Catalina Conservancy Debuts New Wildlands Express Shuttle

New Shuttle is an Exciting Addition to the Island

Avalon, CA (November 15, 2016) – Heads are turning on Catalina Island, as the Catalina Island Conservancy’s new Wildlands Express shuttle arrived in Avalon this past weekend.

The Conservancy has added a new high-roof passenger van to its fleet of existing Wildlands Express shuttles. The vehicle seats up to 11 passengers, and has over 80 cubic feet of cargo space. The vehicle also features a low-emission 6-cylinder diesel engine and 4-wheel drive to provide safe and reliable transport in a variety of road and weather conditions. What has really caught residents and visitors’ attention is the custom vehicle wrap which highlights the many sights and attractions seen and serviced by the Wildlands Express.

The Wildlands Express is the quickest, most comfortable, and affordable way for guests to travel between the Avalon Transportation Plaza, the Airport In The Sky, Little Harbor and other requested points of interest.

The Wildlands Express operates 365 days a year, road and weather permitting. Reservations must be made in advance by calling (310) 510-0143. Starting later this month, reservations can also be made online.

About Catalina Island Conservancy
Formed in 1972, the Catalina Island Conservancy is one of California’s oldest land trusts. Its mission is to be a responsible steward of its lands through a balance of conservation, education and recreation. Through its ongoing efforts, the Conservancy protects the magnificent natural and cultural heritage of Santa Catalina Island, stewarding approximately 42,000 acres of land and more than 60 miles of rugged shoreline. It operates an airport and 50 miles of biking and nearly 150 miles of hiking opportunities within its road and trail system. The Conservancy conducts educational outreach through two nature centers, its Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden and guided experiences in the Island’s rugged interior. Twenty miles from the mainland, the Island is a treasure trove of historical and archaeological sites. It also contains numerous rare and endangered animals and plants. The Island is home to 60 species – and counting – that are found only on Catalina. For additional information, please visit

Contact: Matt McClain
Catalina Island Conservancy
Phone: (562) 437-8555 x 1230
Mobile: (949) 228-1171

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