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Catalina Island Bison Expedition

Catalina Island, United States

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


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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Departure Point

Catalina Island, Catalina Island, California

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
1/1/2019 - 12/31/2020
Monday:09:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Tuesday:09:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Wednesday:09:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Thursday:09:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Friday:09:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Saturday:09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Sunday:09:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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
  • 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
  • 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 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Santa Catalina Island Company

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

  • 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 maximum group size during Catalina Island Bison Expedition?
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

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Bison expedition rocked
, Nov 2020
The bison expedition was so much fun. Our guide made sure we saw bison. He was very informative with so much history about the island. It was worth the price.
Bison, bird fights and deers
, Oct 2020
Andrew did a wonderful job as our tour guide. We saw bison and deer. It was a beautiful cool morning the the scenery was breathtaking. I would do this tour again and again! Loved it.
Thrilling Bison Experience
, Aug 2020
This was our favorite part of our trip! It's a real-life Disney Indiana Jones ride! Thrilling & informative. Mark is an excellent driver & guide. Lots of Bison to see. Also beautiful panoramic views from the hill tops!
Never happend
, Jul 2020
Booking with third party didn’t work. I tried to find out what time and where. Could not get through to anybody just voicemail. Now I have to try to get a refund
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Fun and informative.
, Jul 2020
Our guide Tom was knowledgeable, attentive and fun. What a great adventure. If we had not taken this tour we would have left the island without really knowing the island. And we got to see a bunch of awesome bison.
HORRIBLE, Do not use
, Jul 2020
I would not recommend using Viator to book any tours, EVER. They sold me a voucher for a tour unavailable the only day I was on Catalina. They also were extremely difficult to deal with when asking for a refund because they sold me a service that I could not receive. They never should have sold it to me in the first place because the tour was full.
HelpfulHelpful1 traveler found this review helpful
Great Tour!!
, Jul 2020
We had a wonderful time in the Bison Expedition with our tour guide Mark. He kept us entertained the whole journey while giving us many facts and stories about the island. We were lucky enough to see a Bison up close in the side of the road. Very exciting!!! Views of the island are beautiful and a great way to see the island.
Amazing Bison Tour
, Jul 2020
We had a wonderful time, definitely one of the best tours we’ve ever done on Catalina! We saw lots of bison and our guide, Mamma D was amazing! Highly recommend taking this tour!!
Exciting Bison Expedition
, Mar 2020
We had a great time on the Bison Expedition. It was a fun and bumpy ride in the hummer. Our tour guide was funny and gave us opportunity for great views for pictures. We found a herd of bison and we also had the chance to get a picture of one that was close to the road.
Beautiful Scenery
, Jan 2020
This was an excellent tour. Keep in mind that we were informed by the tour guide that there was a 50/50 chances that we would see bison. (We actually saw two.) However, the scenery is breathtaking and worth the price of admission.

Product code: 13327P8

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