Catalina Island’s many businesses are eagerly looking forward to seeing the world emerge on the other side of the temporary travel restrictions. In the meanwhile, here’s how you can bring a little Catalina Island into your life while supporting island businesses and institutions. (*Please note: all links go directly to the member's online store, unless otherwise noted)
Afishinados Gallery. With a unique collection of art, apparel and décor, Afishinados offers a quirky array of ocean-themed merchandise sure to bring a smile. Supporting both local and regional artists, the gallery will ship anywhere in the continental United States.
Bay of the Seven Moons. Adorn yourself with one-of-a-kind jewelry carefully curated from around the world. Named for the native islanders’ moniker for Avalon, Bay of the Seven Moons online store offers sparkling precious stones, jewelry and mystical charms as well as home décor.
Catalina Island Museum Store. Island visitors and residents have made the museum one of the top attractions on Catalina Island and its online store reflects the museum’s dedication to the island’s history and culture. Tile, books and jewelry, as well as art, Catalina Island décor and music will bring an irresistible reminder of the island to your home.
Catalina Divers Supply: Hats, t-shirts and sweatshirts are all available in the dive shop’s online store. Even if you can’t experience Catalina Island's underwater wonders, you can show off your love of the island.
Ciao Baci. Support this popular island shopping destination by visiting their online store, where you’ll discover apparel, jewelry and much more.
Catalina Island Puzzle: Stuck at home and looking for something to do while dreaming of your next Catalina Island adventure? How about a 750-piece puzzle with a classic view of Avalon Harbor? You can order yours from the Old Turner Inn (link to Facebook) by emailing email@example.com. Half of the purchase price will be donated to the Avalon Food Bank established to help local families who may be experiencing financial hardships due to the quarantine.
The Catalina Island Art Association, producer of the Catalina Festival of Art, is showcasing their available works of art on Facebook. See something you like? Send "Catalina Art" a Facebook message and they'll be happy to take payment and ship the piece to your home.
Add some Catalina Island to your kitchen: Café Metropole’s fun logo is available on coasters, wine cups, sports bottles and more at the eatery’s online store. (click "order online" and then "Merch")
Endemic Catalina gear: NDMK, one of Avalon’s newest eateries, offers a range of apparel on its online store, complete with free shipping for all orders over $60. Hats, t-shirts, windbreakers and more will show your love of Catalina Island.
Reach out: Craving coffee from Catalina Island? Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co is happy to ship. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to order coffee, mugs and their custom spice blend.
Wish you had purchased that great sweatshirt from Island Threadz? Or some Catalina Island Cubs gear? Send an email to email@example.com and it can be sent to you. Even if they don’t have an online store, many Catalina Island businesses are happy to ship items.
The Steamer Trunk: Reproduction of the famous Catalina tile, produced on the island from 1927-1937, can be found at this online store. Tile scenes of the Green Pleasure Pier, the Catalina Casino and the Chimes Tower can purchased, as well as tile patterns and other decorative designs.
Catalina Island Company: Gift cards are available in any amount and can be redeemed at any of the Catalina Island Company’s businesses, including tours, restaurants, shops, spas or hotels. The company will be donating 10 percent of each purchase to the Avalon Food Bank.
Missing the cool bars and unique watering holes on the island? Luau Larry’s offers bumper stickers, hats a various of t-shirts and hoodies that can be ordered online and shipped. The Marlin Club sells branded t-shirts that can be ordered via email.
Venture to the island virtually: Island Ventures, the online portal for popular Avalon retailers Buoys & Gulls, Avalon Bay Company and Latitude 33, offers a vast assortment of apparel, Catalina Island ornaments, books, posters and much more, as well as gift cards you can use in their stores once you return to the island.
Catalina Island gift certificates: While Catalina’s hotels are not welcoming guests at this time, you can support small businesses and give yourself a getaway to look forward to by purchasing a gift certificate for a future stay. Also available are gift certificates from restaurants, tour providers and activities as well as shops, galleries and transportation providers. Can’t decide what to get? The Catalina Island Chamber and Visitors Bureau offers gift certificates that can be redeemed at any of its member businesses.
Get ready for adventures: As you dream of your next Catalina Island getaway, most Catalina activities and transportation providers let you book in advance online or purchase gift certificates for future use. Not only will you ensure that what you want to do is available when you want to do it, by pre-booking you are helping Avalon’s small businesses weather the economic storm they are currently enduring.
- Catalina Express - Buy a gift card online for future travel to the island
- Catalina Adventure Tours - Buy a gift voucher
- Catalina Food Tours - Purchase an eCertificate
- Catalina Tours - Purchase an eCertificate
- Descanso Beach Ocean Sports - Buy gift cards online
Plan on relaxing: Look forward to relaxing and refreshing with an island spa treatment. Many of Catalina’s spas and massage providers sell gift certificates online.
Avalon PASS: Bought something from the island and not sure how you’re going to get it to the mainland? The Avalon Pack and Ship Store provides packing and shipping services as well as business services and electronics.
Join us: Several local non-profits offer annual memberships, including the Catalina Island Museum and the Catalina Island Conservancy. Although the organization’s facilities may be closed at this time, supporting them with a membership helps ensure their success once we can welcome visitors back to the island. Catalina Island’s hospital will be the first line of defense for the island’s health. Catalina Island Medical Center has established a special fund to assist with additional costs associated with COVID-19. You can also donate directly to your favorite Island non-profit, such as the Catalina Island Humane Society, the Catalina Island Women’s Forum, the Catalina Chimes Tower Foundation and the Catalina Island Foundation.
On Island resources: For those who are on the island, there are several local resources. Catalina Connect is offering delivery. REACH Medical provides med-evac insurance for individuals and families. Restaurants and other businesses can offer delivery. Click here for our comprehensive list of essential services.