Disclosure: I occasionally work with Catalina Express, but honestly believe, its the BEST way to get to Catalina Island for a weekend getaway or fun celebration.
As Catalina Express begins 2015, they made it clear that for the 4th year in a row, they would be continuing their “Ride Free on Your Birthday” tradition. Catalina Express passengers can travel to Catalina for free on their birthdays, effective now through December 31, 2015. The offer is good for travel from all of Catalina Express’ mainland or island ports saving adult passengers up to $76.50 round trip. Registration is now open for 2015 birthdays.
Travel must begin on the passenger’s actual birthday, subject to availability, and return must be completed within 30 days. Interested passengers need to pre-register online at www.CatalinaExpress.com, make a reservation and then present their printed Free Pass at time of check-in, with valid ID. Visit www.CatalinaExpress.com for more details.
To get you more inspired for a fun birthday getaway celebration, these photos and incentives just might do the trick:
BIRTHDAY BOWLING – at Three Palms Avalon Arcade
Get one free game of bowling on your birthday at the new Three Palms Avalon Arcade; (310) 510-0967
Bicycle rentals are the perfect way to explore Avalon. On guest’s birthday, rent a bike for two
CATALINA ISLAND CONSERVANCY – FREE ISLAND TRAILS MAP
Visit the Catalina Island Conservancy’s Explore store at 125 Clarissa Avenue in Avalon for
your free birthday gift—a complete Island map that includes all the great trails into Catalina’s
A weekend spent exploring the beautiful island sounds perfect to me.
DC-3 GIFTS & GRILL AT AIRPORT IN THE SKY – FREE GIFT
Get a free gift for the birthday person with a gift shop purchase of $10 or more. Must
present valid ID. Shuttle service to and from DC-3 Gifts & Grill and Avalon is available.
Stock up on their delicious cookies, buffalo jerky, or a great GIFT to bring home.
BUFFALO NICKEL RESTAURANT– FREE MEAL ON YOUR BIRTHDAY
One of Avalon’s best Mexican restaurants is offering a very special birthday deal. Any meal
on the Birthday menu (consisting of 20 items) is free on guest’s birthday. This deal is good
on guest’s birthday only, limit one free meal per birthday, must show I.D. Free shuttle service
to/from the restaurant; (310) 510-1323
CATALINA COFFEE & COOKIE CO. – FREE CUP OF COFFEE
Free cup of 12oz gourmet coffee for the birthday person.
Must wear Catalina Express birthday ribbon and provide an email address. May
be required to show I.D.; (310) 510-CHIP (2447); www.CatalinaCoffeeandCookieCo.
LLOYD’S OF AVALON
On visitor’s birthday, come by Lloyd’s for a treat:
*Free Scoop of Ice Cream
*Buy one pound of Catalina Salt Water Taffy and get an extra 1/4 Pound FREE
*Buy any iced coffee drink or smoothie and get a second of equal or lesser value 1/2 off
THE AVALON HOTEL
Photo Credit: Avalon Hotel
If a guest stays at the hotel on his/her birthday, receive a free bottle of wine or sparkling
HOTEL VISTA DEL MAR
Enjoy round-trip boat transportation on the Catalina Express, a complimentary bottle of
champagne or wine on your birthday, celebratory balloons, continental breakfast, milk & cookies
each evening, 10% off at Avalon’s best retail stores and a free gift. Prices start at just $116 per
person per night in conjunction with the Catalina Express’ “Free Ride on your Birthday”
HOTEL VILLA PORTOFINO
Photo Credit: Hotel Villa Portofino at Dusk
10% discount off your guest room + complimentary bottle of wine or champagne. Proof of
Other ideas include:
Tour the Casino. Take in a day at Descanso Beach. Take a Tour. Rent a Golf Cart. The key is to ENJOY your birthday on the Island completely STRESS free.
Who wants to come with me next December?