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Catalina Island Zip Line Eco Tour

Catalina Island Zip Line Eco Tour

By Catalina Island Company
Recommended by 98% of travellers
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Safely soar above the sea on this ziplining tour of Catalina Island. Following a safety briefing and equipment fitting, cruise along several high-speed ziplines while taking in aerial views of the scenic Descanso Canyon. Plus learn about Catalina Island’s wildlife, history, and ecology along the way. Daredevils and thrill-seekers will love this adventure.
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Ages 5-99, max of 10 per group
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Ticket type:Mobile

  • Adventurous travelers will enjoy soaring above the treetops
  • Choose between several departure times
  • Convenient round-trip transportation to/ from your hotel is included
  • Experience high-speed ziplining safely

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Tour Guide
What's not included
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Gratuities

Departure details
  • Descanso Beach Club, 1 St Catherine Way, Avalon, CA 90704, USA Meet at Basecamp located at the top of the lawn at Descanso Beach Club
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 13327P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Your tour is not confirmed with the local operator until you call the number located on your voucher to provide your voucher information and schedule your tour time. See voucher for details
  • Weight Requirements:
  • All participants will be weighed in, fully clothed, during the check-in process before each tour. Participants must weigh between 80 lbs - 240 lbs. (Participants must weigh between 80 lbs – 230 lbs for Twilight or Night Zip Tours.) Those unable to meet this requirement at the time of tour check-in will not be permitted to zip and will not be offered a refund or rescheduled. Tandem weight requirements are explained in the following topic.
  • Age / Tandem Requirements:
  • Participants at least 10 years of age weighing at least 80 lbs may ride solo. Those weighing less than 80 lbs must ride tandem with another participant of the tour. Children between the ages of 5-9 must ride tandem with another participant at least 18 years of age who will act as the child’s guardian for the length of the tour. Combined weight of tandem riders may not exceed 235 lbs. (Combined weight of tandem riders may not exceed 225 lbs for Twilight or Night Zip Tours.) Participants may not ride tandem with tour guides. Children under the age of 5 are too young to participate. Those unable to meet the age or combined weight requirements will not be permitted to zip and will not be offered a refund or rescheduled.
  • Footwear Requirements:
  • Securable, close-toed shoes are required. Athletic shoes are recommended. We do offer a limited number of shoes to rent if proper footwear is unavailable otherwise.
  • Appropriate Gear:
  • No participant on the tour is permitted to use any other gear (helmet, harness, trolley, etc.) beside that which is provided by the Zipline Staff at the outset of the tour.
  • Other Requirements:
  • Long shorts or pants are suggested. Skirts, belly shirts and bathing suits will not be permitted. Please remove dangling earrings. Participants with long hair must secure hair back with a hair tie or similar accessory. We will not be held responsible for any lost or damaged belongings. Please store any and all unnecessary items in lockers provided during tour check-in.
  • Health Requirements:
  • All participants on tour are required to hike short distances, ascend and descend stairs, need to be of average mobility and strength, and in reasonably good health. We do not recommend participation with preexisting injuries, back, neck, or heart issues. Please consult your doctor if you are unsure whether this activity is suitable for you. If questions still remain, please speak to one of our representatives before booking your Zipline Tour. If upon arrival it is made clear to the Zipline staff that you are not of adequate mobility, strength, or health, for your safety we do reserve the right to refuse your participation on the tour. Because of the potential health and safety risk to the baby, pregnant guests will not be permitted to participate.
  • Refunds / Rescheduling:
  • We have a strict 24 hour cancellation policy. Tour refund or rescheduling options will only be offered until 24 hours before a tour reservation. No refunds or rescheduling will be permitted afterwards. Late arrivals, no shows, and those not meeting tour requirements during tour check-in will not be refunded or rescheduled. Please review all tour requirements and plan your day and travel arrangements accordingly.
  • Weather Cancellations:
  • We will not cancel tours due to cold or mildly rainy weather. Zipline management may cancel tours because of unsafe weather conditions such as heavy winds, heavy rains, and/or potential thunderstorms. If tours have been canceled by management because of unsafe weather conditions tickets will be refunded or rescheduled for a later time.
  • Release of Liability:
  • All participants are required to sign an acknowledgement of risk and release of liability waiver during the check-in process 20 minutes before a scheduled tour. Participants under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian sign for them at this time. Without parental consent and signature, minors will not be permitted on tour and will not be refunded or rescheduled.
  • Misbehavior / Vulgarity / Alcohol / Drugs:
  • Zipline staff is in no way obligated to begin or complete a tour for a participant or group that appears to be impaired, ignoring staff instructions, or that is found in any way to be endangering the safety of themselves, others or the course environment. Such participants and/or those found disturbing the peace of other guests with profanity, vulgarity or otherwise will be kindly evacuated from the course and not allowed to continue the tour. Refunds or rescheduling will not be offered in either of these situations. Smoking is not allowed while on the tour.
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 13327P2

About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

Amazing Experience
We did the Bison Expedition with our amazing guide Cindy Lowe. We were able to learn so much about Catalina, see Bi
A fabulous tour!
We had such a fun time on the Bison Expedition. Cindy was fantastic and made our 2 hours very enjoyable! We loved h
Loved every minute of it!
The tour was amazing! The driver “Cindy Lowe” was super funny and it felt like we all new her right off the back! S
Many (not all) service staff were unwelcoming and oftentimes rude! Also, there are bees EVERYWHERE!
Train staff in restaurants, shops, tour operations and hotels to be friendly! My husband and I were shocked by how
No open-air vehicle
The tour itself was enjoyable and the views spectacular. However, the information in the tour's description, stated
Wonderful Tour with Cindy!
We had the best time on this tour! Our tour guide, Cindy Lowe, was so funny and knowledgable! I would definitely re
Great views with a great tour guide (Halvey)!
Halvey was easily the best tour guide our group has ever had! He went out of his way to make the experience memorab
Must Do if you’re in Catalina
Hands down one of the best tours/adventures we have been on. We went with our 12/13 year old sons. Our tour guide A
Cindy Lowe is amazing!
We were visiting Catalina to celebrate our 39th wedding anniversary and decided to take the Discover Avalon tour si
Halvy is the best guide!
We had a great time! Halvy provided so much information in a fun way. We were lucky and saw several Bison 🦬 up clo
Carolina R
Carolina R
Great time in the boat!
It was a great time. I recommend if you have small kids.. The tour guys was fun! He tell fun facts about the Isla.
Amazing, a must do if you’re visiting!
We had the BEST time on the bison expedition with Halvy! He did an amazing job as a tour guide, literally learned s
Amazing & we saw bison!!
This was sooo worth it!! Harvy was an excellent tour guide and he taught us so much about the island. So glad we
What an Exceptional, Entertaining (and Educational) Expedition!! Kudos to Cindy, my affection for Catalina blossomed!!
With our 5yo-7yo kiddos in tow, I was starting to wonder (with palpitation) how a 2-hr expedition would transpire.
WORTH IT! We took this tour with Cindy. It was great. We not only learned a lot about the island but laughed and
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201 reviews
Very good

Donna K
1 contribution
Jul 2022
Wow, what a great experience. Mary and Sarah went out of there way to make our experience safe, yet so much fun. Mary made each tower zip so much fun by giving us fun names, having us share life stories, and zip while hollering animal sounds. It personalized the trip and made the group interact cohesively so no one person felt scared or uncomfortable. I did this experience 12 yrs prior and it was just as much fun this time as last. It's by far the most exciting zip line I have ever been on. Mary and Sarah really made the trip memorable.
Written 15 July 2022
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Long Beach, CA23 contributions
You can’t go wrong with this one!!

So for our 36th wedding anniversary my wife and I decided to go zip lining on Catalina island in Avalon. We did the Zip Line Eco Tour. Our guides were Morgan and Amy and they were exceptional. Not only were they extremely informative of the eco system on Catalina, they make a fantastic comedy team! The one-liners and puns, the crazy voices and banter with each other made the rest of our party jump in and in no time we all were laughing and cheering each other on. What a fabulous memory my wife and I had and Morgan and Amy made it possible. There is no question, they thoroughly enjoy their jobs and find a way to involve every type of party. Like I said at the beginning…you can’t go wrong with this one!! We are looking forward to doing this again!!!
Written 13 July 2021
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Kilee P
2 contributions
Jun 2021
I was so hesitant to do this tour because I am extremely scared of heights and everything that could potentially go wrong, but Luke and Morgan did SOOO good at relaxing me and making this an unforgettable (in the best way possible) experience. They were knowledgeable about the history, confident about what they were telling us and how they were handling the lines, and very passionate about what they do. Thank you both for making this a wonderful experience for our group ♥
Written 16 June 2021
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Amy S
15 contributions
Dec 2021
Our family enjoyed every aspect of the zip line! We had 6 people ranging in age from 16 to 81 years old. Some were zip lining for the first time. The staff was professional, knew what they were doing and made everyone feel comfortable. We loved working with Sarah and Corinna!
Written 1 January 2022
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El Cajon, CA22 contributions
5 of us went zip lining, ages 11 to 72. 4 of us were experienced, the youngest was a novice and needed some encouragement, but then had a fantastic time. I liked that each zip segment had a somewhat different reputation. #1 was longer than we expected, but good to get the butterflies out and be ready to practice the sending and catching. #2 was the longest, #3 was the fastest, and #4 was really fun as we were encouraged to yell over the trees and attract attention from those below us. #5 brought us back to near our starting point. The guides were great, and everyone had a fun, safe time.
Written 17 July 2021
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Joshua P
9 contributions
Jun 2021
Did this with my wife on our last day on the island, and it was the pinnacle of the experience. Our guides Aiden R. and John C. were hilarious and super sociable. They checked our equipment before each zip line and made the experience feel safe and enjoyable.

The ride itself was incredible. There are five lines total, and some of them are really long and have a big drop. You definitely get some speed. My wife was scared at first but couldn't stop smiling after the first line. This was an experience we won't forget and was totally worth the money. Next time we will bring our teenage kids.
Written 1 July 2021
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Bakersfield, CA4 contributions
Aug 2021
My son and I went to Catalina Island for the first time and chose to do the ziplining first. Tyler was super helpful at check-in. He was attentive even during a busy time trying to get everyone ready to go. Our Zipline Eco Tour guides were Rob P. and Erin C. They were amazing tour guides - very knowledgeable about the history and nature of the island. They were entertaining and most importantly safety conscience. Being on their tour was the best way to start our island adventures! This tour lasted about 2 hours and had 5 lines to zip down. Cameras along the way made it easy to capture the fun we were having. Taiwan was super friendly and helpful in the photo/souvenir shop afterwards. He made you feel like you were his best friend. All of the employees were friendly and helpful.
Written 11 August 2021
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Aimee M
2 contributions
I took my mother on this zip line adventure to celebrate her 65th birthday. The guides (HUGE shoutout to Katy and Sarah!!!) were fantastic through the whole tour. I was nervous at the start of each line but Katy was patient and encouraging as I hesitated through most of the six jumps. Sarah kept things upbeat during the tour as she unhooked us at the end of the zip, helping ease my nerves. My Mom was laughing and loving each line as we went. We learned a lot about the island (the Eco tour is fantastic - they teach you quite a bit!) and saw some beautiful views. The whole group was amazing; everyone encouraging and cheering on the others! I couldn’t have asked for a better experience for our first time on the lines. Even the staff that checked us in and helped with photos at the end were so kind. Thank you all so much for making this experience the best it could’ve been!!!
Written 20 May 2022
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Krista E
Las Vegas, NV175 contributions
Jul 2020
We had an excellent zipline experience with Max and Elena. The whole experience from getting ready and getting instructions to the end of ziplining was about two hours.

We went later in the afternoon on the recommendation from the person I made the reservation with. He said you could see the California coast later in the afternoon, which we did not. We still had a good time. My only complaint is that there should be additional signs for when the photos will be taken. Elena did a good job of telling us about the photos but when I looked at them, they weren't how I thought I had posed for them.
Written 6 August 2020
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Tehachapi, CA93 contributions
From the beginning to the end, this adventure was a blast! Trent, Mary, and Bailey were professional, kind, and compassionate. We all felt safe and well cared for. They also provided interesting information about the island and each zip line, and their humor, especially Mary and Bailey, kept us loose and laughing when it was appropriate. I’ve been on other zip line adventures, and this one was one of the best. Kudos to the crew for creating such a joyful experience.
Written 26 February 2022
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