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How to Visit Catalina During Quarantine

May 25, 2020 3:20:00 PM

The unofficial start to summer has us dreaming about cruising to our favorite island getaway, Catalina. Just 22 miles off the coast of Los Angeles makes Catalina a quick half day sail or an even quicker ferry ride. Catalina reopened their moorings to boaters starting May 14, and even though Catalina's essential businesses are open, the island is still mostly closed to visitors.

Boaters will be able to come ashore for essential activities including:
  • Food and necessary shopping at the Two Harbors General Store (face coverings are required)
  • To-go food/drink pick up from the West End Galley (items must be consumed aboard your boat per County regulations)
  • Restroom and coin-op shower facilities
  • Trash facilities

Avalon hopes to celebrate Labor Day provided restrictions have are lifted. In the mean time Catalina wildlife has welcomed the absence of visitors like many other parks around the U.S., especially after such a healthy rain season.

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National Safe Boating Week 2020

May 18, 2020 10:26:00 PM

Created in 1958, National Safe Boating Week kicks off every year right before Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer. Meant to remind American boaters to be conscientious during the holiday weekend and the summer boating season, this year's National Safe Boating weeks falls on May 16-22 and is even more important with the additional threat of COVID-19.

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