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Catalina Transportation Services

228 Metropole Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-0342
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Ranked #13 of 52 Activities in Avalon
Type: Tours
Owner description: Adventure into the Backcountry of Catalina in a Jeep or Highlander SUV. See the magnificent views, observe the amazing wildlife. Buffalo roaming free,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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river grove, il
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

first of all i would recommend buying an explore california pass for $30. because i bought this pass my family (6 in all) were able to take the catalina flyer boat to catalina island for half price. that meant a savings of $210. the only down side was they only have 1 trip out and back a day and they... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Loved this 3 .5 hour tour Our driver Bear was awesome and helpful and very knowledgeable Made the ride interesting and informative He was very descriptive in his narratives and we learned a lot

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San Diego, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We called in advance and scheduled a time to coincide with our Catalina Flyer arrival in Avalon. When we got in we had a bite to eat and met our guide at the Taxi station. They provide either water or champagne in your van. There were 5 adults and we were given a wonderful guided tour of the island. We... More

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CatalinaTrans, Manager at Catalina Transportation Services, responded to this review

So glad you had such a wonderful time. We appreciate the positive feedback from everyone who posts on Trip Advisor More

los angeles
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149 reviews 149 reviews
43 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Call in advance and reserve your tour, there are a selection of vehicles available. The guide was friendly and knowledgable and stopped anytime we wanted for pictures. It was well worth the price for our own private tour of the island....I highly recommend. Tip: You can also bring your own cooler with drinks and food for the ride!

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Beverly Hills, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

A group of girlfriends and I flew over to Catalina Island for the day and we used Catalina Transportation Services. We've never had better service! Rene Perez was our driver and guide, he went above and beyond to make sure our day was excellent. He was so knowledgeable and accommodating, I definitely recommend this company and Rene to everyone :)... More

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Tucson, AZ
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Apparently the trolley only runs on cruiseship days but we lucked out. Bought an all-day pass $7.00 and rode around the town of Avalon. Much better than renting a golf-cart for $40/hr! Part of the trolley is open air seating so it was great to ride around and take pictures!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013 via mobile

What a great adventure!! Our tour guide Able was amazing and knowledgeable about all aspects of the island! We took a two hour tour inland in an open air jeep!!! The ride was beyond fun... filled with great views and great photo spots! AND they provided champagne!!! I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to really see the island... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

We did a back country 2.5 hour tour with Catalina Transportation Services. I had originally arranged for the Saturday before Thanksgiving but had to switch to Sunday due to the ferry being full. Kim had said their Highlander would be waiting for us so I was a little worried when I didn't see them right away. As the company is... More

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SoCal, USA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

There were 6 of us on a one day visit to Catalina. We had a lot to pack into one day so we rented a van & driver to take us on a 2 hour tour of the island so we could leave when it was convenient for us. They picked us up at the ferry dock and then gave... More

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

We had had a tour of the casino behind the scenes with Chuck Liddell on a previous visit to the island, and we enjoyed him very much as our guide. We were very happy to learn that he would be our guide on this trip to the interior with our grandchildren and children, who had never been to catalina. Not... More

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