Catalina Island is about a 1 hour and 15 minute boat ride on the Catalina Express, or a 15 minute helicopter ride exclusively at IEX Helicopters. A little over 20 miles from the nation’s second largest metropolitan region lies beautiful Santa Catalina Island. Many people visit for a day but the island offers a plethora of activities to keep one occupied for much longer. Avalon is the largest town on the island with about 5,000 full time residents. In contrast, the only other
Catalina Island offers a mild subtropical climate with warm year-round temperatures. During winter months, the average high is 63 degrees F and the average low is 50 degrees F. During summer months, the average high hovers around 72 degrees F, while the average low is around 65 degrees F. Catalina Island has epic scuba diving, freediving, and snorkeling year round. However, their are pros and cons on which time of year is best to visit. We're about to lay them out for you.