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Did You Know?

Charlie Chaplin and Paulette Goddard found Avalon to be a wonderful romantic getaway and spent a great deal of time on the island in the Thirties and Forties. 


The Island Company was founded in 1894 by the Banning Brothers. The company was then purchased by William Wrigley, Jr. in 1919 with hopes of turning Catalina Island into a world-class resort destination. Descendants of the Wrigley family still own the Island Company today and continue to build on and enhance the vision of William Wrigley, Jr. We invite you to learn more about the Santa Catalina Island Company and it's long history as a first class resort company.

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Santa Catalina Island Company Unveils First-Ever Resort Spa

November 17, 2014

Catalina Island, Calif. (November 14, 2014) – Santa Catalina Island Company (SCICo), Catalina Island’s longest-running operator and premier resort-service provider, introduces the opening of the island’s first-ever destination resort spa as a part of its $40 million revitalization plan. Opened on November 14th, Island Spa Catalina will pamper guests and locals with a new wellness sanctuary and a variety of thoughtfully selected treatments and rejuvenating therapies reflecting intrinsic island botanicals.

Island Spa Fact Sheet

November 14, 2014

Catalina Island, Calif. – Opened on November 14, 2014, Santa Catalina Island Company pampers its guests at the Island Spa Catalina, the islands first-ever resort spa. Reflecting Catalina’s rich history and seaside atmosphere, Island Spa Catalina offers a variety of pampering treatments and rejuvenating therapies using island-grown ingredients. Located inside the historical El Encanto building, the Spa features 15,000 square feet of indoor space and include a variety of outdoor experiential components including a courtyard, soaking pool and vista deck.

Santa Catalina Island Fact Sheet

August 18, 2014

The Santa Catalina Island Company was established in 1891 when the sons of American entrepreneur, Phineas Banning, bought Catalina Island to develop as a resort. In 1919, after a spate of bad luck, the Banning brothers were forced to sell their island in shares. One of the chief investors to purchase shares from the Bannings was William Wrigley, Jr.

Catalina Island Meetings & Events

August 8, 2014

Catalina Island, Ca. – Santa Catalina Island Company offers a variety of new and existing venues with sophisticated, seaside-inspired settings ideal for weddings, corporate retreats, conferences, private dinners and special events. Combining the finest in amenities, up-to-date technology and highly personalized service, venues are equipped with state-of-the-art catering services, kitchen facilities and audio visual equipment for meetings. The Island Company’s expert staff and event specialists are also available to help create memorable events throughout the picturesque wedding venues and meeting locations that reflect Catalina Island’s iconic and charming destination.

Luxury Rental Homes in Two Harbors

August 8, 2014

For the first time, guests of Catalina Island Vacation Rentals will be able to experience a luxurious new lodging opportunity in Two Harbors, at the island’s remote West End. Casa Santa Cruz and Casa Santa Rosa, named for two other islands in the Channel Islands chain, offer a dramatically different way to stay at the Isthmus, which is known for camping and boating.

New Mooring Reservations System

June 27, 2014

Santa Catalina Island Company (SCICo) is pleased to announce a new mooring reservation option. Starting July 10, 2014, the company will launch a mooring management program allowing guests to conveniently reserve moorings for their boats during their Catalina stay outside of Avalon. During SCICo’s involvement in boat shows, special presentations and community outreach, many boaters expressed desire for a reservation system, and SCICo is pleased to provide an easy to use solution for guests in time for the summer season.