Zip Line Eco Tour

Duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes

Location: Descanso Beach Club

General Admission


Rates may vary based on the season or day of the week. Please review all restrictions and requirements prior to booking.


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Zip Away over Catalina's gorgeous Descanso Canyon. Soar from platform to platform over the blue Pacific. Exhilaration is just a step away!

  • Propel down 5 separate zip lines dropping from 600 feet above sea level -- one run is 1,100 lineal feet long all on its own!
  • Travel over 5 consecutive zip lines at heights of 300 feet above the canyon floor at speeds pushing 40 mph.
  • Your friendly hosts will give you a presentation about some of the unique and interesting aspects of Catalina Island at each platform.
  • Availability varies by season and day of the week; additional availability in the summer season.
  • Want to try something different? Consider the Twilight or Night Zip which runs between Memorial Day & Labor Day

#1 rated activity on Catalina Island - also awarded certificate of excellence from TripAdvisor.

The is the most sold out tour on Catalina island, advanced reservations recommended.

Children must be 10+ & at least 80 lbs. Pregnant guests cannot participate.

Max Weight 240 lbs (235 lbs for tandem) No refunds if you are over the weight limit upon arrival.

Due to the nature of zip-lining on Catalina Island, it is not wheelchair accessible.

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

What to Expect

Propel down 5 separate zip lines dropping from 600 feet above sea level with one run that is 1,100 lineal feet long all on its own. This incredible experience will forever change your idea of what a tour should be. You will travel nearly three-quarters of a mile over five consecutive zip lines at heights of 300 feet above the canyon floor at speeds pushing 40 mph.

Beginning at the Hogsback Gate, high in the hills near Avalon and descending through Descanso Canyon, you will pause at several eco-stations along the way before continuing on your journey. At each station, your hosts will give you a presentation on some of the unique and interesting aspects of Catalina Island, its wildlife, history, and the areas you are passing through. Eventually exiting at Descanso Beach your Catalina Island zip line journey will last approximately 2 hours and your memories will last a lifetime.

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

Weight Requirements:  All participants will be weighed in, fully clothed, during the check-in process before each tour. Participants must weigh between 80 lbs – 240 lbs. (Participants must weigh between 80 lbs – 230 lbs for Twilight or Night Zip Tours.) Those unable to meet this requirement at the time of tour check-in will not be permitted to zip line on Catalina Island and will not be offered a refund or rescheduled.

Age / Tandem Requirements:  Participants at least 10 years of age weighing at least 80 lbs may ride solo. Those weighing less than 80 lbs must ride tandem with another participant of the tour. Children between the ages of 5-9 must ride tandem with another participant at least 18 years of age who will act as the child’s guardian for the length of the tour. Combined weight of tandem riders may not exceed 235 lbs. (Combined weight of tandem riders may not exceed 225 lbs for Twilight or Night Zip Tours.) Participants may not ride tandem with tour guides. Children under the age of 5 are too young to participate. Those unable to meet the age or combined weight requirements will not be permitted to zip and will not be offered a refund or rescheduled.

Footwear Requirements:  Securable, closed-toe shoes are required. Athletic shoes are recommended. We do offer a limited number of shoes to rent if proper footwear is unavailable otherwise.

Appropriate Gear:  No participant on the tour is permitted to use any other gear (helmet, harness, trolley, etc.) besides that which is provided by the Catalina Zip Line Staff at the outset of the tour.

Other Requirements:  Long shorts or pants are suggested. Skirts, belly shirts and bathing suits will not be permitted. Please remove dangling earrings. Participants with long hair must secure hair with a hair tie or similar accessory. We will not be held responsible for any lost or damaged belongings. Please store any and all unnecessary items in lockers provided during tour check-in.

Health Requirements:  All participants on tour are required to hike short distances, ascend and descend stairs, need to be of average mobility and strength, and in reasonably good health. We do not recommend participation with preexisting injuries, back, neck, or heart issues. Please consult your doctor if you are unsure whether ziplining on Catalina Island is suitable for you. If questions still remain, please speak to one of our representatives before booking your Zip Line Tour. If upon arrival it is made clear to the Zip Line staff that you are not of adequate mobility, strength, or health, for your safety we do reserve the right to refuse your participation on the tour. Because of the potential health and safety risk to the baby, pregnant guests will not be permitted to participate. 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. Due to the adventurous nature of this tour, it is not wheelchair accessible.
Refunds / Rescheduling:  We have a strict 72-hour cancellation policy. Tour refund or rescheduling options will only be offered until 72 hours before a tour reservation. No refunds or rescheduling will be permitted afterward. Late arrivals, no shows, and those not meeting tour requirements during tour check-in will not be refunded or rescheduled. Please review all tour requirements and plan your day and travel arrangements accordingly.

Weather Cancellations:  We will not cancel tours due to cold or mildly rainy weather. Zip Line management may cancel tours because of unsafe Catalina weather conditions such as heavy winds, heavy rains, and/or potential thunderstorms. If tours have been canceled by management because of unsafe weather conditions tickets will be refunded or rescheduled for a later time. Please contact us in the event of inclement weather on Catalina Island.

Release of Liability:  All participants are required to sign an acknowledgment of risk and release of liability waiver during the check-in process 20 minutes before a scheduled tour. Participants under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian sign for them at this time. Without parental consent and signature, minors will not be permitted on tour and will not be refunded or rescheduled.

Misbehavior / Vulgarity / Alcohol / Drugs:  Zip Line staff is in no way obligated to begin or complete a tour for a participant or group that appears to be impaired, ignoring staff instructions, or that is found in any way to be endangering the safety of themselves, others or the course environment. Such participants and/or those found disturbing the peace of other guests with profanity, vulgarity or otherwise will be kindly evacuated from the course and not allowed to continue the tour. Refunds or rescheduling will not be offered in either of these situations. Smoking is not allowed while on the tour.

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Yes. There are a limited number of spots per departure time and they do sell out, especially on cruise ship days and throughout the summer season.  To ensure you get to get the time slot you prefer, make sure you reserve your spot early.

Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your tour start time – you will need to complete a digital waiver and be fitted with a helmet and harness.  If you do not arrive at least 20 minutes early, you may not be able to zip at your booked time slot & may forfeit your reservation.

Restrooms are available at Zip Line Base Camp, across from the Zip Line Booth at Descanso Beach.  There are not restrooms on the individual platforms.  You should, therefore, visit the restrooms before you check-in and get fitted with your helmet and harness.

Walking time to common locations:

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

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"Really enjoyed this two hour experience. Our zip line guides Kyle and Stephen made everyone feel safe and also made the experience fun. You get to do five zip's a little unnerving to take that first step off the platform but it's exhilarating once you do!"

- jerjon Mojave, California - TripAdvisor
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