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Avalon Scenic Drive

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Address: 1 Island Plaza, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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Discover the enchantment of Avalon on this delightful journey along the...

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.

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It was fun! But, it is a bit short. in my opinion, the left side had the best sights of view also, I wish it was like fifteen minutes longer.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 July 2016
Xm J

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

As Catalina Island first timers, we were hoping for an overview of the history of the island and the buildings. The only history we received was about the driver's Canadian family and his personal life and a small bit about the Wrigley's. Our driver seemed to be a nice person with no ability to share insight/history/stories of the island. A... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Our tour was a one hour quick trip around the town. Were able to get in the highlights and history of the island. All very interesting and presented well by a tour guide "Bear".

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

The best way to start your stay on Catalina. Great information about the islands history and present day activities. See the town of Avalon from sea scape to mountain high. Well worth the inexpensive price for the photo opts alone. I've taken this tour more than once. Each time I'm amazed at just how much there is to learn about... More 

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Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Had a fantastic time tooling around the island and seeing the spectacular views from the top of the hills. Didn't realize part of this is one way and were gently told by the police to turn around. Got a military discount on the golf cart and had a great time.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

It was fun! But, it is a bit short. in my opinion, the left side had the best sights of view also, I wish it was like fifteen minutes longer.

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Thank Xm J
Santee, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

There were several issues with our tour. It was overbooked so several people didn't make it and because of the mix up we left late. The entire tour seemed rushed. The information given by the driver was interesting but unless you were on the right side of the bus, good luck getting any pictures.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2016

There are not enough words to describe what an awful experience and waist of time and money this route was. By reading other reviews here, bad tours are not the norm for this company but awful tours when Becky is your guide seems to be common. She constantly scolded guests, argues and fights with tourists she passes along the way... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

Was a nice tour thru part of the island. This wasn't the one where you see buffalo or the casino area. Was enjoyable and i found a two for the price of one coupon. I was on a Carnival trip. I booked i ton my own and got the 2 for 1 price.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

The view was beautiful .. Tony our driver knew a lot of the island ... We were able to take a lot of great photos . Learned a lot of historical events . It was a no thrills tour but you get your money's worth . Glad I took the tour.

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Tustin, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Our guide Miriam was INCREDIBLE! She was very descriptive about everything we were seeing. It gets scary going up to the top of the mountain but totally worth it for the amazing scenery!!! She was very friendly and knowledgeable about the things in Avalon.

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