We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Catalina Island Conservancy

Features Animals
Open today: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Review Highlights
Jeep Eco Tour - great way to see the island!

Last summer, my husband and I spent 4 days hiking / backpacking / camping on the island (via the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Diego, California
Jeep Eco Tour - totally worth it

great tour, be sure to ask for a guide that is comfortable traveling up the more sketchy paths. If... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Huntington Beach, California
Read all 151 reviews
All photos (117)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good11%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“jeep tour”(27 reviews)
“bison”(50 reviews)
“film crew”(2 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours Today: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
125 Claressa Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-2595
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Avalon
from USD 129.00
More Info
from USD 97.76
More Info
from USD 129.00
More Info
from USD 48.15
More Info
Reviews (151)
Filter reviews
147 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsjeep tourbisonfilm crewwear warm clothingbeautiful covescatalina islandmoney goesconservation effortscoastal viewsprovided great informationopen jeepnatural beautyrugged terrainwrigley familygreat tripflora and faunagreat scenery
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 147 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Last summer, my husband and I spent 4 days hiking / backpacking / camping on the island (via the Trans-Catalina Trail, booked through Catalina Island Conservancy). So when it was time to visit the island again, this time with my elderly parents, we decided to...More

Thank angryporcupine
Reviewed 1 week ago

great tour, be sure to ask for a guide that is comfortable traveling up the more sketchy paths. If you want to go but your guide isn't comfortable you're out of luck.

Thank davidmK9447PM
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Wrigley family donated their ownership of the island lands to the Conservancy to protect it from development. Now there are trails through out the island, campgrounds and, for non-hikers, Eco-tours by jeep for 2, 3 or 4 hours. The most common hike from town:...More

Thank Lee M
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Best thing to do on the island! We saw buffalo, Catalina fox, ground squirrels and eagles. Guides are very knowledgeable!

Thank Freije1
Reviewed 27 June 2018

I loved my conservancy tour. I have been coming to Catalina since I was a kid but I have never really spent time on the interior. Being able to learn about the ecology and history of the island while on an adventure was great. We...More

Thank Galina D
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped on our way up to the botanical gardens learned a little bit about the fox and the Bison and met a really nice worker named Sean. Learned about feral cat problem. Good learning experience for the kids

2  Thank Carol L
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Bison (Buffalo) are my spirit animal✨ We were so close to these divine sacred animals. So much confirmation on so many levels. Everything aligned perfectly we got our own personal tour around the whole island. Our tour guide Joy had the best energy and such...More

Thank samanthasteele08
Reviewed 4 June 2018

the 2 hour tour was amazing, we even got to see 2 herds of buffalo, they were so amazing! Also our tour guide Laura was very informative and told us a lot of very interesting things about the island

3  Thank Trisha C
Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

The opportunity to visit the “rest” of the island is one not to be missed. The unspoiled beauty of the land is indescribable and likely as California was before the great migration westward. The Conservancy runs a variety of tours out onto the property with...More

2  Thank Greatislan
Reviewed 20 May 2018

It ran for 2 hours. I wasn't sure what to expect initially. Hilary, our resident expert, did not disappoint. It's given in a classroom like setting at the nature center with graphic slides and artifacts. We learned about the island geography, plants and animals indigenous...More

Thank alashea
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Pamela H
8 October 2017|
Response from Susan L |
Many thanks for the feedback. I thought that I was writing to the Conservancy, but will check back with them.
Susan L
7 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from 332Gail | Reviewed this property |
Also, the town is tiny. Not much walking required.
11 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Avalonnotarypublic |
You could do both in one day. The jeep tours are 2 hour, 3 hour, 4 hour etc. Catalina Conservancy has online booking at their web site available for the Jeep Eco Tours. Book early as they fill up. The Semi Subs are avail... More