Activities & Adventures in Two Harbors

 
Two Harbors, located at Catalina Island’s West End, offers unique activities, adventures and places to explore. The village is a mooring destination for boaters, a camping mecca for others and a great place to enjoy the outdoors or relax on the beach.
 
Kayaking, diving, hiking, biking, snorkeling and disc golf are just some of the activities that visitors to Two Harbors enjoy. Two Harbors Visitor Services, located at the foot of the Isthmus Pier offers sign-ups for special events and activities, bicycle & hiking permits, Safari Bus reservations & tickets, camping check-ins, as well as Catalina Express tickets.
 
The Two Harbor’s Dive & Recreation Center offers SCUBA diving and snorkeling equipment and SCUBA certification, as well as skiff and fishing equipment rentals. The center also rents kayaks and stand up paddleboards and offers guided kayak tours for groups of 10 or more. Two Harbors offers Shore Boat service to and from moorings around Two Harbors.
 
Whether you choose to enjoy your time at Two Harbors exploring coves, hiking the island’s interior or picnicking on the beach, we’re sure this enchanting village will beckon you back for more. 

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Fishing & Skiff Rentals

Reel In The Very Best

Santa Catalina Island’s sparkling coastline offers some of the best ocean fishing anywhere. Seabass, yellowtail and halibut are just a few of the varieties of sport fish waiting for your bait. Fish from shore or rent a motorized skiff.
 

Kayaking

Explore The Beautiful Coastline

The crystal clear waters around Two Harbors ebb and flow over kelp beds into secluded coves and caves, each teeming with marine life. Many of these areas are reachable only by watercraft. An ocean kayak gives you the means of slipping quietly into these areas without disturbing the pelicans and seals that calmly watch you glide by from their rocky perches.

Pack a picnic lunch and land on your own deserted beach and indulge in a peaceful afternoon, or spend the day kayak fishing.

Hiking & Backpacking

Hikers and backpackers both love the Two Harbors area for its diverse terrain and incredible views. Whether you are taking a day hike from your luxurious hotel or backpacking across the entire island, Two Harbors is a perfect place to start your journey.

Snorkeling

Explore the Worlds Best Diving Environment

Two Harbors at the Isthmus of Santa Catalina Island is ideally located to offer easy access to some of the world’s best snorkeling. Voted “World’s Healthiest Marine Environment” by Scuba Diving Magazine, the water is clear and clean, with visibility ranging from 40-100 feet. Water temperatures vary from 55-72 degrees. Lessons, rentals and guided dive trips are available.
 

SCUBA

Enjoy the World's Best Diving

Two Harbors at the Isthmus of Santa Catalina Island is ideally located to offer easy access to some of the world’s best scuba diving. Voted “World’s Healthiest Marine Environment” by Scuba Diving Magazine, the water is clear and clean, with visibility ranging from 40-100 feet. Water temperatures vary from 55-72 degrees. Lessons, rentals and dive trips are available.

Two Harbors Dive & Recreation Center

Rent Your Toys Here

Two Harbors was made for having fun. Whether you like snorkeling in the Pacific Ocean or pitching horse shoes after a barbeque, Two Harbors has the facilities. In case you don’t want to pack all your toys with you on the trip over, the Two Harbors Dive & Recreation Center rents all sorts of recreation equipment, including snorkel gear, kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, beach umbrellas, tennis rackets, mountain bikes, wetsuits and SCUBA gear.

Safari Bus

Transportation Around Santa Catalina Island

The Safari Bus links the City of Avalon with the village of Two Harbors, including stops at Little Harbor, Airport in the Sky, and the trailhead for Black Jack Junction. The Safari Bus is a quick and easy way to navigate Santa Catalina Island and runs daily throughout the summer months.
 
In Avalon, purchase and pick up pre-paid tickets at any Discovery Tours ticket booth. Buses depart from the southeast corner of Island Plaza.