Monday, September 16, 2013
Santa Catalina Island Company to host 24th Annual Buccaneer Days
AVALON, Calif. (September 16, 2013) -- The Santa Catalina Island Company, the island’s longest-running and premier resort-service provider, is hosting the 24th annual Buccaneer Days October 3 to 6, 2013 at Two Harbors on Santa Catalina Island, California. Attendees are invited to don their best pirate costume and set sail for a weekend of great food, cold drinks, live music, a treasure hunt, costume contest and much more. The $30 cover charge provides access to four days of swashbuckling fun.
This year’s event will feature more entertainment than ever before with a special “Pirate Pick-Pocket” performance by illusionist Seth Grabel, live bands on all four days and DJs spinning hits late into the night. The Pirate Village will encompass the Harbor Reef Restaurant deck and the plaza below, with multiple satellite bars, treasure hunts and costume contests to provide fun for everyone.
This year’s VIP “Bacardi Hangout” will be available on Friday and Saturday for an additional $30 per person and includes a private bartender, restrooms and Bacardi OakHeart swag.
During Buccaneers Days it is highly recommended that boaters plan to arrive early, as all moorings in Two Harbors are first come first serve. For adventurous travelers, helicopter transportation with Island Express from Avalon to Two Harbors will be available for a special two-person minimum rate of $190 per person round trip or $95 per person one-way during this year’s event. Otherwise, alternative cross-channel transportation is available from San Pedro and Avalon on the Catalina Express or through Catalina's rugged interior on the Catalina Expeditions Safari Bus from Avalon for $32 per person ($26 for children) each way.
To purchase tickets and learn more about Santa Catalina Island, visit www.visitcatalinaisland.com/twoHarbors.
About Santa Catalina Island Company
Located off the coast of Southern California, Catalina Island is a popular resort and outdoor recreation destination also known for its vibrant history as a glamorous retreat for Hollywood celebrities. SCICo offers a wide range of services and amenities such as the newly renovated Descanso Beach Club, Pavilion Hotel, Atwater Hotel and Avalon Grille. SCICo’s expedition operator has added new adventures to its menu of 25 expeditions and tours with the Zip Line Eco Tour, Eco Hummer Tour, Dolphin Quest, Sea Trek and many more, which are designed to introduce visitors to the island’s rich history, wildlife and backcountry. Other activities include hiking, bicycling, fishing, boating, kayaking, snorkeling, golfing or relaxing on the beach. SCICo has operated much of the island’s lodging, dining and tour options for over 118 years. www.VisitCatalinaIsland.com