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Address: 1 Island Plaza, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number:
+1 310-510-8687

Experience Santa Catalina Island’s “outback” in a comfortable, open air, H1...

Experience Santa Catalina Island’s “outback” in a comfortable, open air, H1 Hummer powered by biofuel. With spectacular views, wild habitats and educational displays, this is truly a unique tour.This tour ventures through scenic Middle Ranch Canyon and explores Cape Canyon in the heart of Catalina's interior. You’ll see the Middle Ranch habitats of the American Bald Eagle and Catalina Island Fox. Then it’s off to the scenic Little Harbor overlook on the windward side of the island for spectacular views. You'll travel to the Airport in the Sky, 1600 feet above sea level where you will enjoy a complimentary lunch and visit the Conservancy Nature Center’s educational displays.

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Cape Canyon Expedition

Our guide was 'Bear' and AZ White Mountains Indian. He was very informative and knew his stuff! Exactly the right guy to lead a tour like this. At times it was a very narrow rough... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 December 2016
Reginald S
California, United States

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California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Our guide was 'Bear' and AZ White Mountains Indian. He was very informative and knew his stuff! Exactly the right guy to lead a tour like this. At times it was a very narrow rough road but the hummer did it with ease. You will be hanging on a lot so don't plan on taking to many pictures whilst driving... More 

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Manteca, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

This Hummer tour led by Charles was amazing. Despite the rain and a few clouds along the way we were able to experience the Island from a variety of perspectives. Our guide Charles knew the area well since he has lived here for eight years and was able to provide history and interesting anecdotes about the islands along with a... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

We did this tour and it was a highlight of our trip. Our guide was Cindy Lowe and she was really great. Lots of extra sites, quick stops to see flora and fauna and she even sang us some jazz tunes. Cindy was also very knowledgable, a good driver (which you will appreciate on some of the off-road downhills), she... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

4.5 hours on this tour that took you to areas you never thought you would experience. I was hanging on for dear life a few times. The Hummer takes you on very high and narrow passages that are not for the faint of heart. The scenery is outstanding and we saw bison and the famous Catalina Fox which will still... More 

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Garden Grove, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

We took the tour with Bear, unfortunately the weather once we got out of Avalon never cleared up. It was completely fogged in for the majority of the trip, and rained at the top of the mountain. Although we were dressed for the bad weather, most on the trip were not. I overheard our guide speaking to another guide at... More 

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Point Pleasant Beach
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

We took the Cape Canyon Tour during our recent visit to Catalina Island. Our tour guide was Cindy and she did a great job of maneuvering the huge 12 seater Hummer as well providing us with a large resource of information regarding the island and it's history. (not to mention the entertainment of humor and singing) We were fortunate to... More 

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Chula Vista, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

Me, my cousin and my uncle went to this amazing tour. A HUGE KUDOS to Cindy Lowe, who was the tour guide yesterday, 2/28/16. She entertained us with songs, funny jokes, movie trivia and history of Catalina. She knows her stuff really well. We were able to see a group of American Bison up and close, a few species of... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

Came for the 4-hr excursion. Except for the scenery when you were at the top, and below, when you were on the sea shore, there's really not much to see except dry grass, few trees, some burnt area after a forest fire, saw one bison, and that's it. What is certainly thrilling is riding the rugged terrain, where you need... More 

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

We had an amazing time. Great food at the airport. Charles was our driver and was very knowledgeable about our surroundings and the wildlife and plants. Saw a bald eagle up close and some of the best views ever. Highly recommended

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Huntington Beach, California, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

A friend of mine recommended this tour and I'm glad I listened! The Hummer was actually much more comfortable than I thought it would be. The seats had good padding on them. We were on the middle row. If you sit on the outside seat, like I did, you will be over the tire and will have to keep your... More 

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