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The Original Ghost Tours of Catalina

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Address: Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number:
+1 310-502-6131
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

A day or evening ghostly walking tour which will guide you through haunted...

A day or evening ghostly walking tour which will guide you through haunted Avalon; over the very burial ground the village was built upon. You will drop in on a variety of historic locations which are sure to raise the hair on your neck with their paranormal activity. You will become entwined with the unsolved mysteries, scandalous tales, ghostly sightings, types of ghosts and why they continue to haunt Avalon. Cameras are encouraged. Nothing is made up. It is historic, educational and crazy wild when we have an encounter. The tours last just over an hour and are “G Rated for Ghostly” and are great for families as well as for the serious paranormal investigator or amateur ghost hunter. Tours meet near the Casino and come back into town with some stairs involved. The tour ends at the opposite side of town at the most actively haunted site in town.

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Nice night, fun ghost tour

Our guide walked us from the casino to the other end of Crescent Avenue and told stories of ghosts and murders and a lot of good history of the island. You can use a ghost radar... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 27, 2016
San Diego, California

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Our guide walked us from the casino to the other end of Crescent Avenue and told stories of ghosts and murders and a lot of good history of the island. You can use a ghost radar app on your phone as you walk along. Fun for the kids.

Thank gidgetcindy
Cincinnati, Oh
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I booked a ghost tour online for September 26th. Our tour was confirmed but as we were waiting at the designated meeting spot I received a text message canceling our tour. The text message also stated that's refund would be issued. I've tried calling, emailing the company and received no communication, much less a refund. Still waiting...,

1 Thank rhoppy
Lakeside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This tour has been rated 10 in the country and I can see why...Didn't know so many hotels were haunted...haunted Casino...well worth your time!!!

Thank Meg48_12
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

I took the tour with my two teenage daughters and they absolutely loved it! Mason is a Native of Catalina Island and very knowledgable, friendly, funny and entertaining:) I would highly recommend!!

Thank Anitra G
San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

Chuck is a native of Avalon, he was personable and full of knowledge. It was not a scary tour, but Chuck did relay tidbits of interesting & strange occurrences that were reported. We got a lot of historical information and feel like we got to know Avalon a little more intimately.

Thank kphamsf
San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016

Chuck was very personable and entertaining but didn't think much of the tour. It was ~1/2 dozen of vague ghost sightings and a stories of a couple of deaths in Avalon. Not quite worth the money.

1 Thank Toad1976
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

My niece's and I went on the tour, mason was our tour guide, he provided the girls and I with the best hour ever. You feel like family when you are talking with him. It's interactive and you won't be disappointed. I don't want to give away all the fun, so I suggest you book early and request mason, he's... More 

Thank Sherrie G
Whittier, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

My fiance and I went to Catalina for my birthday and since we were there on Friday the 13th thought it'd be fun to do the ghost tour. Mason, the tour guide, was the funniest knowledgeable guy. Everyone knows Catalina has a history but this tour gives you a neat insiders look at some of that history. I would definitely... More 

Thank Sullitello
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

My friends and I took this tour and we had a great time! Mason was our tour guide and he was a wealth of information not only about the local spooks but also the history of the island. It was a lot of walking but not much uphill which I appreciated! It was definitely more fun at night and I... More 

1 Thank SJfromHB
Santa Monica, California
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016

We were staying in Catalina for a couple of days and thought to cap-off St Patrick's Day with a ghost tour. The (well advertised on the side of a golf cart parked by the Casino) tour is trumpeted as "one of the 10 best ghost tours bla bla bla", so we said, "what the hell" . We called de phone... More 

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