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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.

Island Spa Catalina Unveils New Offerings for 2016

January 19, 2016
The Santa Catalina Island Company, Catalina Island’s premier resort operator, announces new offerings for 2016 at Island Spa Catalina. The island’s only experiential spa, which opened in November 2014, is launching Fitness on Demand™, an innovative virtual group fitness program, and unveiling new spa treatments including the Red Carpet Ready Facial. Leading this exciting programming is operator American Leisure, and new Spa Director Zach Thomas.

Catalina Wine Mixer

August 25, 2015

The Original Catalina Wine Mixer will take place on Sunday, September 13 from 12 to 9 p.m. at Descanso Beach Club on Catalina Island. Santa Catalina Island Company, The Xceptional Music Company and Island Express Helicopters invite guests to take part in the re-creation of the renowned event from Step Brothers, the 2008 comedy starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly.

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.

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.