Cape Canyon Expedition

Duration: 4 hours, 15 minutes



Senior (55+)


Child (5-11)


Price includes City of Avalon admissions tax

A thrilling 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 Cape Canyon 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 and the steep, rugged Sheep Chute where Catalina’s bison can frequently be seen.

This tour ventures through scenic Middle Ranch Canyon and explores Cape Canyon in the heart of Catalina’s interior. You’ll see historic Middle Ranch. Then it’s down the rocky, rugged Sheep Chute to scenic Little Harbor on the windward side of the island for spectacular views. You’ll explore truly unique “roads” no other tour company is able to access. You’ll travel to the Airport-in-the-Sky, 1600 feet above sea level where you will have the opportunity to purchase light snacks at the Airport’s DC-3 Cafe or admire the Conservancy Nature Center’s educational displays.

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

What to bring and wear:  The Cape Canyon Expedition travels in an open-air vehicle.  We recommend using sunscreen before the tour starts.  You may want to bring a hat and/or sunglasses as well. While a gratuity is not expected, it is always appreciated. You may also wish to bring your own bottled water with you on tour.  You may wish to bring a light windbreaker or sweatshirt late-Fall through early-Spring.

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. Restrooms are available at the Airport In the Sky, where you will stop about half through the tour.

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

Cape Canyon Expedition
Island tour Plaza
Avalon, CA 90707

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

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."

Monina - TripAdvisor

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