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Catalina Expeditions Tours

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Address: Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704 (Formerly Discovery Tours)
Phone Number: +1 800-626-1496
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The Santa Catalina Island Company has offered quality tours on Catalina...

The Santa Catalina Island Company has offered quality tours on Catalina Island since 1894. Exclusive tours include: the new Zip Line Eco Tour, the Casino Behind the Scenes Tour; Inland Expedition, seasonal Sundown Isthmus Cruise to the village of Two Harbors; Flying Fish Tour and the rugged Cape Canyon Expedition. Other popular tours include: Undersea Expedition; Skyline Drive; Glass Bottom Boat Voyage and the Avalon Scenic Tour. Ticket locations at each boat terminal and 5 outlets in Avalon. Tours can also be purchased online or with a lodging package at the Pavilion Hotel or Hotel Atwater.

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Really cool tour!

Really enjoyed this tour. You see so much of the island. We saw some bisons too browsing! Beautiful views too. Our driver was awesome, she told us so much about the history of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Ornella B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Really enjoyed this tour. You see so much of the island. We saw some bisons too browsing! Beautiful views too. Our driver was awesome, she told us so much about the history of the island.

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Lomita, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016

I ended up scheduling our Skyline Drive tour after I could not get seats on the Inland Expedition. I am very happy with our tour. Our guide was Tim and he has been doing Island tours for 6 years and knows all about the Island. Tim speaks very clearly so he was easy to understand and was always in control... More 

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Lakeside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

The Catalina Inland Tour takes you into the back side of the island...across...we saw Buffaloes..eagles..had to guard our packages and cookies against foxes..

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

This tour is about 2 hours or so round trip and it takes you all the up to the summit of the island. It was a winding and dusty road narrow road with beautiful but scary views, which was quite the adventure for me especially since the bus was cool and old at the same time. There are Bison on... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

We did the Skyline drive tour. Our driver was Tony and he was extremely knowledgable and he kept us all interested all the time. He knew so much and made the drive worth while. He was very cautious in his driving and we never felt unsafe even though it can be quite daunting going along the roads. We saw Bisons... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

We booked through Discovery Tours on Metropole St (near Vons) and had a private jeep tour with Juan (excellent guide). We felt Juan's passion for the island through his commentary. He showed us 'Ben Weston', the Wishbone, the house where the lady who helps local kids get to college, great camping spots, Little Harbor, cookies at the airport and bison,... More 

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Uniontown
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2016

We opted for a tour of the entire island on a retro-bus. We were not disappointed in the least on our 3 and a half hour trip. We were comfortable and had picture opportunities galore throughout our travel. It was so educational and our bus driver/tour guide was the BEST!!!!!! Tim had a great handle of the history, flora and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Amazing trip. Guide was knowledgeable and very passionate about the island and his job. Nice job Bear! Beautiful views

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Templeton, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

This was a fun activity for our group of 3 adults, 2 kids under 7 and a baby. The submarine is comfortable, spacious and easily accessible. Everyone gets a seat in front of a port hole. You take a little journey to the first of two feeding grounds for the fish. Along the way a few fish swim by and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2016

It was really fun, but you don't want to take a long ride, like the Inland. Nothing against it, but it was long, and we got a little tired. But, the short ones, like the Avalon Scenic are way more relaxing. We had Miriam, I think, and she told us all about the city, history, interesting facts, jokes, etc.

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