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Catalina Island Conservancy, Avalon

(4.8/5 based on 70+ reviews on the web)
The Catalina Island Conservancy makes it possible for people to experience the renewing power of nature within its 42,000-acre Nature Preserve, of the world's ecological treasures. The Conservancy's Nature Preserve is one of the largest wild areas in Southern California, and includes the region's longest stretch of undeveloped coastline. The Catalina Island Conservancy is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is not associated with The Nature Conservancy.
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  • Catalina Island is a gem that is not to be missed. For me, the best part was the herd of huge bison, apparently descendants of ten or so bison left behind in by a film crew some seventy-five years ago...  more »
  • Wrigley family of Chicago did huge national service by donating 88 percent of the island to be forever wild. 37 mile Catalina trail end to end has many camping spots. Bison herd = remnants of a movie ...  more »
  • If you don't leave the main strip of Avalon, you are missing the real highlights of the island. Take an inland tour to see the wildlife and learn about the fascinating history of Catalina Island. We h...  more »
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  • We had a great Jeep tour! A beautiful, historic island and an easy going knowledgeable guide (Ron) made for a memorable tour. We enjoyed learning about Catalina's history and conservation efforts, but the highlight of the trip had to be the opportunity to view the conservancy's two rescued eagles! The tour felt a bit pricy, but you can at least feel good knowing that the funds go to further the conservation efforts (which are extensive).
  • The bus driver that took us to the airport was very nice and full of information about his wonderful island he was brought up in. Definitely coming back.
  • Awesome Jeep tours of the island.
  • Awesome port in the sky! I flew in here on a Piper Arrow thinking the landing would be tricky at about 1k elevation after a flyby and square up, upon normal touchdown the runway appeared to run short up ahead...that was an illusion! If you approach the port normally, it will be ok! Just don't overshoot the end, that would be bad! Takeoffs may be equally scary with the possibility of engine failure at liftoff or just not being attentive to the situation! Make sure to do that walk-around check thoroughly before landing and takeoff!