Catalina Island Tours Offer Variety
There are many Catalina Island tours available depending on what you want to do or see on the island. Some of the most popular Catalina Island tours are ones going into the interior of the island, where visitors get the opportunity to see flowing grasslands, woodlands, ridgelines and beautiful vistas, and wildlife including bald eagles and North American bison. Other popular Catalina Island tours are walking tours which take visitors around Avalon showing and explaining to all the significance of the sites they take in. For visitors interested in seeing the marine life, there are glass bottom boat and submarine tours which reveal the spectacular sea life abundant off the shores of Catalina. If you don't mind getting into the water, there are numerous diving and snorkeling tour opportunities. Other water based tours include kayaking tours, ocean rafting tours, and various charter yacht and sport fishing tours.
Getting to Catalina Island to experience one or more of the tours available is a breeze. From Marina Del Ray, San Pedro, Long Beach, Newport Beach, and Dana Point, you can take one of the available boat shuttle services to Catalina Island. These trips take 75 - 90 minutes to complete, and are affordably priced. For quicker transportation to the island, helicopters are available from Long Beach airport and from San Pedro. Typical flying time to the island is 15 minutes via helicopter.
Any one of the Catalina Island tours provides great options for families, groups, and corporate outings. Catalina Island offers visitors plenty of things to see and do on their visit. If you can't do it all on one trip, plan to come back and experience more, or just relax and take in the peacefulness of the island.