Private Tours

Current public tour pricing:

  • Food Tour – $97 + taxes/fees
  • Happy Hour Tour – $69 + taxes/fees

Pricing for private or custom tours may vary based on:

  • Length of your tour
  • Amount of food & alcohol tastes
  • Number of guides & start times

Private Group Tours will have an automatic gratuity (18%) added.  Groups of 16+ will have multiple guides & start times. Have an idea of what you’d like to do?  Click Plan My Tour to get started!

Plan My Tour

Private Food & Drink Tours on Catalina Island are ideal for groups of all sizes who are looking for a more personalized experience.

  • Private and exclusive experience limited to your group members only
  • Outstanding tour guides in limited group sizes to maximize time and interactions
  • Easily accommodate typical private group tour size (6-60 guests); inquire for larger groups
  • Excellent and fun team-building event for any business & its employees
  • Memorable outing and activity for family, friends, girlfriends or travel groups
  • Option to customize length, start times, distance, number of tasting locations & number of alcoholic beverages served

Family Gatherings
Large Party Outings
Corporate Events

Birthday Celebrations
Work Anniversaries
Graduation Outings

Networking Groups
Team Building Events
Intern Appreciation

Culinary Groups
Foodie Friends
Employee Recognition

What to Expect

You’ll visit multiple restaurants, learn about the history, architecture and culinary landscape of downtown while enjoying delicious food and drink. We work with wonderful, locally-owned restaurants to provide a social, satisfying, informative & fun afternoon out. All logistical & tour details will be agreed upon ahead of time by the private group tour organizer and Catalina Food Tours.

We can accommodate most food allergies, aversions and/or dietary preferences for your guests – we will send you a spreadsheet to collect those details ahead of your tour.  Tours are held rain or shine.

Payment Structure:

  • Purchased within 14 days of the event date:
    • Full payment made by credit card is required immediately to hold  specific time slot(s), date and tour guide(s)
  • Purchased 15+ days before event date:
    • A non-refundable deposit is required to hold specific time slot(s), date and tour guide(s) as follows: $250 (1-16 guests), $500 (17-32 guests), $750 (33-48 guests) and $1,000 (49+ guests).  A deposit made by credit card will hold the date immediately.  The remaining balance (non-refundable) is due 14 days prior to the tour.
  • No refunds or exchanges for no-shows

Click on Plan My Tour to tell us about your group and a representative from Catalina Food Tours will contact the Tour Organizer within 1-2 business days.

Info & Questions Call:

Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Avalon Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour: We do our best to work with our vendors to accommodate everyone on this tour.   We can provide alternatives for guests with the following allergies & aversions:

  • No Alcohol
  • No Beef
  • No Dairy
  • No Fish
  • Gluten Free
  • No Nuts
  • Pescatarian
  • No Pork
  • No Poultry
  • No Seafood
  • Shellfish Allergy
  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Wheat Free

If you and/or anyone in your party has an allergy or aversion, please let us know ahead of time by selecting the appropriate check boxes when you make your purchase.

For those of you with food aversions (not medical food requirements) – we will, of course, work with you, however, all of our locations are serving their specialty dishes, so if you are able to check your diet at the door for a few hours that would be great!

For the Avalon Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time so you can check in and get the best seat in the house at our first venue! No good question goes unpunished! Remember this is Catalina Food Tours, not All You Can Eat Catalina. You can look forward to being reasonably full, which satisfies most foodies on our tours! Unless you are a vacuum, you can expect to be well satisfied after indulging with all of us fellow food lovers! As far as alcohol, there are a few tastings where alcohol is involved…  YAY! (ID required) For those of you “on the wagon” we have substitutes…PHEW!

On the Catalina Happy Hour Tour, just make sure to check in 10 minutes early.  ID is absolutely required. You will not be allowed on tour without it, since all bars require ID. There are 5 drink locations and 2 of these locations on tour include a bite to eat. This is happy hour after all. We love to have tons of fun, however we do reserve the right to refuse service for those who show up notably drunk prior to joining us on tour. We would like to stay in business, imagine that 🙂

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