Catalina Island - Tours and Packages

catalina tours
Duration:
10 hours
Tour Time:
8:00am to 6:00p.m.
Roundtrip shuttle transfers from your hotel, home or office PLUS Roundtrip Boat Tickets aboard Catalina Express! One Call Books it ALL! - Adults $124.50 / Children 11yrs and younger $98.00

Shuttle transfers are provided from select areas of Orange County and the greater LA County area. Shuttle transfers available from Hotels, Residence, Businesses!

Your trip to Catalina Island and the beautiful city of Avalon begins with:
Karmel Shuttle hotel pick-up time: 8:00am.
Catalina Express departure: 10:00am. Enjoy the smoothest 1 hour boat ride to the island.
Return boat departs Avalon at 3:45p.m.
(additional boat departure times are available. 6:00pm or 7:30pm. Seasonal boat times may vary.)

Additional Information:

Round trip boat transportation is aboard Catalina Express. All boat departures / arrivals are from the Long Beach Downtown Landing terminals. For additional information on boat schedules, please click this link:

Click Here for Catalina Express boat schedule.

Optional Tours.
catalina island Duration:
50 min
Tour Time:
12:00 PM and 1:30PM
Year-round
Avalon Scenic Tour - $18.00 Adult / $15 Child (2-11)
The perfect introduction to the town of Avalon!
Rediscover the enchantment of Avalon on this delightful journey along the beachfront, up the hillsides, and through the heart of this friendly and historic town. This tour always receives the highest ratings for customer satisfaction in our visitor surveys. You’ll see picture-perfect views and colorful local attractions as your guide shares interesting Catalina Island history and folklore from the comfort of our passenger vehicle. This seven-and-a-half mile journey provides a comprehensive history of Santa Catalina Island’s most dynamic location. Don’t forget your camera.
Reserve the roundtrip shuttle, roundtrip boat and Avalon Scenic Tour for your perfect day in Paradise.

catalina island tours Duration:
1 to 1 1/2 hours
Tour Time:
12:30p.m.
Year-round
Behind the scenes Casino Tour - $26 per person
Catalina’s World-Famous Icon
Take a trip down memory lane to the days when bands were big and movies were just beginning to talk. The Catalina Casino epitomizes everything glamorous about Santa Catalina Island. The Casino building is a working theater, ballroom, and concert hall to this day. Focusing on the cultural history of the building, this one-of-a-kind tour brings you unprecedented access to backstage areas that were closed to the public for over 70 years.You'll see the extraordinary Art Deco murals and a classic 1929 pipe organ inside the Avalon Theatre, which still shows movies on its massive screen. You will get to see brand new video showing the history of this iconic building. Then you’ll continue up to the beautiful, world-famous Casino Ballroom, a masterpiece of design and a long-standing venue for the world’s best musical performers and big bands. You’ll soon understand why many call this one of the most romantic places in the world! This tour requires uphill walking and stairs.

catalina island tour Duration:
2 hr 15 min
Tour Time:
11:45am
Skyline Drive & Airport in the Sky Tour - Adults $49 / Children $45 (2-11)
Venture Into The Wilderness
This tour is an Island favorite. A narrated journey along the scenic “Skyline Drive” takes you ten miles into Santa Catalina Island’s protected wilderness area. Along the trip you’ll see spectacular vistas, deep canyons, quiet coves and an endless blue ocean. Keep your eyes open for the island’s largest inhabitant, buffalo, before you visit the Catalina Nature Center at the Airport in the Sky. Bring your camera because picture-perfect scenes fill the entire tour.

catalina tour Duration:
3 hrs 30 mins
Tour Time:
11:45am
Inland Expedition / Motor Tour - $79.00 per person
The BEST of the island's interior (Boat return MUST be on the 6:00pm or 7:30pm boat - Times vary based on seasonality. )
This comprehensive tour takes you 31 miles through the heart of Catalina's rugged interior. You'll travel in a comfortable, '50's Flxible Bus™, restored to its original streamlined beauty. This memorable journey follows the 1800's stagecoach route then you will continue through Middle Ranch, where you will enjoy the Native Plant Nursery and the Catalina Island Fox habitat. Your journey continues onto the beautiful windward backside of the Island for a view of Catalina's rugged, unspoiled Pacific shoreline for stunning photo opportunities. Then, journey through the Airport in the Sky and Conservancy Nature Center. You will have the opportunity to look for bald eagles, bison, and mule deer on your scenic drive back into the heart of Avalon. For additional information on boat times, please click this link:

Click Here for Catalina Express boat schedule.


Duration:
2 hours
Tour Time:
2:00 PM
East End Adventure Tour - Adults $79 / Children $71 (5-11 yrs)
Tours and times subject to change. Must be five years old or older to participate. Get a bird's eye view! (you must return on the 6:00pm or 7:30pm boat)
Climb into our unique, open-air H1 Hummer for an unforgettable trip to the summit above Avalon. Traveling to 1,500 feet above sea level, you’ll enjoy a birds-eye view of romantic Santa Catalina Island and the ocean beyond. This open-air Extreme Hummer Tour travels five miles up rugged interior terrain, where you will experience spectacular views of the coastline and deep canyons below. Lined by beautiful eucalyptus trees, the tour winds its way back along the Summit Road in to Avalon. This is an EXTREME Tour...one you will never forget! It's a romantic adventure!

Duration:
45 minutes
Tour Time:
Hourly, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm (3pm tour means you MUST depart on the 6:00pm or later boat)
Undersea Expedition - Adults $32 / Children $26
Another World to Explore
Come face-to-face with Catalina’s abundant marine life by cruising five feet under water in a spacious, climate-controlled cabin. Or, come back for the nighttime version and we’ll introduce you to a whole other world that only comes out after dark. As we feed the fish from our semi-submersible vessels, you’ll see a wide array of undersea dwellers: bright orange garibaldi, spotted calico bass, urchins, rockfish and bat rays, just to name a few. This is more than a tour; it’s an undersea adventure.

Tours and times subject to change. Karmel Shuttle's EXTREME Tours reservation agent will inform you of any changes in time.

 
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