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Catalina Island joins a campaign from the U.S. Travel Association to inspire travel. When the time is right for you to travel, we'll be ready to welcome you. Catalina Island is open and welcoming visitors, with healthy protocols in place, including social distancing and mandatory face coverings.. We…

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Wrigley Ocean Marathon

In the summer of 1926, Gertrude Ederle, a young woman from New York had become the first woman to swim the English Channel. Her accomplishment set off a major American craze for long distance swimming. In the winter of 1927, William Wrigley Jr., owner of Catalina Island, decided to sponsor a swim…

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A Catalina Island Holiday List

Catalina Island for everyone on your Holiday list! As the season of giving reaches a crescendo, Catalina Island beckons, promising a relaxing retreat from the mainland holiday madness. It also promises a solution for last-minute gift giving. No matter what the season, here are our favorite ways to…

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20 Plus Things To Do in Avalon

If you find yourself visiting Catalina Island during a rare rainy day, you'll find plenty of things to do! We've put together a list of activities to keep your day full of fun. Visit the Catalina Island Museum on Metropole Avenue and learn about Catalina's fascinating history. Tour the world famous…

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A Snapshot of Wildlife on Catalina Island

Catalina Island hosts a wide array of animals, ranging from majestic bison to diminutive foxes and from massive blue whales to agile dolphins. On land, sky and sea, these creatures thrill visitors, contribute to the island’s heritage and are part of the unique fabric that forges the environment of…

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Flying to Catalina: the Airport in the Sky

Perched on one of the island’s highest peaks, the Airport in the Sky has offered the tantalizing opportunity for Southern California pilots to fly to Catalina Island for seven decades. Thanks to its spectacular island location, experienced general aviation pilots regularly cross the channel for…

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