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Catalina Island Visitors Bureau

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Address: #1 Green Pier, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number:
+1 310-510-1520
09:00 - 17:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00

Offers information on this popular tourist destination.

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USD 73.50*
and up
Catalina Express Round-Trip Ferry Service: Long Beach or San Pedro to Avalon
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USD 92.56*
and up
Catalina Food and Walking Tour
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USD 149.99*
and up
Catalina Island Helicopter Tour

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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 November 2016
Des Moines, Iowa
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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank abentsen2016
Cypress, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

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

Thank janetcH2910UU
Jackson, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank JCW22
Moreno Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Rickczap
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

I used this service briefly as I worked to locate a suitable golf cart rental. They were very helpful and knowledgeable. I recommend chatting with them about your stay on Catalina!

Thank shwaters
Grand Island, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

I was surprised to find out about Avalon on Catalina Island - it's history and current tourist area. I found the town to be pleasant and friendly with reasonable prices, good food, nice beaches and a variety of activities.

Thank Carol B
Redlands, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

This is the best kept secret off of Los Angeles's beaches. It's peaceful and fun at the same time. I wish the shores of California were dotted with little towns like Catalina but alas...Catalina is the only such haven I know within a boat trip of LA.

1 Thank dforthun
Costa Rica
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Extremely knowledgeable spot where all your questions will be answered to your satisfaction. Tips, advice, best deals, and so much more. I can almost assure you that the second they look at you, they know exactly what you need and what to recommend. One day is not enough to visit Catalina. There is too much going on. Thanks for all... More 

Thank MissDWilson
Los Osos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

The person staffing the visitor's center at the end of the pier was extremely knowledgeable and helpful.. She was even able to provide us with a business name and phone number we were having difficulty locating. We visited this center minutes before closing time and were treated as if we were the first customer of the day!

Thank traveldog149
San Marcos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

We took the ferry boat from Dana Point. It was an hour and 1/2 ride to Catalina Island. It is a small island but there are a lot of activities for couples or families. Our hotel was accessible to the pier and there are spas, stores and restaurants. Great for a day or 2 days. There is zip line, scuba... More 

1 Thank Dawn T

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