To get to Catalina Island, you could swim, ala The Four Preps: “Twenty-six
miles, so near yet far, I’d swim with some water-wings and
my guitar.” Since that’s not likely, travelers must
cross the Pacific Ocean by boat, plane or helicopter. There is no
bridge or car ferry. In fact, no cars are allowed on the island.
The best way to get around is by walking. But bicycles and golf
karts can be rented. There are taxis. And the Avalon Trolley whisks
passengers through the hilly island streets. Pedal cabs are also