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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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320 Golden Shr, Long Beach, CA 90802-4243
+1 800-481-3470
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Reviewed yesterday

easiest way to get to Sta.Catalina Island! quick, smooth ride and you're there in no time at all! got the general seating for $36 and it was totally worth it for me and friends! the weather was nice and the scenery was awesome!

Thank 777JeffA777
Reviewed 2 days ago

Unfortunately, we didn't see Dolphins, but the trip was BEAUTIFUL!!! Comfortable and enjoyable. I didn't pay for the extra comfy lounge, and it totally wasn't necessary. We were up top and fine even though it was windy...but sunny!

Thank Ginny w
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Smooth and safe ride for day trip to Catalina with the kids. Dock at Catalina was short walk to all of main strip and beach. Don't be late to shuttle, arrive at least 15 min prior to reservation or they will usually have standby ready...More

Thank castle_lb
Reviewed 4 days ago

I'm not much for waiting in lines and when I read reviews about booking the Commodore Lounge - I was sold. The price roundtrip for one adult was $103.50 but well worth the extra $15 each way to sit in the Commodore Lounge. The lounge...More

Thank Jerichong
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We visited Catalina Island last weekend traveling from Long Beach to Avalon round trip. We embarked on the Catalina Jet and the Avalon Express, two of their ships. The crossing was on time and quite comfortable. Our suitcases were handled with care. The staff did...More

Thank Larry F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good travel. Just remember arrived at least 20 min before the time of the departure.. if not, they will sell you ticket and you have to wait for the next. Buen viaje. Solo recuerda llegar al menos 20 min antes de tu salida. Si no...More

Thank Gris Tere R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Many have used this Birthday promotion to celebrate on Catalina. My father and I have utilized this for the past three years. We use their convenient port at Dana Point Harbor to travel to Avalon. Go to the website for details to print the pass...More

Thank maitaimike2015
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easy process, clear instructions and overall nice ride to/from Catalina. Getting there 30 minutes before your departure seems to be about right.

Thank ZulkMania
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did a day trip to Catalina on Saturday on the Catalina Express out of Long Beach. Was a great day, but very pricey - especially since we had to invest in sweatshirts too! Haha. We upgraded to commodore service on way back. Honestly, not...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Catalina Express has this nice value that if it is birthday, you get a round trip ticket for free, you must have one adult paid ticket. The ride both ways was very nice and it added to the birthday experience. I would highly recommend it.

Thank Pfoskett
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If I depart at 6am from long beach What time am i required to depart from avalon ? Or is there no set boat trip time frames. More specifically can I depart from long beach at 6am and then depart from avalon to return at 3pm ? With my round-trip ticket .
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
How do I get to Catalina express from the cruise ship pier?
13 March 2017|
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Response from Justine L | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I can't answer that as we arrived by car. We stayed on the Queen Mary and had no problem arranging a taxi. Check with your cruise line. I would think there would be some very easily arranged transport. Also, I... More
Ian F
Hi, Are there any Hotels near LAX airport that provide shuttle service to Golden Shore? i know it's a decent distance and that maybe a separate taxi or shuttle would be best but was just wondering what options there are other than renting a car. Thanks
26 February 2017|
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Response from Tom V | Reviewed this property |
Never use a taxi to go anywhere in LA. It's a rip off. All the major hotels near LAX provide shuttle service. Your best bet is to use Uber or Lyft. I took a shuttle from LAX to Long Beach and it cost me 40 dollars. That's... More