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About Wildlands Express Shuttle (Safari Bus) on Catalina Island in Avalon, California

The Wildlands Express Shuttle Van (formerly known as the Catalina Safari Bus) is how you get around on Catalina Island if you plan to leave the main city of Avalon. Unlike the Hawaiian Islands where you can rent a Jeep and drive anywhere you want, Catalina doesn’t rent rigs for driving backroads. To get between Avalon and the remote beaches at Little Harbor your best and least expensive option is the Wildlands Express. It runs daily throughout the year, but the hours are limited outside of the summer months. Reservations are required so call them or reserve online (see phone number and website link below).

Wildlands Express also connects the island’s airport, known as Airport in the Sky, to Avalon and Little Harbor. On this cross-island route it will stop at Black Jack Junction for hikers and campers at Black Jack Campground.

Four remote beaches in the west side of the island are accessible via  when it stops at the Little Harbor Campground. Consider staying overnight if you venture over to the Little Harbor area.

If you intend to visit Two Harbors then consider taking the Catalina Express Ferry directly to that port as the alternate interior island shuttle taxi services are quite expensive to get from Avalon to Two Harbors.

708 Crescent Ave
Avalon, CA 90704
(310) 510-0143
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Avalon, US
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