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Jeep Eco-Tour

125 Clarissa Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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We did the 2hr Jeep Eco Tour. What a fun adventure. Discovered that we had a family relation to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Suzie623
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York, Nebraska
One of the best tours ever!

Took the 2-hour tour but since we hadn't seen any Catalina Foxes, our guide added a 1/2 hour and we... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2018
Laura P
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Arlington, Virginia
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The best way to explore Catalina's wildlands is by scheduling a naturalist guided custom open-air Catalina Island Conservancy Jeep® Eco Tour. On the tour you might see bald Eagles soaring high above, the shy Santa Catalina Island fox, and American bison. Not to mention the rare plants and archaeological sites. Come see Catalina's wild side for yourself!
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  • Very good8%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“bison” (39 reviews)
“open air” (7 reviews)
“bucket seats” (3 reviews)
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125 Clarissa Avenue, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the 2hr Jeep Eco Tour. What a fun adventure. Discovered that we had a family relation to the Tour Guide Ernie!! (SMALL World!). Ernie was so great about explaining the culture, and history of Catalina. We saw a bison herd and stopped to...More

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Reviewed 20 January 2018

Took the 2-hour tour but since we hadn't seen any Catalina Foxes, our guide added a 1/2 hour and we took a road deeper into the interior....and saw 2 foxes! Beth, our guide/driver, has lived on the island for decades. I can't imagine that there...More

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Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

A must do for anyone visiting Catalina who wants to see "The Real Catalina; the real story "!!!! Took the three hour tour after we did a wonderful walk/hike up to the Wrigley Botanical Gardens and Memorial. An amazing experience with a guide/driver, Ernie, who...More

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Reviewed 18 November 2017

We took the 3 hour jeep tour to see the island. We saw parts that the normal tourist does not usually see. Breathtaking views of the beaches, buffalo, and a wonderful tour guide. she was so knowledgeable about the island. We all loved it!

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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Though pricey at $70/person, it was a very interesting and informative tour in an open jeep conducted by Charles, our tour guide and driver. We were lucky to see bisons along the way from the Airport in the Sky back to Avalon.

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Reviewed 10 September 2017

Hands down the very best thing we did on our 3 day visit to Catalina Island. We were celebrating our 56th Wedding Anniversary, so we are not young, but had no problem climbing in and out of the jeep and the seats are very comfortable...More

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CatConservancy, Guest Relations Manager at Jeep Eco-Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Thanks so much for your fantastic review! We're thrilled that you spent your anniversary with us, and that you got to see bison. Come back and visit us again soon!

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

We were on this tour with our daughter and not sure what to expect. Our Tour Guide Ernie was fantastic. He is so knowledgeable and obviously loves the island and what he does. The weather was beautiful and the bison plentiful. Ernie attempted to find...More

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CatConservancy, Guest Relations Manager at Jeep Eco-Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Thanks so much for your fantastic review! We're thrilled that your experience helped make your vacation memorable, and that you got to see bison. Come back and visit us again soon!

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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

My husband and I loved every minute of the 3-hr Jeep Eco Tour! The Jeep bucket seats were very comfortable and the ride, even on bumpy off-road terrain, was surprisingly smooth. Our guide, Ron, was personable, knowledgeable and an excellent driver. The open-air Jeep was...More

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CatConservancy, Guest Relations Manager at Jeep Eco-Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Thanks so much for your fantastic review! We're thrilled that you enjoyed every minute of your tour, and that you got to see bison. Come back and visit us again soon!

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Reviewed 9 August 2017

Our Tour guide, Scott, was very knowledgeable, and it was a beautiful day. We went on an afternoon tour. We missed seeing some foxes that were visible on the morning tour. We did see several bison, and were informed about the native animals, as well...More

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CatConservancy, Guest Relations Manager at Jeep Eco-Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Thanks so much for your fantastic review! We're thrilled that you enjoyed your tour immensely, and that you got to see bison. Come back and visit us again soon!

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Reviewed 29 July 2017

Best 3 hours we spent in Catalina. Would do it again with Beth, our naturalist. She was fun, very knowledgeable and a great driver. loved the off road adventure. The bison were fascinating.

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Response from Mariejo8814 | Reviewed this property |
Book at least a day before. 2 hours is anout $70. There is a 3- hour tour at 110.
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Response from BrendaV63 | Reviewed this property |
If he sits up front he will be fine. They have a couple of different sized jeeps. There were 4 of us in our tour, two teens, myself, and husband. Husband is a big guy, and he sat up front. He was very comfortable, and... More
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Easy walk! 10 to 15 minutes.
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