November 2020

 

November 2020, reflected the ongoing impacts of COVID-19 far less than did the months of March – June.  Thanksgiving travel was greatly reduced due to COVID-19 restrictions on outdoor dining.

All Arrivals

November visitation decreased year-over-year in four sectors (cross channel, cruise, private boaters and helicopter), resulting in an overall decrease by 33,346 visitors over the same month last year.

November 2020 all arrivals

November’s total in-bound passengers = 36,716, down 47.6% from last year @ 70,062.  November 2020 was below the three-year average of 55,685 by 34.1%. November was below the five-year average of 62,915 by 41.6% and the ten-year average of 60,591 by 39.4%.

nov 2020 arrivals all bar

Arrivals by Sea

Passengers arriving by sea, including private boaters, was 65,119 for the month of November, down 49.2% @ 34,430 from 87,792 last year.

rolling sea

vessel count nov 2020

  • November Cross Channel passenger counts were down 25.4% year-over-year @ 31,838
  • 2014 had the highest volume for the month @ 50,948 passengers
  • 2009 had the lowest volume for the month @ 24,262 passengers
  • November Cross Channel passenger counts were below the three-year average of 38,123 by 16.5%
  • Cross Channel Carriers made up 86.71% of total monthly arrivals

cross channel nov 202

  • Cruise passenger counts were down 100% year-over-year @ 0
  • The number of Cruise Ships calling on Avalon was down @ 0 vs. 8 in 2019
  • 2016 and 2017 had the highest number of cruise ships in port @ 11 each
  • 2020 had the lowest number of cruise ships in port @ 0
  • 2015 had the highest cruise ship passenger volume for the month @ 29,084
  • 2020 had the lowest cruise ship passenger volume for the month @ 0
  • November cruise passenger counts were below the three-year average of 12,047 by 100%
  • Cruise passengers made up 0% of total monthly arrivals

cruise nov 2020

  • Private Boater passenger counts were down year-over-year by 29.4% @ 2,592
  • 2019 had the highest volume for the month @ 3,669
  • 2015 had the lowest volume month @ 2,312
  • November private boater passenger counts were below the three-year average of 3,249 by 20.2%
  • November number of boats on anchor was down 17.9% from last year @ 69
  • 2018 had the highest number of vessels at anchor @ 171
  • 2011 and 2012 had the lowest number of vessels at anchor @ 4 each
  • November number of boats on moorings was down 24.3% @ 648
  • 2019 had the highest number of vessels on moorings @ 856
  • 2015 had the lowest number of vessels on moorings @ 578
  • Private Boaters Made up 7.06% of total monthly arrivals

private boat

Arrivals by Air

Combined in-bound air passenger counts for November totaled 2,324, up by 0.5% from 2019.

air rolling nov

  • People aboard planes (Airport in the Sky) was up 4.9% @ 1,620
  • 2015 had the highest volume of private aircraft passenger counts for the month @ 1,773
  • 2007 had the lowest volume of private aircraft passenger counts for the month @ 1,079
  • November counts for people aboard planes was above the three-year average of 1,488 by 8.9%
  • November people aboard planes made up 4.41% of total monthly arrivals

private aircraft

  • People aboard Charter Helicopters was down year-over-year by 8.1% @ 666
  • 2017 had the highest volume for the month @ 1,164
  • 2011 had the lowest volume for the month @ 623
  • November counts were below the three-year average of 778 by 14.4%
  • November people aboard Helicopters made up 1.81% of total monthly arrivals

helicopter nov 20

Year-to-Date

all arrival ytd nov

  • Total arrivals calendar year-to-date was down 49.1% from last year @ 490,851 visitors
  • Total arrivals calendar year-to-date fell below the three, five and ten year averages by over 40% each

all arrivals  ytd bar

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 November each year back to 2012. 

weather nov 2020

Year-over-year comparison for rain days is charted below for the month of November each year back to 2012.

weather

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

 catalina island rain days

catalina island rainy days ytd

weather 2 september 2020

Rain days oct 2020