Catalina Island abounds with things to do for all ages and interests, from leisurely afternoons on the beach to adrenaline-fueled adventures sure to thrill. With its dramatic natural beauty and proximity to the Pacific, activities around Santa Catalina can fill a lifetime of Island vacations. Our top three Catalina Island things to do for adventure seekers provide a peek at some of the many exciting activities available on the island.
The Catalina Island zipline has become a must-do for adventure seekers. With five zips stretching down Descanso Canyon, this high-octane thrill ride reaches speeds in excess of 45 miles per hour. The recent addition of night-times zips adds a whole new level of excitement.
Catalina Island scuba diving is world renowned. Sunlight dappled kelp forests, wrecks and an fascinating array of marine life provide the perfect backdrop for this adventure, which is available to anyone who can swim through Discover Scuba experiences.
The Trans-Catalina Trail is the pinnacle of Catalina Island hiking. With challenging elevation changes and breath-taking views, the trail can be experienced in short day hikes spread over several Catalina vacations or in a multi-day hiking expedition that will test even the most seasoned hiker.