Discover Two Harbors

Duration: Varied duration

Location: Tour meets on the left side of the green Pleasure Pier

General Admission


Ticket price includes City of Avalon harbor use tax


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You won't want to miss this high-speed adventure that whisks you to Two Harbors, a relaxing outpost on the West End of Catalina Island

  • Experience a high-speed trip along the Catalina coastline to Two Harbors.
  • Watch for dolphins, eagles and other fascinating wildlife
  • Take a hike to catch the perfect views of the West End
  • Spend the day relaxing on the beach, going snorkeling or take a kayak tour before returning to Avalon
  • Select your travel times to fit your day best (boat ride is approximately 40 minutes each way)

Guests of all ages are welcome on the Discover Two Harbors Tour.

Guests must be ambulatory and be able to transfer on their own accord.

This tour is available for most guests. Please see restrictions below.

Enjoy a relaxing time on the beach or explore the area around Two Harbors.

What to Expect

Experience Catalina’s spectacular coastline as you ride the Cyclone, a high-speed vessel, to Two Harbors. After an exciting 40-minute boat ride, you’ll have time to explore Two Harbors, on Catalina Island’s remote West End. Additional adventures including snorkeling, swimming, hiking, kayaking and stand-up paddling are available – check for rental and guided tour rates.  Food and drinks are available for purchase – try a buffalo milk if you’re feeling truly adventurous.

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

Is there a cost for additional activities in Two Harbors? Yes, there is a fee to rent equipment such as snorkels, kayaks or paddleboards.

What to bring and wear:  Wear comfortable clothes and shoes based on the season. High heels are not recommended. Check the Catalina Island weather forecast and dress appropriately. If you’d like swim in Two Harbors, make sure to bring a swimsuit and beach towel. Changing rooms are available next to the pier & beach.  Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses are also recommended as there is no shade on the boat. Because of the fast-paced nature of the boat ride, there may be a chance that you will get wet from salt spray – an extra towel or sarong may be helpful to have on hand.

How to plan for your day:  Discover Two Harbors provides you with a narrated tour along the coast of Catalina and allows you to explore the Isthmus on the west end of the island.  Check-in on the Green Pier in Avalon to start your adventure.  Enjoy a fast-paced 40-minute cruise while learning about the island’s natural history.  Once in Two Harbors, spend your time as you’d like – explore, relax, or just dine, drink, and people watch.  Head back to the pier at approximately 15 minutes prior to departure to check-in for your return boat ride.

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. Please note all guests must be able to use ramps and some stairs to enter and exit the Cyclone.


Where to Meet

Check-in with Catalina Island Co. located about 1/2 way up the green Pleasure Pier, on the left-hand side. They will direct you to correct float for boarding. Parking is available approximately 1-2 blocks up the street from the base of the green pier on Catalina Avenue, Descanso Avenue, or Sumner Avenue. Pay special attention to parking signs - most parking within one block of Crescent Avenue are only 1 hour parking (or less). Consider walking downtown and leaving the vehicle home.

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

No, but restrooms are available in Two Harbors

When you travel on the Discover Two Harbors Experience, your time in Two Harbors will depend on which boat times you select.  You can have as little as 20-30 minutes if you just want to take the boat ride down, hop out to buy a souvenir and return or you could have up to 8+ hours if you choose the first boat down in the morning and the last boat back in the evening on a weekend that features extended travel times (subject to availability/change).  Don’t miss the boat or you will have to spend the night at either the Banning House Lodge or the Two Harbors Campground.

Yes. The West End Galley is a snack stand offering casual beach fare such as burgers, sandwiches, fries and tacos. There is also a bar with full cocktail service.

Two Harbors is a wonderfully relaxing destination. Hiking and swimming are favorite activities. You can also rent snorkel gear, kayaks or paddleboards for an additional charge. For the ultimate Two Harbors beach experience, rent a cabana or chaise lounge.

You may bring coolers, bikes, and beach chairs with you on the Cyclone, however be advised they will be subject to a $3 oversized luggage fee per item.  Additional luggage or gear is subject to available space and may be allowed subject to the approval of the crew.

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"I can’t say enough about this wonderful place. It is much different from the Hustle and Bustle of Avalon. Try it and you won't be sorry."

Oceanlucky9 - El Segundo, CA - TripAdvisor

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