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Welcome to the Catalina Island Co. Press Room


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 Catalina Island Company and it's long history as a first class resort company.


Catalina Island Company
Kristin Metcalfe, Director of Marketing & Communications
310.510.7427 (office) / 714.305.2522 (mobile)
Murphy O’Brien Public Relations
Jennifer Evans Gardner & Elizabeth Maxim
310.586.7157 / 310.586.7131

To view an individual Press Release, please select from the links below.

Catalina Island Company Reinvigorates Two Harbors with Launch of Harbor Sands

May 3, 2017

This month, the iconic village of Two Harbors on Catalina’s west end will see a transformation with its revitalized oceanfront at Harbor Sands. Part of the Catalina Island Company’s ongoing investment in the island, Harbor Sands brings back the relaxed South Pacific ambiance reminiscent of Two Harbors in the 1930s, when thatched huts lined the shores of Isthmus Cove.

Catalina Island Company Unveils New Investments in the Island’s Exciting Future

February 24, 2017

Catalina Island Company, formerly known as Santa Catalina Island Resort Services, Inc., kicks off 2017 with a refreshed name and logo, reemerging as “California’s Island Escape™.” This new brand identity represents an exciting, ongoing transition for the legendary island destination as it prepares to unveil significant new experiences and activities this spring and onward through 2020.

The Original Catalina Wine Mixer Returns to Catalina Island

June 21, 2016

The Original Catalina Wine Mixer is back with twice as much “POW,” taking place from Friday, September 23 through Sunday, September 25 at Descanso Beach Club on Santa Catalina Island. Following the huge success of last year’s inaugural entertainment event, the Santa Catalina Island Company (SCICO), The Xceptional Music Company and Island Express Helicopters have extended the pop culture celebration into a weekend-long event celebrating the antics and “Por Ti Volare” magic of the 2008 comedy, “Step Brothers,” starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly.