So you want more than beautiful weather,
warm water and the peace and serenity of a Cove sunrise! You asked
for it, they've got it.
There is a new pier at the Isthmus and it is
great. There are also restroom facilities and showers
available at the Isthmus. Who can forget the wonderful feeling of finally
washing off day-old salt spray in a warm shower in the old building!
Well, that's a memory now, the facility has been renovated and still accepts
all the quarters you can feed it. There are laundry facilities
available if you really feel the urge. And there are small lockers available.
Forgot the truffles? Well, you
may not find them at the General Store but you'll surely find something
to substitute! Can't guarantee what it may be but the store is open
year round and supplies water and ice as well as stock grocery items, lantern
mantles, fishing tackle and neat souvenirs! The General Store also stocks
some general boating hardware. For heavier duty items, check with the Two
Harbors Parts & Supply Warehouse. And there is now an ATM machine!
There is Trash Service at the Isthmus
once a day via the "Salad Bowl" an d like the rest of Catalina, aluminum,
glass and plastic must be separated from the rest of the trash.
If you can handle it, take your trash back to the mainland with you.
Dinghy Docks are located on the west
side of the pier and limited to dinghies 13 feet and under.
A long painter line is a good idea as dinghies can get to be three or four
deep. It's okay to unload passengers on the pier but make it quick,
both shoreboats and the Harbor Patrol use the pier.
Shoreboats run daily in the summertime
from 0700 until the bar closes and make trips as far away as Emerald Bay.
Contact them on Channel 9, with a flashlight at night or 3 toots on your
airhorn during the day. Smile at these guys, they like it.
A dive shop, kayak rental, general store,
ice and water service, sunset cruise, fishing charters and church services
are also available.
fuel dock is on the end of Isthmus pier and supplies gasoline,
diesel and outboard fuel.
It is open year round from 0800 to
1630 with extended hours during the summer. Water and propane
are also available.
The Two Harbors area is run by the Catalina
Cove and Camp Agency with offices both at Isthmus Cove and in Avalon.
They can be reached at 1/800/785-8425, at Post Office Box 5044-I, Two Harbors,
CA 90704-5044, e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Channel 9.
Check out the West End Cruising Club if you go there a lot.