Catalina Island Excursion

Participation in the watersports and ziplining activities requires signing up within your registration by June 14th.

Know Before You Go

  • The activities and beach are located 0.8 miles away from the boat dock, so be sure to pack comfortable shoes.
  • Be on time! The buses and boats will depart exactly at the stated time. Anyone left behind on Catalina will be responsible for getting back to the Terranea at their own expense.
  • The Catalina Casino is a theater and historical landmark, but not an active gaming facility.
  • If you plan to take advantage of the beach at your own leisure, make sure to you're prepared for weather with sun protection and a water bottle.


Zipline Eco Tour

12:30pm - 2:30pm

Embark on an exhilarating adventure with the Catalina Island zipline experience. Following a brief safety training, ascend to the ridge top 600ft above the Descanso Beach Club and zoom down five separate lines, reaching speeds of up to 35 mph, all while soaking in breathtaking ocean views and traversing a grove of majestic eucalyptus trees. Learn about the island's unique 60 species of flora and fauna from expert guides along the way.

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12:00pm - 3:00pm

Go on an aquatic adventure at Catalina Island with a range of exciting watersport opportunities. Whether you're a novice or seasoned enthusiast, explore the crystal-clear waters through kayaking, paddle boarding, or snorkeling.

Descanso Beach Club


11:00am - 12:30pm
The Descanso Lawn will be open to NBJ attendees until 3:00pm

Descanso Beach Club, nestled in Descanso Canyon just beyond the historic Catalina Casino, offers more than just exquisite dining and breathtaking views. It's the prime location for networking with industry leaders before, during, and after the lunch at 11:00am. The private lawn will be reserved for NBJ Summit attendees for the duration to enjoy food and drinks while connecting with fellow professionals against the backdrop of the ocean.

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Beach Party

12:00pm - 3:00pm

Embrace the vibrant atmosphere of the beach and unwind in style against the backdrop of the island's picturesque shoreline at the Descanso Beach Party. With a designated area for Summit attendees, you'll be able to create memorable moments and forge meaningful connections with other business professionals.

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Explore on Your Own

Bison Exploration

  • Venture into Catalina’s rugged interior aboard an open-air Hummer to seek out the island’s iconic American bison, descendants of a small herd left on the island by a movie crew in the 1920s.
  • Experience a 2-hour 4-wheeling adventure through the bison's favorite grazing grounds while learning about Catalina's history, flora, and fauna from knowledgeable guides.

Avalon Shopping

  • Enjoy extraordinary shopping opportunities along Avalon's scenic waterfront, with quaint shops and boutiques offering island apparel, local artwork, and sweet treats.

Undersea Sub Expedition

  • Dive five feet below the surface aboard the Sea Wolf Semi-Submersible to encounter Catalina’s vibrant marine life in a spacious, climate-controlled cabin.
  • Each passenger has their own seat and port hole, with the freedom to explore other viewpoints throughout the cabin.

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