Ridgetop Eco Adventure

Duration: 2 hours

Location: Island Tour Plaza



Senior (55+)


Child (5-11)


Ticket prices include City of Avalon admission tax


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Travel 1,500 feet above sea level for the best views of Avalon.

  • Travel up and out of Avalon for fantastic views of Catalina Island.
  • Get off the beaten path in a modified, open-air H-1 Hummer.
  • Keep an eye out for bison, bald eagles, Catalina Island fox & more.
  • Travel with your engaging driver & guide while you learn about Catalina's fascinating past.

Children must be a minimum of 5 years of age to participate in this Catalina tour for their safety.

Guests must be able to transfer from their chair & navigate several stairs on their own.

Tour travels on dirt & paved scenic, windy roads throughout the eastern portion of Catalina.

For your safety, you should be in good health & free from other health conditions.

What to Expect

Climb into our unique, open-air, biofuel H1 Hummer for an unforgettable trip to the summit above Avalon. Traveling to 1,500 feet above sea level, you’ll enjoy a birds-eye view of romantic Santa Catalina Island and the ocean beyond. The open-air Ridgetop Eco Adventure travels five miles up rugged interior terrain, where you will experience spectacular views of the coastline and deep canyons below. Lined by beautiful eucalyptus trees, the tour winds its way back along the Summit Road into Avalon.  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

See stunning views of uninhabited spaces:  See what Southern California looked like before it was developed.  Journey on the edge of cliff-side roads and drive to some of the highest points on Catalina Island.  The rugged coastline will stretch out before you as you sit back and enjoy the adventurous ride.

Keep an eye out for Catalina wildlife:  You never know what you will see when you explore outside of Avalon.  Keep your eyes open for North American bison, bald eagles, Catalina Island foxes & more.

What to bring and wear:  The Ridgetop Eco Adventure 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.

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 the vehicle, as there are no restroom breaks on the 2-hour 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

Ridgetop Eco Adventure
Island Tour Plaza
Avalon, CA 90704

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Yes. While reservations are not required, they are recommended. There are limited spaces on the Ridgetop Eco Adventure. To ensure you get the number of spots you want at the time slot you prefer, make sure you reserve your spot.

There are restrooms available in the Island Tour Plaza – please make sure to use them before you get on your tour, as there are no restrooms available once the tour begins.

Walking time to common locations:

  • Cabrillo Mole Area: 7-10 minutes
  • Basketball/Volleyball/Old Ben Park Area: 3-5 minutes
  • Green Pleasure Pier/Island Tour Plaza: 1-2 minutes
  • Casino Building: 7-10 minutes
  • Descanso Beach: 15-20 minutes

Food & beverage are not provided on the Ridgetop Eco Adventure.  You may bring bottled water with you on tour.  Food is prohibited on the vehicle.

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"A great two hour tour of the island. We learned about the history of the island, got great views of the south and eastern parts of the island. Kids loved the adventure tour and riding in the Hummer. A great overview of the island. Saw a Bison which the kids loved."

- SFBayTraveler07 from Lake Tahoe, NV - TripAdvisor
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