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Catalina Island is just an hour away aboard our fast and sleek boats out of Long Beach, San Pedro and Dana Point. We are committed to offering the most advanced, state-of-the-art watercraft available while maintaining a high level of dedication to...more
320 Golden Shr, Long Beach, CA 90802-4243
+1 800-481-3470
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The round trip fare is a bit pricey, but the staff was friendly and helpful. The boat was fairly clean and the ferry set sail on time.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Tootsie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very friendly ride over to Avalon, as always. We had the Commodore lounge seating, which I highly recommend! Planing to do the same for our next trip!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Most people go to Avalon.Lots shops, restaurants, nice Bay & beaches. Past casino best. I like to go to West end, quieter, less touristy. Nice hikes, can walk clear across island, easily. Food, hotel (in advance), bar, store, rentals, snorkeling,Pier, relaxing!! I don't have any...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank C G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the Catalina Express over and back the same day. Very efficient loading and unloading all of the passengers. Very smooth ride going over, just a little rough due to windy conditions on the way back. Saw whales and dolphins on the way over -...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Rorycpa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I took the boat over to Catalina Island for the first time. The ship was nice and had drinks and food. We didn’t purchase anything but it was nice knowing it was available if needed. We saw dolphins and had a nice...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 1222linda
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Traveling to the Catalina Island, was a breeze with the Catalina Express. No issues. Schedule was Timely. Accommodations inside fine. Water was a little rough going toward the island on our trip, so there was an outdoor area that was better to avoid seasickness. Our...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank comocove
Reviewed 13 January 2019

Beautiful ride across the channel and great experience. The employees are very friendly and helpful making sure everyone on board is safe and secure. Had the opportunity to upgrade to the Commodore's Lounge which was amazing! Lots of dolphin to watch following along the boat...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank DeeDee K
Reviewed 9 January 2019

The ship was not very clean, but the trip was beautiful. Watch for other large ships, wild life and sunrise or sunsets because they are beautiful.. Great photo opportunity.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Marilyn F
Reviewed 7 January 2019 via mobile

This is the fastest, most comfortable, and least expensive way to get to Catalina. Easy to load, seats are comfortable, and the ride is almost always smooth.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank NikiTennant
Reviewed 17 December 2018

Partly because we were there in the Winter, and partly because it was during the week, but many of the stores and restaurants were closed, and we ended up waiting at the dock, in the cold, for over an hour before our return trip on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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18 February 2019|
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Response from teacher34 | Reviewed this property |
We went from Long Beach, so really don’t know about LA. We parked our car at the terminal lot for the five or six hours we were there, but it seemed as there were cars that were overnight or longer there.
Polo L
26 September 2018|
Response from Kyle V | Reviewed this property |
They don’t check id’s or ask for passports. They just want money for the tickets, so if you pay for the tickets, I think there is no problem.
Ed K
16 June 2018|
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Response from FaithA | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I'm not sure, I would call Catalina Express and maybe even the Chamber of Commerce or the local Police Department about the local laws for riding it on the roads on Catalina they may be different as you can't drive... More