Avalon City: A Self-Guided Audio Tour - Santa Catalina Island

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 50 Mins
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    , Confirm time with the local provider in advance of your experience., Avalon City: A Self-Guided Audio Tour, 1/1/2021 - 11/29/2023Monday - Sunday : 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
  • Departure Details :
    313 Crescent Ave, Avalon, CA 90704, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Take a stroll through the streets of Avalon with me. My name is Matthew and I am one of the 4000 residents of Avalon. Being a local I get asked a lot of questions. Do you live here full time? How expensive is it? What is that large house up on the hill? Why does everyone drive around in golf carts? How can you have a casino that doesn't allow gambling?

Along with historians, authors, and other passionate locals, we will walk the streets of Avalon to answer these questions and more. You'll learn the stories behind our town and its famous landmarks from the people who live here.

The tour is ready whenever you are and the audio plays automatically at exactly the right time and place using your smartphone's GPS and the VoiceMap mobile app, which also works offline.

Know More about this tour

This is a typical itinerary for this product
Pass By: Green Pleasure Pier, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA
Green Pleasure Pier is the geographical center of town and a main stop for many activities. Wanna jump on a glass bottom boat, see some flying fish, grab some bait, or even rent your own skiff? Then this is the place to begin.
Pass By: Catalina Express, 95 Berth San Pedro, Catalina Island, CA 90731-3384
The Catalina Express is ferry service between Santa Catalina Island and mainland California. Their fleet includes eight high speed vessels than can make the journey in under an hour. They offer up to 30 departures a day with boats leaving from ports in San Pedro, Long Beach and Dana Point.


Lifetime access to Avalon City tour

VoiceMap Application

Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata





Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

All of VoiceMap's audio tours are self-guided and users must bring their own smartphone and headphones to take the tour. We urge all our users to wear facemasks and carry hand sanitizer with them to ensure they're own protection and the protection of others.

Traveler Reviews

  • 23-Oct-2022

    Nice highlight and follows a simple walk along the waterfront. Could be so much better with the rich history of Catalina Island.

  • 22-Sep-2022

    It was a great audio tour! The tour gave me a lot of information about Avalon, and it was easy to download and use!

  • 21-Aug-2022

    Fun and interesting historical information about Catalina. Easy app to use. Narration was clear and well planned route for familiarizing us with the city of Avalon. Thank you for sharing your charming island.

  • 16-Aug-2022

    Payed for the Audio Tour, then later in the day I received a text saying they were Full for the day 8-14-22! Have not received my $20.52 credit yet!!!! Can you say "Ripoff"?

  • 13-Jul-2022

    I never had a chance to listen to the tour while I was there, but was able to listen at home. Now I cant wait to return to do more there when I return. Information was very interesting and informative.

  • 12-Jun-2022

    We really enjoyed the various speakers and all the historical information. It was the perfect length of time for a tour!

  • 03-Jan-2022

    This was a nice, inexpensive way to become familiar with a place without having to take a tour with a bunch of people. You just walk and listen. I would definitely use this when visiting other destinations, if it were available. The hardest thing about it was finding the code to get the whole thing started, as it wasn't in the confirmation email, but that is an Expedia glitch I think.

  • 05-Jun-2021

    Ease of use to go at our own pace, the APP was also user friendly and easy to navigate. A great concept

  • 02-Sep-2020

    Loved the Catalina Island stories, history and voices used to tell the tales of Avalon. Loved this and will use for other cities too. The Descanso Beach areas us be for me and is now my favorite spot on the island.

  • 23-Jun-2020

    Terrible I did not receive the guide nor was I told how or where to get it. When I talk to the rep on the phone he did not tell me how to get it either. And my experience with the ferry to get the tickets were not registered either.