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Discover Avalon: Catalina Scenic Tour

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Avalon, United States
Discover Avalon: Catalina Scenic Tour
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icon50 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

See the sights of Avalon on a quick tour that takes you along the waterfront, up the hillsides, and through the center of town. The quick, nonstop journey provides views and allows you to get oriented with Avalon and its attractions so you can better enjoy your time on Catalina Island. Learn about the island's history and heritage from a guide as you travel the loop.
  • Travel along the beachfront and through the historical town of Avalon
  • Learn about Avalon, the only city on Catalina Island
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Small-group tour limited to six people
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Driver Live Commentary on Board
Food and Drinks
Catalina Ave & 3rd St (Island Tour Plaza) , Avalon, CA 90704, USA

Across from Mini Golf

This activity will end right where it started.
Your tour starts by meeting your guide in Avalon, where you check in before your departure time. Hop aboard the tour vehicle, and set off through and around town.

Admire views of the Pacific as you travel along the beachfront, and enjoy a trip up the hills. As you go, listen to commentary from your guide about Catalina Island's history and folklore. By the end of the nonstop tour, you have a great overview of town so you can continue exploring on your own.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Catalina Expeditions Tours
Drive by
Pass By:  
Catalina Island Company
Drive By
Pass By:  
Catalina Island Company
Pick-up and drop off
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Please check your email through Viator for your confirmation number and tour information
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Santa Catalina Island Company
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Discover Avalon: Catalina Scenic Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Discover Avalon: Catalina Scenic Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Discover Avalon: Catalina Scenic Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Discover Avalon: Catalina Scenic Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Discover Avalon: Catalina Scenic Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Discover Avalon: Catalina Scenic Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Discover Avalon: Catalina Scenic Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Discover Avalon: Catalina Scenic Tour.

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  • "This tour is perfect for anyone who doesn’t know much about the history of this island or is visiting for the first time." See review
  • "Learn the history of Catalina Island while taking in the amazing views!" See review
  • "It was a very nice tour and worth the money." See review

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star-5
Great tour
Darla_H
, Aug 2022
The driver who kept us distracted while going around them mountains and little streets lol. Remember if you don’t like heights it may not be for you the hubby didn’t like heights but enjoyed the tour
star-5
Great tour of Avalon. The...
Cynthia_H
, Jul 2022
Great tour of Avalon. The guide was terrific. Wish it did the other side of Avalon by the bell tower. Wanted it to keep going:)
star-5
Catalina...something new for kids
Erik_T
, Jul 2022
View of entire city on top of hill. Driver is courteous and knowledgeable. Driver was not in a rush and gave visitors time to take photos
star-5
The view
karen_D
, Jul 2022
The view from up above and how Informative the driver was with the island history. I like the camping place because they have real restrooms.
star-5
Worth doing
Laveda_L
, Jul 2022
Tour guide was pleasant and knowledgeable. The tour was a very plesant experience. Good overview of the island.
star-5
Love it
Milagros_G
, Jul 2022
This was great tour and the tour guy was great definitely recommend it’s is very informative And polite
star-4
We were planning a...
Craig_M
, Jun 2022
We were planning a wonderful family event with a day trip to Catalina, Catalina Island Scenic Tour and Glass bottom boat. Unfortunately, my wife Kathy tripped and fell with serious injuries to her face and neck and we spent the day in the emergency room with sutures and x-rays while we sent the other 9 members of our family ahead. We were actually wondering if it would be possible to refund both Craig and Kathy Moffat for both tours since we missed the entire trip. The rest of the family had a great time.
star-5
Great experience
Steven_M
, Jun 2022
We had an awesome tour operator who gave us lots of history & local info. Great job. Lots of value and info!
star-4
Beautiful views on this tour
Markyta_P
, Mar 2022
Got to get some great photos of the island. Tour guide was sweet! Knew a lot about the island and informative.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Informative and a delightful tour!
Paula_N
, Mar 2022
Our guide/driver was very informative and entertaining! She made the tour ride awesome! I learned a lot about the island.
star-4
Catalina tour
Carissa
, Mar 2022
The guide was very knowledgeable, entertaining and funny. The views were outstanding The tour was very reasonable.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Beautiful Avalon Catalina Island Tour
Patricia_H
, Feb 2022
Carolyn our tour guide was very informative, interesting and hilarious to boot. We loved her stories of the island residents. She was very accommodating in stopping when able to allowing us to take pictures of the surrounding beautiful scenic route of the Avalon area.
star-5
Catalina tour
John_k
, Feb 2022
Tour covered a large area and was very informative about the history of the island. It was approximately 50 minutes.
star-1
VIATOR RUINED OUR ANNIVERSARY PLAN.
SUBHAS_S
, Dec 2021
I had booked a trip for December 5, 2021 for 13:30 pm Discover Avalon: Catalina Scenic Tour. I had fully paid in advance and printed the receipt and the Bar Code. Just before the tour was about to begin, we were told to get off the vehicle and informed that Viator FAILED to communicate to the tour operator (Santa Catalina Island Company). We showed them the printed receipt. They tried to tell us that it shows a different date on their local computer. They placed the entire blame on VIATOR. This was a big DISAPPOINTMENT , and a major setback to our anniversary plan. Anyway, they offered to refund our money.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-1
Don't book through Viator
Karen_F
, Dec 2021
Our flight was canceled due to fog in the Long Beach area, so we could not get to Avalon in time for our booked tour. Viator was unwilling to reschedule nor refund the booking fee. And the tour operator would not make any changes nor refunds since I booked through Viator. Next time I will not use Viator; it's best to go through the tour operator directly to protect against these type of uncontrollable circumstances.
star-5
Great experience! Our driver, Laura, was very friendly and provided great information.
Richard_M
, Oct 2021
We enjoyed seeing the sites around Avalon. The views from Mount Ada were stunning. We also enjoyed seeing other homes in Avalon and Laura’s stories treated to the island.
star-5
Bear was a great tour guide!
William_J
, Oct 2021
The driver and tour guide, “Bear”, was great. He knew the history of Catalina and shared many stories as we passed historical landmarks. Highly recommend as an overview and seeing what you may want to do later.
star-5
great tour
Ellsworth_B
, Oct 2021
tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. I highly recommend this tour. He did everything possible to make it enjoyable
star-5
Incredible Views!
GREG_A
, Oct 2021
The views were incredible. Ron the driver was very knowledgeable. The history of the island and various families made the trip very interesting.
star-5
Bear up!
Glae_T
, Oct 2021
Bear gave a great narrative, including historical and contemporary aspects with a friendly tone. The tour provided a nice look at the sights from tourist standpoints to everyday operation of the island.

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