A Catalina Island Day Trip From Newport Beach

Getting to Catalina Island:

  • Fee: $70/adult or get your ticket on Groupon for a cheaper price $$ 
  • We took the Catalina Flyer to Catalina Island that departed from the Balboa Pavilion in Newport Beach. It was a “bumpy” 90 minutes ride, but they had really clean bathrooms and nice employees.

Things to do:

  • Rent a golf cart and be your own tour guide. You can explore outside of the downtown Avalon area and drive up to the Buena Vista Point that overlooks Avalon Harbor. 
  • Pleasure Pier – capture a good instagram photo here (you’re welcome, you can thank me later)
  • Stroll or golf cart around town and admire the colorful/beautiful cottages and hotels… so dreamy. 
  • Descanso Beach, The Casino, Ziplining, Snorkeling, Helicopter rides, go on a hike, Paddleboard, Kayak and so much more. . .

When should I visit:

  • NOW & I highly recommend you make Catalina Island a “weekend trip” because one day is surely not enough time to explore this beautiful place and I promise you won’t regret it!

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