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Address: Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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+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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Best guide ever

We had the best time on our tour I think our guide was named Cindy she was awesome she showed us everything and talked a lot about the island which we would have never known she... read more

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Misty B
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Andalusia, Alabama

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Andalusia, Alabama
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102 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had the best time on our tour I think our guide was named Cindy she was awesome she showed us everything and talked a lot about the island which we would have never known she lived there so she knew first hand she even sang us a song. She was a gem this was the best part of my... More 

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Thank Misty B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

Uber driver in LA suggested jeep tour to see buffaloes on Catalina Island when we went there as first stop on Panama Canal cruise. Huh? Buffaloes? Found Jeep Eco-tour flyer on bulletin board at Chamber of Commerce on the Green Pier. Called them and half hour later Cherie picked us up for fantastic tour. Beautiful scenery, history of the island,... More 

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San Jose, California
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

We went to the theater one evening and needed a taxi to take us back to our hotel due to a bad knee of one of our travelers. The theater staff called for a taxi and said it would be 7-10 mins. They then went home and after 15 mins, we had to walk it. Bad service on the taxi... More 

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Thank Toni W
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

a little confusing on where to go pick up the shuttle. Driver was very nice and helpful. Was waiting for quit a while. Called a couple of times. Should have better communications

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Thank Susan L
Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

Driver was on-time, courteous, and friendly. Got to know the island even better. Took time to point out wildlife on the way.

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Thank Minghsun L
Orange County, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

our tour guide took us on 2.5 hr. journey around the island. She was very knowledgeable about the history of the island and took us on a wonderful trip! We saw everything! some highlights were the buffalo, eagles, and shark harbor.

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El Cajon, California
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58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

What many people don't know is that 88% of the island is owned and managed by the Catalina Conservancy and you can't just drive wherever you want. This of course protects the bison and other wildlife and all of the native plants and limits development. There are only a couple of dirt roads to the other areas of the island... More 

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Thank Marti K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

My girlfriend and I were travelling to the little harbor campground. Driver was absolutely amazing. Extremely friendly and made the ride very enjoyable. Prices are a bit steep in my opinion but if you can split it 5 ways it is probably the best way into the interior.

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Thank Scott W
San Diego, California
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

Rode the bus from the Wrigley Memorial to Town (nice and air conditioned. I forgot my sunglasses in the bus. The nice driver brought them back to me on his next round about. Great ride....nice driver! (10/8/2016) Thank you!!

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Thank c k
Palos Verdes Estates, California
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73 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 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 

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