The Catalina bison tour is a thrilling off-road eco-adventure into Catalina Island’s remote and beautiful interior.
Ridgetop Eco Adventure
- General Admission Ages 5+
- Private tours available. Contact us for details.
- Pricing includes City of Avalon admission tax & ticketing fee. Rates may vary on weekends & holidays
Get the Best Views on a Catalina Hummer Tour
- 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.
*Refunds & exchanges are subject to availability. Click here to read our cancellation policy.
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 Catalina Island hummer tour winds its way back along the Summit Road into Avalon. 10% of the proceeds go to support the Catalina Island Conservancy.
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 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.
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 exhilarating tour that travels over bumpy, windy, dusty, unpaved and poorly paved roads. Guests who are pregnant cannot ride. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Guests must be able to transfer on their own and navigate several stairs within the vehicle.
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.
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.
Ridgetop Eco Adventure
Island Tour Plaza
Avalon, CA 90704
Do I need a reservation for the Ridgetop Eco Adventure?
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.
Are there restrooms available on the Ridgetop Eco Adventure?
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.
How far is the Ridgetop Eco Adventure check-in location from certain areas?
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
Is there food provided on the Ridgetop Eco Adventure? Can I eat and drink while on tour?
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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