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“Very helpful” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Catalina Island Visitors Bureau

Catalina Island Visitors Bureau
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Top Rated
$96.99*
and up
Catalina Island Day Trip
Ranked #16 of 53 things to do in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Offers information on this popular tourist destination.
San Diego, California
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37 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Very helpful”
4 of 5 stars 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.

Visited February 2013
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Whittier, CA
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Not Very Helpful”
3 of 5 stars 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.

Visited December 2012
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2 Thank WhittierTraveler
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Oceanside, California
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78 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Not the most forthcoming person”
3 of 5 stars 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.

Visited November 2012
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2 Thank Shane H
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San Marcos, California
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42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Must do”
5 of 5 stars 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.

Visited October 2012
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Thank Dave A
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Portland, Oregon
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30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“great whirlwind visit to Catalina Island”
5 of 5 stars 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!

Visited July 2012
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Thank Rebecca H
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