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Avalon Scenic Drive

1 Island Plaza, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-8687
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Loved this 50-min. tour

If you're new to Catalina, this is a fun tour to get the area overview. Our guide Cindy Lowe was... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Suzanne H
Manhattan Beach, California
via mobile
What a Waste of Money!!!

My friends and I paid $80 for four tickets for this tour. We showed up 30 mins before the tour and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Stacey H
Bowling Green, Kentucky
via mobile
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Discover the enchantment of Avalon on this delightful journey along the beachfront, up the hillsides, and through the heart of this friendly and historic town. You’ll see picture-perfect views and colorful local attractions as your guide shares interesting Catalina Island history and folklore from the comfort of our passenger vehicle. This seven-and-a-half mile journey provides a comprehensive history of Santa Catalina Island’s most dynamic location.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible9%
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1 Island Plaza, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-8687

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you're new to Catalina, this is a fun tour to get the area overview. Our guide Cindy Lowe was pleasant, informative and very funny. I especially enjoyed the picture-perfect vistas above the bay, and learning Catalina history of William Wrigley, the Chicago Cubs and...More

Thank Suzanne H
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My friends and I paid $80 for four tickets for this tour. We showed up 30 mins before the tour and the shuttles were so disorganized...apparently, we were supposed to be standing in a line when we were told to sit under the pavilion. Needless...More

Thank Stacey H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our driver was Becky and she was horrific. Started with getting here early and getting tickets. They told us to sit under the awning down at the plaza then they would call us for the tour. It did not go like that. There was a...More

Thank Tina M
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Our guide was entertaining and the tour was a welcome relief from walking all over. Beautiful scenery and I got some great photos.

Thank Denise W
Reviewed 18 July 2017

As some of the other reviewers have noted, Becky is rather terse. We thought she was going to be an awful guide as we awaited our tram to embark. Turns out Becky is 80 years old, and she has no air conditioning on the rickety...More

Thank Scubajackie
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Really gives you an overview of the island for a very reasonable price. You'll see amazing views and if you're lucky some wildlife too (deers, bisons). I would recommend sitting on the left side of the bus. Also take a tour that's towards the afternoon,...More

Thank M P
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Avalon Scenic Drive was excellent. The Blue Waters and the clean beaches took our breath away. The Scenic Drive had incredible views and homes nestled in the Hills with some wildlife. I highly recommend!!

Thank BalajiArunagiry
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

This 50 minute trolley tour gives you a good flavor for the part of the island around Avalon. The guide was well versed in the area but unfortunately spoke so fast and rushed and mumbled her script that we could only grasp about 2/3 of...More

2  Thank Nancy P
Reviewed 31 January 2017

As Catalina Island first timers, we were hoping for an overview of the history of the island and the buildings. The only history we received was about the driver's Canadian family and his personal life and a small bit about the Wrigley's. Our driver seemed...More

4  Thank 08057
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Our tour was a one hour quick trip around the town. Were able to get in the highlights and history of the island. All very interesting and presented well by a tour guide "Bear".

1  Thank JamesUKUSA69
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21 May 2017|
Response from Nancy P | Reviewed this property |
We were on the right side and enjoyed the views, but the bus is more of a trolley and is open air, so easy to see what is on either side.
13 April 2017|
Response from JamesUKUSA69 | Reviewed this property |
I think you can. Try inland-expedition web site. It would appear I cant quote web sites within an answer. sorry
John P
2 April 2017|
Response from Parkcitygurl |
Hi John, The tour is 50 minutes long. There are no stops and no athleticism required.