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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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Excellent way to maximize your time and see the wild, unspoiled side of the island outside of Avalon

Our tour started at 9:30a.m. and lasted for 4.25 hours exactly as stated. Our guide was Bear and he had a wealth of knowledge about the island, both its culture, history and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Our tour started at 9:30a.m. and lasted for 4.25 hours exactly as stated. Our guide was Bear and he had a wealth of knowledge about the island, both its culture, history and nature, as well as a great sense of humor. We visited: Blackjack campground El Rancho Escandido Little Harbor (Shark Harbor) Cottonwood Beach Ben Weston Beach Thompson Reservoir Eagle... More 

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Pasadena, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We booked the tour because we saw the Hummer and thought it would be fun! However, the Hummer broke down and we were taken up in a truck. Our first thought was one of disappointment. However, it did not deter from a great time and great experience. We saw Bison, a red tailed Fox, birds, and many natural plants indigenous... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

By far, the bet part of our trip! The views are spectacular! Our guide, Charles, was extremely knowledge about the history of Catalina and included extra facts and interesting points. Although this tour was long, 4.25 hours, the time flew by with extreme off-road experience. Well worth the time and price!

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Alliston, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 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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