CATALINAEXPRESS.COM 41 There are those who come to Catalina to relax. Then there are the adrenaline-junkies. You’re also known as thrill-seekers, and you know who you are. Here are some extreme activities where you can feel the buzz. AERIAL ADVENTURE Catalina’s newest thrill will have you swinging from the trees. This ropes-and-planks course, hidden in a grove of towering eucalyptus, requires participants to climb, swing and slide from tree to tree on a series of suspended obstacles. Five self-guided, self-paced courses. Catalina Island Company 800.446.0261 ZIP LINE You’ll pass through five stations on Catalina’s Zip Line Eco Tour as you zip from the hilltops down to the sea at the Descanso Beach California Zip Line Tour Center. Reservations recommended. Catalina Island Company 800.446.0261 PARASAIL Catch a bird’s-eye view of Catalina by taking flight on a parasail. Island Water Charters Pleasure Pier 310.510.9280 Catalina Tours 310.510.0211 Parasail Catalina 310.510.1777 OCEAN RUNNER If you’re looking for something for the entire family, Ocean Runner is fast and furious— aboard a high-speed Ribcraft—but adds the fun of communing with nature as the boat searches for dolphins and other marine life. Catalina Island Company 800.446.0261 FLYBOARDING Fly over the water like Ironman with this summer adventure sport that makes every day flyday. Action Flyboarding 877.510.2888 KA YAKING AND STAND-UP PADDLING Descanso Beach Ocean Sports Descanso Beach 310.510.1226 Joe’s Rent-A-Boat/ Avalon Boat Stand Pleasure Pier 310.510.0455 Wet Spot Rental To the right of Avalon boat landing 310.510.2229 SCUBA DIVING Catalina is considered a premier California dive site, with access from shore and by boat. In addition to the abundant kelp forests and marine life, there are shipwrecks to explore. The Island has several dive shops, each of which serves beginners to advanced divers. Catalina Divers Supply Green Pleasure Pier 800.353.0330 310.510.0330 Dive Catalina 107 Pebbly Beach Rd. 310.510.3175 877.218.9156 Scuba Luv 126 Catalina Ave. 310.510.2350 THRILLS Activities