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Avalon, United States

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Try a taste of Catalina Island on this 3-hour culinary walking tour. Led by a local guide, you’ll travel along the iconic waterfront architecture, passing the famous Casino Building, and learn about the cultural and culinary history as you go. You’ll stop at six local hotspots to sample fresh seafood, sweets and other traditional Catalina foods. This small-group tour is limited to 16 people for a more intimate experience.
  • A tasty 3-hour, small-group walking tour of Catalina Island
  • Sample delicious foods from six locations
  • Learn about the island’s rich cultural and culinary history from your informative guide
  • See beautiful architecture like the world famous Casino Building and the Inn on Mt Ada
  • Small-group tour limited to 16 people ensures a personalized experience
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Local guide
Food and drink tastings
Server & bartender gratuitites
Gratuities for guide (optional)
Transportation to Catalina Island is NOT included
417 Crescent Ave, Avalon, CA 90704, USA

Departure Time

12:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your tour will begin in central Catalina Island, where your foodie guide will meet you. Be sure to arrive with an appetite, as the area is known for its great restaurants, delicious seafood and, of course, beautiful views of the Pacific.

Head first down Front Street to admire the original Catalina tiles from the early 20th century. As you walk, you’ll make stops in six different locations, sampling fresh seafood, sweets and traditional homemade recipes. Your guide will share stories about the culture, cuisine and history of the island as you travel from one location to the next.

Continue along Avalon’s charming streets, stopping to view the notable architecture along the water. You’ll see the historic Inn on Mt Ada — a one-of-a-kind guestroom mansion that was once home to the Wrigley Family — and the famous Casino Building.

Before your tour concludes, treat your taste buds to one last local favorite, a beer float. Your guide will part ways with you in a central spot, where you can continue exploring Catalina foods and attractions on your own.
Stop At:  
Steve's Steakhouse and Seafood
Our foodie guide will meet you outside of Steve's Steakhouse & Seafood and you'll sample some of their award-winning tastes along with their fabulous ocean-front view. This is one of six possible stops on tour.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Mt Ada
Learn about this historic home plus tips about how to make reservations to dine there
Stop At:  
Lloyd's of Avalon
Surround yourself with sweet smells and sights in the local candy creator's ocean-front space. Our guide will show you around then take your taste with you to sit by the sea for a bit. This is one of six possible stops on tour.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Catalina Island Casino
Learn about this gorgeous art deco movie palace & ballroom while enjoying one of your tastes in the fresh air near the bay
Stop At:  
Toyon Grill & Event Center
Get into the wild side of Catalina with this tasty location's tastes and prepare to be wowed by the view of Avalon Bay. This is one of six possible stops on tour.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Catalina Island Visitor Center
See the location of the Catalina Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau - this is a helpful spot to return to for visitor information throughout your visit
Stop At:  
Lobster Trap
Enjoy the chef's choice or a speciality shot at this locals' favorite hangout. This is one of six possible stops on tour.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Bluewater Avalon
Learn about this sustainable seafood dining location while experiencing some of the best views and tastes on tour. This is one of six possible stops on tour.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co
Grab a seat and enjoy the ambience of the Metropole Market Place while trying some sweet locally-made treats. This is one of six possible stops on tour.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Coyote Joe's Bar & Restaurant
Taste a classic Catalina family offering at one of the longest-running dining establishments in town. This is one of six possible stops on tour.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Maggie's Blue Rose Mexican
Experience some savory tastes along with unique art and architecture at this fan favorite while on tour. This is one of six possible stops on tour.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements in the "Special Requirements" box at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • Must be 21 years old to consume alcohol
  • A maximum of 16 people per booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Catalina Food Tours

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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What is the maximum group size during Catalina Food and Walking Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers.

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Loved Every Minute.
, Feb 2020
Janet was wonderful. Food was delicious. Great stories of Catalina Island history. No shortage of fascinating people and their lives. The info Janet gave us made our next day self-directed touring all the more meaningful.
, Feb 2020
Lili was great! She knew a lot about the local history and city, and was very energetic and fun to be around.
Great tour
, Jan 2020
The foodie tour in Catalina was great! Lots of variety of stops and food and drink choices. I also liked the fact that before the tour we were asked about food allergies, so they could accommodate everyone. The guide, Lili, was full of good information about the area as well. A fun afternoon.
Walking, eating , fun
Jay M
, Nov 2019
Spent a great day on Catalina with our guide Janet who was very knowledgeable and made our food and walking tour a great day All the stops on the food tour consisted of great food and drink Come hungry.... leave full! Strongly recommend this
Best way to see Catalina!
, Oct 2019
I was lucky enough to take this foodie tour with my best girlfriends just days before our 40th high school reunion. It was a great way to see and learn about Catalina and enjoy all the best restaurants Catalina has to offer! A big thank you to Janet our tour guide! She was AWESOME! She is so knowledgeable and a lot of fun too! Can't wait to return to Catalina and some of the restaurants we visited!!
Amazing tour in Catalina
Lisa S
, Aug 2018
This is the 5th food tour I have been on, The guide was a bit “rehearsed” which is why I gave the tour 4 stars. Great food and lots of awesome info about the island. I would have changed the order of the tasting as as eating Carmel apples and taffy after the first course seamed odd, Put dessert at the end of the tour after the savory bites
Awesome Time
Mark C
, Jun 2018
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this walking food tour! We didn't realize we would get so much history from our guide Lili. She was awesome. We got good
Our tour guide, Paul, having grown...
Robert P
, Jan 2018
Our tour guide, Paul, having grown up on Catalina, was superb in knowledge of the island, both history and current trends. The establishments he took us to were all excellent with great variety and he hadfirst hand knowledge of all the proprietors. Portions were adequate considering we were doing a tasting at each
Meh, none of the food was mind...
Le'Kedra N
, Dec 2017
Meh, none of the food was mind blowing. The best was the coconut margarita at the end. The tour guide enjoys what she does, but in some of the one on one conversations I thought she boardered on questionable with her views and could've kept her thoughts to herself. If you are a first timer to Catalina and looking for a way to get oriented, or a solo traveler looking to kill time, then I would recommend this tour.
This was a fun-filled trip with...
, Oct 2017
This was a fun-filled trip with Lilly leading it. I would recommend to anyone who enjoys good food and conversation.

Product code: 6835CULTURE

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