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The Airport in the Sky occupies a 1,602-foot-tall mountaintop at the center of the Catalina Island, 10 miles from the city of Avalon. It's a great destination by tour or shuttle bus, bicycle, on foot whether hiking the Trans Catalina Trail or...more
1 Airport Rod., Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
+1 310-510-0143
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All reviews buffalo burger cookies gift shop landing fee short runway tour bus fun stop worth the trip bumpy ride catalina island great history eco tour pilot tower souvenirs trail interior
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The gifts here were well curated. Southwestern designed ceramic bowls, beaded hummingbirds, edible gummy shot glasses. Lots of tasteful gifts and cookies to snatch up while you wait for family to use the lavatory. The planes were privately owned. The cactus gardens interesting in variety,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Suzanne B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here as part of a tour and the food exceeded expectations. The location of course is unique. Our guide said the cookies were the best on the island, and I’d have to agree.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank justalegalgypsy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed the skyline bus tour to the airport. The views were stunning and our tour guide was excellent. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 23 November 2018 via mobile

I have celiac disease and was sure I was looking at having to eat another bun-less burger and a side salad when I was delightfully surprised to find that they have a stash of gluten free bread. They made me a turkey sandwich then threw...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jenr604
Reviewed 9 October 2018

A ten minute break during our Jeep tour, cute gift shop and yummy cookies. We saw a little fox while looking at the view and eating our cookies, don't feed them though.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank satellitesue1
Reviewed 10 August 2018

You just can't imagine that this is actually an airport...so so small. Grant it does service small Cessna's, Beach Craft type passenger planes. I believe the runway is 3000 feet in total. Cute souvenir shop, deli. Witness my first small plane crash the day we...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 17 June 2018

A nice place to rest after a long day of exploring. Great food - burgers and fries. Fresh homemade cookies.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Trounder
Reviewed 1 May 2018

We stopped here during our jeep tour. It's neat to see a small airport up close (just a "no pedestrians beyond this point" sign separating you from the runway). But there isn't a lot to see. There's a hangar, a little shop and cafe, and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Anita8IceCream
Reviewed 24 April 2018

Nice bus ride from Avalon to Airport in the Sky. It's a mini tour of Catalina. Nice little restaurant you can get a hamburger or sandwiches. Little area to buy souvenirs from. I like to go to have lunch here.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Patricia J
Reviewed 16 April 2018

We came over for one night on Easter this year and wanted to take the kids to the interior of the island. The tours were nice but seemed very expensive considering we simply wanted to explore. My brilliant wife figured out we could take the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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30 March 2018|
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Response from 471rob | Reviewed this property |
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Response from traveltoforeignlands | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can take a helicopter to Catalina! I have been to Catalina a number of times over the years and because I love having new experiences have used different forms of transportation to do do. I have gone via tour boat... More
28 August 2015|
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Response from CarlosLdelaRosa | Reviewed this property |
You can take one of the vans called Wildlands Express that would take you to the airport and back. They are located on the main Avalon tours plaza. White vans operated by the Catalina Islamd Conservancy. And yes, they will... More