Catalina Island Travel Guide
This organization, based in Catalina Island's south side town of Avalon since 1972, practices conservation, education, and recreation. They protect 50 miles of undeveloped beaches, help recover the Catalina Island fox population, and remove invasive plants.
Since 1981, the fast track to Catalina Island from San Pedro, Long Beach, or Dana Point is aboard the Catalina Express. Eight different vessels cut through choppy waves on 30 hour-long voyages daily.