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Old 29-08-2011, 11:12   #1
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Anchoring at Cat Harbor, Catalina

Does anyone have an info on anchoring in Cat harbor? Where are the good spots, ect? Hoping to get a mooring but what to be prepared if i dont.

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Old 29-08-2011, 11:29   #2
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Does anyone have an info on anchoring in Cat harbor? Where are the good spots, ect? Hoping to get a mooring but what to be prepared if i dont.

All help is appreciated

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Don't just hope about a mooring... they allow online reservations.

going through the process will show you where moorings are available....

Cat harbor is one of them... works quite well, and stops the worry of not knowing where one is going to stay.....


Best of luck, and enjoy!
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Old 29-08-2011, 12:21   #3
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Re: Cat Harbor Catalina Anchoring

What about if there are not moorings available, we are not sure where we will be staying and want to figure out where to anchor if needed.

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Old 29-08-2011, 13:14   #4
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Re: Anchoring at Cat Harbor, Catalina

Never been to Cat harbor but according to the book Cruising Central and Southern California it is pretty easy to anchor at Cat Harbor even on busy weekends.
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Old 29-08-2011, 13:22   #5
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Plenty of good anchorage beyond the moorings; even shore boat service if you need it.
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Old 29-08-2011, 13:35   #6
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Re: Anchoring at Cat Harbor, Catalina

I have been to Catalina Island only once last fall. I noticed that folks that anchored out had to be out of the mooring bays in chopper water. I did see several catamarans at anchor mainly because they had no problem with choppy water and usually had bigger dingys to travel to shore in. I recomend Two Harbors and I think most folks on the west bay were anchored. Do not attemp to anchor in the bay at Avalon there officials will cause trouble for you, Try around the corner of the bay past the casino's moorings about a mile out of the bay. If at Avalon you will need regstration numbers on your dingy to tie to the dingy dock or they will STEEL your dingy or as in my case inflatiable 2 seat kayak and move it almost out of the bay to the furtherest buoy just for there fun, I will never go to Avalon again. I will stop by Two Harbors any time , there what an island resort should be like and the bufflo milk is really great at the bar
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Re: Anchoring at Cat Harbor, Catalina

Unless you are going on Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Buccaneer Days or New years you will not have any problem getting a ball on the west end. There are almost 700 balls in dinghy distance of Two Harbors.
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Old 30-08-2011, 09:05   #8
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Unless you are going on Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Buccaneer Days or New years you will not have any problem getting a ball on the west end. There are almost 700 balls in dinghy distance of Two Harbors.
There it is.
Having a dingy is a plus.
Usually no shore boat that side of the Isthmus.

All the moorings are fine.
When you arrive call the Harbor Master on ch 9 and ask for a mooring assignment in Cat Harbor.
If it's late night or early morning just take a mooring with empty moorings around you,, and they will eventually come by to collect, or you can walk to the Harbor masters office and pay after 7 am.

You can also book a reservation on line:
https://hercules.reservationfriend.c...rdersourceid=2
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Lot's of whales out there this year:
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