Make memories with dad this Father’s Day by visiting Catalina, where he can reel in the catch of the day or relax beachside with his favorite brew or cocktail. The Island offers a variety of activities that your dad will enjoy, so being bored is never on the agenda.
A Hole in One
To the fathers who let out their stress through a round of golf, Catalina proudly offers visitors the opportunity to play on the oldest operating course west of the Rocky Mountains. The long, narrow course offers picturesque views of Avalon Bay and serves as a challenge to any golfer. No matter who wins, everyone can enjoy $1 Happy Hour tacos and cold beer at The Sandtrap afterward.
Exploring the Great Outdoors
Catalina Island offers over 165 miles of trails for every level of hiker to explore. No other Channel Island features the diversity in plant and animal life like the Island. The best way for dad to venture into Catalina’s interior is to first stop by the Catalina Island Conservancy’s Trailhead to obtain your hiking permits and talk to a specialist to steer you towards the right trail.
If off-roading is more his style, climb aboard an open-air biofuel Hummer and go in search of Catalina’s world-famous bison on this exciting expedition into the Island’s interior. Descendants of a small herd left on the Island by a movie crew in the 1920s, Catalina bison now number about 200 and are managed by the Catalina Island Conservancy.
An Adventure at Sea
For the dad that has the need for speed, race around Catalina’s coves on a Jet Ski. You’ll take in spectacular views of the shoreline while speeding across the water with the wind in your hair and sun on your face. Or, create a fishy tale that you will both always remember. Catalina attracts a wide range of marine life including white sea bass, marlin and yellowtail. You can either charter a boat with or without a guide or not, depending on your familiarity with the sea.
Chilling with Sandy Toes
If dad’s ideal vacation is relaxing beachside, the Island has a private beach called Descanso Beach Club that rents cabanas and lounge chairs. Servers will come to guest with a full menu and bar, so dad can have a beer in hand with his toes in the sand. If he is looking for a treat that is cold and delicious, the ice cream shop has a variety of flavors including adult versions of Catalina specialty cocktails.
The next step to planning this adventure with dad is by booking his reservation ahead of time or purchasing a Catalina Express gift card, so he can go anytime during the year. His Catalina adventure awaits!