Show 155, January 16, 2016: Collier Cook, Vice President, Activities, Santa Catalina Island Company

Collier Cook of Santa Catalina Island Company and Andy HarrisThink you really know the contemporary Catalina? Perhaps not…Catalina is not your Grandparents quaint island vacation getaway anymore. There is everything from zip lines to back country nature tours available. Food walking tours, too. There is even a producing vineyard with premium wines on Catalina now.

Collier Cook, Vice President, Activities, Santa Catalina Island Company, joins us with the update. This is the successor entity to the Wrigley Family’s ownership of Catalina Island.

The limited production Rusack wines from Catalina’s historic El Rancho Escondido are featured on the chef-driven Avalon Grille’s menu.

“We’re delighted to share our Island paradise with you, whether you’re a first time visitor or planning a return trip. Located just 22 miles off the coast of Southern California, Catalina Island is a picture perfect paradise and a world apart from the hustle and bustle of the mainland. The air is refreshing, the water is clear, the community is casual and friendly, and there’s not one traffic light on the whole Island.

From the city of Avalon to the rustic Village of Two Harbors, experience the Island for yourself – from the rugged back country where buffalo roam, to the most stylish in dining experiences, to the adrenalin rush of thrilling adventures.”