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Discover Avalon: Catalina Scenic Tour

Discover Avalon: Catalina Scenic Tour

star-4.5111 Reviews
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Avalon, United States
Safety measures
icon50 minutes  (approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Safety measures
icon50 minutes  (approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

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Safety measures
icon50 minutes  (approx.)
Mobile ticket
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.

Learn more about cancellations.

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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Traveler Tips


  • "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

Reviews

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111 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

Showing 1-10 of 111 reviews
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.
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

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