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Discover Avalon: Catalina Bus Tour provided by Catalina Island Company

Discover Avalon: Catalina Bus Tour

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C$27.00
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2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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Updated 20-09-29 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-09-29 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Discover Avalon’s scenic beach, green hillsides, and charming city center on a small-group tour. A comfortable 6-passenger vehicle enables you to cover several sights during the tour. Along the way, your guide provides entertaining commentary on the town’s history and folklore. Be sure to ask for insider tips for things to do, eat, and see during the rest of your visit.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Island Tour Plaza
    Avalon, CA 90704, USA
    Across from Mini Golf
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Catalina Expeditions Tours
    Catalina Island Company
    Santa Catalina Island Company
  • You'll end at
    Island Tour Plaza
    Avalon, CA 90704, USA
    Across from Mini Golf
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Get a quick overview of Avalon's highlights
  • Enjoy the personalized experience of a small group
  • Orient yourself to the town for future exploring
  • Travel comfortably in provided transportation
Important Information
Departure Point
Island Tour Plaza, Avalon, CA 90704, USA
Duration
50m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Driver Live Commentary on Board
Exclusions
  • Food and Drinks
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Your tour is not confirmed with the local operator until you call the number located on your voucher to provide your voucher information and schedule your tour time. See voucher for details
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
57Reviews
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Sharmaine M wrote a review Aug. 2020
Lisbon, Portugal20 contributions31 helpful votes
We had a very fun driver whose humor, engaging personality and knowledge of the island made this a great activity and helped us get an overview of Catalina. Be aware though that the tour is just of the city of Avalon and the hills above it. You will have great photo ops and
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Henry A wrote a review Aug. 2020
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Devaughn was our tour guide, she was wonderful! She’s from the south so that southern hospitality was shining through, very kind and knowledgeable lady. Definitely the best part of our trip
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Date of experience: August 2020
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sallyrP4662CB wrote a review Mar. 2020
California, United States10 contributions10 helpful votes
We went on the Bison excursion and really enjoyed ourselves. We got to see native animals, bison, and most of the island. The high speed off roading was not our cup of tea, but still an enjoyable experience.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from VisitCatalina, Manager at Discover Avalon: Catalina Bus Tour
Responded Mar. 26, 2020
Thanks for joining us on the Bison Expedition. We're glad that you were able to learn about Catalina's wildlife and history. If an off-road biofuel Hummer isn't a preference, we do recommend one of our bus tours, namely the Inland Expedition. We hope to see you on Catalina again in the future.
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Ted O wrote a review Feb. 2020
Granger, Indiana7 contributions1 helpful vote
We went to where we were told to meet the bus and the bus left from another spot. We were so disappointed. They refunded our money, but this was our only chance to see the rest of the island, as I have problems walking.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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BoiseLibet wrote a review Feb. 2020
Boise31 contributions8 helpful votes
I wish I had called earlier so we could have taken the trip earlier in the day. Delila was well versed on Avalon's history and was delightful in her commetary while driving on some no-so-perfect narrow roads. Be sure to sit on the driver's side of the bus for the best views of
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Date of experience: February 2020
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About the operator

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By: Catalina Island Company
shawnar422
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Like a monkey
More challenging than anticipated, which made the experience fun and exciting 😊 The black diamond was like swingin
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joannkat
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Catalina Zip Lining
This experience was absolutely AMAZING! My daughter and I had never been zip lining before, but my husband had done
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Shawniezip
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Zip then Sip
I went with my Family. I had planned to let the guys go while I enjoyed a drink at Descanso Beach but when we got t
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Jennifer1082
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DO NOT BOOK THRU TRIPADVISOR
I have a birthday weekend coming up and booked Journey to the Sky after seeing so many wonderful reviews. I booked
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dfremdling
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Bison tour is a must!!!
Andrew our driver gave us a trip of a lifetime. We are an extended family of 8 and we saw birds of prey, 45 bison
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Edieanneames
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Incredible views
Andrew was an entertaining and knowledgeable guide....and a really good driver. Beautiful views and we even saw a b
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Tazmaz1
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Not worth $$$
Couldn’t enjoy scenery due to driving like in the Indianapolis 500. Not worth the $$$. Real uncomfortable ride an
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K2493RZdavidf
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Awesome!
The zip line set up felt secure and the staff was professional. I would recommend this to anyone coming to Catalina
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JenGregM
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Great experience
Our guide Cindy Lowe, We like her expertise of her job and the knowledge of the island was immense above the tour w
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ACinSoCal
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Best Tour !!!!
We had an excellent time, once we found where to check it. So let me start with that. When you get to the mini go
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brianac377
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Amazing! Cindy Lowe needs a raise
Expect to be squeezed and for it to be a bit bumpy but overall a fantastic experience. We were lucky enough to see
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BeatriceB2807
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Bison Expedition Tour
We did the tour with guide Mark. Excellent driver and very informative, educational tour guide. We were lucky as it
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41erickan
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Amazing!!
Amazing staff!! They were very helpful and you could Tell they enjoyed what they were doing!! Will attend again
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stefwu
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Fun, great for family
The advance level was challenging but it was so fun. Each level would take about 1 hour to complete depending how g
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JCova
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Definitely worth
Our tour guide Delilah was amazing. Tons of amazing info throughout our tour and was very nice. Recommend it.
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  • Duration: 50m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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