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Five Exciting Things To Do On Catalina Island

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Catalina Island has long been known for relaxation and romance. Thanks to its natural beauty, Mediterranean atmosphere and friendly ambiance, a getaway to this idyllic island is the ideal way to unwind and de-stress. But the island also has a wild side. Read on for five exciting things to do on Catalina Island.

Zipline: One of the most exiting things to do on Catalina is also one of the most popular things to do on the island. The Catalina Island Zip Line Eco Tour has been thrilling visitors – and residents – for more than a decade. Five zips whisk riders high above Descanso Canyon at speeds in excess of 45 miles an hour.

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Discover Scuba Diving: Ever since the advent of recreational scuba, divers have been flocking to Catalina Island to experience its intriguing kelp forest and diverse marine life. Nowadays the island is considered one of the most popular dive destinations in North America. See what all the excitement is about – even if you’re not a certified scuba diver – on a Discover Scuba Experience. While no experience is necessary, you do need to be comfortable in deep water as this adventure takes place in the open ocean just offshore from the Catalina Casino Building.

Catalina Eco Tour: Just outside of Avalon, Catalina’s wild side stretches out for more than 70 square miles, offering an untamed wilderness populated by roving bison, soaring eagles and curious foxes. Get out of town and explore on an off-road adventure. The opportunity to experience this unparalleled wildness makes a Catalina Jeep Eco Tour one of the most exciting things to do on Catalina.

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Parasail: Soaring high above the ocean, seeing Catalina from a bird’s eye view is surprisingly peaceful – once you’re aloft — but getting whisked high above in a parasail is sure to get your adrenaline pumping. Let your captain know you’d like to dip your feet for an extra thrill.

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Ridgetop Tour: Off the paved roads and away from the seaside charms of Avalon, Catalina promises rugged terrain and breath-taking views. You can experience that excitement on a four-wheel drive Ridgetop Tour.

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Next time you visit the island, add a little adrenaline to your getaway on one of the many exciting things to do on Catalina.