Custom Tailored Adventures

Catalina Island interior gate
Behind Locked Gates!

Custom tailored adventure expeditions on Catalina Island are all about the journey. Catalina Backcountry was formed to address the needs of a refined, professional guiding service in the interior of the island – a remotely rugged and beautifully preserved terrain featuring unspoiled beaches, secluded coves, deep canyons and a bird’s eye view from the summit of the Pacific Ocean that surrounds the entire island.

As the only company permitted by the Conservancy to take you behind locked gates and rarely seen by most visitors, we guarantee a truly unforgettable adventure where no other company can take you.

Did you know that Avalon only makes up 5% of the entire island?

As you explore the remote backcountry including the spectacular windward side of the Island (a perfect blend of for those seeking adventure and/or solitude), you will see things that you cannot see in Avalon:

  • The Trans-Catalina Trail – a 37.2 mile trail that transverses the entire island from the East end to the West end featuring stunning views from canyons and atop the canyon with 360 degrees of the entire island and Pacific Ocean. Hike a segment or do a thru-hike!
  • Cute Catalina Island fox endemic to Catalina Island and found nowhere else in the world!
  • Roaming bison in the hills and the trails, magnificent bald eagles, and mule deer
  • Over 60 plant, animal and insect species found only on Catalina Island

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Backpacking Catalina overlooking Shark Harbor and Little Harbor Campground on the backside of Catalina Island
Overlooking Shark Harbor and Little Harbor

With extensive firsthand experience, we specialize in constructing custom itineraries for both leisure and active vacation packages. We focus on delivering the most remarkable adventures to your heart’s desire. Engaging you from the start, before your trip even begins, our goal is to make certain your trip is perfectly tailored for you – one that meets your skill level, comfort zone, budget and desires.

Our specialties:

  • One of A Kind Adventures: for fitness and adrenaline junkies full of outdoor expeditions
  • Friends and Family: play and comfort packages geared towards group fun for all ages and skill levels
  • Experiential Expeditions: full of action and adventure learning
  • Couples: unique romantic getaways full of solitude and private moments
  • Naturalists: showcasing the flora, fauna and wildlife of our beautiful island full of rich cultural history dating back to the Tongva tribe

Contact us here to get started on creating your custom adventure and sharing
the WOW of the outdoors!


Please note: Catalina Backcountry specializes in customized camping adventures. Camping reservations are made only for our custom tailored package clients.