The Adventurer : Catalina Express

The Adventurer

A group of people walking through the Botanic Gardens.

Seek a thrilling adventure with one of the many excursions to discover the wild side of Catalina Island. You will leave with unbelievable experiences that will get your adrenaline pumping. 

Acai bowl from Toyon Grill.


After your one-hour boat ride to Avalon, start off the journey with a filling breakfast at Toyon Grill. Located right at the corner of Crescent Avenue, Toyon Grill has a magnificent view of the bay to look out on while satisfying your hunger. Get the Toyon Bay Burrito or Aussie Scramble with the Boost Smoothie to fuel up for the day ahead.

A women ziplining on the Catalina Zipline Eco Tour.
Three women kayaking in Avalon Bay.


Walk off breakfast while heading up to the Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden for a tour through one of the most honored landmarks on Catalina. A tribute to William Wrigley Jr. himself, the memorial recognizes his vision to protect the future of the Island for years to come. Surrounding the Wrigley memorial is the Botanic Garden that was created for Ada Wrigley, William Wrigley Jr.’s wife. It was known to be her private desert plant collection holding unique exotic specimens.

Once you’ve explored the iconic monument, it’s time to get your adrenaline pumping with the Catalina Zipline Eco Tours two-hour excursion, glide on the five different lines of speeds up to 35 mph across the canyon. You’ll encounter ocean views and towering eucalyptus trees on this sensational experience. 

Gear up for a water adventure on rented kayaks from Wet Spot Rentals. You'll put your strength to the test by paddling up and down Catalina Islands coastline. You can even cool off in the water with their snorkel gear or stand up paddle boards. 

Food plate from Mi Casita Restaurant
Downtown Avalon at night.


Head back to town for an authentic Mexican dinner at Mi Casita Restaurant. Choose from a full menu of meals that range from steak to seafood dishes. Known to be home of the Catalina Cazuela, order a drink to cheers to the end of your Catalina adventure!

On your way back to the Catalina Express, stop by one of the shops downtown for a memorable souvenir.


If you are looking to extend your adventure, Catalina is home to many hotels to lay your head at night after a long day exploring. Just steps away from the beach, Seaport Village Inn is Catalina’s family run bed and breakfast hotel. The Avalon Hotel is also bound to sweep you away with their ocean views and premier boutique inn. 

Travel Tips

Looking to speed-up your day? Rent a golf cart and drive to the Botanic Gardens as you explore more of the Island. Book your golf cart at CatalinaIslandGolfCart.com

Public Transit? Take the Garibaldi, Avalon Transit costing $1 per ride with many stops along Avalon. 

Drinks from Toyon Grill.


Toyon Grill 

708 Crescent Ave. at Trailhead Visitor Center 



The Wrigley Memorial at the Botanic Garden


Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden

Avalon Canyon Rd. 



A young boy ziplining on the zipline eco tour.


Catalina Zipline Eco Tours

1 St. Catherine Way 



Two girls on a kayak.


Wet Spot Rentals 

120 Pebbly Beach Rd. 



Food plate from Mi Casita Restaurant


Mi Casita

111 Clarissa Ave.



The outside of Seaport Village Inn.


Seaport Village Inn 

1119 Maiden Lane 



A room at the Avalon Hotel.


The Avalon Hotel  

124 Whittley Ave.  



A map of the adventurer itinerary.

For a printable PDF of the Adventurer itinerary, please click here


Daily Boat Trips To Catalina Island

Discover paradise on Catalina Island with daily ferry trips to and from the island. More than one million travelers choose Catalina Island as their getaway each year and Catalina Express' large fleet of boats make the trip in about an hour, operating every day, year round from three mainland ports - Long Beach, San Pedro and Dana Point.

Escape To Catalina Island

Leave the hustle and bustle of the "mainland" behind. Catalina Island is the perfect place to take a break from the demands of daily life. With so many activities to choose from, your visit to Catalina Island can be adventure-packed or filled with rest and relaxation. With its year round Mediterranean climate, it's the ideal place to enjoy ocean air and sunshine.