Catalina Island in a Day


Catalina Island in a Day


One of many great day trips you can take from Laguna Beach is a trip to Catalina Island.

Located 22 miles off the coast of Southern California, Catalina is just a one-hour boat ride from Newport Harbor (Catalina Flyer) or Dana Point Harbor (Catalina Express) and once you arrive at Catalina, everything is just a short walk or taxi ride away.

A world away from the hustle and bustle of the mainland, and with not even one traffic light on the entire island, Catalina will take you back to the life of California 50 years ago, unspoiled, undeveloped and just waiting to be discovered and enjoyed.

Naturalists consider Catalina Island to be a priceless ecological jewel. For the eco-minded traveller, the island’s interior is a choice destination to experience the interior’s rugged beauty, the unique flora and fauna, and the over 50 miles of pristine coastline to explore.

Kayak, snorkel, and scuba in hidden coves.  Bike the rugged interior.  Hike to a destination for new adventures and experience. Catalina Island has something for everybody:

  1. Enjoy Catalina’s undersea life in a glass-bottom boat or semi-submersible submarine tour.
  2. For lovers, take a romantic walk on the beach, sip cocktails oceanside or go on a snorkel tour at Lover’s Cove.
  3. Discover Avalon – Set out on a segway tour around Avalon or take a self-guided tour on one of Catalina’s golf carts.
  4. Stroll along Catalina’s palm-lined streets and discover the many unique gift shops and one of a kind boutiques.
  5. Play a round of miniature golf at Golf Gardens.
  6. Get wet and go parasailing with your friends.
  7. Explore the backroads of Catalina Island by jeep.
  8. Take a thrilling and breathtaking zipline eco-tour from the mountain top to shore.
  9. Walk the ocean floor on a sea trek and discover Catalina’s diverse underwater ecosystem.

Catalina Island is filled with family-friendly activities, romance, and adventure. From ziplining , sea treks, hiking, wildlife tours, museums, playing in the water, sand and sun. Catalina Island is a perfect place to spend the day sharing first-time experiences and making lasting memories.