360° VR Panoramas of the Channel Islands of Southern California
The Interior of Catalina Island
Santa Catalina Island, California


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On the slopes high above Two Harbors

On the slopes high above Two Harbors

The Safari Bus route follows high ridges along the top of th island then drops to Two Harbors.

Two Harbors on Santa Catalina Island, California

Date photographed: May 17, 2005
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Little Harbor Campground, just behind the beach

Little Harbor Campground, just behind the beach

There is an idyllic backcountry campground at Little Harbor on the Pacific Ocean side of Catalina.

Little Harbor on Santa Catalina Island, California

Date photographed: May 17, 2005
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The Little Harbor viewpoint

The Little Harbor viewpoint

A distant view of Little Harbor on the Pacific Ocean side of the island. It can be reached by trail or the scheduled Safari Bus service.

Little Harbor on Santa Catalina Island, California

Date photographed: May 17, 2005
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Cottonwood Beach at the mouth of Cottonwood Canyon

Cottonwood Beach at the mouth of Cottonwood Canyon

Isolated Cottonwood Beach is on the exposed Pacific Ocean side of the island.

near Avalon, Santa Catalina Island, California

Date photographed: May 17, 2005
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Rancho Escondido, the Wrigley family's horse breeding ranch

Rancho Escondido, the Wrigley family's horse breeding ranch

When the Wrigley family owned Catalina they bred Arabian horses at Rancho Escondido. There is now a small winery there.

Santa Catalina Island, California

Date photographed: May 17, 2005
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Catalina's Airport-in-the-Sky

Catalina's Airport-in-the-Sky

The Airport in the Sky's single runway spans three hilltops at the very top of Catalina Island. It was built in 1941 by the Wrigley family for their own use. Is now open to the public, though currently there are no scheduled flights. Air freight comes in on DC-3's.

Santa Catalina Island, California

Date photographed: May 17, 2005
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DC-# Gifts and Grill at the Airport-in-the-Sky

DC-# Gifts and Grill at the Airport-in-the-Sky

Formerly the Runway Cafe, the DC-3 Gifts and Grill at Catalina's Airport in the Sky. The food is as good as the view, and they will even deliver meals to backcountry campgrounds.

Santa Catalina Island, California

Date photographed: May 17, 2005
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