During the Civil War, the Union Army built barracks at Two Harbors. Their purpose was to protect the Union interest from Confederate privateers and to survey the island for the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The oldest building on the island, it still stands and is a private yacht club.
Plan Your Trip to Catalina Island
Santa Catalina Island offers something for everyone. You’ll be amazed at the beauty of the island and the friendliness of the people. Explore and learn more about our hotels, dining and nightlife and activities & adventures. Avalon is the main city on Catalina Island. It’s an easy 60 minute ferry ride or 15 minute helicopter ride from the greater Los Angeles area. Avalon is accessible by ferry from ports in Long Beach, Newport Beach, Dana Point and San Pedro. It’s also accessible by commercial helicopter or private plane. Two Harbors, Catalina Island’s west end village, is accessible by ferry and is popular with boaters, campers and nature enthusiasts.
We’ve put together a few itineraries to help you plan your trip to Catalina Island, including itineraries for couples, nature lovers, families, and for visitors who haven’t been over to the Island in a while. We can customize your trip to Catalina Island with our exciting tours and adventures on both the land and the water. Give us a call today at 877-778-8322, one of our vacation planners will assist you in making your trip to Catalina Island memorable.