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Catalina Island Visitor Center
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$73.50*
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Catalina Express Round-Trip Ferry Service: Long Beach or San Pedro to Avalon
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$134.49*
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Catalina Island Day Trip from Anaheim or Los Angeles with Optional Upgrades
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$92.56*
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Catalina Food and Walking Tour
Ranked #21 of 56 things to do in Avalon
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Offers information on this popular tourist destination. Open 364 days a year and ready to assist with accommodations, events and things to do on Catalina Island.
Reviewed February 27, 2013

I found the visitor's bureau to be very helpful. They have lots of information on the island and the various tours that are available A word of caution though - a lot of the tours sold on the island are over-priced and lock you into what they think you need to see. I found self-exploration of the island to be the best way to go. You can stop where you like and take as long as you need. Only problem is that as a tourist you are limited on where you can go on foot or on a bicycle. Lots of places do not allow golf carts either. So you are stuck with having to take the highly priced tours if you want to see the inside and other side of the island. It is a gorgeous island but also quite pricey.

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Reviewed December 26, 2012

The woman in the booth basically pushed us off to the ticket sales people. She wasn't very helpful. When we asked about tours that were advertised at her booth she told us the people at the ticket sales would be able to answer our questions.

2  Thank WhittierTraveler
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

We were looking for information on how to get to the interior of the island, and while the lady was friendly enough, it seemed like she wasnt to most forthcoming with information. I felt like you had to ask the right questions to get any information.

2  Thank Shane H
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

Hike to gardens from town worth the hike, you will pass Chicago Cubs old training facility established by Wrigley and golf purse. Gardens are excellent and wonderful view from memorial.

Thank Dave A
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

the agent was well informed and gave us great directions.
The tour guide on the "scenic drive" was full of facts and information re: the entire island.
The fish we had for lunch was fabulous!

Thank Rebecca H
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