E.g., 02/20/2019

Catalina Itinerary for Nature Lovers

For outdoor enthusiasts, Santa Catalina Island is a nature lover’s paradise. There are a plethora of tours, both on land and on the water, to explore this unique island setting. We’ve put together a 3 day itinerary that will keep you basking in the glow of Catalina’s beautiful landscape.

Day One:

Catch a morning ferry boat from Long Beach, San Pedro, Dana Point or Newport Beach to Avalon. We suggest staying at the beautiful oceanfront Pavilion Hotel. A hotel representative will greet upon arriving in Avalon, accompany you to the property and assist with your luggage.

You’ll first set off on our 4-hour Cape Canyon Expedition Hummer Tour of the Island, where you’ll see American Bison, Eagles and maybe a rare Catalina Fox. Upon returning to Avalon, set out for another adventure as you board our speedy Ribcraft boat in search of dolphins on the popular Ocean Runner Dolphin tour. Return to the Pavilion Hotel, people watch along Avalon’s front street, Crescent Avenue, while enjoying our complimentary afternoon wine & cheese pairing. Then walk next door to enjoy a relaxed dinner at the Avalon Grille, serving an array of fine steaks and seafood. Take an after dinner stroll along the waterfront towards the Catalina Casino while enjoying a coffee or delicious ice cream. End the night around the Pavilion Hotel’s Catalina Fire Ring before retiring to your room for a restful night’s sleep.

Day Two:

Enjoy the Pavilion Hotel’s complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, as you’ll need your energy for this day’s adventures. Set out early for the experience of a lifetime as you Heli-Hike! Helicopter to Two Harbors Heliport or Empire Landing, enjoy an un-paralleled hiking adventure and view some of the most spectacular vistas anywhere on earth. After returning to Avalon, relax with a swim in the crystal clear water of the Descanso Beach Club, where you can also enjoy a variety of salads, sandwiches and specialty cocktails. Enjoy dinner at Avalon’s newest restaurant, the Bluewater Avalon, where you’ll relax and listen to the waves under the dock and reflect on your day of adventures. Late night, take in the sounds and vibe at the Avalon Grille for after-dinner dessert and drinks.

Day Three:

Start the day off with our complimentary continental breakfast in the Pavilion Hotel Courtyard…or perhaps enjoy breakfast in bed, delivered to your room. Venture out to Descanso Beach for morning Zip-Line Eco Tour experience. Stop at the Catalina Island Museum on your walk back to the Pavilion Hotel to get a glimpse into Catalina’s unique history. Enjoy a casual lunch at the Avalon Grille prior to your departure back to the mainland.

Call our Reservations team today. We can put together a package, complete with hotel and tour, that’s perfect for your adventure to Catalina Island.

*Sample itinerary – tours, activities and dining are not included with your hotel stay.