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Catalina Express

320 Golden Shr, Long Beach, CA 90802-4243
+1 800-481-3470
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Catalina Express Round-Trip Ferry Service: Long Beach or San Pedro to Avalon
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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 safety, customer satisfaction, and quality of service. Today, the fleet consists of 8 high-speed vessels. More than one million passengers set sail to Catalina Island each year on board Catalina Express, and with year round service and up to 30 departures daily, you can easily join them.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“smooth ride” (46 reviews)
“day trip” (65 reviews)
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320 Golden Shr, Long Beach, CA 90802-4243
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"commodore lounge"
in 87 reviews
"smooth ride"
in 46 reviews
"day trip"
in 65 reviews
"comfortable ride"
in 19 reviews
"priority boarding"
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"dana point"
in 21 reviews
"free round trip"
in 13 reviews
"general seating"
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"free birthday"
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"bloody mary"
in 17 reviews
"great ride"
in 23 reviews
"zip line"
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"free ride"
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"hour ride"
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"comfortable seats"
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"fun trip"
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"waiting area"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very organized and spacious boat operating from Long Beach to Avalon, Catalina. There are several departure points that leave from Dana Point and San Pedro, as well as, Long Beach. Schedules vary during the year. Mid June starts the high season. Smooth ride that took...More

Thank Roy F
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The company is well run and the trip was enjoyable from the beginning. The on board crew was very professional and handled the trip like magic. No sooner did we leave the dock in Long Beach and the trip was smooth, We weren't fortunate enough...More

Thank hungrynomore2016
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy online ticket purchase, easy parking, easy trip. Booked the Commodore Lounge both ways.......enjoyable upstairs.......not crowded. Great bartenders!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Trip to visit Catalina - ride ok, just a little expensive for a family. No other options , so you have limited choices.

Thank Robert T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Catalina Express is first class in everything. People are nice, resourceful, caring, and helpful. Everybody do their best to help and support you and they care about your needs. I traveled with 215 high school senior students and we have the time of our lives!...More

1  Thank Paula C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice clean boat, smooth ride, certainly not the rough ride that used to be the norm in the 1970's to get to Catalina.

Thank Rosemary S
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

We flew into the long beach airport, then we caught a cab yo get to the ferry. It was a very long line, so if you are going mid day, make sure you get there early. You can pay a premium, but the regular seats...More

2  Thank timteresa0
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Make sure you are there ahead of time and your bags are under 50 pounds. They wait for no man. The cafe has a really good breakfast sandwich.

Thank AJ W
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

You do have to get there early and wait in line, but the staff were professional and happily answered questions and the boat was clean. We did not use the restrooms or buy any drinks though so I can't speak for those services. The Catalina...More

Thank CWG343
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Catalina Island is a quick Catalina Ferry hop , skip and a jump from Long Beach, CA..Catalina is a great place for Locals and Tourists to Take Island Tours and enjoy the Beautiful Beaches and Restaurants..a Relaxing Occasion and Family Friendly !

2  Thank beverlyc886
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Melissa W
11 March 2018|
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Response from Nicole M | Reviewed this property |
Some hotels will still offer but on get one free with bookings.
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Mary F
6 December 2017|
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Response from Danny V | Reviewed this property |
I saw the crew helping people in wheel chair and they can store luggages and bikes, so I would believe they can also accommodate for motorized scooter. I would cal to confirm.
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Brandon V
1 November 2017|
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Response from Gian Luca V | Reviewed this property |
Don’t know. I was walking there
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