|Catalina Island Cruise Port Shuttles|
||One of the most popular and beautiful of islands in the Channel Islands is Catalina Island in California. Not only is it beautiful, it is also well away from the main land, about twenty two miles away, making it a paradise in its own right.|
|About the Catalina Island Cruise Port
Catalina Island offers one of the best ports for docking at and taking time for enjoying all the natural beauty and dramatic views you will find only here. There are coves to explore, and romantic spots to seclude yourselves from everyone else.
The Catalina Island Cruise Port has a main language of English. One of the main places to get food and drinks is Armstrong’s Fish Market, where you will find the option of trying Buffalo Milk; a mixed drink which is true to the area and contains coconut milk, bananas, vodka, as well as other drinks which are refreshing and food which is delicious.
Cruise ships cannot dock right at the port, so they set their anchors outside and shuttle people to the pier in Avalon which is near the Long Beach Airport. There, at Green Pleasure Pier, you will find a lot of activity and information to help you find the things you want to participate in at the Visitor’s Bureau. You will also be able to rent motor boats, equipment to go fishing, and find other things to do for fun and excitement. The beaches are popular and offer sun, surf and sand to all the tourists as well as residents of the island. Many people also enjoy snorkeling and viewing the marine life.
Long Beach Tourist Sites
The Wrigley Memorial and Botanical Garden is one of the most interesting and beautiful places to see while you are on the island. It boasts a 37 acre garden, loaded with plants which will amaze you, including very rare plants such as the Catalina Ironwood.
Other things to do include whale watching, rafting, and seeing some of the local sites. The Chimes Tower is another place tourists should visit, as well as the casino. Even it you are not a gambler, you will enjoy seeing the magnificence yourself when you step inside the casino. Catalina also offers a half day tour with a tour guide. You can’t go wrong when you take advantage of all there is to do.