Avalon Tasting & Walking Tour

Duration: 3 hours

Location: We tour throughout downtown Avalon on Catalina Island




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Stroll through downtown Avalon like a local & savor Catalina Island restaurants flavors.

  • 6+ unique tastings, bites & brews - including owner and chef interactions.
  • Enjoy an all-inclusive foodie experience as you sip, sample and savor Avalon's best restaurants.
  • Encounter the sights, sounds and stories behind well-known Catalina Island landmarks.
  • Avalon Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour booklet includes tour map, cultural insights & exclusive guest coupons.

A variety of food and beverage options are served on tour. Come with a sense of foodie adventure!

Minimum to book is 2 people and the maximum is 16 per tour. We offer private group tours as well.

We dine rain or shine! Wear comfortable walking shoes. (When it rains we provide umbrellas.)

Minimum age is 13. Minimum age to consume alcohol is 21. ID is required to consume alcohol.

This tour is fully accessible. One location will bring the tasting to an outside seating area.

Combination of sitting & standing throughout the tour. Food allergies or aversions will be noted.

What to Expect

Expect to enjoy 6 tasting locations.  Your tour cost includes all food & beverage tastings, including alcohol, along with server & bartender gratuities plus applicable taxes.  This isn’t just a food tour – you will find a greater appreciation for the culture and history of Santa Catalina Island and Avalon.

What you should know about this experience and COVID-19:

  • Masks are mandatory for all guests
  • Capacity is limited to allow for social distancing
  • Additional sanitizing is happening regularly

Are food allergies or aversions accommodated?  Upon checkout you will have the opportunity to give us information about any allergies or aversions you may have. Please answer specifically so we can accommodate any requests, if at all possible.

What to bring and wear:  Comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, a hat for shade, sunglasses and tip for your guide if you so choose. Photo ID to check in for the tour and if you plan to drink (minimum drinking age is 21 years old in California).

Restrictions:  One tasting location does require stairs to dine in the restaurant, however the owners of the location are happy to bring the tasting to an outside seating area for your comfort.  Minimum age to drink alcohol is 21 years of age. ID is required upon check in. We dine rain or shine! Wear comfortable walking shoes & clothing. (When it rains we provide umbrellas.)


Where to Meet

Avalon Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour
Across from Steve's Steakhouse & Maggie's Blue Rose
417 Crescent Avenue, Avalon, CA 90704

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Yes. We call in food orders to all of our tasting locations one hour prior to the start of the tour, so ticket sales close 1 hour prior to the start of the tour.  The Food Tour has become very popular, so please make sure to book in advance as group sizes are kept small on purpose (16 guests or less per tour time).

Yes.  There are restrooms at the base of the Green Pleasure Pier, right next to the starting point.  There are also restrooms at every dining location we visit.  Just ask your guide for their location in each establishment.

Absolutely!  Don’t forget your camera or phone.  Our biggest advice – take pics before your start eating at each location.  Empty plates are nice, but not as fun to share…

Walking time to common locations:

  • Cabrillo Mole Area: 7-10 minutes
  • Basketball/Volleyball/Old Ben Park Area: 3-4 minutes
  • Green Pleasure Pier/Island Tour Plaza: 1-2 minutes
  • Casino Building: 7-10 minutes
  • Descanso Beach: 15-20 minutes

You know it!  This is a food tour, so all of the food and beverage is included in the cost of the ticket.  It will be enough food for lunch.  Most people report being pleasantly full at the end of the tour.

Still have questions?   Visit our FAQ page to submit your own

"Myself and 8 other people in my group thoroughly enjoyed the Taste of Catalina food tour. The food was amazing! Not just 1 taste at each place but 2 or 3! Lili is a fantastic guide... we learned lots of fun facts about the island."

- Sherry H. from Huntington Beach, CA - TripAdvisor
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