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Address: Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: +1 310-510-0342
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Adventure into the Backcountry of Catalina in a Jeep or Highlander SUV. See...

Adventure into the Backcountry of Catalina in a Jeep or Highlander SUV. See the magnificent views, observe the amazing wildlife. Buffalo roaming free, Catalina Island Fox, Bald Eagle and much much more. Our well trained drivers will share the history and special stories along the way. See Catalina the way it was meant to be seen. See why the Wrigley's wanted to preserve this beautiful Island.

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We were picked up at our hotel for a memorable tour with Allan, a resident for the past 27 years and history buff. We could not have asked for a better tour guide... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
LivPurple
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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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Palos Verdes Estates, California
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71 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were picked up at our hotel for a memorable tour with Allan, a resident for the past 27 years and history buff. We could not have asked for a better tour guide experience! This is a must-do for all wanting to know more about Catalina's history, and for those who want a collection of gorgeous photos to paint or... More 

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CatalinaTrans, General Manager at Catalina Transportation Services, responded to this review

Thank you for the amazing review. Allan is a total history buff and loves this Island and sharing it's history. Glad you had such a wonderful time! More 

Southern California
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92 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

"Bear" was our tour guide on this new tour. We went around town and then up along a trail above the golf course with a fantastic view of the Avalon Harbor, casino and miriad of boats in the harbor. He told us info about the island's histroy etc. and was very pleasant.

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Santee, California
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170 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

My husband and I wanted to tour some of the inner parts of the island but didn't want to feel rushed so we booked the Eagle Aviary and Beaches Overlook Private Jeep Tour. This was a 2 1/2 hour tour with just us and our guide Sherrie(hope I spelled it right). I called in advance before I booked the tour... More 

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Jackson, Wyoming
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61 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

This was a great experience to us: we saw many buffalo, Eagles, the hiking trails, coastline, and so many wonderful sights. Our guide was a Native American and was FABULOUS! We've repeated this trip several times..,that speaks for itself!

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Uniontown
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15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Helpful, prompt and service oriented. That is the organized, customer-oriented service provided by Catalina Transportation Services. They are readily available all over Avalon, and are willing to lift and transport your luggage for you. They even are willing to make an additional short stop if need be for you happiness and stay on the island. Great company. Keep up the... More 

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CatalinaTrans, General Manager at Catalina Transportation Services, responded to this review

Thank you so much your feedback. More 

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38 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed our "private" jeep tour. Took the 2.5 hour tour with Sherrie and she was very personable, knowledgeable, friendly and it really enhanced our Catalina island trip. Would highly recommend!

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CatalinaTrans, General Manager at Catalina Transportation Services, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your feedback. Sherrie is one of our many prized tour guides. More 

Los Angeles, California
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30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Love the Transportation , we rent the open car it is so comfortable and cute and very relaxing ,it was very fan to see around the Island !

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Glendale, Arizona
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79 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

The Airport is no big deal but the trip up is. Also you can get some good food and cookies at the Airport restaurant. The ride up isn't for the faint of heart as it is an example of "Hairpin Curves". Going back down may be a little more exiting. Some place in the road lead to straight down. I... More 

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Ventura, California
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

This was our 2nd time visiting Catalina and we decided to take an inner inland tour. As we were asking around, Greg from Catalina Transportation Services was recommended several times. So, we went on tour with Greg. He was a great tour guide. He lives in Catalina and has most of his life. Very knowledgeable, easy, fun guide. We really... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Great experience. Greg was an excellent driver and very knowledgeable and personable. There are beautiful places all over the island, and we got to see the wild bison as well.

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