Mount Ada was named for Mrs. William (Ada) Wrigley Jr. after the family decided to build their Georgian Colonial mansion on the mountain top. The location was chosen because Mt. Ada is the first to see the morning sunrise and the last to be in the sun before it dips behind the mountains at sunset.
Getting Around Catalina Island
It’s easy to get around Catalina Island. Both Avalon and Two Harbors are easily accessible by foot. It’s fun to meander around the city streets and take in the sights and sounds of these quaint villages.
In Avalon, most residents get around by golf cart. Golf carts are available for rent on an hourly or daily basis. There is also an Avalon trolley operated by Catalina Transportation. The trolley circles around Avalon twice an hour. There are one ride and all day fares available. Taxi service is available from the Catalina Island ferry terminal, as well as the the taxi stand, located on the corner of Crescent Avenue and Metropole Avenue, to all areas of Avalon.
The Santa Catalina Island Company offers free shuttle transportation to Descanso Beach in the summer months, which includes a stop at the Catalina Casino, on a regular daily basis. The bus departs from the Via Casino arch at the beginning of Casino Way.
Shore boats are available in both Avalon and Two Harbors.
To travel between Two Harbors and Avalon, or to access inland camping spots, we offer the Catalina Safari Bus.
Catalina Safari Bus
The Safari bus links the City of Avalon with Two Harbors, including stops at Little Harbor, Airport-in-the-Sky and the trail head for Black Jack. The Safari Bus is a quick and easy way to navigate Catalina Island for visitors and campers alike. Passengers are allotted 1 lap item per trip and up to 2 more at $3 a piece on the Safari Bus. To get the seasonal schedule please call 310.510.4205.
|One Way Bus Fares*||Adult||Child (ages 2-11)|
|Avalon to Airport/Black Jack||$16||$13|
|Avalon to Two Harbors||$57||$42|
|Two Harbors to Airport/Little Harbor||$38||$29|
|Little Harbor to Airport/Black Jack||$16||$13|
*Prices subject to change
Catalina Transportation Services offers a full line of transportation including taxi/shuttle service, Specialty vehicle rentals, room service, and deliveries: 310.510.0025
Avalon Transit - Garibaldi Bus
The Garibaldi Community fixed route bus serves central Avalon from the Cabrillo Mole (ferry landing) to Casino Way and up-canyon to the Wrigley Memorial and Botanical Garden. $1 per ride, children under 5 are free. Click for Avalon Transit map & hours.