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Camping Gems | Catalina Island

Avalon Catalina Island

Catalina Island, California

Beautiful Catalina Island off the coast of southern California is an excellent summer destination. Not only does the island have stunning waters for plenty of boating, and other water sports, but visitors will find many fun activities to enjoy while on land. Now, to make planning a trip to Catalina Island even simpler, visitors can book a mooring at one of four regions on the island in advance.  To reserve online check here.

This island located off the coast of Southern California is one of the eight islands that make up the Channel Islands archipelago. Catalina Island is part of the Southern Channel Islands, and is the only island with a significant permanent population. Visitors to California hoping to visit Catalina either have to take a boat service from one of five coastal communities, or for an even more exciting adventure visitors can take a helicopter flight from one of two costal locations.

Although much quicker, the helicopter does not introduce visitors to the beauty of the ocean around the Channel Islands. Visitors can catch a boat to Catalina from several coastal communities, including San Pedro, Long Beach, Dana Point and Newport Beach. Another option is to embark on a sailing adventure to Catalina Island.

Catalina's approximate 76 square miles of land and miles of coastline  are full of fun recreational activities for the whole family. Visitors will love hiking, biking, boating, snorkeling, and even zip lining during a visit to Catalina Island. Of course, water recreation, especially boating. If you own a boat enjoying all of the wonderful water sports and adventures is much easier.

The sparkling blue waters of Catalina Island's coast are known for the world class scuba diving. Scuba diving off of Catalina offers visitors the chance to enjoy the clear waters with some amazing marine environments. Catalina Island also has amazing snorkeling. Not only are the marine ecosystems healthy, great visibility and warm temperatures.

One great way to take advantage of the amazing water activities is to sail your own boat and moor it at some of the coves and harbors around Two Harbors. In fact, visitors can now make mooring reservations up to 90 days in advance. There are four general areas where visitors can choose to make mooring reservations. Some of the harbors include Isthmus Cove, Catalina Harbor, Howland's Landing, Moonstone and more.

When you have your reservations for your mooring, and you find your lodging, you are all set to enjoy the many lovely adventures that Catalina Island has to offer. The island is beautiful, the weather is warm, the water is clear, and the fish are swimming. When you can bring your boat to Catalina Island you have the opportunity to take your time enjoying all of the beauty the island has to offer.

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