On Saturday, May 9, join CCNMA on an exclusive sea cruise and tour of Santa Catalina Island. Catalina Express has offered to transport CCNMA and a select number of people to and from the resort community of Avalon.
THE TRIP: On Saturday, May 9, we will depart Long Beach at 10 a.m. and arrive in Avalon at about 11 a.m. Please note Catalina Express advises that participants arrive at the terminal at least 1 hour in advance.
We will then be shuttled to the Catalina Island Museum by golf carts driven by museum personnel for a tour of the existing Catalina Island Museum and the adjacent new $6-million museum, which is still under construction. This 1-hour tour will be led by museum officials, and will end with snacks and wine.
Later, we’ll board Catalina Conservancy buses for a ride to the scenic Wrigley Gardens and a mountain-top trail head with panoramic views of Avalon and its cozy harbor.
The buses will get us back to Avalon by 3 p.m., which will provide a few hours time to roam Avalon’s boutiques, bars, restaurants and piers before our boat departs Avalon back to Long Beach at 6 p.m.
DEPARTURE: We are scheduled to leave Avalon at 6 p.m., arriving back in Long Beach by 7 p.m.However, participants will have plenty of time to change their tickets to leave Avalon on the 3:45 p.m.boat back to Long Beach, if they wish to.
THE COST: Roundtrip is just $16. Trip is free if you become a CCNMA member today.
Please note participants will also need to pay for parking at the Catalina Express Terminal’s parking garage, located at 320 Golden Shore, Long Beach. Please call 310-519-1212 for more information about parking and directions.
This trip is intended for professional journalists only. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP. Space is limited.