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Cruise to Captivating Catalina Island by Boat

Catalina Island was once an exclusive hideaway for some of the most iconic names of Hollywood’s heyday. It still remains a tantalizing travel destination for visitors across the globe to this day.

Cruise to Captivating Catalina Island by Boat

The island is only reachable by boat (or helicopter if you prefer to go that route). It serves as a popular day trip for residents of California’s southern coast given the proximity. Those who prefer to spend more days depending on their schedules can easily moor a vessel as well.

You may feel transported to a different part of the world as you approach the island. Parallels could be drawn to the Greek Islands or somewhere in the Mediterranean, but this land is very much a key piece of American history.

Agenda Tips:

  • Avalon.

    The town of Avalon is the vibrant heart of Catalina and offers a plethora of options for dining, rooming and adventure. Before de-boarding, be sure to take in the scenic view of the town from the boat to get a glimpse of the action. Also take a look at the harbor from land before your trip back to shore. You’ll see a magical maritime display of big boats, small boats, sailboats and maybe even a cruise ship.

  • Catalina Island Casino.

    The Catalina Casino was built by chewing gum tycoon William Wrigley, Jr., and has served as an island landmark since 1929. But don’t let the name fool you as the historic building is not a casino at all but rather a theater and event hall still in use today.

  • Scuba Diving.

    The waters surrounding Catalina Island are considered one of the world’s healthiest marine environments. From rambunctious sea lions to a colorful array of sea life, an underwater adventure here is sure to delight.

  • Zipline.

    Feel the adrenaline rush as you zipline over the jungle-like terrain, characterized by plush, green wildness. 

Food & Drink:

  • Bluewater Grill.

    Enjoy a variety of options from sea and land with an even more tasteful view from this renowned restaurant.

  • Lloyd’s of Avalon.

    In the mood for a sweet treat? Look no further than Lloyd’s.

  • Here’s a list of recommended options from Visit Catalina Island

Why does Volvo Penta appeal to boaters in Catalina Island?

Fuel Economy:

The Volvo Penta IPS offers impressive fuel economy, with a possible consumption reduction of 30% when cruising compared to inboard shafts. The savings adds up when you’re cruising the Pacific or traveling “26 miles across the sea” as Frank Sinatra sang about in an ode to Catalina.

Low Noise Levels:

When you’re traveling with friends and family, you want to be able to enjoy the conversation and not feel distracted by engine noise. The forward-facing design of the Volvo Penta IPS keeps engine noise to a minimum and comfort levels to a maximum.

Set sail on your own Catalina Island adventure by contacting your local Volvo Penta dealer today.