Delight in stunning views of rugged mountains and sapphire-blue waters on this full-island helicopter tour of Catalina Island. Embarking from the island's main town, Avalon, this journey offers spectacular photo ops of this resort getaway off the coast of Los Angeles. As you fly, listen to your pilot provide informative commentary about the island's history and points of interest, including Avalon Harbor and the Catalina Casino. This morning, afternoon, or late afternoon flight is the perfect overview of this idyllic island!
Board your comfortable helicopter at the Pebbly Beach Heliport in Avalon, the major town on Catalina Island. One of the eight Channel Islands, Catalina Island has long captured the imagination of travelers with its lush, rugged mountains and pristine ambience. Located off the coast of Los Angeles, the island is 22 miles (35 km) long and eight miles (13 km) across at its widest point.
Soar over dozens of yachts dotting crescent-shaped Avalon Harbor, and hover above Catalina's most famous landmark, the Catalina Casino. This circular icon, established in 1929, dominates the waterfront with its restored art deco design.
Take in captivating views of picturesque villages, steep seaside cliffs, native plants, roaming buffalo, soaring eagles and frolicking dolphins as you fly above the island. See the old farming settlement of Middle Ranch and the tiny village of Two Harbors, where the island is only .25 miles (.40 km) wide. Cruise over the historic El Rancho Escondido, which today houses a vineyard but once was home to Arabian horses owned by the Wrigley family, who invested heavily in the island's infrastructure.
Throughout your tour, learn about Catalina Island's history, geology and wildlife from your pilot. Your 30-minute tour of beautiful Catalina Island ends where it began in the resort town of Avalon.
Limited on time? Opt for the 15-minute half-island tour to see the highlights of Catalina!