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SEARCH FOR AMERICAN BISON IN THE CATALINA OUTBACK
Climb aboard an open-air biofuel Hummer and go in search of American bison on this exciting expedition into Catalina’s rugged interior. Catalina’s American bison, sometimes referred to as buffalo, are descendants of a small herd left on the island by a movie crew in the 1920s. Today the Catalina Island Conservancy maintains Catalina's American bison herd at about 150 to protect both the bison and the island’s landscape.
The popular Bison Expedition is a unique experience you’ll only find on Catalina Island. This 2-hour 4-wheeling adventure offers you an excellent opportunity to see American bison in the wild as you journey through favorite grazing grounds of these majestic animals, which were named the national mammal of the United States in 2016.
While you keep your eyes peeled for Catalina's American bison grazing on the hillsides, your guide will share interesting facts about Catalina's history, flora and fauna as you journey through historic Middle Ranch and up rugged Cape Canyon to a scenic overlook on Black Jack Mountain. Then it’s down the original 19th-century stagecoach route, which offers sweeping views of the majestic Catalina coast and beautiful blue Pacific all the way back to Avalon.
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Pets are not allowed on any Catalina Island Company activity or tour.
This journey travels off-road and may be bumpy, dusty and windy. It is not for individuals who are pregnant, with back or neck issues, or with a fear of heights. Please note: While we often see wildlife on the tour, we can not guarantee sightings.
Tour times are subject to change. Prices are subject to change without notice and do not include Avalon City Admissions Tax or Harbor Use Fees.
*Must be at least five years of age to participate.
*Please note: Food and beverages are not allowed on Catalina Island Co. Tours & Activities.