One of the things we hear most frequently on a Catalina Food Tour – after “Yum!” of course – is “I never knew that.” It’s a phrase we hear from people who’ve never been to Catalina and from people who’ve lived on the island for many years.
Catalina’s diverse and fascinating history ensures that there’s always something interesting – no matter what you are interested in. Whether it’s tidbits about the World War II years, when Catalina Island transformed into a training spot for frogmen and merchant marines alike; secrets of the celebrities who made the island their favorite getaway during Hollywood’s golden era; or unique insights into the colorful characters, hard-working immigrants and visionary businessmen who have shaped the island’s image and reality, our friendly guides are eager to share their wealth of Catalina Island information.
Frequent island visitors may have dined at most of Catalina’s eateries, but a food tour lets you in on the trials and triumphs of those who created the restaurants in Avalon, offering – in many cases – the chance to meet the owners and chefs themselves. Even long-time Catalina residents find new insights into the people and places that create our community. And of course, there are all those delicious nibbles and creative concoctions – always a pleasing way to spend an afternoon no matter where you live.
Catalina Food Tours are offered at noon every day, rain or shine.