Catalina Island Company Tours and Activities
Zip across a rugged canyon at 30 mph, skim the water aboard a speedy Ribcraft boat and explore pristine wilderness in an open-air biofuel Hummer. . . all in the same day. Catalina Island Company offers a complete resort experience, with more than 20 activities and tours—along with hotels, dining, spa and entertainment. To book any Catalina Island Company activity or tour, call 877.778.8322, or visit our ticket booths in the mainland boat terminals or on Catalina Island at the Green Pier, Tour Plaza or Cabrillo Mole.
Catalina Aerial Adventure
At Catalina Aerial Adventure, you’ll climb, swing and slide from tree to tree on rope ladders, log bridges, balance beams, zip lines and other challenging elements, suspended above a grove of towering eucalyptus. With five self-paced courses ranging from beginner to advanced, Catalina Aerial Adventure offers excitement for ages seven and up just a short stroll past the Casino at Descanso.
Zip Line Eco Tour
Starting 600 feet above Descanso Beach Club, you’ll enjoy sweeping views as you zip across the canyon and through the trees on five separate lines at speeds approaching 30 mph. Zip Line Eco Tour is two hours of adrenaline-fueled fun. Advance reservations are highly recommended.
Catalina Climbing Wall (seasonal)
Descanso Canyon’s 32-foot rock climbing wall offers excitement and adventure for everyone, with eight color-coded routes designed to test every skill level. Gear up, grab hold and race your friends to the top. Or challenge yourself to achieve new heights. Don’t forget to look around while you’re up there. The views are incredible.
Avalon Tours & Activities
Avalon Harbor Lights Tour
Enjoy magical views of twinkling city lights on this narrated adventure into the hills above Avalon. You’ll travel along Lover’s Cove before heading up to Mt. Ada and into the dark recesses of Avalon Canyon. You might even spot some wild island denizens of the night as you make your way back to town beneath a canopy of stars.
Avalon Scenic Tour
A post office that doesn’t deliver? A house built from a recycled boat? A bird park with no birds? It’s all part of the unique charm that attracts adventure seekers of all ages to this quaint island town. Postcard views abound on this narrated bus tour through the streets of historic Avalon. Have your camera ready.
Discover the Casino Tour
Relive the rich cultural history of this iconic building, from the extraordinary murals that adorn the soaring art deco façade, to the country’s first theatre designed specifically for talking pictures, to the architectural marvel of the world’s largest circular ballroom.
Behind the Scenes Casino Tour
Tour areas of the Casino once closed to the public for over 70 years. Visit green rooms used by Errol Flynn and Cary Grant; see the room where Cecil B. DeMille screened his latest films; and stand on the stage where Benny Goodman became the King of Swing.
Twilight at the Casino Tour
Experience the beauty and learn the history of this architectural masterpiece as you make your way from the beautiful theatre up to the majestic ballroom, where you’ll have the chance to take a spin on the historic dance floor as big band sounds fill the air. Then toast twilight views of Avalon on the romance promenade with a complimentary glass of wine.
Golf Gardens Miniature Golf
Nestled in idyllic gardens less than a block from the beach, Golf Gardens has been an ideal spot for an afternoon of family fun for more than 40 years. Its unique 18- hole layout is considered one of the most beautiful and challenging in the world.
Catalina Island Golf Course
Leave your mark on the oldest operating golf course in California. Built in 1892, this scenic 2,100-yard course offers spectacular views of Avalon Canyon. Its nine challenging holes have two sets of tees for 18-hole play. A full pro shop rents clubs and carts. For tee times call 310.510.0530.
East End Adventure
There’s nothing like an open-air ride over narrow rugged roads in a biofuel Hummer. You’ll get an intimate feel for Catalina’s unique topography as you cruise the ridge around rugged canyons that open to vast ocean horizons. You might even spot a bison or two on this unforgettable 4-wheeling adventure.
Cape Canyon Expedition
Explore Catalina’s unspoiled beauty on the only official expedition into beautiful Cape Canyon. You’ll visit the Middle Ranch habitat of a rescued bald eagle and golden eagle before heading down rugged Sheep Chute to scenic Little Harbor on Catalina’s backside. The tour stops at Airport in the Sky, where you can enjoy lunch at DC-3 Grill (Price of lunch not included).
Hit the road for an exciting 31-mile expedition through Catalina’s pristine wilderness. You’ll follow the original 19th-century stagecoach route through a native plant nursery, bald eagle habitat and favorite grazing spots of Catalina bison before continuing to the island’s backside for endless views of unspoiled shoreline.
Avalon Canyon Trail
This unique tour takes you on a private road offering rarely-seen views of Catalina Casino. You’ll learn the storied history of Avalon Canyon, home of Catalina Island Golf Course, the oldest in California, as well as the Wrigley Memorial and Botanical Gardens. You’ll also see the former spring training site of Wrigley’s Chicago Cubs.
This 10-mile journey through the island’s higher elevations offers spectacular views of rugged canyons, secluded coves and endless ocean. You might even spot a bison or two grazing on the hillsides as you make your way to Catalina’s Airport in the Sky, where you’ll have a chance to sample DC-3 Grill’s famous cookies (Price of cookies not included).
Summit Night Adventure (Seasonal)
Enjoy romantic twilight views on this narrated adventure into the hills high above historic Avalon. You’ll wind through the heart of the city, down the coast and up to a scenic overlook at Wishbone Loop, where you’ll spend some time basking in serenity under a canopy of twinkling stars.
Discover Two Harbors (Seasonal)
Enjoy a 30-minute cruise along Catalina’s stunning coast to the rustic village of Two Harbors, where you can hike, bike, snorkel, kayak or just relax on the beach at Harbor Sands with your favorite food and beverage from Harbor Reef Restaurant before returning to Avalon. (Equipment rentals and food not included).
Feel the ocean breeze in your hair and sun on your face as you experience the thrill of skimming across the water on a speedy Ribcraft boat. You’ll get a whole new perspective of Catalina on this unique tour of the island’s coastal waters. If you’re lucky, you might even spot some playful dolphins or sea lions.
Embark on an undersea expedition in a climate-controlled cabin, where you’ll come face to face with Catalina’s abundant marine life from your own personal porthole. You never know what you’ll find below the surface, but you’re sure to see an incredible array of sea creatures, including California’s bright orange garibaldi.
Glass Bottom Boat Tour
See the bottom of the sea through the bottom of a boat on this narrated tour of the crystal clear water of Lover’s Cove Marine Preserve. You’ll be mesmerized as you look at schools of colorful fish that often stop to look back at you. Keep an eye out for sea creatures tucked into the rocks below.
Flying Fish Voyage (Seasonal)
People come from all over the world to see Catalina’s famous flying fish soar up to 20 feet high and across the water’s surface for hundreds of yards. You’ll cruise on a 70-foot boat equipped with bright lights to lure these marine aviators out of the water. It’s truly a sight to behold.