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Catalina Island Conservancy

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125 Claressa Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-2595
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great tour

the 2 hour tour was amazing, we even got to see 2 herds of buffalo, they were so amazing! Also our... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
tconner41
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Camarillo, California
If you do nothing else while on Santa Catalina

The opportunity to visit the “rest” of the island is one not to be missed. The unspoiled beauty of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Greatislan
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Old Greenwich, Connecticut
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  • Average2%
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“hour jeep tour” (13 reviews)
“eco tour” (16 reviews)
“bison” (50 reviews)
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125 Claressa Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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+1 310-510-2595
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the 2 hour tour was amazing, we even got to see 2 herds of buffalo, they were so amazing! Also our tour guide Laura was very informative and told us a lot of very interesting things about the island

3  Thank tconner41
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The opportunity to visit the “rest” of the island is one not to be missed. The unspoiled beauty of the land is indescribable and likely as California was before the great migration westward. The Conservancy runs a variety of tours out onto the property with...More

2  Thank Greatislan
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Reviewed May 19, 2018

It ran for 2 hours. I wasn't sure what to expect initially. Hilary, our resident expert, did not disappoint. It's given in a classroom like setting at the nature center with graphic slides and artifacts. We learned about the island geography, plants and animals indigenous...More

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Reviewed May 15, 2018

Took this tour with Scotty. He was a great guide. The views were amazing. We saw a fox and a couple Bison. Worth every penny.

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Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

Our driver was wonderful and very informative. Loved the airport in the sky, the stop to see the rehabilitated eagles and everything on the way. A must do while I’m Catalina.

Thank dermgoddess
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Reviewed April 14, 2018

Were it not for the initial generosity of the Wrigley family and the tireless efforts of the Catalina Island Conservancy ever since, this ecologically delicate, often water-starved island might now be overrun with luxury vacation developments and desalination plants. The Conservancy office is a great...More

1  Thank William M
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

Our family really enjoyed the 3 1/2 hour jeep tour of the island. The tour guide was wonderful and shared a lot of knowledge about the island and its history and culture. He answered a lot of questions and was very helpful. What a fantastic...More

3  Thank Tess F
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Reviewed April 1, 2018

The Catalina Island Conservancy is a great Hidden Gem! We took the 2hr jeep tour with Ernie as our Tour Guide. Discovered that we had a family connection Ernie. What a fun small world memory that was. Ernie provided great information about the history of...More

Thank Suzie623
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Reviewed March 27, 2018 via mobile

We received a summary of a Jeep trip inland on Catalina Island. Sounded interesting so I signed up my traveling companions and myself for this two hour trip. We all were very pleased with the trip. We learned a lot about the history of the...More

7  Thank patriciaa486
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Reviewed March 27, 2018

Took the 3-hour tour and well worth it! Beth, the tour guide was so informative. Definitely glad I took the 3-hour tour to see the island. The views at times (way up high) were breath-taking!

2  Thank Deljay
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Pamela H
October 7, 2017|
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Response from Susan L |
Many thanks for the feedback. I thought that I was writing to the Conservancy, but will check back with them.
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Susan L
October 6, 2017|
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Response from 332Gail | Reviewed this property |
Also, the town is tiny. Not much walking required.
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richard6833
March 10, 2017|
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Response from Avalonnotarypublic |
You could do both in one day. The jeep tours are 2 hour, 3 hour, 4 hour etc. Catalina Conservancy has online booking at their web site available for the Jeep Eco Tours. Book early as they fill up. The Semi Subs are avail... More
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