Catalina Room Escape – Pirate Challenge

Duration: 1 hour

Per Guest


Three-person minimum required. Parties that do not meet the minimum will be charged the minimum to open the room. Due to COVID-19, all rooms booked are private rooms at this time.


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Challenge yourself and your crew at the Catalina Pirate Challenge, a Catalina Island room escape experience like no other.

  • The escape room phenomenon is taking the world by storm -- you and your crew will love the Catalina Room Escape
  • You have one hour to solve the riddles, discover the clues and escape from the room
  • Bond with your family, build your team or have a good time with your friends.
  • Everyone's skills will be needed to get you out of the room in time

Great for small teams or family groups of 6-8 guests.

Due to the stairs and space in the escape room, guests must be able to stand on their own.

Solve clues to make your way through the escape room

One hour time limit - can you beat the clock?

What to Expect

Experience the NEW ESCAPE ROOM CRAZE on Catalina! Our Escape room is a live-action adventure where groups of 2-8 must work together by racing to solve clues, find secrets, and crack codes. You have one goal: work together and escape the room in under 1 hour. Play with your family, friends or co-workers and see if you have what it takes to make an escape.

Enjoy our temperature-controlled rooms while your team solves riddles, opens secret passages, and tries to beat the Captain in this hour-long group adventure. Will you triumph and join the crew or lose and become shark bait?

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 is a Room Escape?  It’s a popular, new activity that involves being locked in a room with other participants. You must work as a team to uncover the answers to various puzzles and clues that will be presented to you. As you uncover the answers to the Pirate Challenge you will get keys that allow you to Escape into the next room. Once you unlock all the answers you will be allowed to Escape the Room completely and beat the Catalina Pirate!

Our team is happy to offer you clues (if you choose to take them) and we will also gladly charge your electronic devices while you play.

What to bring and wear: Wear comfortable clothes and shoes based on the season.  Backpacks, bags, large purses, and electronic devices will be stored in a secure location while you experience the Pirate Challenge.  Group pics are included with your purchase.

Restrictions:  For your safety, you should be in good health & free from other conditions that could be aggravated by this activity, including claustrophobia.  To access the Room Escape, guests must be able to navigate 3 steps into the main building and be able to step over door thresholds (similar to those on a pirate ship). No minors allowed without an accompanying adult. Recommended for children over 8.  Guests under age 6 are complimentary.


Where to Meet

Parking is available on Metropole Avenue - please note hourly vs unlimited parking locations. The Garibaldi (local city bus) has a stop right across the street from Catalina Room Escape.

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Yes. Because the Room Escape can accommodate only 6-8 guests per time slot, it is highly recommended that you make reservations before you travel to the Catalina. Availability is limited.

Because of the challenge/mystery associated with the room, pictures are not permitted in the actual Catalina Room Escape. Phones and electronic devices are stored while in the room. The team facilitating the activity will take some pics (with fun themed props) during the intro to the activity and share them with you via email to remind you of your experience.

Each room successively gets larger as you solve puzzles and challenges. The rooms are lit in low light and have full air conditioning. We have not yet had any guests voice concerns of claustrophobic feelings. Should a guest feel claustrophobic, please let the Room Escape team know and they will open the door for you.

Yes. We offer Private Room experiences for up to 10 guests (might be a tight squeeze but it’s doable) – you can do this by purchasing at minimum 6 guest tickets (or the total number of guests in the group if it is more than 6 but less than 10). for the time slot you’re requesting.

Want to book a Private Room but don’t see 6 tickets available?  Contact us – we’ll double check availability and counts to make sure you’re able to book what you’re looking for.

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

"We did everything Catalina has to offer: Ziplining, Parasailing, Kayaking, Descanso Beach, but we are all in agreement that this escape room was the absolute most fun highlight of our trip! We are home now and the kids still cannot stop talking about it!"

Lizy Vuree-Simon from Phoenix, AZ - TripAdvisor
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