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“Forget this--Take the Hummer tour”
Review of Inland Expedition

Inland Expedition
Ranked #16 of 52 Tours in Avalon
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Owner description: The Best Of The Island’s Interior. This comprehensive tour takes you 31 miles through the heart of Catalina's rugged interior. You'll travel in a comfortable, '50's Flxible Bus, restored to its original streamlined beauty. This memorable journey follows the 1800's stagecoach route then you will continue through Middle Ranch, where you will enjoy the Native Plant Nursery and the Catalina Island Fox habitat.
Reviewed July 18, 2013

We originally signed up for the Inland tour in the Hummer which would have a smaller group and where we could take better pictures. But we had a light shower the night before and ended up exchanging out tix for this tour. Cindy, our driver, tried too hard to be cute and funny. I would rather have had just the facts/history presented. It's a long ride and we saw one lonely bison, a fox, and some "recuperating" eagles. Stopped at Airport in the Sky for lunch. It took a good 20 min. to get a hotdog, fries, and corndog. By the time we got our order, we had to eat quickly to make it back to the bus in time. This trip is only good if all you want to do is ride on dusty roads for 3 hours or perilously drive around poor roads overlooking cliffs.

1  Thank Diane M
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

Inland is one of those tours where its a lot of driving and not really much to see, unless you have a bus tour guide like Charles. Charles made the trip by going beyond, and I mean both figuratively and literally. He made the trip worthwhile by adding hints of amusement along the dead hills. He then also took us on a special stop to see the eagles, which wasn't part of the tour, but on its way. I don't think I have ever seen a dedicated and passionate tour guide, who actually took the time to explain every questions. He was very informative and liked to give factual informations, instead of misleading ones that were handed down from people to people. Charles also went more and beyond by catering to everyones need on the bus, which is not an easy thing to do. It was very impressive and top-notch professional of him to do so.

Thank Deborah B
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

This is a great tour to see most of the island of Catalina and not just Avalon. We opted for a ziplining tour in Avalon, as well as exploring Avalon by foot. And then we did thhis bus tour of the rest of Catalina. Great for older folks also. Looked like the open-air jeep or hummer tours might have been more our speed, but this one turned out pretty good. It is a 3 hour tour, where you see the other side of the island, the interior of the island as well as other coastlines. There are wild bison on the island and you will most likely see some of those which is very cool. Driver was very knowledgeable as well - you learn a lot about Catalina on this tour. It stops at the top of Catalina at a really cool airport - Airport in the Sky - where you have good views and cool planes stuff to check out.

Thank JessieStarr
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

We saw a whole herd of bison on our trip! There were also many sightings of single animals, mostly male buffalo. Our tour guide, Cindy Lowe, was hilarious and informative.

1  Thank Ruben C
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

Along the way there are a couple of incredible views, but much of the drive is bad roads and little to see. Not worth the high price but ok if you can get it at steep discount

Thank Techkraut
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