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The Airport in the Sky occupies a 1,602-foot-tall mountaintop at the center of the Catalina Island, 10 miles from the city of Avalon. It's a great destination by tour or shuttle bus, bicycle, on foot whether hiking the Trans Catalina Trail or...more
You just can't imagine that this is actually an airport...so so small. Grant it does service small Cessna's, Beach Craft type passenger planes. I believe the runway is 3000 feet in total. Cute souvenir shop, deli. Witness my first small plane crash the day we...More
We stopped here during our jeep tour. It's neat to see a small airport up close (just a "no pedestrians beyond this point" sign separating you from the runway). But there isn't a lot to see. There's a hangar, a little shop and cafe, and...More
Nice bus ride from Avalon to Airport in the Sky. It's a mini tour of Catalina. Nice little restaurant you can get a hamburger or sandwiches. Little area to buy souvenirs from. I like to go to have lunch here.
We came over for one night on Easter this year and wanted to take the kids to the interior of the island. The tours were nice but seemed very expensive considering we simply wanted to explore. My brilliant wife figured out we could take the...More
This is a VERY small airport. You could pass right by it and not even know. We stopped here on the tour and it is a fun place to shop around for a little and grab a quick bite to eat. The airport is so...More
The Airport was part of a tour we were on. The grounds are clean and a nice place to get off the bus and take a short walk around. There is a good gift shop and their cookies are big and fresh. Try the chocolate...More
Response from traveltoforeignlands | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can take a helicopter to Catalina! I have been to Catalina a number of times over the years and because I love having new experiences have used different forms of transportation to do do. I have gone via tour boat... More
Yes, you can take a helicopter to Catalina! I have been to Catalina a number of times over the years and because I love having new experiences have used different forms of transportation to do do. I have gone via tour boat out of San Pedro, flown in via 4-seater Cessna, flown in via helicopter, and flown out via seaplane. Each manner was both different and fun! The thing that surprised me about the helicopter is that prior to the flight, we had to fill out an application with one of the questions asking us about our weight, and yet, they still weighed each of us individually! LOL On the flight, there was the pilot, my friend and I, and a father and "teen/early twenties" daughter in the back. I was quite surprised at how "mild" the trip was; somehow I had imagined a more exciting feel to it; nonetheless, I can now say that I have flown in a helicopter! :)
Response from CarlosLdelaRosa | Reviewed this property |
You can take one of the vans called Wildlands Express that would take you to the airport and back. They are located on the main Avalon tours plaza. White vans operated by the Catalina Islamd Conservancy. And yes, they will... More
You can take one of the vans called Wildlands Express that would take you to the airport and back. They are located on the main Avalon tours plaza. White vans operated by the Catalina Islamd Conservancy. And yes, they will accommodate toddlers and stoners. You may need to make a reservation at the Conservancy House near front street.