Duration: Choose half or whole day
Location: Catalina Island's coastline & beaches
Half Day Trip: 5 hours; Full Day: 10 Hours
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This 6 passenger boat transports guests to White's Landing from Avalon.
Guests must be ambulatory and be able to transfer on their own accord.
Minimum age to ride is 4 years of age.
Minimum 2 passengers, max 6 passengers.
This is an excursion along the coast of Catalina Island from Avalon Bay.
Due to the nature of this Catalina Island activity, guests who are pregnant cannot attend.
This tour is currently not available. For a relaxing day at a cove on the island’s coast, we recommend Discover Two Harbors.
The Ultimate Beach Adventure whisks you down the Island’s beautiful coastline by boat to a gorgeous semi-remote Catalina Island beach site, White’s Landing. White’s Landing features an expansive, naturally sandy beach, water activities, shaded sitting areas, multiple hiking trails, and breathtaking Catalina Island ocean views.
What you should know about this experience and COVID-19:
Your all-inclusive adventure will include:
You may get to see dolphins and sea lions on the boat ride. This is a great value for a Catalina Island beach excursion. The trip requires a minimum of two people. If a minimum of two people are not booked by departure time, you can choose a different time/date or receive a full refund.
The morning half-day trip is 5 hours in length: from 9 AM to 2 PM.
The full day trip is 10 hours in length: from 9 AM to 7 PM.
Overnight trips and groups larger than 6 people can be arranged upon request; subject to availability.
What wildlife might we see? Frequent visitors to our coast include common dolphin, Risso’s dolphin, gray whales, blue whales, fin whales, harbor seals, sea lions, resident bald eagles, and sometimes even an American bison along the coastline. We never know what we will see in the short trip between White’s Landing & Avalon – keep your eyes open.
What type of boat is used for this tour? C-STAR is a 24-foot, Coast Guard-inspected, center console boat that has been specially modified to comfortably accommodate up to six passengers on coastline tours. She has ample seating at the front and rear as well as numerous hand rails to hold onto while you are gazing over the side at the dolphins playing in the bow wake. She has a brand new Yamaha outboard motor that boasts EPA “Ultra Low Emissions” as well as the utmost reliability and quietness. She also has all new seat cushions for comfort and a 9-speaker sound system.
Where does the Ultimate Beach Adventure travel? This 5- to 10-hour Santa Catalina Island adventure takes full advantage of the island’s abundant wildlife and scenic coastline. Our six-passenger boat will take you from Avalon into the Pacific Ocean along the coastline of Santa Catalina Island. Your trusty captain will travel west down the coast to White’s Landing, which is located several miles down Catalina’s rugged coast. This area plays host to two yacht clubs and a youth experience camp called The Catalina Experience – depending on the time of the year the camp may be vacant or in use on any given day.
What to bring and wear: The Ultimate Beach Adventure travels on an open-air boat. A jacket and/or a windbreaker is a must for early mornings and late afternoons. Hats or beanies are good for extra warmth when the Catalina Island weather dictates and sunglasses are helpful with glare on the water any time of year. Expect sun exposure, bring sunscreen. Make sure to bring your camera for this gorgeous day trip. Wear or bring your bathing suit and a beach towel to hang out at the beach. Consider bringing a change of clothes plus some snacks.
Restrictions: Minimum age to ride is 4 years of age. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. 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. This activity is generally not wheelchair accessible. Due to the nature of this Catalina Island activity, guests who are pregnant cannot attend. Weather may impact this excursion. Please contact us in the event of inclement weather.
Caution: There are no lifeguards on duty at White’s Landing. All water activities are at your own risk. If you have any special needs it is YOUR responsibility to inform us prior to check-in.
- James L Claremont, California TripAdvisor
"Captain Dave--a skilled mariner and nice guy--whisks you away on a small powerful boat to a semi-secluded cove maybe 15 min. from Avalon. You can paddle board, kayak, & snorkel around the cove--all the gear is there for the using & always accessible--This is a great little getaway."