Bison Expedition

Duration: 2 hours



Senior (55+)


Child (5-11)


Price includes City of Avalon admissions tax


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A thrilling off-road eco-adventure into Catalina Island's remote and beautiful interior.

  • An exciting and unforgettable expedition to Catalina's rugged outback
  • Experience Catalina Island as few others get to
  • Watch for bison, foxes and eagles on this extreme off-road adventure
  • Bring your camera for spectacular photos

Children must be a minimum of 5 years of age to participate on this Catalina Island tour.

The Bison Expedition travels along a combination of dirt & paved scenic, windy roads.

Guests must be able to transfer from their chair and navigate several stairs within the vehicle.

For additional considerations, please see restrictions below.

What to Expect

Venture into Catalina Island’s beautiful interior. Experience Santa Catalina Island’s rugged “outback” in an all-terrain, 12-passenger eco-friendly H1 Hummer. Converted to run on biofuel refined from recycled vegetable oil collected from local restaurants, this Hummer is “green.” This is the only scheduled off-road tour that travels into beautiful Cape Canyon where Catalina’s bison can frequently be seen.

This tour ventures down into scenic Middle Canyon and explores Cape Canyon in the heart of Catalina’s interior. You’ll explore truly unique places no other tour company is able to access. Much of this tour is off-road, guests should expect a bumpy, at times dusty, unforgettable adventure.

10% of the proceeds go to support the Catalina Island Conservancy.

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

What to bring and wear:  The Bison Expedition travels in an open-air vehicle.  We recommend using sunscreen before/during the tour.  A light sweatshirt or windbreaker are recommended along with a hat and/or sunglasses. While a gratuity is not expected, it is always appreciated. You may also wish to bring your own bottled water with you on tour – a complimentary bottle will be provided upon boarding.

What to know:  Weather may impact this excursion. Please contact us in the event of inclement weather. Make sure to use the restroom before you board, as there are no restrooms on the vehicle.

Restrictions:  For your safety, you should be in good health & free from high blood pressure, heart, neck or back problems, motion sickness, or other conditions that could be aggravated by this tour.  Guests who are pregnant should not ride.  This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Guests must be able to transfer from their chair on their own and navigate several stairs within the vehicle.


Where to Meet

Bison Expedition
Island tour Plaza
Avalon, CA 90707

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Restrooms are available before you board your vehicle for the Bison Expedition. There are no restrooms available on the vehicle.

For their safety, due to the nature of the tour, children under five years of age cannot participate on the Bison Expedition

Food is not allowed on the Bison Expedition tour vehicle. You may bring a bottled water on the vehicle.

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"We've taken a few of the scenic tours on the island before, so we were skeptical about doing a 3rd one, thinking it would be similar. We were wrong! We couldn't get enough of the beautiful views, the rich history and our tour guide Charles was hilarious! This was an adventure worth taking."

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