Discover Avalon by land and sea! You will have a fun filled day trip exploring our beautiful town on our smooth riding Electric Bikes. Cruise to Descanso Beach on your bikes for your Frog Rock kayak adventure. Your package includes cross channel transportation from Long Beach to Avalon aboard Catalina Express.
Once on the island, you will check in with Catalina Island Jet Ski & Electric Bike Rentals to pick up your electric bike for the day. You will glide over our flat and hilly terrain in Catalina style. After all, you are on vacation, why not enjoy the ride. Our electric bikes are fun to ride on and they will thrill you no matter where you ride. Our friendly staff will give you full instruction and a map of the area so you can enjoy every minute of your day.
After lunch you can ride your bike to Descanso Beach for your kayak adventure to Frog Rock. Your two hour tour begins at beautiful Descanso Beach. Here, your qualified instructor/guide will fit you with a Coast Guard approved paddle vest and teach you the basic techniques for paddling your ocean-going kayak. No experience is necessary, as these sit-on-top kayaks for two are fun, stable and easy to maneuver.
As you glide above giant kelp forests and numerous varieties of fish, your guide will also point out interesting landmarks, birds and plant life. There’s always something wild to see… a Harbor Seal may peek at you from the offshore rocks; a Bald Eagle may snag a fish from the water nearby. A scenic 40-minute paddle with interpretive rest stops will bring you to Frog Rock Beach and an opportunity to land and stretch your legs or take a quick swim in the cool sea. You’ll also enjoy an energy snack and bottled water before starting the leisurely paddle back to Descanso Beach. At the conclusion of the tour, your hosts will present you with a souvenir certificate to commemorate your Catalina Kayak Expedition. Adventure, natural history, fun and light exercise – a perfect combination.
When you return, it’s back on your bikes for the remainder of the day to explore, shop or have dinner before returning your bikes and checking in with the Catalina Express.
8:00 AM – Check in with Catalina Express (see note 1)
8:30 AM – Depart Long Beach on Catalina Express
9:45 AM – Arrive Avalon
10:00 AM – Pick up Electric Bike at Catalina Island Jet Ski & Electric Bike Rentals
10:00 AM – Open time for exploring and dining.
12:30 PM – Check in with Descanso Beach Ocean Sports Kayak Office
1:00 PM – Depart of Kayak Tour to Frog Rock
3:00 PM – Return from Kayak Trip
3:00 PM – Open time on bike for exploring or shopping
6:30 PM – Return Electric bikes to Catalina Island Jet Ski & Electric Bike Rentals
7:00 PM – Check in with the Catalina Express (see note 2)
7:30 PM – Depart Avalon for Long Beach (see note 2)
8:45 PM – Arrive Long Beach
*Note: 9/2 – 10/20 – Monday through Friday your boat will leave at 10:00 am and at 8:30 am on Saturday and Sunday. Your departure on Friday only will be at 6:00 pm, every other day at 7:30 pm*
**What to wear and bring:**
Dress comfortable for the time of year you are visiting for the electric bike rental. During the summer wear your bathing suit under shorts and a shirt for kayaking. In winter they will provide water resistant windbreakers and pants. Be aware that you can get wet on the Kayak tour, so you might want to bring a dry change of clothes with you, just in case. Sunscreen, towel, a sweatshirt or light jacket, comfortable shoes or flip flops are recommended. Spending money as tour guide gratuity is not included in this package.
Minimum age for riders is 18. Maximum weight is 285 pounds. For your safety, you should be in good health & free from high blood pressure, heart, neck or back problems, motion sickness, or other conditions that could be aggravated by this adventure. Minimum height required is 5’2″ (157 cm) and must be able to hold the bike upright. Knowing how to ride a bike is a must. Bikes cannot be taken into the Interior of the Island.