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A 5 Zip Line Tour — Another Reason to Visit Catalina Island

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Catalina has a lot to offer. From camping to hiking to relaxing to flying fish to historical tours, there's something for everyone. The city of Avalon is far from its hey day, when the Chicago Cubs came for Spring training and every jazz great played dance concerts inside the casino, but the struggling island may be heading towards a renaissance of sorts.

Last summer, the Santa Catalina Island Company began testing Sea Trek--expected to launch this summer--where you walk on the ocean floor, weighted down by a heavy 20000 Leagues Under the Sea-style helmet, through a kelp forest.

Before that, however, comes the Zip Line Eco Tour on April 15th. It's not just one zip line, it's a course series of five from the top of hills to near the beach. In all, that's 3,671 feet, or nearly 7/10 of a mile. Not bad. It will cost $89 and the whole process takes about 90 minutes, says the LA Times, which produced the below fun video.