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“Inland expedition tour”

Catalina Expeditions Tours
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Ranked #7 of 53 Tours in Avalon
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Owner description: 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.
Lehi, Utah
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155 reviews
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“Inland expedition tour”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

Let me begin with the positives. Cindy, our guide, was fun and friendly, and knew many details about the island. The views of the coast were wonderful, and it was interesting to see some of the island interior. We were very close to several bison, and even stopped to see a bald eagle in captivity. Lunch was at the airport in the sky.

Now the downside. This tour was supposed to be on a renovated old bus, however, since my husband and I were the only ones signed up, they put us in an open Hummer. The day was cold already, and we literally froze, even though they gave us blankets to wrap up in. Most of the time I was shivering, but when we stopped for lunch at the airport, we were at least able to warm up a little. Basically, it was an interesting tour, but not worth the high price in our opinion. Plus, we were dressed for a bus, not an open Hummer with the wind and cold. We think that they should either run the tour they advertise, or notify you in advance, offering the opportunity for a refund.

Visited January 2013
Thank Sandi W
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CatalinaSCICo, Manager at Catalina Expeditions Tours, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Dear Sandi,

We thank you for your review on the Inland Expedition. We are glad that you were able to experience the interior of the island, coming close to our famous bison and enjoying the Airport-In-The-Sky.

We are very sorry though that you did not enjoy the ride in the Bio-fuel Hummer and subsequently, became very cold during the 3.5 hour tour. We will be reviewing our policy within Catalina Expeditions on how we use alternate vehicles.

We hope to see you again on Catalina Island in the near future.

Catalina Expeditions Management
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Oakdale, California
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5 reviews
“Great Tour guide”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

Freddie C. was our tour guide to the Catalina Airport and Island. Freddie has a good knowledge of the island with lots of info to share. He has a great personality and really loves his job. He made our tour fun & interesting.
Thanks, Beautiful island...!

Visited January 2013
Thank Kristine H
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Overland Park, Kansas
1 review
“Zip Line Review - Awesome”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

Went zip-lining for the first time with two kids (ages 10 and 9). It was great. Our guides, Zach and Kjell, were really great. Personable. Professional. Obviously knew what they were doing. Made the tour fun for all ages.The safety and instruction piece at the beginning was well done - so much so that when my 10-year old got stuck in the line (which not uncommonly apparently happens with kids due to their weight) she did not freak out, knew what was going on, and everything worked just like it was supposed to in getting her unstuck and pulled back to the platform. Unless the heights and fear factor are too much (you won't know until you are up there) it is very exhillerating, fun. Recommend it, and Zach and Kjell.

Visited July 2012
Thank 856MikeM856
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Ridgecrest, California
1 review
“Terrific bus tour”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

Charles, our tour guide, was phemomenal; he greeted us before we ever got onto the bus. His knowledge was vast, but what impressed me, and made the trip memorable, was Charles' personality. My boyfriend and I were two of only 6 people on the entire bus. This could have been awkward but Charles seemed to feel that we were all just hanging out for a spell- it was like having a friend's cousin take you on a tour. He effortlessly incorporated humor into the history of the island. Not only did he point out the cool architecture, he showed us his favorite houses along with the one that he will live in when it all comes down (don't forget us, Charles, we want to be on the "good" list!).
The sites were lovely. The weather was perfect. The bus was comfortable. Our driver was the best. I highly recommend this tour to everyone.

Visited January 2013
Thank FunHaver1
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Long Beach, California
1 review
“Hummer Tour With Theresa”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

Theresa really knew her stuff. Every question we asked she had an answer, extremely knowledgeable. The tour is normally in a bus but it was a small group so we were in a tiered hummer. Great tour well worth the money. Spectacular views.

Visited January 2013
Thank Marilyn S
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