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Catalina Island Conservancy

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125 Claressa Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-2595
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Best thing to do on the island! We saw buffalo, Catalina fox, ground squirrels and eagles. Guides... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Freije1
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Moore, Oklahoma
We saw a fox!

I loved my conservancy tour. I have been coming to Catalina since I was a kid but I have never... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Galina D
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“hour jeep tour” (13 reviews)
“eco tour” (16 reviews)
“bison” (53 reviews)
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125 Claressa Ave, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
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+1 310-510-2595
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"hour jeep tour"
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"eco tour"
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"bison"
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"film crew"
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"wear warm clothing"
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"catalina island"
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"beautiful coves"
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"conservation efforts"
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"coastal views"
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"provided great information"
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"ground squirrels"
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"natural beauty"
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"open jeep"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best thing to do on the island! We saw buffalo, Catalina fox, ground squirrels and eagles. Guides are very knowledgeable!

Thank Freije1
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved my conservancy tour. I have been coming to Catalina since I was a kid but I have never really spent time on the interior. Being able to learn about the ecology and history of the island while on an adventure was great. We...More

Thank Galina D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped on our way up to the botanical gardens learned a little bit about the fox and the Bison and met a really nice worker named Sean. Learned about feral cat problem. Good learning experience for the kids

1  Thank Carol L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bison (Buffalo) are my spirit animal✨ We were so close to these divine sacred animals. So much confirmation on so many levels. Everything aligned perfectly we got our own personal tour around the whole island. Our tour guide Joy had the best energy and such...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

the 2 hour tour was amazing, we even got to see 2 herds of buffalo, they were so amazing! Also our tour guide Laura was very informative and told us a lot of very interesting things about the island

3  Thank tconner41
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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

The opportunity to visit the “rest” of the island is one not to be missed. The unspoiled beauty of the land is indescribable and likely as California was before the great migration westward. The Conservancy runs a variety of tours out onto the property with...More

2  Thank Greatislan
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

It ran for 2 hours. I wasn't sure what to expect initially. Hilary, our resident expert, did not disappoint. It's given in a classroom like setting at the nature center with graphic slides and artifacts. We learned about the island geography, plants and animals indigenous...More

Thank alashea
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Took this tour with Scotty. He was a great guide. The views were amazing. We saw a fox and a couple Bison. Worth every penny.

Thank John M
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Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

Our driver was wonderful and very informative. Loved the airport in the sky, the stop to see the rehabilitated eagles and everything on the way. A must do while I’m Catalina.

Thank dermgoddess
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Were it not for the initial generosity of the Wrigley family and the tireless efforts of the Catalina Island Conservancy ever since, this ecologically delicate, often water-starved island might now be overrun with luxury vacation developments and desalination plants. The Conservancy office is a great...More

1  Thank William M
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Pamela H
7 October 2017|
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Response from Susan L |
Many thanks for the feedback. I thought that I was writing to the Conservancy, but will check back with them.
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Susan L
7 October 2017|
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Response from 332Gail | Reviewed this property |
Also, the town is tiny. Not much walking required.
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richard6833
11 March 2017|
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Response from Avalonnotarypublic |
You could do both in one day. The jeep tours are 2 hour, 3 hour, 4 hour etc. Catalina Conservancy has online booking at their web site available for the Jeep Eco Tours. Book early as they fill up. The Semi Subs are avail... More
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