Dolphin Quest, an open-top inflatable boat, offers an electrifying way to tour the coastline off Catalina. Racing at speeds up to 40 mph, the boat cruises the waters east of the island looking for sea life, especially dolphins.
You know what you'll never see in Catalina? A stop light. That's because the island has so few cars that it doesn't need them.
Vehicles are severely restricted here; it takes 14 years on a waiting list to get permission to havea car. But you don't have to walk everywhere to see the sights. There are toursby bus, Jeep, van and Hummer. Or you can do as the islanders do and get rollingin a golf cart, which is one of our favorite ways to see the town.
Whether you want to wind down after a tough day of beach play, or gear up for a hectic night of partying, don't pass up an opportunity to raise a toast or two at one of Avalon's happening happy hours. We’ve done the research — by eating and drinking our way through town — and have come up with a list of our favorite happy hour spots.
Act fast! It’s August -- in just a few weeks summer will be over. Now is the time to make the most of the season on Catalina Island before the days begin to shorten. Here are five things you should do before the summer ends.