For those looking to stay close to the town of Avalon, there is an Avalon Scenic Tour. The Avalon Scenic Tour is a tram experience that takes passengers on a ride through the streets of Avalon and along the beach front. A tour guide points out all the points of interest along the Avalon Scenic Tour including famous houses that celebrities lived in, historic shopping areas and the original homes of the Wrigleys when they first settled the island in the 1920s.
The tram also takes a dramatic climb into the adjacent hillsides along a coastline road that climbs to 400 feet giving riders a full view of all of Avalon spread out below. In addition to the views of Avalon the views of the Pacific Ocean and the adjacent mountainsides are spectacular. The tram tour also passes through the Avalon Canyon where some of the highlights include camping grounds, the Catalina Golf Course (the site where the Chicago Cubs held spring training for 30 years). The tours last about 50 minutes.
For the Catalina Adventure Tours the tour departs from Cabrillo Mole (the area adjacent to the main boat harbor that most visitors arrive from the mainland.). For the Discovery Tours the tour departs from the Tour Plaza at the center of Avalon.