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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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Great ride!

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Minghsun L
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Los Angeles, California

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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Thank 3Michelle714
El Cajon, California
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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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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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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 

Southern California
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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