ghost... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Mason, our tour guide, went above and beyond to be super friendly. He gave us all sorts of extra information about living on Catalina along with the amazing ghostly stories. This was such a fun way to hear some of the island's history.

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Patrick A, Owner at The Original Ghost Tours of Catalina, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your review. Mason truly is an amazing tour guide and is always very friendly to our guests. Our tour guides our younger folks who are interested in sharing the history of Catalina Island and all the neat side tangents that could be associated. Catalina Island is an amazing place to live with many odd social and... More 

Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Patrick A, Owner at The Original Ghost Tours of Catalina, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We apologize that we had to cancel the tour that evening. Our tours run 7 days a week all year long. Very, very occasionally we have to cancel a tour. We are an extremely small family owned and operated tour company on Catalina Island and we try our best to offer a unique experience. We would never keep... More 

Los Angeles, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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Patrick A, Owner at The Original Ghost Tours of Catalina, responded to this review

Glad you could join us for the Original Catalina Ghost Tour. It's always awesome to visit the island during the off season months, because you can have a much more interactive and personal experience. The rates on hotels are good and the lines at the restaurants are all gone. Thanks for joining us we truly appreciate it and would love... More 

Lake Elsinore, California, United States
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Patrick A, Owner at The Original Ghost Tours of Catalina, responded to this review

Hi Rhonda. I truly apologize that you did not have an awesome experience with us and most folks do. We are a very small family owned and operated company on the little island of Catalina and we try our best to give all of our guests the best experience possible. I can also assure you that the owner (ME) never... More 

1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

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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Patrick A, Owner at The Original Ghost Tours of Catalina, responded to this review

I would like to apologize on behalf of our company Tour Catalina that operates the Original Ghost Tours of Catalina. We are a small family owned tour company on Catalina; I work alongside my brother and we strive to give our guests an incredible experience. In 2014 the booking company we were using was constantly having problems with refunds that... More 

California, United States
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Patrick A, Owner at The Original Ghost Tours of Catalina, responded to this review

We sincerely apologize on behalf of the Ghost Tours of Catalina for your experience. Being on an island it is often extremely difficult to find staff to support many of the businesses, and you will often see a local person working multiple jobs on the island. Sadly I admit that the island life and style can often affect some employees.... More 

Anaheim, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Patrick A, Owner at The Original Ghost Tours of Catalina, responded to this review

Thank you for providing us with a review of the Original Ghost Tours of Catalina. Our tour guide Constance does an awesome job of making our guests feel welcomed and excited to be apart of the tour. If a light went out on your tour, you're a lucky guest because that is one of the many paranormal activity that we... More 

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Address: Address: 417 Crescent Avenue, PO Box 1845, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: 310-502-6131
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon

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