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Welcome to Catalina Island Vacation Rentals’ blog, one of the top on-line sources for Catalina Island news. Our regularly updated Catalina Island blog profiles exciting Catalina events, chronicles compelling Santa Catalina history and is a great source of information about Avalon and Two Harbors. CIVR is dedicated to bringing you up-to-date information about Catalina Island to help you plan your Catalina getaway. At least twice a week, our island blog features new stories and posts about Catalina.

Our blog about Catalina Island features articles about :

  • Catalina Island calendar of events: You’ll discover comprehensive news about Catalina Island special events throughout the year.
  • Catalina Island history: Santa Catalina has been inhabited for more than 7,000 years, our Catalina Island blog spotlights the fascinating history waiting to be discovered.
  • Catalina Island natural history: From fascinating marine life to unique flora found nowhere else on earth, Santa Catalina is home to a wide variety of species, learn more in our island blog.
  • Catalina Island culture: Life on an island can be very different from life on the mainland. Read our Catalina blog to learn more about things to do on Catalina Island, Catalina activities, Island attractions and much more.
Catalina Bison

CIVR Blog: Catalina Bison

Catalina bison will be celebrated as part of National Bison Day.
October 19, 2016/by Sherri Cline
Avalon chimes tower

CIVR Blog: Chimes Tower Catalina

Chimes Tower’s colorful tile roof makes a distinctive landmark on Catalina Island.
October 10, 2016/by Sherri Cline

CIVR Blog: Avalon Theatre on Catalina Island

Colorful murals surround the Avalon Theatre on Catalina Island and are well worth the price of admission no matter what movie is playing on the screen.
September 30, 2016/by Sherri Cline
Catalina Island lobster

CIVR Blog: Catalina Island lobster

No matter how you catch your Catalina Island lobster, you’ll need to comply with California Fish and Game requirements.
September 29, 2016/by Sherri Cline
fishing on Catalina

CIVR Blog: Fishing on Catalina Island

Fishing on Catalina Island attracts anglers from around the world who set out in pursuit of halibut, seabass, tuna and marlin
September 29, 2016/by Sherri Cline
JazzTrax on Catalina

CIVR Blog: JazzTrax on Catalina

JazzTrax is one of the most popular Catalina Island events for both residents and visitors alike.
September 20, 2016/by Sherri Cline
Competitors stretch it out along the beach in the Eco Marathon

CIVR Blog: Catalina runs

Catalina Island is home to some of the world’s most challenging endurance events -- two Catalina runs are happening this November.
September 14, 2016/by Sherri Cline

CIVR Blog: Catalina Island for adults

August 31, 2016/by Sherri Cline

CIVR Blog: Catalina Film Festival

Catalina Film Festival showcases established and amateur film makers
August 30, 2016/by Sherri Cline

CIVR Blog: Flying to Catalina Island

One of the most picturesque ways to arrive on Catalina Island is by flying
August 29, 2016/by Sherri Cline
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CIVR Blog: Things to do in Two Harbors

Things to do in Two Harbors on Catalina Island are focused on the water.
August 27, 2016/by Sherri Cline

CIVR Blog: Avalon Harbor on Catalina Island

Avalon Harbor on Catalina Island is one of Southern California’s most popular boating destinations
August 24, 2016/by Sherri Cline
Catalina Express ferry to Catalina Island

CIVR Blog: ferry to Catalina Island

Known as cross-channel carriers, today’s ferry to Catalina Island is smaller, faster and much less glamorous than the steamers of yesteryear.
August 20, 2016/by Sherri Cline
catalina fall festivals

CIVR Blog: Catalina fall festivals

Nearly every fall weekend on Catalina Island features a festival – including film, art, beer, wine and music.
August 17, 2016/by Sherri Cline

CIVR Blog: First Fridays on Catalina Island

The new Catalina Island Museum offers First Fridays—a whole new reason to plan a visit to Santa Catalina.
July 31, 2016/by Sherri Cline
Avalon Theatre

CIVR Blog: Nightlife on Catalina Island

Nightlife on Catalina Island offers everything from moonlight strolls along the waterfront to a classic nightclub
July 30, 2016/by Sherri Cline

CIVR Blog: Little Harbor on Catalina Island

Little Harbor, on Catalina Island’s back side, is a great day trip from Avalon that offers a number of adventures.
July 30, 2016/by Sherri Cline
Catalina Island

CIVR Blog: Catalina Nature Center

The Catalina nature center is a great place to discover more about the island and its biology, geology and ecology
July 24, 2016/by Sherri Cline
Catalina landmarks

CIVR Blog: Catalina Island landmarks

ne of the Catalina Island landmarks is seldom open to the public. The Avalon Tuna Club is a tribute both to big game fishing and marine conservation.
July 21, 2016/by Sherri Cline
Cataline summer concert series

CIVR Blog: Catalina Summer Concert Series

The Catalina Summer Concert Series has become an Avalon tradition for residents and visitors alike.
July 14, 2016/by Sherri Cline
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