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“Hummer Tour on Catalina Island” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Catalina Expeditions - Private Tours

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 #5 of 60 Activities in Avalon
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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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.
New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Hummer Tour on Catalina Island”
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 the islands history. He will also make sure you have gotten great pictures of all the fantastic views and is willing to take pics with your family behind it for you. Dont be surprised
if he finds one of the islands bison and puts you within 20ft. My whole family hates heights but you get use to the views after about 20 min. Cause they are just breathtaking. My parents have not stopped thanking me for these memories.

Visited March 2014
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Duluth MN
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“Deserves its Ratings”
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 saw the sea lions and about 2000 dolphins in a pod that surrounded the boat. Unforgettable experience.

One tip: Captain Dave: you can charge a lot more and this experience would still be worth it.

Visited December 2013
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Palm Springs, California, United States
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“Inland Adventure”
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 has lived on the island for over 30 years and had an extensive knowledge of the history and lore of the island.He was funny and stopped the bus whenever there was something to see. We had up close and personal experiences with bison besides the road and a very interesting stop at the eagle reserve.everywhere. We had packed a small picnic and sat in the sun at the Airport in the Sky, looking out over the island and watching the private airplanes take off. There is no way to see this part of the island without the help of Catalina Expeditions. If you are on a cruise ship, this is a great way to spend part of your day and you still have time to stroll around Avalon and get in some shopping. The price is reasonable and worth every penny. This is a must do tour to really get to know Catalina Island.

Visited December 2013
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San Dimas, California
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“76th B-day!!!”
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 Mother. You drove the Hummer so well we didn't have to worry about anything. So amazing. Thank you for stopping everywhere we wanted to take a picture and showing us part of the beauty you see everyday! My Mom had a wonderful b-day and we had a wonderful visit! If any of you are headed to the Island... Ask for Charlie on the Inland Tour!!! AMAZING!!! Again thank you for making my Mother's b-day memorable and fun! Regards, Cheri and B-day Gurl Jackie! p.s. We will be back!

Visited January 2014
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Los Angeles, California
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“Great Time”
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!

Visited December 2013
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