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Catalina Island Visitors Bureau

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Address: #1 Green Pier, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: 310-510-1520
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Friendly employees and great information. We were given all the information we required to make our holiday choices.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Cypress, Texas
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Cypress, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly employees and great information. We were given all the information we required to make our holiday choices.

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Jackson, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016

The visitor center has much info to share about the happenings in Catalina---a city where you feel you are in a small, old town in Europe.

Thank JCW22
Moreno Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

The people were friendly and informative. Maps and brochures on lots of places. A good place to stop on the walk into town.

Thank Rickczap
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

I used this service briefly as I worked to locate a suitable golf cart rental. They were very helpful and knowledgeable. I recommend chatting with them about your stay on Catalina!

Thank shwaters
Grand Island, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

I was surprised to find out about Avalon on Catalina Island - it's history and current tourist area. I found the town to be pleasant and friendly with reasonable prices, good food, nice beaches and a variety of activities.

Thank Carol B
Redlands, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

This is the best kept secret off of Los Angeles's beaches. It's peaceful and fun at the same time. I wish the shores of California were dotted with little towns like Catalina but alas...Catalina is the only such haven I know within a boat trip of LA.

1 Thank dforthun
Costa Rica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Extremely knowledgeable spot where all your questions will be answered to your satisfaction. Tips, advice, best deals, and so much more. I can almost assure you that the second they look at you, they know exactly what you need and what to recommend. One day is not enough to visit Catalina. There is too much going on. Thanks for all... More 

Thank Dulce W
Los Osos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

The person staffing the visitor's center at the end of the pier was extremely knowledgeable and helpful.. She was even able to provide us with a business name and phone number we were having difficulty locating. We visited this center minutes before closing time and were treated as if we were the first customer of the day!

Thank traveldog149
San Marcos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

We took the ferry boat from Dana Point. It was an hour and 1/2 ride to Catalina Island. It is a small island but there are a lot of activities for couples or families. Our hotel was accessible to the pier and there are spas, stores and restaurants. Great for a day or 2 days. There is zip line, scuba... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016 via mobile

We are having an awesome time in Avalon. Everyone is so friendly and they have an awesome birthday getaway deal l, which gets you a free round trip ferry ride and tons of free and discounted items whike on the island. Plus with your birthday ribbon, everyone says happy birthday to you. This is awesome!

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