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Why Winter Is the Best Time to Go to Catalina Island

Despite many people believing that the best time to visit Catalina Island is during the summer months, the hidden secret of the island is that it is genuinely incredible all year round!

There are plenty of great winter deals to take advantage of in the winter since these months tend to attract fewer tourists. As such, this just adds to the truth that winter is the best time of year to visit Catalina Island.

Keep reading to find out more about why winter is the best time to go to Catalina Island.

Best of Winter Package

Visitors can take advantage of Catalina Island’s various boat and hotel packages each winter. These Best of Winter Packages include round-trip transportation on the Catalina Express from Long Beach, San Pedro, or Dana Point and overnight accommodations at participating Catalina Island hotels. 

Catalina Island Hotels Participating in Best of Winter Packages

All with varying dates depending on the hotel, you can take advantage of the Best of Winter Package brought to you in partnership with Catalina Express. The following Catalina Island hotels are participating in the Best of Winter Packages for 2022:

  • Hotel Catalina & Courtyard Garden Suites
  • The Avalon Hotel
  • Hotel Atwater
  • Snug Harbor Inn
  • Hotel Mac Rae
  • Aurora Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Resort Catalina Island
  • Mt. Ada
  • Hotel Metropole
  • Catalina Island Inn
  • Hermosa Hotel
  • Hotel Vista Del Mar


All rates are typically based on double occupancy and are based on double occupancy. Most hotels have one-night midweek pricing and two-night minimum weekend pricing available.

What’s Included

In addition to the room night(s) booked, you can look forward to enjoying a round trip boat ride for two on Catalina Express (Dana Point $2.00 extra), offering complimentary morning Kona Coffee, Tea, Juice, Danish, and Cookies.

Once on the island, you can also enjoy the following discounts:

  • 10% discount on Catalina Adventure Tours
  • 10% discount at Original Jack’s Country Kitchen

How to Book

Because the Best of Winter Package is complex by nature, all reservations must be made by phone. Call the participating hotel to book your Best of Winter Package today!

Catalina Hot Spots

Catalina Hot Spots is where to find all of the hot spots, including finding the latest indoor dining available on the island. Are you looking for specials or events? Or are you interested in setting up a banquet? Let us help you! 

Toll Free: 855-891-3400Booking directly with us and you will get the best rate guaranteed Book Now
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