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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 #3 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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Riverside, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We did a one day, Friday trip to Avalon, one side of the island. Other side is 2 Harbors and we did not visit, but I believe you can have Byson milk there. There are hotels. Tours can be planned ahead online or right when you get off boat. We decided not to pay the guided 45mins. $24PP bus tour,... More

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Redondo Beach, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
14 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We've enjoyed the flying fish tour three or four times now, and it's always thrilling, beautiful and informative. The flying fish season is roughly throughout the Summer. As the tours depart Avalon at night (8:45 pm or 9:15 pm), you'll probably need to spend the night on the island. They take you on an hour long journey aboard the Blanche... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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15 reviews 15 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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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
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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
22 helpful votes 22 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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