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Catalina Island Visitor Center

#1 Green Pleasure Pier, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-1520
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Catalina Express Round-Trip Ferry Service: Long Beach or San Pedro to Avalon
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Catalina Island Day Trip from Anaheim or Los Angeles with Optional Upgrades
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Offers information on this popular tourist destination. Open 364 days a year and ready to assist with accommodations, events and things to do on Catalina Island.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good20%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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#1 Green Pleasure Pier, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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+1 310-510-1520
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Reviewed 1 week ago

VC Staff was great in answering our questions as this was our first visit to Catalina Island. A bit busy tho since there was a cruise ship in the harbor.

Thank Napunani
Jim L, Manager at Catalina Island Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad to be of service! Come back soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When going to a new place I like to visit the visitor center and Catalina is no exception.... it helps to get a list fo places to see.. .

Thank Jerry P
Jim L, Manager at Catalina Island Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad to be of service! Happy Travels.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everyone was so accommodating at all the activities that we participated in. We enjoyed snorkeling and parasailing and both companies were friendly and took their time with us explaining everything. We had a blast at both activities!!!

Thank Steven C
Jim L, Manager at Catalina Island Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the review and especially for visiting Catalina Island!

Reviewed 26 September 2017

We went to the visitors bureau on the pier around late afternoon and it looked like a high school or college aged young lady was working the desk. I felt like somebody put a warm body there so somebody would be present. We asked her...More

Thank spicytravelasian
Jim L, Manager at Catalina Island Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Dear Spicy: I am so sorry you had a poor experience in our Visitor Center. The description of the employee is vague and could fit a number of our team members. It is our goal to provide excellent customer service to all island guests, so...More

Reviewed 10 September 2017

I went here to find out the time and location to catch the new electric bus. The person behind the counter had no knowledge and looked it up on the computer, which was not problem, but even so her information was so sketchy we decided...More

Thank Sugarmillgirl
Jim L, Manager at Catalina Island Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Hello Sugar: We actually just opened our new center last July, so very likely that is what you visited. I am sorry you did not get the information you sought in the manner you desired. Please know that we have built an extensive database of...More

Reviewed 6 March 2017

Nice visitor center with a large selection of brochures for activities available on Catalina. The attendants were very friendly and helpful.

1  Thank SoCalOregonian
Jim L, Manager at Catalina Island Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Thank you for Visiting Catalina Island!

Reviewed 2 November 2016

We were looking for things to do on the island so stopped by the information center on the pier - the gal was very helpful and pointed us to where we could go to do the various things we wanted to do.

2  Thank DevilAngel86
Jim L, Manager at Catalina Island Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Thank you so much for the positive review, and thanks for visiting Catalina Island!

Reviewed 30 August 2016

Friendly employees and great information. We were given all the information we required to make our holiday choices.

1  Thank janetcH2910UU
Reviewed 25 August 2016

The visitor center has much info to share about the happenings in Catalina---a city where you feel you are in a small, old town in Europe.

1  Thank JCW22
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The people were friendly and informative. Maps and brochures on lots of places. A good place to stop on the walk into town.

1  Thank Rickczap
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Sanjay P
29 November 2016|
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Response from actgurlinva | Property representative |
Hello Sanjay, There are currently no tours from Avalon to Two Harbors available. The best way to get to Two Harbors is via Catalina Express, direct from San Pedro. Most shops and restaurants will be open for business during... More
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Andrea S
4 October 2015|
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Response from yuki2 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Check out VRBO website, there are a lot of nice condos for rent.
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40states30countries
2 April 2015|
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Response from actgurlinva | Property representative |
Hi 40states, Flying Fish season generally runs from late May to late September. However, this can change from year to year, based on environmental factors. The Catalina Chamber of Commerce will announce the arrival of the... More
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