Catalina Island Day Trip from Anaheim with Optional Upgrades
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Catalina Island Day Trip from Anaheim with Optional Upgrades

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Stop At: Catalina Express, 320 Golden Shore, Long Beach, CA 90802, USA

You’ll be picked up from your Anaheim area hotel in the morning for a shuttle drive to the Long Beach Landing Terminal, where you’ll hop on the ferry. Soak up vistas of the sprawling Southern California coast on your smooth 1-hour ride to the island.

Located 22 miles (35 km) off the coast, Catalina Island (formally Santa Catalina Island) is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the mainland, a picture-perfect destination full of charming beaches, palm trees and rolling hills. When you arrive in Avalon, the island’s largest city, if you have purchased an optional upgrade, you will make your way to that tour's departure point.

Avalon Scenic Tour - See the sights of Avalon on a 50-minute 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 7.5-mile (12-km) loop.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Catalina Island Undersea Expedition, Green Pleasure Pier, Avalon, CA 90704, USA

Undersea Expedition - Come face-to-face with Catalina's abundant marine life on this 45-minute underwater excursion. Cruise five feet below the surface in a spacious, climate-controlled cabin with a live guide highlighting points of interest. Every passenger has their own seat and port hole but you are also free to move about the cabin for a different viewpoint.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Green Pleasure Pier, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA

Ocean Runner Tour - Head back out onto the ocean from Avalon into the Catalina Channel on a sturdy Ribcraft boat for an adrenaline-fueled one-hour tour. Look for dolphins and sea lions in the Pacific Ocean and along the coast, then learn about Catalina Island's history and landmarks from your knowledgeable guide. Expect a fast, fun and informative ride that offers another perspective on the natural beauty of Catalina Island.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Descanso Beach Club, 1 St. Catherine Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704

Zipline tour begins here

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Zip Line Eco Tour, 1 St Catherine Way, Avalon, CA 90704, USA

Zipline Adventure - Just a short 15-minute walk and you will meet your expert guide at the zipline launch spot. After a safety briefing, strap in and get ready for an exciting adventure! Beginning at the Hog's Back gate high in the hills near Avalon, you’ll travel on five consecutive ziplines at heights of 300 feet (91 meters) above the Descanso Canyon floor. Feel your adrenaline rush as you reach speeds of up to 45 mph (72 kph)! Your 2-hour zipline adventure ends at Descanso Beach

Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Catalina Island Casino, 1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704

View the iconic Casino before reminiscing on your fun, scenic experience on the relaxing ferry ride back to Long Beach, where you’ll be picked up and taken back to your hotel.

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  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip ferry transfers
  • Scenic Tour of Avalon (if option selected)
  • Undersea Adventure (if option selected)
  • Ocean Runner Tour (if option selected)
  • Zipline Adventure (if option selected)
  • Entry/Admission - Catalina Express
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  • Gratuities
  • Food and drink
  • Entry/Admission - Catalina Island Undersea Expedition
  • Entry/Admission - Green Pleasure Pier
  • Entry/Admission - Zip Line Eco Tour
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Zipline Requirements:
  • Closed-toe shoes are required
  • Single passengers must be at least 10 years old and weight at least 80 lbs (36 kg)
  • Children ages 5 to 9 must ride with a parent or guardian who is at least 18 years old
  • Individual and combined weights on zipline cannot exceed 240 lbs (109 kg)
  • Restrooms are not available while on Zipline tour
  • Please note: passenger and weight restrictions are strictly enforced. Failure to meet these restrictions may result in cancellation without refund
  • Ocean Runner Adventure:
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
5 | 2019-08-12

A absolutely fabulous day out, one of the best ever day trips. The pick up from Disneys Grand Californian Hotel was spot on time, the tickets were ready at the Catalina Express Terminal , the staff were very helpful and welcoming.. The boat was very clean, boarding and disembarking was quick and efficient, the crossing to the Island was smooth and enjoyable. The scenic tour of the Island was fabulous with a very welcoming and informative driver and guide all in one, once again ticketing was simple and easy, everything on time, The Island was beautiful and scenic, lovely walks along the front, plenty of places to eat, we had sword fish caught locally. Return journey by boat equally efficient and superb. The only downside to the whole day was the fact that the return transport to the hotel was not there waiting for us when we disembarked . Fortunately we had bought a American sim for our UK mobile and were able to ring the shuttle to report that no one was there to greet us. They apologised and said they would send some one. After 45 minutes the shuttle arrived. Because the rest of the day had been so perfect, this failure did not spoil the day. Yet it was uncomfortable waiting there outside the terminal when everyone else who got off the boat had long gone, the Catalina office was closed and no one around, very lonely and empty waiting for that shuttle that should have been there waiting for us.

5 | 2019-07-03

Picked us up from the hotel early and dropped us off right outside the ferry terminal. We had a great day ,a lovely tour and when we got back to LA he was waiting outside where he dropped us off to take us back to the hotel

5 | 2017-10-17

Catalina Island was a perfect day trip. Zip lining with two fun guides was definitely the highlight! Eating at a seaside restaurant was so relaxing afterwards. With a little extra time before heading to the ferry, we were able to do some shopping and rent a golf cart to explore on our own. Looking forward to next year's trip and another adventure.

William C
5 | 2017-09-24

Great tour - the boat ride and scenic tour were great

Brian I
5 | 2014-10-20

Great trip. Everything from the Van pickup in Santa Monica to the Boat ride, Zipline experience and Tour of the island were perfect. Excellent Tour and I highly recommend it!!!

Alexis B
5 | 2014-10-14

Another great day out. It was great to get away from the craziness that is LA. Our driver arrived in time and was extremely friendly. Catalina was beautiful, great swimming, kayaking and exploring before our Zipline adventure. Great guides, super friendly and they made the experience very memorable!



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