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Catalina Island Ridgetop Eco Adventure

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Avalon, United States
Catalina Island Ridgetop Eco Adventure
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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Travel up above the town of Avalon to an elevation of 1,500 feet (457 meters) on this tour of the southeast end of Catalina Island. Aboard an open-air biofuel H1 Hummer, you'll get bird's-eye views of the island and Pacific Ocean on this exploration through 5 miles (8 km) of rugged terrain. Admire the coast and canyons, and journey along a eucalyptus-lined road to return to Avalon.
  • Hummer tour of Catalina Island's eastern end
  • Go off-road in an open-air biofuel Hummer
  • Enjoy traversing the rugged island landscape
  • Admire views of the coastline, canyons, and the Pacific
  • Learn about the island from a driver-guide
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Departure Point

Avalon, CA 90704, USA

Discovery Tour Plaza: 10 Island Plaza Avalon, CA 90704 It is located in the center of the block bordered by Crescent Avenue, Sumner Avenue, Beacon Street, and Catalina Avenue; and adjacent to the Golf Gardens miniature golf course. Dates: Wednesday thru Sunday

Departure Time

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1/1/2021 - 12/31/2021
Monday - Sunday:09:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your tour starts in Avalon, where you'll meet your driver-guide and hop aboard your Hummer. 

Set off along Pebbly Beach Road, taking in views of the rocky coastline, and start climbing up as you turn onto East End Road. The views continue to get better; if it's a clear day, you might be able to see San Clemente Island in the distance. Next, enjoy a view of Avalon Canyon, and head toward the summit overlook, passing by Wrigley Reservoir.

From the overlook, enjoy a photo op of the leeward side of Catalina Island, the San Pedro Channel, Avalon, and possibly even the mountains of mainland California on a good day. Then head back toward sea level as you drive past the eucalyptus trees of Stagecoach Road to reach Avalon, where your tour ends at the starting point.
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Catalina Island Tour
Climb aboard an open-air biofuel Hummer for an exciting expedition through favorite grazing grounds of Catalina’s American Bison, which are descendants of a small herd brought over by a movie crew in the 1920s. This tour also passes through Middle Ranch and up Cape Canyon to a scenic overlook on Black Jack Mountain, where you’ll enjoy sweeping views of rugged canyons and the beautiful Pacific Ocean.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children must be at least 5 years old to participate
  • Your tour is not confirmed with the local operator until you call the number located on your voucher to provide your voucher information and schedule your tour time. See voucher for details
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Catalina Island Ridgetop Eco Adventure?
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
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Catalina Island Ridgetop Eco Adventure.
What is the policy on sanitization during Catalina Island Ridgetop Eco Adventure?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Catalina Island Ridgetop Eco Adventure.
What is the social distancing policy during Catalina Island Ridgetop Eco Adventure?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Catalina Island Ridgetop Eco Adventure.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Catalina Island Ridgetop Eco Adventure?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Catalina Island Ridgetop Eco Adventure.

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80 Reviews
2 stars

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The wilds of Catalina Island
, Jan 2022
We thought the ride was amazing. Cindy Lowe was a terrific guide. She was very knowledgeable about the history of the island and the people who lived there. The sunset was magical. I would highly recommend this trip and would ask for Cindy Lowe if possible. Ask her to tell a few jokes. I can’t wait to go back again.
, Dec 2021
Paid for tickets on viator since it's a 3rd party you do NOT have preference over cruise ships that get there.. my ticket was moved to 3pm after buying it for 930am. So I did not go and lost the amount paid. DO NOT BUY HERE!
Anthony is very good...
, Nov 2021
Anthony is very good definitely going back he is great ! He made the experience fun and worth while ! Highly recommend
It was very scenic but...
, Oct 2021
It was very scenic but too bumpy and caused several riders to suffer from motion sickness. I was given 4 tickets in error at the ticket booth so please make sure I am only charged for 2.
Excursion true to posted rating,
, Sep 2021
My wife and I had an amazing experience yesterday on the Ridgetop excursion. Our driver and guide, Cindy, was an exceptional and exciting driver, very knowledgeable on the island history and animals, and was super funny. She played great music, Raiders of the Lost Ark, at the appropriate time. She spotted a Bison in the distance and drove us to take pictures - not part of our excursion. We will share our experience for a long time. Thank you!!
It was great. You were...
, Sep 2021
It was great. You were able to see the island from a different perspective and it was beautiful. We saw bison and the island Fox.
Loved it!
, Sep 2021
This was the first time for us to be on Catalina. What a great way to see the beauty. Loved this adventure. The Momma D was fabulous. Very knowledgeable about the history of the island and funny as well!
, Sep 2021
The views are stunning and the ride is fun but Dee really made the tour exceptional. Not my first time in Avalon but thus was my first ridgetop tour and I would certainly do it again..especially if Dee was out guide again.
Unique and Thrilling Tour
, Aug 2021
We had an awesome experience on this open hummer tour. It was better than I expected— it thrilling, exciting and informative with spectacular views. Our tour guide Andrew is a very skilled driver, funny and made it all the more fun. It was the highlight of our Catalina getaway!
Scenic Ride Around Avalon
, Aug 2021
Scenic ride in a Hummer. Open sides let the breeze in. Great views of the ocean, hills, and Avalon. A little bumpy but in a fun way.

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