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The First Timers Guide To Parasailing on Catalina

Of all the things to do on Catalina, parasailing continues to be one of the most popular. Thanks to the island’s stunning scenery, the adventure is ideal for first time visitors and offers frequent island guests a great way to get a new perspective. Once you’ve decided that parasailing on Catalina looks like fun, you’re…

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September 28, 2023

Everything You Need to Know About the New Catalina Food Tour

It’s back! The Catalina Food Tour – one of our most popular tours – has returned to Avalon. This updated tour, operated by our sister company, takes visitors to some of the island’s newest and most popular restaurants as well as to one of Avalon’s most storied bars. Ready to learn more about the Catalina…

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August 17, 2023

Do You Need Reservations on Catalina Island?

Ready to escape to Catalina Island? Great idea! As you’re planning your getaway, keep in mind that while spontaneity is a virtue, some planning is required. Whether you need reservations on the island depends on a lot of factors, but reservations on Catalina can save you a lot of disappointment. Let’s break your trip down…

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July 30, 2023

What We’re Looking Forward To This Summer on the Catalina Calendar of Events

With warm temperatures and a wealth of things to do, summer is always the busiest time of year on the island. It’s also a time when the Catalina calendar of events is full of fun things to look forward to. Here’s just a few of the many upcoming events: The Catalina Pride Celebration: Featuring an…

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June 5, 2023

Everything You Need To Know About Jeep Tours on Catalina Island

One of the best ways to venture beyond Avalon and experience the wild side of the island is on a Catalina Jeep Tour. These open-air adventures will take you off the beaten path and to places that very few visitors get to see. Frequent questions about Catalina Jeep Tours: How long is the tour?

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June 3, 2023

Our Favorite Unique Things To Do on Catalina

The island’s activities offer familiar fun for just about everyone. Catalina offers golf, massages, ziplining, kayaking, snorkeling and parasailing – just to name a few – but there are also several adventures that are available nowhere else. Read on for our favorite unique Catalina things to do. Casino Tour: Avalon’s iconic building is a one-of-a-kind…

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October 13, 2022

The best things to do on Catalina in the summer

As the last days of summer spill out across the calendar, back-to-school sales and dreams of pumpkin spice lattes are taking center stage, but there’s still time for fun in the sun! Read on for the best things to do on Catalina in the summer. Getting in the water is one of the best things…

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August 12, 2022

Catalina Comedy Island coming this fall

Need a good laugh? There will be several opportunities for chuckles, guffaws and giggles at the inaugural Catalina Comedy Island event coming this September to the Avalon Theatre. Scheduled for September 9 and 10, Catalina Comedy Island will bring together world-class comedians for a four-show comedy extravaganza in one of the most unforgettable theatres in…

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August 1, 2022

Catalina Buzz — Things to do on Catalina Island in August

Summer is in full swing on Catalina Island, with warm weather and refreshing sea temperatures luring visitors and locals alike to the island’s crystal-clear waters and picturesque beaches. Adventure abounds at this time of year, with Catalina activities such as snorkeling, kayaking, swimming and stand-up paddling particularly popular. If perfect weather and an abundance of…

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July 24, 2022

Everything You Need To Know About Catalina Bus Tours

For more than 100 years, this island paradise has been attracting visitors. And for decades those visitors would choose a Catalina bus tour as the best way to see the island’s many attractions. While much has changed both on the island and on the mainland, what hasn’t changed is the popularity of Catalina bus tours….

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May 26, 2022