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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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+1 800-481-3470
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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"
in 14 reviews
"dana point"
in 21 reviews
"free round trip"
in 13 reviews
"general seating"
in 14 reviews
"free birthday"
in 10 reviews
"bloody mary"
in 17 reviews
"great ride"
in 23 reviews
"zip line"
in 11 reviews
"free ride"
in 14 reviews
"hour ride"
in 11 reviews
"comfortable seats"
in 15 reviews
"fun trip"
in 18 reviews
"waiting area"
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank timteresa0
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It takes about 70 minutes to travel to Catalina. They jet right over to the island. For us it was smooth, the water was not choppy. THey have storage for your luggage. the boats hold lots of people.

Thank manders2016
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

We won a two night stay in Catalina & this was the closest ferry to take to get to Catalina. After reading reviews we opted for the Commodore Lounge which is $15 extra per person per way but is worth it. You get a snack,...More

Thank Lexibelle
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Took some out of town guests to Catalina for the day. The Commodore lounge is the way to go. Great view from higher up, and you get a free beverage and small snack. Service in the Lounge was friendly and prompt. Only negative comment was...More

1  Thank jphl63
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Pre-book onine, they do offer a discount for AAA members, plus you go free on your birthday! Easy-Peasy!

1  Thank Linda W
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Enjoyed the comfy seats in first class plus it includes a snack and a drink. We got bottled water to take with us to Catalina. There is also a TV. Seats are first come, first served so get there early and pick carefully. We took...More

1  Thank stephaniesK6902UK
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We rode the Catalina Express for a school field trip. It was a fun experience and my students loved it. The staff was friendly and accommodating.

Thank Brooke W
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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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