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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.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“smooth ride” (43 reviews)
“free drink” (28 reviews)
320 Golden Shr, Long Beach, CA 90802-4243
+1 800-481-3470
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

They treat you well and is a great mini vaca to Catalina. Everyone on board is having fun. Weather is awesome today.

Thank j h
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took the Catalina Express ferry round trip from Long Beach, CA over to Catalina Island. They operate double hull catamarans that glide over the water in just over an hour. The ticketing was fast and simple in person, did not purchase ahead of time...More

Thank allisond660
Reviewed 3 days ago

the whole trip was good , but Catalina is way over priced . and we got there at 2:30 pm and most of the stuff to do was closing down . very early , wanted go on the glass bottom boat and it was too...More

Thank Laura S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have used Catalina Express for YEARS. Even though it seems expensive it really is your best bet to get to Catalina Island. It can get rough crossing from Long Beach to Catalina so if you get sea sick try and book the earliest boat...More

Thank Tatabooboobax
Reviewed 1 week ago

Catalina Express does one thing and they do it well! I use this service every time I go back and forth to Catalina and I wouldn't use any other company. The boats are well-kept and have so many seat options (inside, outside, front-facing, rear-facing). They...More

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Catalina Express is an easy way to travel to Catalina. We rode over on the regular passage and sat outside to enjoy the fresh air and scenery. On the return, we were able to score Commodore Lounge tickets for $15 more per person. You...More

Thank Nicole H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great trip, very smooth ride. It is windy and can be cold if you sit outside. When you get to Catalina it is close enough to walk everywhere.

Thank erin s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free birthday rides are so fun. Don’t take it away from us! They give you a button to wear so everyone all over the island knows it’s your birthday.

1  Thank Dawnielle & Mar... M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Comfortable short ride and while not inexpensive it is a bargain compared to the other means of transport to the Island; helicopter, private plane or private boat. We chose to pay the extra $15 to sit in the Commodore lounge which provides for early boarding...More

Thank 6sandy6
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Catalina Express is really the only way to get to Catalina Island if you don't have access to a private boat and can't afford a helicopter trip, but, even with their having a corner on the market, they do their best to make your...More

Thank astorin
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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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4 August 2017|
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Response from Lisa S | Reviewed this property |
Highly recommend the golf cart rental. We used Island Rental, but prices and carts appeared to be the same at the other company. We had dinner at Avalon Grill - on opentable. Snacks at Bluewater and on the pier. Beers... More
19 April 2017|
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Response from Rocky W | Reviewed this property |
You are able to go based on boat availability, if you make reservations a few weeks in advance, every boat should be available, catalina express reservations 310-519-1212, schedules and reservations also available on the... More