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Journey to the Sky: Catalina Bus Tour

Avalon, United States

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icon2 hours 15 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Travel ten miles into the protected wilderness of Catalina Island along the scenic Skyline Drive in a classic 1950s Flxible Bus. Enjoy sweeping views of the canyons, coves and ocean, and perhaps spot the island's resident herd of American buffalo. Visit Airport in the Sky, located at 1,600 feet (488 meters) above sea level, and have time to visit the Catalina Island Conservancy's Nature Center before returning to Avalon.
  • 2-hour Catalina Island tour by 1950s Flxible Bus, from Avalon
  • Get great photo ops of the ocean and island interior
  • Hear informative commentary about Catalina Island's wildlife and history
  • Stop at Airport in the Sky with time to visit the Nature Center
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Live commentary on board
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Island Tour Plaza, Avalon, CA 90704, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • 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
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Santa Catalina Island Company

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What is the maximum group size during Journey to the Sky: Catalina Bus Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

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16 Reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers
Showing 1-7 of 16 reviews
, Oct 2020
Bear our tour guide/driver was excellent. I had booked an e-bus but we got a Hummer Jeep. I have a bad back and even with bringing my own seat cushion, the Hummer seats and all of the jostling around on bumpy roads really hurt my back to the point of excruciating pain.
An adventure of a lifetime !!!!
, Oct 2020
Great adventure. Thrilling, fun educational, scenic and very cold at the top. Bringing a sweatshirt is highly recommended. The guides/drivers are very experienced, knowledgeable, very capable of handling a large Hummer and extremely personable. Well worth the price. If you like adventurous tours, then this is a must. Don’t forget to generously tip your guide/driver.
Catalina road trip
douglas e
, Nov 2019
Unique ride on newish electric 20 passenger bus (although website reads that it would be in a 50s era bus) with a bit too much needless laughter from driver Freddie who although knew his material and was a friendly fellow could have rested his voice every once in a while and let us enjoy the scenery. If you get nervous on steep slopes and winding roads...stay in town!
A positive review of Skyline Drive tour
, Oct 2019
We were well pleased with the Skyline Drive tour. The driver/tour guide gave a good account of the history and the plants and animals of the area. We saw buffaloes, a island fox, and a fawn.
Catalina island
Shirley S
, Oct 2019
Had a very good time the tour guide was great and knew her job well will certainly recommend this to friends and family
Nice Tour
, Sep 2018
It was very nice tour to experience. The driver told us the story about the history of Catalina Island which is we really wanted.
We have a two-year-old toddler, and...
Weimin L
, Jun 2016
We have a two-year-old toddler, and this is the perfect expedition for the family. The antique bus didn't have A/C but it's fun and the air was cool enough. Our guide, Freddie, was informative and entertaining.

Product code: 13327P9

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