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Journey Catalina
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  • Excellent86%
  • Very good9%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“jeep tour”(15 reviews)
“driver juan”(4 reviews)
“open air”(7 reviews)
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
Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-0342
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 30 April 2013

A group of girlfriends and I flew over to Catalina Island for the day and we used Catalina Transportation Services. We've never had better service! Rene Perez was our driver and guide, he went above and beyond to make sure our day was excellent. He...More

5  Thank MelissaDawnT
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 12 March 2015

Taxis expensive, and wasn't informed about the Trolley which makes a loop around the Village as a way to get to the Casino. The bus tours were good, but the one who was an employee of the Santa Catalina Co. was not understandable.More

3  Thank marion f
CatalinaTrans, General Manager at Journey Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2015

I’m sorry to hear about you not being informed about the trolley system here on the Island. September through June our trolley runs on Saturday; Sunday & Cruise Ship days. During July and August our trolley runs 7 days a week. It is an excellent...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ulysses is an informative , friendly, & courteous tour guide who made our experience a memorable one . His love of history is apparent as well as his love & loyalty for his native land. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip & will be sure to...More

Thank 761janeta
CatalinaTrans, General Manager at Journey Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much I will share this with Ulyces and we are so happy you had a wonderful time.

Reviewed 1 October 2018

Jorge was our driver and he did a great job making sure that we saw everything we wanted to see, customizing the trip for our family, which was the whole reason we went with Journey Catalina rather than one of the group tours. He politely...More

Thank NoUglyOneYet
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Took the 2 1/2 hour Interior Jeep Tour. Great customized private tour. Ulysses was a knowledgeable tour guide and a nice guy. Our family had an awesome time! We also took the 1 hour private city tour. Amado was informative and made sure we saw...More

Thank HGKat
Reviewed 15 September 2018

This was our first visit to Catalina. We arrived early in the morning and spent the entire day. In looking through the information on the island, I was not sure if there would be enough to do for the entire day. They have a number...More

Thank KarenM1_10
Reviewed 16 August 2018

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

1  Thank Beth B
Reviewed 4 August 2018

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 NancyK991
CatalinaTrans, Manager at Journey Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2018

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 August 2018 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

1  Thank zack728
CatalinaTrans, Manager at Journey Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

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 1 August 2018

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 23 July 2018

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 20 July 2018

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

1  Thank Kathleen M
CatalinaTrans, General Manager at Journey Catalina, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2018

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.

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16 June 2016|
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