Island Fun : Catalina Express

Island Fun

Two men hiking on Catalina Island

With the year-round Mediterranean climate, Catalina Island is the perfect place to visit during your next getaway. Explore the wonders of the Island’s interior with some breathtaking views or step back in time with a visit to Catalina Museum for Art & History. There are so many activities to do during this time of year.

Back to Nature

The Island has over 165 miles of trails and roads that beckon to all levels of explorers. Immerse yourself in nature with the Island’s unspoiled landscape and spot some of its very unique wildlife. Many locals and visitors take advantage of the weather to conquer a new hiking trail whether it is just for the day or the multi-day Trans-Catalina Trail. If you are looking to cover as much ground as possible, take one of the interior tours in a Hummer or Jeep. The naturalist-led tours allow you to explore parts of Catalina no one else can reach.  

To make your getaway more memorable, camping in Two Harbors provides the ultimate outdoor adventure with all the amenities one could need. Located on the Island’s west end, the rustic town offers a restaurant with a diverse menu and a general store equipped with anything you might have forgotten on the mainland. The majority of the lodging options are campgrounds where campers have the unique experience of camping by the beach and waking up to the sound of the crashing waves. Two Harbors Campground offers traditional tent sites as well as tent cabins.

A traveler ziplining in Catalina Island.

Adrenaline Rush

Looking for a thrilling adventure to get your heart pumping? The Zip Line Eco Tour takes you 600 feet above Descanso Canyon where you'll enjoy sweeping ocean views as you zigzag down on five separate lines at speeds approaching 35 mph.

The Catalina Aerial Adventure is a fun and challenging outdoor experience where you will climb, swing and crawl through a series of challenging obstacles suspended in a grove of towering eucalyptus. There are beginner, intermediate and advanced levels so everyone can conquer one of the courses.

The Catalina Island Museum

Learn Something New

Located in the heart of Avalon, the Catalina Museum for Art & History helps you immerse yourself in the Island’s long and storied history. The museum celebrates the Island’s vibrant cultural, featuring collections of Catalina artifacts, photographs, the connection to the Chicago Cubs, its role in World War II and more.

After your visit to the museum, take a stroll through town to see first hand the Catalina tilework that is featured along the path to the Casino as well as the famous architecture. Schedule a Discover the Casino tour of the Island’s famous landmark for an insider perspective of this Art Deco masterpiece. The tour will provide a behind-the-scenes view of the first theatre built specifically for “talkies” on the lower level and the world’s largest circular ballroom on the top level, where thousands once danced the night away to the sounds of big band music.

Leave the summer crowds behind and enjoy this island paradise this winter. Let Catalina Express take you away to make unforgettable winter memories. Visit CatalinaExpress.com to make your reservation today.

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.