Catalina Island (Santa Catalina), California

Catalina island is a rocky island off the coast of the U.S. state of California. The island is located about 22 miles (35 km) south-southwest of Los Angeles, California. Its only towns are Avalon and Two Harbors.

Attractions on the island include water sports and outdoor adventure activities, the Casino at Avalon, the Catalina Island Museum and its beautiful beaches.

Things to See & Do

* Scuba diving & snorkeling
* Catalina island Museum
* Glass bottom boat trips
* Avalon walking tours
* Casino

General information

Cruise Season – May - October
Currency - United States Dollar (USD)
Language - English
Land Area – 194.19 km²
Population – 4,000 approx
Electricity – 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code - 1

Port Location – The port is located at the city of Avalon.

Transport Links - About a million tourists visit the island every year; Catalina is serviced by ferries and the "Airport in the Sky." Ferries depart from Orange County in Newport Beach and Dana Point, while they depart from Los Angeles County in Long Beach, San Pedro, and Marina del Rey. The trip takes approximately an hour. Helicopter service is also available from Long Beach or San Pedro.