Catalina Island Kayak Packages

Catalina Island Kayak Packages are available from several hotels and tour operators on the island. Bundling your transportation to the island, accommodations, and kayak rentals or kayak tour is a great way to save a few bucks. Not only that, it takes the logistics out of your hands. All you have to do is make one call, and the rest is done for you.

Kayaking Catalina Island is wonderful way to see marine life, birds, and experience the beauty of the landscape and open ocean. There’s just no better way to get up close to dolphins, sea lions, pelicans, and the occasional bald eagle. In the crystal clear blue water underneath you, it’s common to see all manner of sea life including colorful Garibaldi, lobster, sea bass, the occasional leopard sharks, and forests of green kelp swaying the current.

Pavilion Lodge “Frog Rock” Kayak Package

The Pavilion Lodge is a great place to stay, and they offer a great package which includes transportation to the island via ferry or helicopter, undersea tour on a semi-submersible (operated by Discovery Tours), and a two-hour kayak expedition to Frog Rock, operated by Descanso Beach Ocean Sports and Catalina Island Kayak Expeditions.

The Journey to Frog (shown above) tour is an easy paddle, suitable for kayakers of all skill levels including beginners and kids. one or two-person sit-on-top kayaks are provided, but more experience kayakers can choose professional equipment. The staff at Descanso Beach Ocean Sports have everything you will need to make your trip comfortable including wet sandals, windbreakers, and wetsuits.

On the way, your guide will point out historical landmarks, birds, plants, and teach you some island history. During the trip you glide over kelp forest filled with colorful fish, and it’s common to see sea lions, harbor seals, pelicans, and dolphins. Once you arrive at Frog Rock, you will land your kayak on the beach and enjoy a snack and a bottle of water. During the break you can stretch your legs and explore a bit or go swimming.

The Pavilion Hotel (formerly Pavilion Lodge) has been completely renovated, hence the name change. Just steps from the beach, shopping, restaurants, and the beach. Amenities include HD flat screen TV’s, upgraded in-room coffee/tea, iHome MP3 players, and complimentary use of Apple’s new iPads. IF you choose this package, ask for one of the ground floor rooms on the courtyard… each room has its own beautifully landscaped private patio. Located at 513 Crescent Avenue, in the heart of Avalon. Call (800) 322 3434 to book your Catalina Island Kayak Package. Visit for more information on the Fox Canyon Kayak Expedition.

Pavilion Lodge “Cape Canyon” Kayak Package

The Cape Canyon Package includes a one or two-night stay at the Pavilion Hotel (formerly Pavilion Lodge), round trip on the Catalina express or Catalina passenger Service, The Cape Canyon Tour, Undersea Tour (semi-submersible) and the Fox Canyon Kayak Expedition, operated by Descanso Beach Ocean Sports and Catalina Island Kayak Expeditions. We think this package is pretty deluxe! Great accommodations, and three of the best tours on the island.

Catalina Island Inn Kayak Adventure Package

Choose either a half day or full day guided kayak tour of the island operated by Catalina Kayak Adventures & Wet Spot Rentals. Trip Advisor rated their full-day kayak tour as the best tour on the island! Local guides entertain you with history and fun island anecdotes. The kayak trip begins on the other side of the island, so your tour begins with a 16 mile drive inland where you will see important landmarks and often buffalo. Your guides provide a picnic lunch, kayaks, safety gear, and beach toys. It’s a popular kayak package with families, and we hear nothing but good reviews.

This package includes a one-night stay at the Catalina Island Inn, continental breakfast, and lunch. The Catalina Island Inn is know to be one of the most romantic hotels on the island – a perfect place to bring your sweetheart. Located at 125 Metropole Avenue, right in the middle of Avalon, with breathtaking views of Avalon Harbor. Call (310) 510 1623 for more information and to book your Catalina Island Kayak Package.