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California Dreaming

California Dreaming

Travel to Long Beach and visit the Long Beach Aquarium. Then board the Catalina Express for Catalina Island, the Island of Romance, located just 26 miles out to sea. Enjoy sightseeing on the Island, including a guided tour of the Island's only city, Avalon, is included.

Long Beach - Aquarium of the Pacific

The Aquarium of the Pacific formerly the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific is a public aquarium on a 5-acre site on Rainbow Harbor in Long Beach, California, United States. It is situated across the water from the Long Beach Convention Center, Shoreline Village, and the Queen Mary Hotel and Attraction.


Catalina Island

Catalina Island is a picture perfect island paradise and a world apart from the hustle and bustle of the mainland - just 22 miles off the coast of southern California. 


Avalon City

Avalon is the only incorporated city on Santa Catalina Island, in the California Channel Islands, and the southernmost city in Los Angeles County. The city is a resort community with the waterfront dominated by tourism-oriented businesses


Journey to the Sky Tour

Experience the Real Catalina Island when you get out of Town & Explore!

  • Travel through the heart of the outback of Catalina Island.

  • Keep an eye out for North American Bison, Catalina Island fox, and other fun local animals like the Catalina ground squirrel.

  • Stop at the Airport in the Sky for beautiful views, delicious Killer Cookies, plus fascinating history and cultural displays.

  • Your driver & guide will entertain you with captivating Catalina Island stories as you travel over scenic roads.

Please note the Journey to the Sky travels over windy, bumpy, dusty roads. Guests who are pregnant or may have back or neck issues cannot ride.


Includes: Motorcoach, Guide, Hilton Long Beach 2 nights, Aquarium of Pacific entry, Catalina Express, Discover Avalon (upgrade to Journey to Sky available $75pp), $10 food vouchers, bottled water.

Day One

Depart the Valley and travel to Southern California. Tour the Long Beach Aquarium before checking into your hotel for the evening.

Day Two

This morning, board the Catalina Express for Catalina Island, the Island of Romance, located just 26 miles out to sea. A Tour of Avalon City is included. The option to add the Journey to the Sky Tour is available at an upgrade before heading back to Long Beach for the evening.

Day Three

Depart for home.

Suggested Packing

-Casual Clothing that can be mixed and layered

-Comfortable walking shoes

-Hat and Sunscreen

-Cash and Credit Cards (Only those needed)

-Medicine and spare prescriptions

-Extra glasses and/or contacts

-Book, Word Search and/or Crossword Puzzle


-Seat Cushions and/or Blanket (If attending a parade or show)

-Ear plugs and sleep mask

-Mini-Sewing Kit

-Toiletries and Tissues

-Chargers for devices (Cell phones, Tablets, etc.)

-Extra Memory Cards (Digital Cameras) or Extra Film


Average Temperature

Catalina Island


69 / 52°F



Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Bell Recreation Center Bell Recreation Center
16820 North 99th Ave. (Corner of 99th and Hutton)
Burger King Superstition Burger King Superstition
6820 East Superstition Springs Blvd, Mesa
Cracker Barrel Cracker Barrel
1209 North Litchfield Rd Goodyear AZ
Dennys Bell Road Dennys Bell Road
2717 West Bell Road, Phoenix AZ
Fords Travel SunCity West Fords Travel Sun City West
13593 West Camino Del Sol, Sun City West
Mesa Doubletree Mesa Doubletree
1011 West Holmes Avenue, Mesa, AZ
Mimi's Café at Promenade Mimi's Café at Promenade
1005 North Promenade Parkway, Casa Grande
Pebble Creek Pebble Creek
3645 Clubhouse Drive, Goodyear AZ
Sun City Grand Sonoran Pl Sun City Grand Sonoran Pl
19753 N Remington D(Bus Stop Parking Area in Back)
Sun Lakes Cottonwood Sun Lakes Cottonwood
25630 Brentwood Drive, Sun Lakes AZ
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