Catalina Island is serviced by ferries from Marina del Rey and other spots. The trip takes approximately an hour and costs $40-60 for a round trip. The use of cars on the island is restricted, and most residents move around via golf cart. Tourists can hire a taxi or get around by bike. There are a number of bicycle and golf cart rental agencies on the island. Only the city of Avalon is open to the public without restrictions.
Popular activities on the island include touring the shipwrecks and reefs of the harbor in a glass-bottom boat. Other things that visitors enjoy include diving and snorkeling. Out of the water, visitors must obtain a permit from the Catalina Island Conservancy for day hikes or mountain biking.
Also visit the Catalina Island Museum in the historic Casino Building. Available programs there include walking tours, classes, an annual silent film benefit and more.