Five great spring-time tours on Catalina Island

Posted on February 19, 2018 | By Sherri Cline

Catalina’s spectacular interior should be a must-do part of any island getaway, but in the spring, green hillsides and emerging wildflowers provide an extra allure to exploring the wild side of Catalina.

Catalina wildflowers

Catalina wildflowers will soon be popping up all over

Here are five great tours on Catalina this spring.

Jeep Eco-Tour — One of the best ways to experience the island is with the non-profit organization responsible for protecting it. The Catalina Conservancy offers a variety of naturalist-led tours through the Catalina wildlands, including two- and three-hour tours. Combining a bit of adventure with an in-depth look at the natural history and conservation of the island, these tours on Catalina are an ideal way to get a closer look at the rugged terrain and unique flora and fauna on the island.

The Jeep Eco-Tour on Catalina

The Jeep Eco Tour on Catalina

East End Adventure — Those looking for a bit more adventure should explore aboard the East End Adventure a high-octane trip through the steep hills and dramatic canyons above Avalon in an open-air bio-fuel Hummer.

You never know what you will see on the East End Adventure

Skyline Drive — A more laid-back experience is awaiting on the Skyline Drive Tour, which takes travelers to the Airport in the Sky by way of old Stagecoach Road in the interior. The two-hour tour includes plenty of opportunities to see wildflowers, spot bison and take Instagram-worthy shots of the island’s spectacular vistas.

bison on a tour on Catalina

Bison are frequently seen on springtime tours on Catalina

Kayak & Parasail Package – Catalina visitors looking for a more hands-on way to tour Catalina Island’s springtime beauty can paddle along the shore in a kayak or get a bird’s eye view while parasailing. The perfect daytrip for adventurers combines both experiences with transportation to the island.

kayak tour on Catalina

Kayaking provides a hands-on way to see spring on Catalina Island.

Zip-Line Eco Tour – One of Catalina’s most popular adventures also provides an opportunity to learn more about the island’s natural history and see its springtime transformation. With five separate ziplines high above Descanso Canyon, the Zipline Eco-Tour is the ideal Catalina activity for those who like to both learn about the island and experience heart-pumping action.



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