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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

How to make getting to Catalina even more fun — with a Bloody Mary

While there are plenty of options for getting to Catalina, if you’re like most island visitors, you’ll get to the island aboard Catalina Express. IEX Helicopters and Newport Beach’s Catalina Transportation Services are other options, but Catalina Express offers up to 30 departures a day and travelers can choose from three different ports: Long Beach,…

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January 18, 2023

Things to do on Catalina for couples

Back to school. The three words bring dread to the under 18 set and relief – if not glee – to their parents. On Catalina Island, back to school means a decided shift from families to couples, as family vacations give way to passionate escapes. Fall is the perfect time to plan a romantic getaway…

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August 23, 2017

Catalina offers culture and history

A Catalina Island vacation offers something for everyone. Things to do on Catalina range from heart-pounding adventures to relaxing escapades, ensuring that an Avalon getaway will be memorable for the entire family. For those who like to explore the past on their vacation, Catalina Island offers a surprisingly diverse history, replete with smugglers and native…

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February 12, 2017

Things to do on Catalina Island in the rain

Like the rest of Southern California, Catalina Island has been plagued by a seemingly never-ending drought. The lack of water has parched the island’s hillsides, decimated landscapes and driven residents to an array of creative measures to contend with ever more stringent water rationing. As a result, the slightest drizzle is greeted with glee by…

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December 29, 2016

Catalina day trip for foodies

Whether you are visiting the Island for the first time or just need to get away from the mainland for a brief respite, a day trip to Catalina provides an irresistible escape from the ordinary.One of the most delicious Catalina day trip activities is a Taste of Catalina Food Tour. With visits to several restaurants,…

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June 6, 2016