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Catalina Expeditions - Private Tours

P.O. Box 737, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704 (Formerly Discovery Tours)
+1 800-626-1496
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Ranked #4 of 52 activities in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: The Santa Catalina Island Company has offered quality tours on Catalina Island since 1894. Exclusive tours include: the new Zip Line Eco Tour, the... more » Owner description: The Santa Catalina Island Company has offered quality tours on Catalina Island since 1894. Exclusive tours include: the new Zip Line Eco Tour, the Casino Behind the Scenes Tour; Inland Expedition, seasonal Sundown Isthmus Cruise to the village of Two Harbors; Flying Fish Tour and the rugged Cape Canyon Expedition. Other popular tours include: Undersea Expedition; Skyline Drive; Glass Bottom Boat Voyage and the Avalon Scenic Tour. Ticket locations at each boat terminal and 5 outlets in Avalon. Tours can also be purchased online or with a lodging package at the Pavilion Hotel or Hotel Atwater. « less
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English first
Edmonton, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I took this tour during my Carnival 4 day cruise to Catalina Island and Ensenada. This is a must if you are going to Catalina Island, it's an excellent way to enjoy the beauty and awesome sights. Charles was an excellent guide and a fountain of knowledge regarding the Island. The scenery is breathtaking and there are lots of photo... More

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Simi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

Cindy was such a fun interesting guide. She told jokes answered questions and told us everything about Catalina and then some. What a fun, enjoyable tour!!

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New York City, New York
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

My husband and I choose this tour to take My parents for their 50th annv. We had the best pictures the best tour guide charles and the best time. It is by far the best way to see almost all of this beautiful island. Charles made sure to answer any questions as well as being very interesting and knowledgeable regarding... More

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Duluth MN
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We went to Catalina to relax so we only booked one event and it was Captain Dave and his sea lion and dolphin tour. How could we not, every review on Trip Advisor was five stars. The reality measured up. Captain Dave is a relatively young man making a business out of something he clearly loves to do. And we... More

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Palm Springs, California, United States
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
29 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We have been to Catalina many times and usually spend a few hours walking around Avalon and than sitting in the sun or having something to eat. This time we took the Inland Adventure tour of the island conservancy. The over three hour tour in the beautifully restored, classic 1950's Flexible bus is well worth the price. Our driver, Fred... More

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San Dimas, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Today we headed to Catalina for lunch and ended up on a Hummer Inland tour. My Mother and I have been going to Catalina for 40 plus years and have never encountered such beautiful views and a tour guide "CHARLIE" that knew so much about Cat Island!!! Thank you so much Charlie for going slow over the bumps for my... More

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Rode a hummer on the East End Tour all over the island. Our guide Charles was great! Would def do again!

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Tampa, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

I took 2 tours while on the island. The first was the Canyon and Airport in the sky and the second trip, a city tour with a stop at the Botanical gardens. Both trips were memorable and allowed me to see more than I could have seen on my own. The Canyon tour includes a bumpy bus ride up/down some... More

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Enumclaw, WA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We had an awesome time!! Highly recommend this adventure. Our guides Donald and Nick are CI natives and can answer any question you may have. Donald was a very big part of the original installation of the Zip Line. Wish were were staying on the Island longer as we would have done it again. We were only there for 8... More

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California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

Although we did not have super high expectations for this tour, our driver CINDY made it a very entertaining and memberable experience. She was full of information about the island and it's history, while keeping us laughing the entire time. Other reviews, gave the impression that they did not appreciate the comedy on their particular tour, but we thought Cindy... More

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