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Address: Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: +1 310-510-0342
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Adventure into the Backcountry of Catalina in a Jeep or Highlander SUV. See...

Adventure into the Backcountry of Catalina in a Jeep or Highlander SUV. See the magnificent views, observe the amazing wildlife. Buffalo roaming free, Catalina Island Fox, Bald Eagle and much much more. Our well trained drivers will share the history and special stories along the way. See Catalina the way it was meant to be seen. See why the Wrigley's wanted to preserve this beautiful Island.

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Golf cars, bikes for two or trolley rides. Catalina offers interesting options. Just remember that it is an island and you gotta pick the transportation that works for you. There... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 21, 2015
Dulce W
Costa Rica

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Costa Rica
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116 reviews
95 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

Golf cars, bikes for two or trolley rides. Catalina offers interesting options. Just remember that it is an island and you gotta pick the transportation that works for you. There are many hills and going up and down may be a lot of fun depending on your "ride". I used a bike, for two but not always were the two... More 

Thank Dulce W
Tucson, AZ
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53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

we took the inland tour (3 1/2 hours) and had a most enjoyable time..Tim our driver was most informative the whole trip....thought we were taking one of the 50's buses but turns out they can't cross one of the roads in the back roads so we road in an open air Hummer.......it was great! no regrets on the change of... More 

Thank papasmurfTucson_AZ
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We asked for a two hour tour and what an adventure! Our driver has lived in Catalina many years, and was a fabulous guide. He took us in the conservancy, where we saw two buffalo and a fox. Also took us to the airport and throughout the large residential area. Worth the time and $$.

Thank TriplePisces2
Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We got a private tour of the Island in a Toyota Highlander. Our driver Juan was really nice and helpful and we had a great time. The car was clean and had good air conditioning. Arranging the tour was easy and the driver was very accommodating. I would definitely do it again.

Thank Sailysailing
Santee, California
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145 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

While we were in Catalina it was really hot and we wanted to head up to the Botanical Gardens. We decided to take the trolley up and walk back. We had a bit of an issue trying to find where the trolley picked up at. Once ON the trolley, they have a paper schedule you can take but we didn't... More 

1 Thank 2travelersasof2001
Orange County, CA
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I guess it is a small island, but we were really impressed at how quickly the cab acme to our hotel and leaded luggage for 11 people! Some rode, and some walked because we couldn't all fit, but that was perfectly fine.

1 Thank Stephanie1975a
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend & I went to Catalina Island on May 16, 2015 and the first thing we did after arriving was go on an open-air jeep tour deep into the island. Our tour guide was an awesome man named Greg. During our 1 hour & 30 minute tour, he provided so much information about Catalina Island... including history, current drought... More 

4 Thank AlisseChargualaf
Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We stayed at Hamilton Coves during our recent stay on Catalina, which is a few miles outside of Avalon. We were picked up at the ferry terminal by Abel. We shared a van with one of the local high school teachers that was returning from a vacation off-island. Abel drove to her home, which gave us a short tour of... More 

3 Thank Scott H
Las Vegas, Nevada
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

we took the public transit to tour the Island.4$ round trip it takes you up to Wrigley Stadium at the top but the ride up is just that a ride the driver said Nothing once you get to the top if you want to go into the Wrigley conservatory it cost 7$ It does save from walking around but if... More 

1 Thank 2seniortravlers
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

Thank you so much GREG for making Mother's Day & my birthday a perfect day. We were given a grand tour of the island not many people are lucky enough to enjoy. Greg is pleasant, kind, informative, and really knows the island. If you're looking for an interior tour look no further. You've found it and ask for Greg!

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