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Address: 1 Island Plaza, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: 310-510-8687
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Experience Santa Catalina Island’s “outback” in a comfortable, open air, H1...

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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Lots to see in Cape Canyon!

A friend of mine recommended this tour and I'm glad I listened! The Hummer was actually much more comfortable than I thought it would be. The seats had good padding on them. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 21, 2015
Julie H
Huntington Beach, California, USA

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Huntington Beach, California, USA
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30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

A friend of mine recommended this tour and I'm glad I listened! The Hummer was actually much more comfortable than I thought it would be. The seats had good padding on them. We were on the middle row. If you sit on the outside seat, like I did, you will be over the tire and will have to keep your... More 

Thank Julie H
Spring Valley
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9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We took the Cape Canyon tour with Tony today. He was a wealth of knowledge and lots of fun! The views of the beaches and interior landscape were spectacular. The air was so clean after the rain Monday night, we could Saint Nicholas and San Clemente Islands and all the way out to Palos Verdes Penninsula! We had quite a... More 

Thank Rebecca W
Santa Monica, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

I went on the afternoon Cape Canyon tour (2.15pm). Kind of hot but there was a good breeze. We got lucky and saw Buffalo in three different places, even saw a herd of about 40!!!! I guess that doesn't happen to often. Off Road part was a lot of fun. Cindy Lowe was our driver and she was great!! Great... More 

Thank Ron K
New York
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 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 

1 Thank Carabiniero8
Pasadena, California
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129 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 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 

Thank ValentineRosie
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20 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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!

Thank Diane U
Alliston, Canada
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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.

Thank Catherine K
Columbus, Ohio
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 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 

1 Thank Karen Q
San Diego, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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