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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.
I was borned and raised in Southern Calif, but never went to Catalina island. We loved it, what a peaceful place to live. I would go back again.
Visited: Sep 09, 2018
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!
Very small and cozy, love this little island! the Golf cart is the best way to go, inexpensive and worth it.
Visited: Sep 09, 2018
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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