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Cape Canyon Expedition

1 Island Plaza, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 877-778-8322
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worth every penny to see a lot of the island in 4 hours

We took the Catalina Express over from Long Beach on 6:15am ferry on a Monday morning and had the... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2015
Dyan A
Laurel, Maryland
A Bear of a good time

We took the Cape Canyon tour as our first day to see Catalina. Great choice, as it prepared us to... read more

Reviewed 6 February 2015
Anne B
Boulder, Colorado
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Experience Santa Catalina Island’s “outback” in a comfortable, open air, H1 Hummer powered by biofuel. With spectacular views, wild habitats and educational displays, this is truly a unique tour.This tour ventures through scenic Middle Ranch Canyon and explores Cape Canyon in the heart of Catalina's interior. You’ll see the Middle Ranch habitats of the American Bald Eagle and Catalina Island Fox. Then it’s off to the scenic Little Harbor overlook on the windward side of the island for spectacular views. You'll travel to the Airport in the Sky, 1600 feet above sea level where you will enjoy a complimentary lunch and visit the Conservancy Nature Center’s educational displays.
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1 Island Plaza, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 877-778-8322

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Reviewed 9 February 2015

We took the Catalina Express over from Long Beach on 6:15am ferry on a Monday morning and had the waterfront to ourselves as shops and restaurants were getting ready to open. Walked along waterfront to the Casino, which is a gathering place and theater. Beautiful...More

2  Thank Dyan A
Reviewed 6 February 2015

We took the Cape Canyon tour as our first day to see Catalina. Great choice, as it prepared us to make good choices with follow-on activities. Bear was our guide - a tall, huge, warm being with a wonderful manner for giving a tour. When...More

2  Thank Anne B
Reviewed 31 January 2015

The Cape Canyon expedition takes in about 2/3 of the island's back country - and overlaps many of the smaller tours - so I highly recommend this tour as it is very comprehensive. My tour departed at 9:00 AM - and returned 4 hours and...More

1  Thank GareThere
Reviewed 30 January 2015

This is an excellent way to see the island. Our driver/guide, Cindy was knowledgeable and fun, and it was apparent she did her research. A jazz singer too, she treated us to a lovely song. The open-air Hummer was a perfect way to enjoy the...More

1  Thank Paulette H
Reviewed 22 December 2014

Went on the 4 hours overland Cape Canyon Expedition hummer outback tour. Loved the whole thing. Cindy made it a fun trip. We did see multiple Bison and with her oration it was a most memorable day trip.

1  Thank Angela S
Reviewed 3 December 2014

Our tour guide, Bear, was exceptional. Very friendly, approachable, and accommodating. The tour itself was unforgettable - not good for those afraid of heights, however. If you go in the off season, be sure to bring a hoodie or hat, and a scarf - the...More

1  Thank Erin E
Reviewed 14 October 2014

This expedition is about the views, the interesting and challenging roads that traverse this very steep rock island, the many off road areas, the beaches on the windward side, and of course the guide is crucial. You won't see many other vehicles on this tour....More

4  Thank DrJR17
Reviewed 6 October 2014

We had a great tour on the Cape Canyon Expedition! Our guide Sydney was funny, informative, and fabulous! It was so much fun to ride in the hummer. There is an off roading part which was fun and almost like being on the Indiana Jones...More

1  Thank JAH82_11
Reviewed 31 August 2014 via mobile

Steven was our guide and he was continually telling stories about the island, history, animals, plants and people who have impacted Catalina. Great driver, but he did break his promise to drift the hummer around some of the corners. I was probably the only person...More

1  Thank Shelby B
Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

My husband and I took this tour this past week and had a great time. Bear was out guide. He was full of information, fun jokes and stories. He is a master at picture taking and is very helpful and friendly. The ride through the...More

1  Thank AdrienneLL
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7 November 2015|
Response from CatalinaSCICo | Property representative |
It is bumpy and goes on unpaved roads. We do not recommend to anyone with back problems.
Monica C
26 June 2015|
Response from CatalinaSCICo | Property representative |
Hi Monica, All of that information can be found on our website, visitcatalinaisland. We are currently running two tours a day, one at 9:30 am and one at 2 pm. The meeting point is the Tour Plaza, located between Catalina and... More