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Catalina Island

If you haven’t been to Catalina Island recently, then you just haven’t been to Catalina. The Island has undergone an extreme makeover in the past few years adding attractions that rival the world’s best destinations. Descanso Beach Club is a well-noted area of interest that has become one of California’s premier beach hangouts. In September of each year the Descanso Beach Club hosts the World Famous, “Catalina Wine Mixer,” providing live entertainment and activities. The Event has been sold out every year since opening with Hollywood Elites and average beach goers in attendance.


Last year saw the launch of Catalina Island Flyboarding! The newest activity to Avalon reopens soon providing visitors the opportunity to put on a snowboard-like mechanism that is powered by JetSki water propulsion. The result: An awesome adventure that allows guests to hover above the water and fly around like something out of the future!

Things To Do In Catalina Island

There is a huge list of MUST-DO Tours & Activities on Catalina Island including the fairly new: Catalina Island Zip Line. This attraction constantly receives raving reviews as the Santa Catalina Island Co has transformed it into an Eco-Tour providing guests with knowledge of the local conservancy, indigenous plants and animals.


The Ghost Tours of Catalina is also back in headlines again having won 3 Top 10 Nation-Wide Awards for amusement in the past 3 years alone. This tour provides historical accounts of the dark side of Catalina Island with missing persons, accidents, and ghost hauntings. Famous Catalina Historian Chuck Liddell works with local native-American historian Mason Sanchez to make this a popular attraction for families visiting Catalina.


Catalina Island Things To Do

  1. Catalina Island Zipline
  2. East End Adventure
  3. Catalina Electric Bikes
  4. Undersea Submarine Tour
  5. Parasailing
  6. Little Harbor Adventure
  7. Mountain Bike w/ Buffalo
  8. Power Snorkeling
  9. Ghost Tours of Catalina
  10. Behind the Scenes Casino Tour


One thing we constantly stress to Catalina Island Visitors is Book Your Tours & Activities Online preferably the Night before your desired Tour or Activity! Why? Catalina Island is a huge tourist destination logging close to 1 Million Visitors each year; however, the town of Avalon is only 1 square mile big. Once everyone is on Catalina Island, long lines form very quickly and tours often sell out due to the large demand. Book Your Tours online the Night Before to guarantee your spot.

Reservations for Catalina Island Tours & Activities

Reservations (310) 510-0036

Book Online: TourCatalina.com

Ghost Tours of Catalina wins Top 10 Best in USA!

The Original Ghost Tours of Catalina wins Top 10 Best in USA award following several weeks of nation-wide polls. Tour owners Ian & Patrick Alexander are excited about the win!  Read what they have to say here on the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce website’s release, “Local Ghost Tour Best in US.”  The win places the company at #10 on the list of “Best Ghost Tours” in the country.  The Ghost Tours of Catalina is proud to be the only company not just in California but on the entire West Coast to make the list.  The win comes following years of operating on Catalina Island as the best night time attraction.

The Ghost Tours of Catalina entertains guests with stories of ghostly haunting’s, unexplained mysteries, and occasionally encounters paranormal activity.  It is an awesome way for families visiting the Island to share an evening together full of fun and scary times.  The tour operates year round nightly at 8:00 PM lasting just over 1 Hour.  The stories told by the Original Ghost Tours is very much based on local history!

Ghost Tours of Catalina Based on local stories!

The Ghost Tours of Catalina has always had a goal to make local Catalina Island history entertaining and relevant to vacationers by using captivating stories.  It is an awesome demonstration of “Vernacular History;” meaning we our a public, local entity focusing on the retelling of local stories.  It’s History, but not a standardized History that you might expect from a Wikipedia explanation of Catalina Island.  Remaining true to this concept allows us to produce an attraction that is extremely unique.

Friendly Local Tour Guides

The fearless leader of the Original Ghost Tours of Catalina has primarily been Constance Garcia.  She has been with the Ghost Tours almost since its beginnings over 5 years ago.  An awesome story teller and vast holder of local knowledge, she has transformed a 1 Hour Walking Tour into a nation-wide sensation!  She is assisted by tour guides Mason Sanchez and Cory Cowper along with Booking & Sales Manager Jessica Herzog.  The team has created a local team of friendly hosts that produce an awesome experience for visitors to Catalina Island.  Feel free to stop by our website here, and book a tour for yourself to see what all the rave is about!

Catalina Island is Calling!  Join us for Halloween 2015 right here on Catalina Island… A Top 10 in the USA location for Halloween.

Tour Catalina Announces TCN

Tour Catalina Announces Tour Catalina Network TCN!  The Tour Catalina Network is a virtual community of local business owners offering Catalina Island tours, activities, rentals, hotels, and services.  By connecting as many businesses together as possible we can increase everyone’s revenue by connecting customers with the exact products for which they are searching.  Take a commission from your retail or hotel location by offering products & services for sale rather than just recommending what to do.  Have you ever given a recommendation to a Catalina Island visitor?  If so, then start getting paid when you do it!  We can setup a booking channel that will allow you access to tour operators availability and thus you’ll always know if something is sold out or not.  Give your customers access to what they want.  Tour Catalina Announces Tour Catalina Network TCN!


Do you know why Customers are staying at your Hotel?

Do you know the #1 reason why travelers are staying at your Hotel?  The Answer:  Tours & Activities.  They are staying at your hotel because they are trying to do something nearby… give them opportunities and they’ll not only stay again but they’ll recommend you to others.  Increase your online reviews with positive comments and make sure your business gets nothing but the best in online publicity.

Patrick Alexander Interview President Tour Catalina

Patrick Alexander Interview President Tour Catalina excerpt: The Company emerged this year as an offspring of the world famous Original Ghost Tours of Catalina as a parent organization focused on providing destination travel services.  The stated goal of is to contribute to the growing Catalina tourism industry by providing small, local tour operators the ability to market and, more importantly, sell their products online.  The “Patrick Alexander Interview President Tour Catalina” goes a bit more in depth on the subject in the follow Q and A session.

Follow the Tour Catalina Island Questions Below

Question:  “What is the goal of Tour Catalina?”
Alexander states, “Many of the smaller tour operators on the island, ourselves included, have had a difficult time paying for online marketing efforts.  By aggregating these operators together we can aggressively target the Los Angeles tourism market with the ultimate goal of selling packages to Catalina Island that include these smaller companies.”
Question:  “What do you see for the future?”
Alexander states, “Tour Catalina’s hope for the future is to expose Catalina Island as a hot spot destination that is accessible not only to the Los Angeles market but markets beyond.  For years Catalina Island has received great media attention yet there has been many first time visitors to the island who live in nearby cities such as Long Beach and Anaheim.  The retention of these clients that live within a 100 mile radius will be the key to ensuring continued growth in the upcoming years; however, utilizing access to the main global distribution systems will allow TourCatalina.com to create packages for customers all over the United States and even the world.  By connecting air, helicopter, boat, rentals, tours, activities etc together, we can engage a much larger audience.”
Question:  “How does your company stand apart?”
He continues, “We are focused on organic growth; meaning we want to be able to control, modify, update, and adjust our operations internally.  By creating a strong team that has the ability to compliment one another in the pursuit of our overall objectives, we will be able to execute upon our business goals and expand customer accessibility.  We look forward to each new day and opportunities.”
It looks like there are a few hurdles ahead, but nonetheless it appears to be full steam for Tour Catalina.  Be sure to check out the new offerings the company has to offer.