Welcome to Catalina Island!
Discover the magical island of Catalina, just an hour off the coast of Southern California on a comfortable catamaran boat ride. Whether you are looking for a place to bring the entire family, a romantic getaway, or just need a few days to unwind and relax, Catalina Island is the perfect destination.
Explore the quaint Mediterranean charm of Avalon and find new waterfront restaurants, colorful oceanside shops, beachfront cabanas, miles of hiking trails and world-class events. From zip line tours to undersea adventures, from viewing buffalo in the wild to flying fish, Catalina’s distinct blend of scenic beauty, rich history and never-ending adventures await.
Lodging & Dining
Catalina Island offers the overnight visitor everything from tent-site camping to cozy beachfront hotels and bed and breakfasts, from family-friendly inns to well-appointed condos, from charming cottage vacation rentals to an elegant 4-star country inn. Whatever your budget, Catalina has a place for you to relax and rejuvenate.
Coffee and a muffin to start the day? Fish and chips, Mexican tacos or a pizza for lunch? Mouth watering shrimp, steak or lobster for dinner? And for dessert – crème brulee, decadent chocolate brownie, or a bowl of scrumptious ice cream? What are your favorite foods to eat when you’re on an Island vacation?
Whatever it is, you’ll find it on Catalina. From casual to tastefully romantic, eat to your heart’s content on Catalina Island.
Things To Do
When you need a change of pace, Catalina Island is the place to be. Relax and unwind at an island paradise - just an hour's boat ride or a 15 minute helicopter ride from the mainland. Catalina Island, with its clear blue sunny skies and cool ocean breezes, is so close - but a world away.
There is a wide variety of land, water and air activities to complete your time in Catalina. From the daring to the demure, there’s something for everyone. If you're looking for adventure, go zip lining, parasailing, diving, snorkeling, kayaking, hiking or biking. Discover the wild side of Catalina's interior and search for the island buffalo. Explore Catalina's abundant marine life without getting wet on the glass bottom boats and undersea semi-submersible tours. Or if it's real relaxation you're looking for, indulge yourself at one of Avalon's day spas.
Catalina offers a wealth of fun and diverse activities to do on land - from golf cart rentals to bikes rentals, from segway tours to motor tours, from zip lining to golfing, to relaxing with a massage. Catalina has it all.
Whether you're on or in the water, Catalina offers crystal clear waters to swim and play. Get wet and experience the islands vast marine life by snorkeling, scuba or snuba. Or discover it from above by kayak, stand up paddleboard, or on a glass bottom boat or semi-submersible tour.
Festivals & Events
There is always something happening on Catalina Island, year-round. From film festivals to fishing derbies, to fireworks, black tie events and marathons. View our Upcoming Events to see all the great activities.