Catalina Island, California Cruise Port

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About Catalina Island, California

Catalina Island is only 22 miles off the coast of Los Angeles, but it seems a world away. Stroll the quaint streets of Avalon and explore the adventurous village of Two Harbors. Hike past grazing buffalo and dive into crystal clear water brimming with life. You'll have a great time no matter what you choose to do.

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Catalina was the last spot in California for me to explore. The ship anchors outside the city and a tender carries passengers into the harbor in Avalon. The locals were very friendly and accommodating. The island is predominantly a nature preserve which helps keep it from being overdeveloped. The inland scenery is similar to that of others areas in Cali but the town of Avalon is a precious gem with its simple way of life and little shops, restaurants and bars. Marvelous place to visit. I'm glad I saved Catalina for last as it is one of my favorite destinations in the beautiful State of California.


We are frequent cruisers to Catalina Island! The weather is sometimes hit or miss during the Fall/Winter months, but none the less its a great/quick trip port to sight seeing off the ship. Descano Beach is provided as an excursion however, a nice short walk from the ship. Lounge chairs, great food and a nice stop to grab a beach side beverage. Overall, a quaint little stop!


I love Catalina Island, it is so cute and easy to walk around in without an excursion. I recommend trying Buffalo Milk at one of the many bars, it is a alcohol drink that tastes like ice cream! We go to El Galleon every time to get our Buffalo Milk fix!

Visited: Oct 30, 2017

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