Explore the Green Pleasure Pier : Catalina Express

Explore the Green Pleasure Pier

The Catalina Island Green Pleasure Pier

The Green Pleasure Pier is a Catalina Island staple. Jutting out 407 feet, the Pier is packed with Island history. Originally built to ease the congestion of incoming boats and fishermen, the Pier now is a hub for activities and excitement. Explore the Pier to find comfort foods, book an island excursion, have all your Catalina questions answered and maybe see the next big catch being reeled in.

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Dine over the Water

Avalon Seafood: Set at the end of the Pier is a local hot-spot and visitor favorite. Avalon Seafood is not only a restaurant but a market selling the freshest catch. Famous for their fish and chips, Avalon Seafood also serves up fresh scallops, shrimp, clams and poke. Sit and enjoy a meal with a spectacular view of Avalon Harbor or take it to go and head to the next activity.

Eric’s on the Pier: Comfort food served up right above the beach. Grab a stool in your bathing suit and flip flops and treat yourself to a juicy buffalo burger, delicious burrito or the ever-popular clam chowder in a bread bowl. Beer is served on their patio.

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Book an Activity

Catalina Adventure Tours: Catalina Adventure Tours offers a wide range of tours both on land and in the sea. Dive beneath the surface and meet some of Catalina’s notorious marine life with the Nautilus Semi-Sub Tour. Traverse the interior of the Island and see bison and island foxes roam free on the Safari Island Adventure.

Catalina Island Company: Set your sights high and book a tour with the Catalina Island Company. Choose the thrilling Eco Zip Line Tour, skillful Aerial Adventure, electrifying East End Adventure or many other exciting tours from the Catalina Island Company. 

Catalina Divers Supply: Water is the name of the game at Catalina Divers Supply.  Boats, tours and snorkel/scuba gear awaits you. Rent or purchase everything for your marine adventures. Sign up for a guided adventure or make your own. You will find what you need at Catalina Divers Supply next to Avalon Seafood.

Joe’s Rent-A-Boat: Ready to hit the water? Rent your paddle board, kayak, motor-boat, snorkel/scuba gear at Joe’s Rent-A-Boat. Located in the center of the Pier.

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Excitement Island-Style

Fishing: The Green Pier is Catalina’s official weigh station for fishermen. Watch anglers bring ashore record swordfish and marlin. Want to join in on the fun? Rent a pole or bring your own and cast a line off the back of the Pier.

Marine Life: Catalina is home to many different types of marine life. Find a bench and spot the vibrantly orange Garibaldi, spotted seabass, sea lions and kelp. Known to local fishermen, birds like pelicans and seagulls hang out looking for bait scraps and fishy handouts.   

Information

Catalina Island Visitors Center: Not sure what to do or see? Stop by the Catalina Island Visitors Center and get the inside scoop on everything Catalina. Experts can help you with all your questions and get your getaway started.

 

Catalina’s Green Pleasure Pier is a must anytime you visit the Island. Plan a tour, rent some gear, get a bite to eat or just enjoy Avalon Harbor. Read more about the Pier on the Catalina Chamber website.

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.
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