Catalina Activities Under $25 : Catalina Express

Catalina Activities Under $25

A family of three playing in the sand at Descanso Beach Club

Great vacations don’t need to break the bank. Catalina Island can give you an unforgettable getaway at a reasonable price. From interesting tours to discovering Catalina’s underwater world. Catalina has something for everyone.

The exterior of the famous Casino

Become Acquainted the Island

If you are new to Avalon or maybe haven’t visited in a while, the Discover Avalon Tour will introduce you to this charming town. For less $25, you will learn about the history of Avalon and see picturesque vistas of this beautiful island.

Another way to get to know the island is by exploring its most famous landmark, the Casino Ballroom. The Discover the Casino Tour will take you back in time to the early days of the Island. This beautiful Art Deco building hosted thousands, who danced the night away to Big Band music. Make sure to check out the amazing views from the Casino balcony.

Enjoy the warm sand and cool water

Nothing says island vacation like time spent on the beach. Soak in the sunshine at any of the Island’s public beaches for free.  To enjoy a cool drink in the sand, Descanso Beach Club has a beachside restaurant and bar.

Want to get to know the underwater residents? Rent snorkel gear and get up close and personal to these beautiful creatures like the colorful Garibaldi. Explore this underwater world without getting wet on the Glass Bottom Boat Voyage. This is particularly fun for young children.

Two men hiking in Catalina Island

Commune with nature

About 88% of the Island is protected by the Catalina Island Conservancy. By visiting this outdoor paradise, you have the opportunity to explore this untamed land by taking a hike. Stop at the Conservancy’s Trailhead before you start your hiking adventure register for a free hiking permit as well as purchase a map of all the hiking trails available to you. One of the most popular hikes, the Garden-to-Sky trail, starts at Wrigley Memorial and Botanic Garden. For $12 dollars, take a walk through a botanic garden that has endemic plants to the California Islands that are found nowhere else in the world. The Wrigley Memorial is a sight to see and boasts some amazing views of Avalon.

This is just a small sampling but fun adventures can be had with the whole family without breaking your budget. All that matters is making memories that will stay with you for a lifetime. Start planning you Catalina adventure today by booking your boat trip with Catalina Express.

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.