About Catalina

Santa Catalina Island is the largest privately owned island in the world and the crown jewel of the southern California coastline. Barely 26 miles from the mainland, Catalina is accessible by private boat, ferry (there are five mainland departure points), or helicopter. A non-commercial air strip in the island’s center also accommodates private and charter aircraft. Some 88% of the island is held in a conservancy trust and kept as close as possible to its natural state. Avalon is the only proper town and located along Catalina’s southeastern shore. As a destination for visitors, it is unequal to anywhere else you might be thinking to go.

Today tourists flock to Avalon for its balmy Mediterranean climate, gorgeous vistas, and plethora of things to do.In terms of hospitality, Avalon features eateries of all descriptions as well as some 800 hotel rooms and many more vacation rental units.There is hiking, shopping, dining, and water sports of every description. Tours of the island’s interior reveal a fascinating eco-system, and a new zip-line installed near Avalon offers excitement to those of all ages. Catalina’s nine-hole golf course was built in 1892 and thought to be the oldest links west of the Rocky Mountains. The historic Casino Ballroom opened in 1929 and was among the most popular Big Bands venues of its day. Also noteworthy is the presence of the Tuna Club, the oldest angling club in the world and birthplace of big-game fishing.Within the past two years, a new day spa, museum, and beachfront resort have all opened to rave reviews.A Google search will yield so much more to see and do on this legendary Isle of Summer.

In recent years, it has also become a hugely popular destination for special events, including weddings, bar mitzvahs, family reunions, anniversaries, celebrations of life, and more. The close proximity to all services and easy transportation to and from mainland ports make the island especially attractive. Increasingly, corporate meeting planners are also looking to Avalon as a convenient and inexpensive destination without the distractions of Las Vegas or the travel time to Hawaii. If you’re one of those, we would love to hear from you.

You won’t be disappointed!