July 2020 Visitor Counts

July 2020 was greatly impacted by COVID-19, though far less than the months of March – June.

All Arrivals

July visitation decreased year-over-year in all but one sector, resulting in a total decrease of 56.7% in passengers over the same month last year.

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July’s total in-bound passengers = 63,240, down 56.7% from last year @ 146,219.  July 2020 was below the three-year average of 119,527 by 47.1%. July was below the five-year average of 129,562 by 51.2% and the ten-year average of 125,627 by 49.7%.

Catalina Island visitor stats


Arrivals by Sea

People arriving by sea, including private boaters, was 59,803 for the month of July, down 57.8% from 141,664 last year.

Catalina Island Visitor Stats

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  • July Cross Channel passenger counts were down 51.9% year-over-year @ 50,135
  • 2000 had the highest volume for the month @ 117,097 passengers
  • 2020 had the lowest volume for the month @ 50,135 passengers
  • July Cross Channel passenger counts were below the three-year average of 87,576 by 42.8%
  • Cross Channel Carriers made up 79.28% of total monthly arrivals

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  • Cruise passenger counts were down 100% year-over-year @ 0
  • The number of Cruise Ships calling on Avalon was down @ 0 vs. 10 in 2019
  • 2019 had the highest passenger volume for the month @ 27,614
  • 2020 had the lowest passenger volume for the month @ 0
  • July passenger counts were below the three-year average of 18,108 by 100%
  • Cruise passengers made up 0% of total monthly arrivals

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  • Private Boater passenger counts were down year-over-year by 1.0% @ 9,668
  • 2019 had the highest volume for the month @ 9,768
  • 2014 had the lowest volume month @ 8,084
  • July passenger counts were below the three-year average of 9,709 by .4%
  • July number of boats on anchors was down 37.1% @ 129
  • July number of boats on moorings was down 1.0% @ 2,417
  • Private Boaters Made up 15.29% of total monthly arrivals

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Arrivals by Air

Combined in-bound air passenger counts for July totaled 3,607, down by 22.9% from 2019.  

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  • People aboard planes (Airport in the Sky) was up 10.5% from 2,337 in 2019
  • 2020 had the highest volume of private aircraft passenger counts for the month @ 2,583
  • 2010 had the lowest volume of private aircraft passenger counts for the month @ 1,485
  • July counts were above the three-year average of 2,301 by 12.3%
  • July people aboard planes made up 4.08% of total monthly arrivals

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  • People aboard Charter Helicopters was down year-over-year by 61.5% @ 854
  • 2017 had the highest volume for the month @ 3,025
  • 2020 had the lowest volume for the month @ 854
  • July counts were below the three-year average of 1,833 by 53.4%
  • July people aboard Helicopters made up 1.35% of total monthly arrivals

 

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Year-to-Date

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  • Total arrivals year-to-date was down 59.3% from last year @ 236,291 or -344,853 visitors
  • Total arrivals year-to-date fell below the three, five and ten year averages

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To view historical data for total arrivals by sector, year and month in a spreadsheet form click here.  

Weather

Year-over-year comparison for highs, lows and precipitation is charted below for the month of July each year back to 2012. 

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The number of rain days Year-to date is charted below with year-over year comparisons 

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Rain days July

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