About Catalina

Catalina Island

Located 22 miles southwest from Los Angeles, Santa Catalina Island is the southernmost island of the Channel Islands of California. The island is only 22 miles long and 8 miles across of rugged wilderness and majestic natural beauty. Catalina is a popular destination for private yacht charters anytime of year as visitors escape to the isolated natural wonder and unique climate. Undeveloped wilderness makes up 90% of the island offering visitors an escape from the crowded California coastline. Two towns make up Catalina Island, Avalon on the east end and Two Harbors on the west end. There’s nothing quite like a vacation to Catalina. The island offers a variety of activities, including hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, camping, snorkeling, and scuba diving. Explore the island coastline from a submarine and observe the marine life that calls it home. On land, play a round or two at Catalina Island Golf Course. Check out Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Gardens to see plants you won’t find anywhere else in the world. Start your Catalina Island charter getaway & discover a new adventure.

 

Avalon

On the southeast end of Santa Catalina Island, the town of Avalon is located on the breathtaking Avalon Bay. Since the 1920s, Avalon has attracted all types of visitors from film stars to presidents with its charming allure. The town offers numerous recreational activities, beaches, and restaurants. A private yacht charter will bring you directly into Avalon Bay where you disembark steps away from the quaint and picturesque town. Avalon is a gem of the ocean where you’re sure to find warm hospitality and make lifelong memories.

Two Harbors

On the west end of Santa Catalina Island is Two Harbors, 22 miles way from the Southern California mainland. This quaint village lies on a narrow strip of land separating Isthmus Cove on the leeward side of the island from Catalina Harbor on the windward side. Guests arriving on private yacht charters anchor at one of the 700 moorings available along the coast. Transportation to Avalon is available through guided bus tours. American Indians, who lived off the sea and traded with Indians on the mainland, were first to inhabitants of Two Harbors area followed by Spanish explorers, fur traders and even pirates and smugglers. During the Civil War, Union Army was stationed in the area and their barracks still stand today. So many Hollywood movies have been filmed in the Two Harbors area, it was once known as the Isthmus Movie Colony. American Bison, brought here for the filming of “The Vanishing American,”, roam the island’s countryside. Unable to round up the small herd, the film crew left them to fend for themselves. The grew to as many as 600 bison, and today the Catalina Island Conservancy now monitors and maintains a herd of 150 bison.

Channel Islands

Channel Islands National Park encompasses five islands and their ocean environment. Charter a private yacht to Catalina to view the wealth of natural and cultural resources. Isolation over thousands of years has created unique animals, plants, and sea life. Furthermore, they’re found nowhere else on Earth. As a result, Catalina is a place where visitors can experience Catalina as it once was. Located less than a 2 hour boat ride from the Marina Del Rey harbor, is Catalina. This island is a dream when it comes to yacht charter destinations. The clear Pacific waters, mysterious sea caves, and mild weather combine to lure adventurers. Explore Catalina Island and all of her natural wonders. Stand-up paddle boarding, snorkeling, fishing, and hiking all await you at this destination.

Charter Info

Comfort: Cross Current Smooth Ride Early AM; Typical ride mid day.

Trip Distance: 38 miles from Marina del Rey; 16 miles from Long Beach, California.

Trip Time: 2-3 hours

Harbors: Two Harbors and Avalon

Anchorage: Various semi protected anchorages are available for vessels.