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Cape Canyon Expedition

1 Island Plaza, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
310-510-8687
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Ranked #6 of 60 Activities in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Experience Santa Catalina Island’s “outback” in a comfortable, open air, H1 Hummer powered by...
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Owner description: Experience Santa Catalina Island’s “outback” in a comfortable, open air, H1 Hummer powered by biofuel. With spectacular views, wild habitats and educational displays, this is truly a unique tour.This tour ventures through scenic Middle Ranch Canyon and explores Cape Canyon in the heart of Catalina's interior. You’ll see the Middle Ranch habitats of the American Bald Eagle and Catalina Island Fox. Then it’s off to the scenic Little Harbor overlook on the windward side of the island for spectacular views. You'll travel to the Airport in the Sky, 1600 feet above sea level where you will enjoy a complimentary lunch and visit the Conservancy Nature Center’s educational displays.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Our tour guide, Bear, was exceptional. Very friendly, approachable, and accommodating. The tour itself was unforgettable - not good for those afraid of heights, however. If you go in the off season, be sure to bring a hoodie or hat, and a scarf - the wind can be bitingly cold. I wouldn't miss this tour if I were you!

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Yucaipa, California
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24 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This expedition is about the views, the interesting and challenging roads that traverse this very steep rock island, the many off road areas, the beaches on the windward side, and of course the guide is crucial. You won't see many other vehicles on this tour. This was Cesar's 2nd week on the job - but, he's educated, articulate, is a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Steven was our guide and he was continually telling stories about the island, history, animals, plants and people who have impacted Catalina. Great driver, but he did break his promise to drift the hummer around some of the corners. I was probably the only person on the tour that wanted him to do that so I was out voted. Anyway,... More 

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Brentwood, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My husband and I took this tour this past week and had a great time. Bear was out guide. He was full of information, fun jokes and stories. He is a master at picture taking and is very helpful and friendly. The ride through the back country was beautiful and we saw lots of Bison. The cookies at the airport... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This tour was a great way to see the interior of the island. Stephen was an excellent tour guide. We saw many bison, a fox, and a bald eagle! Very cool way to spend the day!

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San Francisco, California
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We had some insane wind on the day we did this tour, so much so that they said we could cancel if we wanted. But we decided to go, and we had a great time! Bear was our guide and he knew so much about the island, and was very funny. We saw amazing parts of the interior. This is... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Our tour guide was Cindy. We had so much fun on our expedition. She had us laughing in between giving us greats facts about the Island. We saw buffalo, deer, and we were able to watch the bald eagle eat. The views were beautiful!!

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Glendora, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

Cindy was our driver and guide. She was funny and informative and the views of the island were spectacular.

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Quakertown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Our family of 5 took this tour yesterday and absolutely loved every minute of it. What an extraordinary experience to see and ride through the beautiful mountains and valleys. Bear was our tour guide and his enthusiasm, humor and knowledge of Catalina and its history was beyond compare. His relaxed and soothing voice added to the remarkable experience, especailly as... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Myself,my wife and 9 year old daughter took this tour and Charles was our driver.It's must be nice to have a employee such as him who loves his job and is such a wealth of knowledge.He was very informative and very helpful for the whole tour.He gave all of us a cold bottle of water just before the tour and... More 

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