Some popular day trip packages to Catalina include the Dolphin and Sea Lion Excursion Package, Parasail/Electric Bike/Jet Ski Package, Guided Snorkeling Tour Package and Taste of Catalina Food Tour Package, notes CatalinaTours.com. Catalina Island is one of eight islands in the Channel Islands archipelago. It is located 22 miles southwest of Los Angeles, California.
Catalina can be reached in about 15 minutes by helicopter from San Pedro, Orange County Airport or Long Beach. It can also be reached by boat in about one hour from Newport Beach, Long Beach, San Pedro or Dana Point. Several tour companies offer day trip packages to the island from these departure points. For example, the Dolphin and Sea Lion Excursion Package departs from Long Beach on the Catalina Express. Once on the island, travelers take a 75-minute dolphin and sea lion tour, plus have time to explore on their own.
The Taste of Catalina Food Tour Package also departs from Long Beach on Catalina Express. Travelers take part in a three-hour culinary tour of the island and a one-hour tour of the semi-submersible SS Nautilus submarine. This package also includes some free time to explore, too.
Other popular day tour packages to Catalina include Tower Suite at Island Spa Catalina & Helicopter for Two, Avalon Grille Dining Credit & Helicopter for Two and Descanso Beach Club Cabana & Helicopter for Two, notes VisitCatalinaIsland.com.