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The Original Ghost Tours of Catalina

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Address: Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number:
+1 310-502-6131
20:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 20:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

A day or evening ghostly walking tour which will guide you through haunted...

A day or evening ghostly walking tour which will guide you through haunted Avalon; over the very burial ground the village was built upon. You will drop in on a variety of historic locations which are sure to raise the hair on your neck with their paranormal activity. You will become entwined with the unsolved mysteries, scandalous tales, ghostly sightings, types of ghosts and why they continue to haunt Avalon. Cameras are encouraged. Nothing is made up. It is historic, educational and crazy wild when we have an encounter. The tours last just over an hour and are “G Rated for Ghostly” and are great for families as well as for the serious paranormal investigator or amateur ghost hunter. Tours meet near the Casino and come back into town with some stairs involved. The tour ends at the opposite side of town at the most actively haunted site in town.

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Our guide was quite good and a little unnerved at several stops

We had a fun tour. Our guide was a bit nervous. at different points of our tour which made the flickering lights even more exciting. He mentioned several hotels that had had... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Marcia D
Quincy, Illinois, United States

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Quincy, Illinois, United States
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fun tour. Our guide was a bit nervous. at different points of our tour which made the flickering lights even more exciting. He mentioned several hotels that had had unexplained missing luggage etc. We found that interesting because one of the ladies in our group had missing luggage that showed up in another room. She was Native... More 

Thank Marcia D
Ridgecrest, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

I took the ghost tour once because I wanted to try something a little different. I really enjoyed myself. The guide was friendly and knowledgeable. There were a lot of interesting stories that you don't hear about just by googling "Catalina island". It was a little chilly at night so I would recommend bringing a coat of course. The island... More 

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San Diego, California
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Our guide walked us from the casino to the other end of Crescent Avenue and told stories of ghosts and murders and a lot of good history of the island. You can use a ghost radar app on your phone as you walk along. Fun for the kids.

Thank gidgetcindy
Cincinnati, Oh
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11 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I booked a ghost tour online for September 26th. Our tour was confirmed but as we were waiting at the designated meeting spot I received a text message canceling our tour. The text message also stated that's refund would be issued. I've tried calling, emailing the company and received no communication, much less a refund. Still waiting...,

1 Thank rhoppy
Lakeside, California
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This tour has been rated 10 in the country and I can see why...Didn't know so many hotels were haunted...haunted Casino...well worth your time!!!

Thank Meg48_12
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

I took the tour with my two teenage daughters and they absolutely loved it! Mason is a Native of Catalina Island and very knowledgable, friendly, funny and entertaining:) I would highly recommend!!

Thank Anitra G
San Francisco, California
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Chuck is a native of Avalon, he was personable and full of knowledge. It was not a scary tour, but Chuck did relay tidbits of interesting & strange occurrences that were reported. We got a lot of historical information and feel like we got to know Avalon a little more intimately.

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San Diego, California
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36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Chuck was very personable and entertaining but didn't think much of the tour. It was ~1/2 dozen of vague ghost sightings and a stories of a couple of deaths in Avalon. Not quite worth the money.

1 Thank Toad1976
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

My niece's and I went on the tour, mason was our tour guide, he provided the girls and I with the best hour ever. You feel like family when you are talking with him. It's interactive and you won't be disappointed. I don't want to give away all the fun, so I suggest you book early and request mason, he's... More 

Thank Sherrie G
Whittier, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

My fiance and I went to Catalina for my birthday and since we were there on Friday the 13th thought it'd be fun to do the ghost tour. Mason, the tour guide, was the funniest knowledgeable guy. Everyone knows Catalina has a history but this tour gives you a neat insiders look at some of that history. I would definitely... More 

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