• Location: Anaheim - Buena Park, California
  • Duration: 12 hours (approx.)
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Spend the day exploring Catalina Island via zipline. During this full-day tour from Los Angeles or Anaheim, ride a ferry to the quaint island. You also have the option to upgrade to a variety of different adventures to ensure your day in Avalon is packed full of fun! Round-trip transportation from select hotels in Anaheim and Los Angeles is included.


  • Day trip to Catalina Island from Anaheim or Los Angeles
  • Enjoy views of the Southern California coast on a smooth ferry ride along the Gulf of Santa Catalina
  • Take an optional zipline tour over the breathtaking hills and canyons near Avalon
  • Option to include an Undersea Adventure or Ocean Runner tour
  • This is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city!

What You Can Expect

Catalina Island Day Trip from Anaheim or Los Angeles with Optional Upgrades

Catalina Island Day Trip from Anaheim or Los Angeles with Optional Upgrades

Following morning pickup from your Los Angeles or Anaheim hotel, board a shuttle for transport to the Long Beach Landing Terminal to catch the ferry. 

Aboard the ferry, enjoy the smooth ride to Catalina Island, just 22 miles (35 km) off the coast. As the boat sails away from the mainland, check out the fabulous views of the Southern California coastline receding in the distance.

Upon arrival in Avalon, the island’s largest city - if you have purchased an optional upgrade, you will make your way to that tour's departure point.

Avalon Scenic Tour
Take this guided scenic tour of Avalon and see the sights on a 50-minute, 7.5-mile (12-km) excursion that takes you up the hillsides, along the waterfront and through the center of town. The nonstop ride provides panoramic views and gets you oriented with Avalon and the attractions so you can better enjoy your time on Catalina Island. Learn about the island's history and heritage from your knowledgeable guide.

Undersea Expedition
Go below the surface of the Pacific Ocean on this 45-minute underwater excursion. Come face-to-face with Catalina's abundant marine life as you cruise five feet below the surface in a spacious, climate-controlled cabin with a live guide who will highlight points of interest along the way. Everyone has their own seat and port hole but you are also free to move about the cabin as much as you like for different viewpoints.

Ocean Runner Experience
Head out  into the Catalina Channel on a sturdy Ribcraft boat for an adrenaline-fueled one-hour tour. You may be able to spot dolphins and sea lions in the Pacific Ocean and along the coast! Learn about Catalina Island's history, heritage and landmarks from your knowledgeable guide. This will be a fast, fun and informative ride that offers another perspective on the natural beauty of Catalina Island.

Zipline Adventure:
Meet your expert adventure guide for a short safety briefing and orientation, then get fitted for a harness and helmet. Clip in and zip away, starting at the Hog's Back gate in the hills above Avalon. Travel on 5 consecutive lines, some at heights of 300 feet (91 meters) above the floor of Descanso Canyon. You'll reach speeds of up to 45 mph (72 kph), stopping at several eco-stations to learn about the island's history and ecology from your guide. End your 2-hour zipline adventure ends at Descanso Beach.

After your day ion Catalina Island, you'll board the ferry for the ride back to Long Beach, where you’ll be picked up and taken back to your hotel for drop-off.


Customer Reviews

Linda R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Beautiful islands. Thoroughly enjoyed it


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Catalina Island was a perfect day trip. Zip lining with two fun guides was definitely the highlight! Eating at a seaside restaurant was so relaxing afterwards. With a little extra time before heading to the ferry, we were able to do some shopping and rent a golf cart to explore on our own. Looking forward to next year's trip and another adventure.

William C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Great tour - the boat ride and scenic tour were great

Leslie B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

The ferry fide to Catalina was convent and comfortable. Parking at the marina was easy. We added a Jeep tour from the Island conservancy and a fabulous lunch at the Bluewater Avalon Seafood restaurant. Loved eating on the deck enjoying the sun. Tuesday is a Cruise ship day so you might want to visit on a different day of the week.

Brian I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Great trip. Everything from the Van pickup in Santa Monica to the Boat ride, Zipline experience and Tour of the island were perfect. Excellent Tour and I highly recommend it!!!

Alexis B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Another great day out. It was great to get away from the craziness that is LA. Our driver arrived in time and was extremely friendly. Catalina was beautiful, great swimming, kayaking and exploring before our Zipline adventure. Great guides, super friendly and they made the experience very memorable!

Tooh P

4 star rating: Recommended February 2018

I thought it was a tour but ended up as a shuttle service to Catalina island. We had to find the upgrades on our own, which was quite confusing. Nevertheless, the beautiful scenery surprised us and made up for all the hassle.

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4 star rating: Recommended January 2018

Since we were there in January, some of the shops were closed. The underwater sub excursion was good, we saw lots of fish. I felt we wasted some time as it was too short of time for two excursions, but too much time with the shops being closed.


3 star rating: Worth doing April 2018

I was picked up at a hotel at 7:50 a.m. and taken to where the boat leaves in Long Beach. My boat arrived in Catalina at 11:00 a.m. I had to be in line for my scenic drive at 11:45 a.m. The drive was beautiful and was from 12:00 to 12:50 p.m. I had to be in line for the boat to go back at 3:20, so I really only had 2 and a half hours to look around after the drive. I shopped, had a quick bite to eat and went to the museum. I wouldn't have been able to fit in the casino as the casino tours interfered with the drive and would have taken up a lot of time. If I could do it again, I'd take an Uber to the Long Beach and buy my own tickets for everything I wanted to do ahead of time. I found the time too short and it is such a beautiful place.

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