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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
1 Airport Rod., Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-0143
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

A ten minute break during our Jeep tour, cute gift shop and yummy cookies. We saw a little fox while looking at the view and eating our cookies, don't feed them though.

Thank satellitesue1
Reviewed 10 August 2018

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

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Reviewed 17 June 2018

A nice place to rest after a long day of exploring. Great food - burgers and fries. Fresh homemade cookies.

Thank Trounder
Reviewed 2 May 2018

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

Thank Anita8IceCream
Reviewed 24 April 2018

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.

Thank Patricia J
Reviewed 17 April 2018

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

1  Thank ddonati
Reviewed 14 February 2018

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

Thank Mike_Macrone
Reviewed 31 January 2018

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

Thank 599RobertB
Reviewed 11 January 2018

We took a tour of the inland part of the island and conservancy and stopped at the airport for lunch. Sandwiches were great but the cookies were to die for! Also great views.

1  Thank Barb P
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Crazy way to get in and out of Avalon. Very short run way. Cookies are as good as they say. Nice hiking around the area and beyond. Worth the bumpy ride to get there

1  Thank teacherbetsy
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Response from 471rob | Reviewed this property |
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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
29 August 2015|
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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