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Nature Lovers

Nature Lovers Love Catalina Island

Catalina Island is a nature lover’s paradise. There are so many tours, adventures and activities, both on land and sea, for you to explore this unique island paradise. 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 beautiful Pavilion Hotel, only 14 steps from the beach. A hotel representative will greet you upon your arrival and accompany you to the property and assist with your luggage.

You’ll first set off one of our Hummer tours of the Island, where you’ll see Catalina's world-faous bison, Bald 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 Expedition.

Return to the Pavilion for people watching along Crescent Avenue, while you enjoy your complimentary afternoon wine & cheese pairing. Then walk next door for a relaxed dinner at Avalon Grille, where you can get selection 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 Pavilion's fire ring before retiring to your room for a restful night’s sleep.

Day Two:

Enjoy Pavilion’s complimentary hot breakfast with omelette bar, as you’ll need your energy for the day’s adventures. Set out early for the experience of a lifetime as you Heli-Hike! Helicopter to Two Harbors Heliport or Empire Landing, and enjoy an incredible hiking adventure with some of the best views of the island.

After returning to Avalon, relax with a swim in the crystal clear water off 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 another fantastic breakfast in the Pavilion courtyard…or perhaps enjoy breakfast in bed, delivered to your room. Venture out to Descanso Beach for a morning Zip-Line Eco Tour experience.

Stop at the Catalina Island Museum on your walk back to the hotel to get a glimpse into Catalina’s unique history. Then enjoy a casual lunch at the Avalon Grille before heading to the Ferry Terminal to catch your boat back home.

Call our Reservations team today. We can help you put together a complete getaway package, complete with boat, hotel, dining, spa and more than two dozen land and sea adventures to help your get the most form your Catalina escape.

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