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What you should know about planning a corporate party on Catalina

on November 30, 2019

Catalina’s convenient location contrasts perfectly with its island ambiance, creating an irresistible destination for corporate events, including parties and celebrations. Whether you are hosting a holiday party, commemorating a corporate anniversary or celebrating a record sales year, here are seven things you should know about planning a corporate party on Catalina Island.

It’s easier than you might think: The first thing you should know about planning a corporate party on the island is that it’s easier than you might think. With all the fun of an exotic destination and – for Southern California residents at least – none of the hassles of air travel, getting employees to your event is easy. Simply choose which of the four mainland ports is most convenient and book Catalina ferry transportation.


Guests talking while team-building on Catalina

There’s plenty to do: Once your team arrives on the island, there’s plenty for them to do here. You can’t go wrong by starting with Catalina Food Tours. Our standard three-hour tour offers cocktails, sweets and appetizers, but you can also customize a private group tour. Want to add more options with alcohol? No problem, we can make that happen. Have a policy against alcohol? Also not a problem, your tour can sample food and non-alcoholic beverages. Prefer to shorten it up so you have time for something else later? We can eliminate or add stops as needed. Our private tours are designed to be exclusively yours.

Having help is helpful. While you can do it all yourself, why not have some help? Our friends at Catalina Tours can help create a trip that will have your team raving for months.

Heart in the sand on Catalina Island

Catalina Island, California

Your employees will love you for it. No matter what you choose to do on your Catalina corporate party, the island’s spectacular scenery and relaxed ambiance will have attendees happy before the party even starts.

There are plenty of options. There are plenty of activities to add in addition to the Catalina Food Tour. From massages to snorkeling and escape rooms to ziplining, the island offers a smorgasbord of things to do that will make your employees feel appreciated and invigorated.

Lights along the walkway by the Casino Building in Avalon

You can do it in a day trip – or not. If you only have a limited amount of time for your corporate party on Catalina Island, you can create a memorable day trip that gets you back to the mainland in time for bedtime. If your team has bit more time – or even more to celebrate – you can create a multi-day retreat complete with meals, additional activities and even more fun.

You’re going to want to make it annual event. It won’t take long for your employees to be clamoring for a return visit to Catalina Island. Why not keep everyone happy and make it an annual event?

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