TowBoatUS Catalina

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TowBoatUS Catalina - Member Towing
Cat Tow, Inc.- Non Member Towing, Salvage, Marine Pollution Response

24 hr Marine Assistance Response including, but not limited to: Jump Starts, Prop Unwraps, Anchor Assists, Fuel and Part Delivery, Freight and Personnel transport, Ungrounding, Towing, Salvage, Wreck Removal, and Pollution Response. Towing Memberships, and how to take advantage to free on the t

Operating as usual


Avalon Rotary Club

Third Annual Catalina Island Chili Cook Off, Call for Entries.

Avalon Rotary Club Foundation is inviting cooks, chefs and novices to join in the third annual Catalina Island Chili Cook Off. Competition categories include Judges and People’s choices for Chili recipes and People’s Choice for Salsa recipes. Prizes totaling over $3,000 will be awarded.
Entrants are responsible for delivering prepared food by 11 am on Festival Day, May 26th, 2018. Creative naming to draw attention to its unique characteristics is encouraged as are team entries like fire departments, business or industry groups. Participants who attend and serve their food will be issued two complimentary tickets to the event.
The Chili Cook Off is slated for Saturday May 26th (Memorial Day Weekend), from 1 to 6 pm. On Avalon’s South Beach. Adult admission is $20, children 5-11 are $5 and under age 5 are free. There will be booths for chili and salsa tastings, beer and wine, snacks, raffle items and souvenirs. The top winner gets an entry into the End Polio Now Chili Cook Off at Angel Stadium September 15, 2018. A dunk tank and Lego’s for kids will also be available.

The event is sponsored by the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Holiday Inn Resort Catalina Island, Vons store of Avalon and the Catalina Island Foundation. Southern Wine & Spirits, Catalina Beverage Company, Catalina Divers Supply, City of Avalon, Island Water Charters, Journey Catalina, Catalina Island Company, Lost Coast Brewery, Brown's Bikes, Lloyds of Avalon Confectionery, Catalina Business Enterprises, Catalina Hot Spots, Catalina Printing, Fine Line Construction, Hotel Mac Rae on Catalina Island, Catalina Island Jet Ski and Electric Bike Rentals, Leo's Catalina Drug Store, Chet's Hardware, the Bombard Family, Catalina Island Golf Cart Rentals, Ciao-Baci Catalina Island, Catalina Room Escape, and IEX Helicopters.

For more information or to pay your entry fees on line go to and search Catalina Island Chili Cook Off. Contact Nicole Hohenstein for entry information @ [email protected] .


Luckily this guy had Boat US insurance! 09/18/2017

TowBoatUS Catalina Rescues Man Lost At Sea - BD Outdoors

Captain Nathan Lins saves a man overboard from extreme peril. Captain Nathan Lins of TowBoatUS Catalina was in the right spot and the right time and became a hero when he found and saved a man lost at sea recently.


San Clemente Island, Near Fish Hook. We've been there many times this last week. Free tows back with your gold card.


Sunset cruises here at we're always working for our members.



Don't forget to snap a photo on the water to enter our Photo Contest! You'll be entered for a chance to win an Airhead cockpit tube, SailorBags duffel, ThrowRaft device, and more boating prize packs! See contest details at


Picture taken of our boat from boat. Baywatch responded with LA County Fire to this vessel in distress with reported engine fire. Firefighters quickly determined there was no fire and secured the oil leak causing the smoke. We then towed the vessel to Huntington Harbor at no charge under his gold card membership. :TowBoatUS Capt:


Monday's at the office...


Just a normal Wednesday around running these red boats with tight tow lines.



Check out the NEW BoatUS app, available for free download now.

Make sure to download our BRAND NEW app before heading out on the water!


BoatUS Foundation

Discounted float coats for only $30! Coast Guard approved! Get yours before they are gone!


HUGE thank you goes out to for keeping our crew full when we drag members back to Newport. They not only have a great staff but the best around. Give them a follow, better yet, go eat good food!!


Heading into summer...


See ya Isthmus... next stop San Pedro. All for free with this members gold card. It pays (or saves) to be a member. Sign up today!


It's a beautiful day out here in Avalon, Catalina. Head on over to the island this week before the rain comes! BUT! Don't forget to buy your unlimited towing membership first.


TowBoatUS San Francisco Bay & Delta

Check out BoatUS's new and improved free app.

Check out the updated Towing App!! It's a great tool for all our customers.


Birds eye view of our "TowBoatU.S. Catalina" coming back into Avalon harbor after a cross channel tow.


Came across our neighbors from .s._san_pedro_del_rey in their Rocky Point boat.


C-PORT (Conference of Professional Operators for Response Towing)

Read the latest news and information affecting the marine assistance towing and salvage industry.


Happy Easter! Boat is fueled up and ready to assist boaters and continue this busy weekend.


The sunrises here on Catalina aren't too bad. Thanks for sending us your picture.



Is that a chartplotter in your pocket? Read about a powerful new navigation app for your smartphone in this week’s most-read article from BoatUS Magazine.


Licensed captains with commercial towing endorsement. Please email Greg at [email protected]


Just cruising through the


With all the recent rain we have got, the ocean views of this island aren't the only beautiful thing to look at.


Avalon's Green Pier today in the fog.



Summer is closer than you think! Time to get ready for a fun, safe and successful season.

Boating season is right around the corner. Run through this countdown to make sure all systems are a go.


Our captain Gregory Dreischmeyer () attended the 2nd annual California Boating Congress with C-PORT to lobby on behalf of recreational boaters and the Professional Towing industry to make our waterways and boaters safer.


Southern California is having a storm right now, so head on over to website to sign up/renew/upgrade your so you won't have to pay to see this boat this summer.


Thanks for keeping our wheels clean.


You can see us coming miles away...


It's been about two years since we played sand box on front beach to dig out three grounded vessels after the storm on 12/30/15.


...and another happy member delivered to Davies ramp in Los Alamitos Bay, Long Beach CA at no charge. 📷 PC:


Getting a call at 4AM ✔️ Catch another beautiful SoCal sunrise ✔️ Another happy member that received a free tow ✔️ ... go sign up!


Congratulations to Greg Dreischmeyer for receiving Dispatches Choice Award two years in a row!!! 👍🏻👍🏻

About TowBoatUS

TowBoatUS is the nation’s largest on-the-water towing fleet that services more than half a million BoatUS Members. With 600+ towboats in 300+ ports across the country, boaters are never far from professional on-the-water assistance when they need it. Membership includes boat towing, jump starts, soft ungroundings, fuel delivery, plus more than 25 additional benefits and savings.

TowBoatUS Catalina - Member Towing
Cat Tow, Inc.- Non Member Towing, Salvage, Marine Pollution Response

24 hr Marine Assistance Response including, but not limited to: Jump Starts, Prop Unwraps, Anchor Assists, Fuel and Part Delivery, Freight and Personnel transport, Ungrounding, Towing, Salvage, Wreck Removal, and Pollution Response.

For more information on BoatUS Towing Memberships, and how to take advantage to free on the towing services and many other member benefits please click the links below.

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Catalina Island Camps Catalina Island Camps
100 Howlands Landing
Avalon, 90704

Catalina Island Camps is a summer resident camp located in Southern California on Catalina Island for boys & girls completed 1st through 9th grades. More info at

Camp Emerald Bay Camp Emerald Bay
1 Cove Road
Avalon, 90704 Visit to learn more or register now!

DBOS - Descanso Beach Ocean Sports DBOS - Descanso Beach Ocean Sports
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Avalon, 90704

Kayaking, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddling, guided Eco Tours and more at THE place for fun on Catalina

Enrique Dominguez Enrique Dominguez
346 Catalina Avenue
Avalon, 90704

Just a regular dude that met his Creator and wants everyone to experience the peace, love and streng

Catalina Zip Line Eco Tour Catalina Zip Line Eco Tour
1 Saint Catherine Way
Avalon, 90704

One of our newest tours, the Zip Line frequently sells out. Advance reservations are recommended.

Joe’s tackle Shop Joe’s tackle Shop
Avalon, 90704

Family owned business offering fishing tackle, bait and souvenirs.

Brown's Bikes Brown's Bikes
107 Pebbly Beach Road
Avalon, 90704

We rent bikes, strollers, wheelchairs and offer repairs and sales on beautiful Catalina Island, near

Catalina Jet Ski Rentals Catalina Jet Ski Rentals
103 Sumner Avenue
Avalon, 90704

Come and have some fun rent a JetSki and explore the waters of Catalina!

Island Water Charters Island Water Charters
20 Pleasure Pier
Avalon, 90704

Parasailing over Beautiful Catalina Island!

Diving Catalina Diving Catalina
1 Casino Way
Avalon, 90704

Experience the beauty of Catalina’s underwater world. Guided & intro to scuba & snorkeling daily!

Catalina Tours Catalina Tours
PO Box 306
Avalon, 90704

We are the premier activities booking company on Catalina Island. Award-winning customer service and

Parasail Catalina Parasail Catalina
105 Pebbly Beach Road
Avalon, 90704