Avalon Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour

Duration: 3 Hours

Location: Downtown Avalon

Adult

$97

13+

Tickets must be purchased at least one hour prior to tour time. Tickets are fully exchangeable & refundable up to 24 hours prior to your tour start time. For assistance within 24 hours please contact us.

Dine like a local. Experience Catalina's history, culture & foodie fun with our knowledgeable guides on this delicious food tour.

  • Enjoy an all-inclusive experience as you sip, sample & savor Avalon's best.
  • Encounter the sights, sounds and stories behind our well-known historic landmarks.
  • Relax by the ocean on Catalina Island's only food & beverage excursion.
  • Experience six unique tasting locations - meet the people responsible for Avalon's food scene.
  • Guidebook includes tour map, cultural insights & exclusive guest coupons!

Tours run daily. Click "See Dates" to view calendar

Rain or shine we dine

Maximum capacity is 6 guests due to social distancing - contact us for private/larger groups

Adults & teens of all fitness levels

Food, alcohol, server & bartender gratuities included in your purchase.

Substitutions available for food allergies & aversions, enter information upon booking

Beer cheers at Bluewater Avalon on the Catalina Food Tour

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM OUR FOOD TOUR:

Catalina Food Tours will provide you a sneak peek into 6 different restaurants and specialty food shops as you stroll through Avalon for less than 1 mile of walking. All of these locations feature various critically acclaimed entrees, desserts or beverages for you to indulge. As you are enjoying these unique tastes our informed, spirited guides will provide insights into the food being served, the history behind the people who prepared it and the location you are visiting. You will encounter the sights, sounds and stories behind our well known historical landmarks, in addition to discovering hidden gems of our enchanted isle’s continuing saga. This pleasurable foodie experience will be the highlight of your time spent on Catalina Island!

WHO SHOULD TAKE OUR TOUR AND WHY?

Catalina Food Tours is the only tour company that offers you a delectable walking tour on Catalina Island. Why not explore Avalon like never before? If you enjoy food, history and culture, taking our culinary adventure will be time well spent with your family and friends! Whether traveling by yourself, as a couple or in a group, your appetites will be satisfied, your minds filled with tales about our charming island and your curiosities piqued to further explore Catalina while on your getaway. If you are a new guest to Avalon, a long-time visitor or even a local, this pleasurable foodie experience will top off your time on Catalina Island like no other!

Six locations per tour - locations and tastes subject to change

Maggie's Blue Rose

Delectable SoCal - South of the Border fusion with decor just as pleasing to the eye, as their food is to the palate (established 2014)

Steve's Steakhouse & Seafood

Owner operated surf & turf with an amazing view of Avalon Bay (established 2001)

El Galleon

Eat • Drink • Sing (established 1967)

Lloyd's of Avalon

Confectionery creating fudge, salt water taffy, & other locally made sweets (established 1941)

Catalina Coffee & Cookie Co.

Gourmet Coffee, Lattes, Cappuccinos, Hot Breakfast, Pastries, Brownies & Frozen Yogurt (established 2003)

Toyon Grill

Sustainably sourcing the best fresh ingredients - serving high end cocktails, appetizers & entrees (established 2019)

Lobster Trap

Good Times. Great Food. (established 2008)

Cafe Metropole

Organic - Fresh - Delicious (established 2016)

Coyote Joe's

Traditional authentic Mexican food offered in a festive, casual atmosphere (established 1982)

We meet at Old Ben Park, located next to the Basketball & Volleyball Courts on Crescent Avenue. Your guide will be wearing a Catalina Food Tours T-Shirt or jacket. Please remember to wear your mask and practice social distancing. If you need to park, please park on Claressa, Descanso, or Catalina Avenue in the 200 or 300 blocks and walk to Old Ben Park. Pay special attention to time limits for parking to avoid tickets.

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Have questions? Here's the most frequently asked.

Do I REALLY have to purchase tickets in advance? Can I pay cash?

Yes! Tours often sell out and due to time-sensitive food & drink orders we need a head count. Remember, if you have a set date you desire, book even further in advance! You’ll be glad you did! You can purchase tickets online with Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express.  If a tour is sold out on a date you are interested in, look to see if there is another time offered and if there isn’t, please email us. Our friendly support staff will respond as soon as possible. If you want to join the tour (eatingdrinking, or not) you need a ticket. Get ready to Taste Catalina!

Simply click the SEE DATES link or call 424-226-9443 to book tickets now.

If a tour is sold out, can I be added to a waitlist?

We do not provide a waiting list. If a date and time is sold out, there is always a good chance that we will add an additional tour on that day. Please email us to let us know what date you are interested in if you do not see availability.

Do I need to purchase a ticket if I’m not eating?

Yes.  All guests must purchase a ticket whether they plan to partake in the food tastings or not.  Non-paying individuals will not be able to join the tour for any reason(s).  The ticket fees help cover the costs of all the food samplings and also pay for your tour guide’s wages. This isn’t just a food tour. Our guides are also offering valuable commentary on historical, cultural, and restaurant information during this experience.

We want the tour guide to ourselves! AKA: Do you do private tours for us fanatical foodies?

Why yes! To set one up or learn more, please visit our Private Tours page and submit a Private Group Tour Request Form.  We will respond within 24-72 hours.  We love getting a group of like-minded, ready to roll and up-for-anything people together for their own tour! This is also a great option for guests who would like to practice social distancing and only be on tour with their family group.

I want to take the Avalon Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour, but have allergies.

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!

Still have questions?   Visit our FAQ page to submit your own

"This is an absolutely amazing way to spend your afternoon while on Catalina Island. Our guide was incredible. She taught us so much about the history of the island, all while giving us a tour of the local restaurants, who served some of the best food we have had on our whole trip!"

Malou Friis V - TripAdvisor