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Avalon Scenic Drive

1 Island Plaza, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-8687
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Breathtaking views

It has some steep places so I wouldn't recommend walking or biking but renting a golf cart makes... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
csimmamps
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Los Angeles, California
Take this tour upon arrival on the island

The Avalon scenic tour is the first thing a visitor to Catalina Island must do to get oriented to... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
gomccall
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California
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Discover the enchantment of Avalon on this delightful journey along the beachfront, up the hillsides, and through the heart of this friendly and historic town. You’ll see picture-perfect views and colorful local attractions as your guide shares interesting Catalina Island history and folklore from the comfort of our passenger vehicle. This seven-and-a-half mile journey provides a comprehensive history of Santa Catalina Island’s most dynamic location.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible9%
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1 Island Plaza, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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+1 310-510-8687

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Reviewed 30 October 2017

It has some steep places so I wouldn't recommend walking or biking but renting a golf cart makes the scenic views easy and fun. The carts are also a fantastic way to explore Avalon

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Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

The Avalon scenic tour is the first thing a visitor to Catalina Island must do to get oriented to the town of Avalon and to learn a bit of history. Bear, our driver, was thorough and entertaining. The drive made a scenic loop around the...More

Thank gomccall
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

The drive totally worth the $20! Cindy Lowe, our tour guide was very engaging, informative and funny. She even serenaded us with her lovely voice right at the end of our tour. We highly recommend the tour.

Thank alvin f
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

If you're new to Catalina, this is a fun tour to get the area overview. Our guide Cindy Lowe was pleasant, informative and very funny. I especially enjoyed the picture-perfect vistas above the bay, and learning Catalina history of William Wrigley, the Chicago Cubs and...More

Thank Suzanne H
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Avalon Scenic Drive, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Suzanne, Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, Andrew General Manager

Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

My friends and I paid $80 for four tickets for this tour. We showed up 30 mins before the tour and the shuttles were so disorganized...apparently, we were supposed to be standing in a line when we were told to sit under the pavilion. Needless...More

1  Thank Stacey H
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Avalon Scenic Drive, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Stacey, I'm sorry to hear about your experience. We would be happy to provide you with a voucher for a future tour. Please contact me at social@scico.com. Sincerely, Andrew General Manager

Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Our driver was Becky and she was horrific. Started with getting here early and getting tickets. They told us to sit under the awning down at the plaza then they would call us for the tour. It did not go like that. There was a...More

1  Thank Tina M
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Avalon Scenic Drive, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Dear Tina, Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry to hear about your experience. We would be happy to provide you with a voucher for a future tour. Please contact me at social@scico.com. Sincerely, Andrew General Manager

Reviewed 20 July 2017

Our guide was entertaining and the tour was a welcome relief from walking all over. Beautiful scenery and I got some great photos.

Thank Denise W
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Avalon Scenic Drive, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Denise, Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, Andrew General Manager

Reviewed 18 July 2017

As some of the other reviewers have noted, Becky is rather terse. We thought she was going to be an awful guide as we awaited our tram to embark. Turns out Becky is 80 years old, and she has no air conditioning on the rickety...More

Thank Scubajackie
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Avalon Scenic Drive, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Dear Scubajackie, Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, Andrew General Manager

Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Really gives you an overview of the island for a very reasonable price. You'll see amazing views and if you're lucky some wildlife too (deers, bisons). I would recommend sitting on the left side of the bus. Also take a tour that's towards the afternoon,...More

Thank M P
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Avalon Scenic Drive, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Dear MP Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, Andrew General Manager

Reviewed 9 July 2017

Avalon Scenic Drive was excellent. The Blue Waters and the clean beaches took our breath away. The Scenic Drive had incredible views and homes nestled in the Hills with some wildlife. I highly recommend!!

Thank BalajiArunagiry
CatalinaSCICo, General Manager at Avalon Scenic Drive, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Dear Balaji, Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Sincerely, Andrew General Manager

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tajohns
21 May 2017|
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Response from Nancy P | Reviewed this property |
We were on the right side and enjoyed the views, but the bus is more of a trolley and is open air, so easy to see what is on either side.
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Nat_Luna18
13 April 2017|
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Response from JamesUKUSA69 | Reviewed this property |
I think you can. Try inland-expedition web site. It would appear I cant quote web sites within an answer. sorry
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John P
2 April 2017|
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Response from Parkcitygurl |
Hi John, The tour is 50 minutes long. There are no stops and no athleticism required.
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