b'atalna\\ H\x1a\x1ae !eITWOHARBORSWRITTEN BY GABRIELA MUNGARRON estled in the west end of Catalina Island, there is a place reserved for those who wish to escape the city and long for the tranquil sounds of waves crashing on the shore of uncrowded beaches. Known for its rustic terrain and an abundance of wildlife, Two Harbors is widely renowned as Catalinas hidden gem for locals and visitors from near-and-far. Its an escape from your everyday. When you come here, it feels like youre stepping into a different world. People feel like they can relax and unplug, said Andrew Allen, Managing Director of Catalina Island Company, Two CATALINA ISLAND COMPANY Harbors. People can really come here to getaway. Located near a half mile-wide isthmus, visitors who frequent this side of the Island can expect an adventure-filled retreat full of beachside splendor and a chance to become one with the great outdoors on the sand or in the water.Take a short, relaxing boat ride with sightings of wildlife and oceanscapes aboard the Catalina Express to a welcoming village. This historically rich, peaceful destination is widely recognized for its storybook past that has seen everything from pirates smuggling goods in nearby coves to Civil War soldiers, and even fur traders.Aro\x04n .o\x19 BOATERSDISCOVER TWO HARBORSUse VHF Channel 9 To Contact Harbor TOUR Patrol shoreboat, mooring assignments.(Two Harbors to Avalon)GENERAL STORE877.778.8322310.510.4217 VisitCatalinaIsland.com VisitCatalinaIsland.comTWO HARBORS DIVE & HARBOR REEF RESTAURANTRECREATION CENTER 310.510.4215 Scuba diving, kayaking, VisitCatalinaIsland.combiking and snorkeling.BANNING HOUSE LODGE310.510.4272877.778.8415 VisitCatalinaIsland.com VisitCatalinaIsland.com60 CATALINA EXPRESS MAGAZINE'