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THE HIGHLIGHT OF OUR TRIP!!!

First of all, our driver was Lionel and he was AMAZING!!! So informative and friendly! He took... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Beth B
Tour of Avalon, Catalina Island

We stopped at Catalina on a cruise. The ship tour was $41 (plus tip) on an open air bus. We took a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nancy K
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Create your own adventure and journey into the REAL Catalina. All tours are private giving you the flexibility to explore the island at your own pace. Our knowledgeable and friendly drivers will pick you up in a 6-passenger open-air Jeep and...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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+1 310-510-0342
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Reviewed 4 days ago

First of all, our driver was Lionel and he was AMAZING!!! So informative and friendly! He took pictures for us at every spot and really helped us see so much more of the island than we would have ever thought was there! We did the...More

Thank Beth B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at Catalina on a cruise. The ship tour was $41 (plus tip) on an open air bus. We took a private taxi tour with Javier of Journey Catalina Tours in an air conditioned mini-van for $99 for four persons (plus tip). We saw...More

Thank Nancy K
CatalinaTrans, Manager at Journey Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to place a review. I will let Javier know how much you enjoyed your tour. Have a great day!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did the 2 1/2 hr tour. Honestly it was 1 1/2 hr too long. Saw one fox and a few buffalo. It was a long ride. Went to airport but nothing was there. It was hard to hear our driver Juan. Overlooks were good but...More

Thank zack728
CatalinaTrans, Manager at Journey Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm so sorry you felt the tour was too long. We do offer an 1.5 hour tour as well. All of our tours can be customized (per our site) to fit your needs - Including stopping off at the water and swimming for a bit....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful tour with Journey Catalina to the back/interior of Catalina Island. Cheri was our driver/guide. I had chatted with her when I made the reservation and was specific in what we hoped to see on the tour....bison! She went out of her...More

Thank nautregal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The 2.5 hour Bison Jeep Eco Tour was our first tour during our stay on Catalina Island. My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Our guide was friendly, fun, and interesting. She was able to tell us about the history of the island (not just...More

Thank renawhyler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to go to Catalina Island during our visit to California after reading about the island. I read about the 2 1/2 hr tour with Journey Catalina and called to see if it was available. Sherrie Gilman answered the phone and could not be...More

Thank Kathleen M
CatalinaTrans, General Manager at Journey Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your response I will be sure to let Sherrie know how much you enjoyed your tour. She really is a lover of this Island and enjoys sharing that with others.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We requested a tour to see the bison and the bald eagle and golden eagle and that is what we got. We were very pleased with our tour.We probably saw 30 bison and what a treat for us all. Thank you very much. E&J and...More

Thank Elise B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience for the entire family, and viewing two heard of bison was the icing!! Both drivers were great, especially appreciated the Spanish speaking driver for my parents!

Thank Gricelda E
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had an amazing 2 1/2 hr tour of the island w/Ulysses in a Jeep. He was soooo knowledge, friendly, courteous & patient. My daughter, husband & I had a great time seeing bison, foxes, deer, eagles & a hawk! I highly recommend asking for...More

Thank mobro1
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful tour Sharee! She was passionate about the island and shared all her knowledge of history with us. My favorite parts were the west coast visit and spotting a wild fox and bison. Would definitely recommend this private tour over the group...More

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Response from gitman | Reviewed this property |
I think the fare would be reasonable, since the heliport is a short distance from your hotel. I suggest calling Catalina Transportation Services at 310-510-0342. My experience was a 3 1/2 hour backcountry tour, the only... More
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