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Catalina Island Visitor Center

#1 Green Pleasure Pier, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-1520
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Offers information on this popular tourist destination. Open 364 days a year and ready to assist with accommodations, events and things to do on Catalina Island.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good20%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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#1 Green Pleasure Pier, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-1520
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to the visitors bureau on the pier around late afternoon and it looked like a high school or college aged young lady was working the desk. I felt like somebody put a warm body there so somebody would be present. We asked her...More

Thank spicytravelasian
Jim L, Manager at Catalina Island Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Spicy: I am so sorry you had a poor experience in our Visitor Center. The description of the employee is vague and could fit a number of our team members. It is our goal to provide excellent customer service to all island guests, so...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017

I went here to find out the time and location to catch the new electric bus. The person behind the counter had no knowledge and looked it up on the computer, which was not problem, but even so her information was so sketchy we decided...More

Thank Sugarmillgirl
Jim L, Manager at Catalina Island Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Sugar: We actually just opened our new center last July, so very likely that is what you visited. I am sorry you did not get the information you sought in the manner you desired. Please know that we have built an extensive database of...More

Reviewed 5 March 2017

Nice visitor center with a large selection of brochures for activities available on Catalina. The attendants were very friendly and helpful.

1  Thank SoCalOregonian
Jim L, Manager at Catalina Island Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for Visiting Catalina Island!

Reviewed 1 November 2016

We were looking for things to do on the island so stopped by the information center on the pier - the gal was very helpful and pointed us to where we could go to do the various things we wanted to do.

2  Thank abentsen2016
Jim L, Manager at Catalina Island Visitor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the positive review, and thanks for visiting Catalina Island!

Reviewed 30 August 2016

Friendly employees and great information. We were given all the information we required to make our holiday choices.

1  Thank janetcH2910UU
Reviewed 24 August 2016

The visitor center has much info to share about the happenings in Catalina---a city where you feel you are in a small, old town in Europe.

1  Thank JCW22
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The people were friendly and informative. Maps and brochures on lots of places. A good place to stop on the walk into town.

1  Thank Rickczap
Reviewed 17 August 2016

I used this service briefly as I worked to locate a suitable golf cart rental. They were very helpful and knowledgeable. I recommend chatting with them about your stay on Catalina!

1  Thank shwaters
Reviewed 16 July 2016

I was surprised to find out about Avalon on Catalina Island - it's history and current tourist area. I found the town to be pleasant and friendly with reasonable prices, good food, nice beaches and a variety of activities.

1  Thank Carol B
Reviewed 21 May 2016

This is the best kept secret off of Los Angeles's beaches. It's peaceful and fun at the same time. I wish the shores of California were dotted with little towns like Catalina but alas...Catalina is the only such haven I know within a boat trip...More

3  Thank dforthun
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Sanjay P
29 November 2016|
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Response from actgurlinva | Property representative |
Hello Sanjay, There are currently no tours from Avalon to Two Harbors available. The best way to get to Two Harbors is via Catalina Express, direct from San Pedro. Most shops and restaurants will be open for business during... More
Andrea S
3 October 2015|
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Response from yuki2 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Check out VRBO website, there are a lot of nice condos for rent.
2 April 2015|
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Response from actgurlinva | Property representative |
Hi 40states, Flying Fish season generally runs from late May to late September. However, this can change from year to year, based on environmental factors. The Catalina Chamber of Commerce will announce the arrival of the... More