Are you ready for a fantastic fall adventure? Catalina Island is calling, and it's the perfect time to explore the island's unspoiled beauty and rugged landscape. Whether you're a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler, Catalina Island offers a plethora of activities for an unforgettable fall getaway. Strap in as we embark on a tour of the best ways to experience this enchanting island in the fall.

Catalina Island Tours: Your Ticket to Adventure

Build a unique Catalina adventure you'll want to brag about.

  • For thrill-seekers, Catalina Island Tours offers the top-rated Catalina Zip Line Eco Tour. Soar across Descanso Canyon and through a grove of towering eucalyptus on five separate lines at speeds of up to 35 mph.
  • Embark on an exciting Bison Expedition for an exhilarating journey aboard an open-air biofueled Hummer in search of Catalina's American Bison. It's like a real-life safari and spotting these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat is an experience you won't forget.
  • Looking for more adventure? Don't miss the upcoming Explore El Rancho Escondido tour. This excursion takes you deep into Catalina's picturesque interior, offering an exclusive view of the stunning "hidden ranch" known as "El Rancho Escondido." Explore the Arabian Horse Ranch built by Philip Wrigley in 1930 and delve into its rich history. This tour opens this fall and promises an unforgettable island experience.
  • The IMMERSED: Ocean Wonders journey takes you on a thirty-minute virtual "scuba dive" through the world's oceans. Explore Catalina's lush kelp forests, encounter majestic whale sharks, soaring oceanic manta rays, playful dolphins, and more—all in stunning 8K resolution projected onto a dome screen surrounding you. Plus, ten percent of your ticket price goes to support ocean conservation efforts.
  • Get out on the water and experience the wonder and beauty of Catalina's unique marine environment on one of our ocean tours. Get up close and personal with the friendly fish of Lover's Cove Marine Preserve on the Undersea Sub Expedition and Glass Bottom Boat Voyage.

Experience a Special Event on Catalina Island

Get ready for a weekend of Oktoberfest festivities like no other! Flx Biergarten is the first stop on the Catalina Ale Trail and serves as the hub for the weekend’s events and musical entertainment. Across the street at Antonio’s on the waterfront, there will be German specialties and friendly competition. Join us for some Fall fun at our newly added Oktoberfest  from September 29 – October 1!

Aargh, mateys! Celebrate our 32nd Annual Buccaneer’s Weekend this October 6-7. Don your best pirate attire and set sail for Two Harbors for a weekend of treasure hunts, costume contests, great food, live music and a lot of fun. Get tickets!

Don't miss a roaring ‘20s dinner party with “Lethal Libations” and support the Catalina Chimes Tower! Bats in the Belfry Murder Mystery Dinner on Saturday, October 7 at the Catalina Country Club.

Taste a Variety of Flavors on Your Next Visit to Catalina

Exploring Catalina Island isn't just about adventures and breathtaking scenery; it's also a culinary journey that'll satisfy your taste buds. From casual beachside bites to upscale culinary experiences, Catalina Island has something to satisfy every craving. Here are some must-visit dining spots to add to your Catalina Island itinerary.

  • Flx Biergarten: Located in Avalon, it's the island's first and only biergarten, paying tribute to the iconic '50s Flxible buses. Enjoy craft beers and delicious bites in a relaxed atmosphere.
  • Antonio’s: Offering casual, family-friendly cuisine with wood-fired flatbreads, sandwiches, bison burgers, and more—all with one of the best views on the waterfront.
  • Avalon Grille: Experience upscale dining with premium meats, local fish, and farm-fresh produce. Savor fine wines, craft brews, and signature cocktails with breathtaking bay views.
  • Descanso Beach Club: Head down to Avalon's only beachside restaurant and bar where you can enjoy casual island fare and classic cocktails while taking in ocean views.
  • Bistro at the Atwater: Start your day with gourmet coffee, tea, and a variety of breakfast options, including yogurt parfaits, breakfast burritos, sandwiches, and more. It's the perfect place to fuel up for a day of island exploration.

Planning Your Dream Catalina Island Adventure Has Never Been Easier

Enjoy a hassle-free island getaway with boat transportation and accommodation bundled together, offering picturesque views of the Pacific Ocean as you sail to paradise. Book your Boat and Hotel Package here.

Extend your stay and take advantage of our Third Night Complimentary offer. Book two nights and get the third night on us. That's an extra day to explore Catalina Island's wonders and create lasting memories. Book your Third Night Complimentary package here.

Catalina Island in the fall is a magical place, offering a perfect blend of adventure and relaxation. So, come join us and be immersed in the beauty of Catalina. There's something for every traveler to enjoy. Your unforgettable fall adventure awaits!