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Catalina Island Vacation (Sierra Club)

This is a one-of-a-kind 3-day-weekend! A fantastic adventure in paradise awaits you twenty-six miles across the ocean at Camp Emerald Bay in the northern end of Catalina Island. You will be surrounded by beautiful beaches, crystal blue water, and spectacular views for three spectacular days. Your amazing weekend will include snorkeling, swimming, hiking, kayaking, dancing, dance lessons, sunbathing, fun games, consuming sumptuous meals, optional Scuba Diving (non-Sierra Club event),social activities and

just relaxing in your own personal style.

You don't have to be the camper type to enjoy this trip, you can either stay in the pre-assembled platform tents with or share cabins with friends; no sleeping on the hard ground on this trip. There are plenty of hot showers and other amenities to make your weekend comfortable and relaxing. You will be savoring delicious gourmet faire throughout the weekend prepared by an experienced catering staff. The evening activities start with a happy hour followed by dinner and then the dinning room magically turns into a dance floor with a live DJ with a variety of all styles of music and perhaps a disco ball! We plan on having some dance lessons again this year. If dancing isn't in your groove; no worries - many choose enjoy the campfire and sing the oldies - last year there were 6 guitar players that kept the chords flowing. Or just kickback on the wooden pier; gaze at the bright stars and stare at the moonlight silhouetting off the glistening ocean. It's all good.

Your days will be spent playing in the sun and socializing with the rest of your adventure-mates. Last year 270 participants went on this trip and believe it or not you will have the chance to meet and interact with all the participants that go this year!! Although, it sounds like a lot of people, the camp is absolutely huge; and even with the large number of participants solitude if desired can also be achieved.

Trip fee includes: Round trip Catalina boat transportation, camp & landing fees for two nights, platform tent w/bed and mattress or wood cabins w/electric lights/outlets, hot showers, flush toilets, campfires, kayaks, dancing, dance lessons, many leader led hikes/activities, optional competitive events, catered meals from Friday afternoon to Sunday lunch and a great time.

Trip Fee for Sierra Club Member

  • Price with platform tent accommodation - $249
  • Price with cabin upgrade - $269

Trip Fee for Non-Sierra Club Member

  • Price with platform tent accommodation - $270
  • Price with cabin upgrade - $290

Prices will increase July 15.

For first time new member applicants, a one-year Sierra Club membership can be purchased for $25 prior to the trip allowing you to benefit from the Member price. You will receive the discounted price and a free gift.

Payment Option

For reservation questions email Annette Tamraz at [masked] and general inquiries to Ron Domash at [masked]. All trip information will be transmitted to participants via email as the trip date approaches. Please go to for more information.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel 60 or more days prior to start date and receive a full refund. Cancellation 14-59 days prior to trip start date, you will receive 50% refund. 0-13 days or missed boat, no refund will be given. All exceptions to this policy shall be reviewed by Trip Organizer/Leader Ron Domash after the completion of the trip.

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  • edward

    New prices: • Price with platform tent accommodation - $268
    • Price with cabin upgrade - $288
    Trip Fee for Non-Sierra Club Member
    • Price with platform tent accommodation - $292
    • Price with cabin upgrade - $312

    July 16, 2012

  • edward

    Discount ends by July 15th. Signup and pay by then to get it here:

    June 22, 2012

  • Jason

    It's per person...There are two cots in each tent.

    April 16, 2012

  • skye

    Is the price pre person or pre tent and how many can fit in a tent

    April 16, 2012

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