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Catalina Island Bison Expedition

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Catalina Island, United States
Catalina Island Bison Expedition
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Safety measures
icon2 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Experience Catalina Island’s rugged outback on a 2-hour tour in an eco-friendly 4-wheel drive vehicle. Access the remote island interior as your expert driver-guide takes you off-road into Cape Canyon and along Sheep Chute Road. Keep an eye out for the resident herd of American bison, and learn about other local wildlife from your knowledgeable guide.
  • 2-hour Catalina Island off-road tour by 4WD vehicle
  • See the rugged interior of the island in an eco-friendly Hummer that runs on biofuel
  • Learn about Catalina Island's history, plant and animal life from a knowledgeable guide
  • Look for the American bison herd and other wildlife
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Driver/guide
Live commentary on board
Lunch
Gratuities

Departure Point

Catalina Island, Catalina Island, California

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
1/1/2021 - 12/31/2021
Monday - Sunday:09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
1/1/2022 - 12/31/2022
Monday - Sunday:09:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Children must be at least 5 years old to participate
  • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints, back problems, pregnant women, or those with any serious medical condition
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund.
  • Departures Daily weather permitting
  • Please check your email through Viator for your confirmation number and tour information
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • 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.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Catalina Island Bison Expedition?
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 Bison Expedition.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Catalina Island Bison Expedition?
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 Bison Expedition.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Catalina Island Bison Expedition?
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 Bison Expedition.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Catalina Island Bison Expedition?
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 Bison Expedition.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Keep in mind that we were informed by the tour guide that there was a 50/50 chances that we would see bison." See review

Reviews

4.5
star-4.5
74 Reviews
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Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Great tour
Allison_S
, Sep 2021
We had a great time. Ron was full of interesting info. I would definitely recommend! We saw a bison too!
star-4
Wild ride!
George_K
, Sep 2021
The driver, Tom, was an excellent guide. He was good on history of island and interesting facts. Loved his driving too!
star-5
Best Experience Ever
Jesus_G
, Sep 2021
All the info our tour guide (Mark) provided us with. He's extremely knowledgeable with the island's history, he made it fun, safe and memorable.
star-5
Dee was an amazing tour...
james_g
, Sep 2021
Dee was an amazing tour guide, I am disabled and she so accommodating to me. She shared great information about the island.
star-4
Enjoyable
AngieFawson
, Aug 2021
We were fortunate. We saw 4 Bison at differently locations and one gray fox. It seems that it is not common to see them on the tour. One part of the tour was a great wild ride. If you have any back problems don’t take this tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great adventure
wayne_g
, Jul 2021
Guide was informative and he got us VERY close to a big bison. Great trip and adventure. Learned a lot about how Catalina can give.
star-3
Viewing buffalo is definitely not up front and personnal. Take binoculars.
John_H
, Jul 2021
Saw a fox twice. Saw a few buffalo from approximately 200 yards. Saw a squirrel. The driver was excellent and informative.
star-5
Fun teenage experience.
Ysette_W
, Jun 2021
Very fun trip for the whole family including 20 year old and 16 year old. The tour guide made it very lively!!
star-5
Fun expedition
Jason_A
, Jun 2021
Great herd of Bison, very informative. Excellent history lesson about the island. Highly recommend! Very family friendly.
star-3
Don't Book With Viator!!
Kim_B
, Jun 2021
The only reason it's a low review is because of Viator. The tour itself and "Dee" the tour guide deserve 10 stars! I booked through Viator, not knowing it was a 3rd party booking (it's hard to tell these days), and there was no address given on where to meet, and when I finally found out where to go, they had no reservation time booked for me. It was just by chance, after waking up super early and checking out of our hotel, that there were two seats miraculously left for us. Boo to Viator. Will never use again!!!
1 traveler found this review helpful

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