These are 10 Great Things to Do in Catalina Island


Catalina Island is a scenic place near the coast of Southern California in the US. It has amazing natural scenery, clear blue water, and a relaxed vibe.

A herd of 14 bison was brought over to Catalina Island in 1924 for the filming of a movie and never left. Today, there are over 100 that call Catalina home. 

Look for Bison in the Wild


Experience Catalina’s iconic Casino with two amazing tours: Discover and Behind the Scenes.

Tour the historic Casino Ballroom


Enjoy the stars and the ocean sounds as you camp by the beach on Catalina Island. This is a great adventure for any outdoor lover.

Camp by the Beach


Kayak to hidden coves along the Island’s gorgeous coast. Bring a picnic and enjoy a private beach for a day.

Kayaking Adventure


If you want to view Catalina’s sea life but are not too keen on diving in, try a Glass Bottom Boat tour or Semi-Submarine excursion.

Explore underwater without getting wet


In Catalina, no car is needed, instead explore town in your own golf cart. Catalina Island Golf Cart Rentals provides a map that highlights a route to view all the best photo ops.

Golf Cart


Parasailing on Catalina is a very unique experience with an outstanding view of the entire Island as you soar 600 to 800’ in the air.

Soar through the sky


For an exciting island adventure, try the Zip Line Eco Tour. You’ll soar over Descanso Canyon at 600’ high and see the ocean as you zip along five lines at up to 35 mph.

Zip through the trees


Hiking enthusiasts love Trans-Catalina Trail, a 38.5-mile island trek. It has trails for all abilities, but tests stamina. It takes 4 days.

Conquer the Trans-Catalina Trail


Rent a jet ski and race around the ocean while enjoying the rustic Catalina landscape. This thrilling ride a must do when visiting Catalina Island.

Jet skiing


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