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How to Plan a Corporate Event on Catalina Island

Whether you are a seasoned corporate event planner or stepping in for a special project, organizing a corporate event on Catalina Island can pose unique logistical challenges not typically encountered on the mainland. However, it also offers a wealth of distinctive experiences that can turn your event into a memorable one. Choose the Timing:

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October 25, 2023

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

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

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

Mermaids on Catalina?

The waters around Catalina Island teem with a myriad of marine life. Bright orange garibaldi, playful sea lions and massive wreckfish share this fascinating ecosystem with otherworldly nudibranchs, toothy morays and toothsome lobster. Scuba divers and snorkelers are likely to encounter these remarkable creatures alongside schools of calico bass, shy octopus and captivating mermaids. Wait,…

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December 12, 2022

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