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Address: 1 Island Plaza, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: 310-510-8687
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Description: Experience Santa Catalina Island’s “outback” in a comfortable, open air...
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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EXPLORE THE ISLAND.... TOTALLY WORTH IT

This tour really lets you see what the island is all about. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable. The views of the canyons were absolutely breathtaking. You will learn of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
Catherine K
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Alliston, Canada
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Alliston, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This tour really lets you see what the island is all about. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable. The views of the canyons were absolutely breathtaking. You will learn of the island history, plants and animals. We saw a heard of "Bison" and a couple of eagles. See what this island is really all about.

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Columbus, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

What a FANTASTIC experience! Saw buffalo, bird life, amazing views, and Bear was a phenomenal guide! So knowledgeable, personable, and professional!! Worth every penny for all you get to see!! Airport in the Sky is amazing and the buffalo tacos and cookies were delish!! Very family friendly!

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Victorville, California, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Our 4 hour tour flew by and was most informative. Stephen did a great job tell us about the island's history and about the local animals, flora and fauna. We saw Bison that walked so close to our jeep, we could have almost reached out and touch him! Highly recommend and strongly encourage you to wear pants and bring a... More 

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San Diego, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Cindy was an excellent tour guide- she sang jazz standards, told jokes, and gave a great tour of Santa Catalina. The tour included the Conservancy, beaches, history, airport, wildflowers and more!

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Laurel, Maryland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We took the Catalina Express over from Long Beach on 6:15am ferry on a Monday morning and had the waterfront to ourselves as shops and restaurants were getting ready to open. Walked along waterfront to the Casino, which is a gathering place and theater. Beautiful to see the orange fish in the clear waters. Ventured back to green pier and... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We took the Cape Canyon tour as our first day to see Catalina. Great choice, as it prepared us to make good choices with follow-on activities. Bear was our guide - a tall, huge, warm being with a wonderful manner for giving a tour. When we saw him later from our hotel balcony we yelled hello and cheered. The tour... More 

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Culver City, California
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225 reviews 225 reviews
27 attraction reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

The Cape Canyon expedition takes in about 2/3 of the island's back country - and overlaps many of the smaller tours - so I highly recommend this tour as it is very comprehensive. My tour departed at 9:00 AM - and returned 4 hours and 15 minutes later ---- stopping at the Airport in the Sky so we could grab... More 

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Parkville, Missouri
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This is an excellent way to see the island. Our driver/guide, Cindy was knowledgeable and fun, and it was apparent she did her research. A jazz singer too, she treated us to a lovely song. The open-air Hummer was a perfect way to enjoy the scenic views. Cindy was a careful and capable driver and gave us a thriling experience... More 

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Apple Valley, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Went on the 4 hours overland Cape Canyon Expedition hummer outback tour. Loved the whole thing. Cindy made it a fun trip. We did see multiple Bison and with her oration it was a most memorable day trip.

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Los Angeles, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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