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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%
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“smooth ride” (46 reviews)
“free drink” (29 reviews)
320 Golden Shr, Long Beach, CA 90802-4243
+1 800-481-3470
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I took the Catalina Express form Long Beach to Avalon, returning to Dana Point the following day. We upgraded to Commodore Lounge on the trip out, which was worthwhile. The sunset on the return was spectacular.

Thank mjh672016
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We took the Catalina Express over to the Island for an over night stay and upgraded to the Commodore Lounge, it was totally worth the $15. We received a complimentary beverage a snack, a great view and were able to board the boat first! The...More

Thank FaithA
Reviewed 1 week ago

The crew were very polite and we enjoyed this fast trip to Avalon. Aside from the whale sighting, there were also dolphins. Although we were on one of the smaller boats, it was very comfy - the almost glassy sea had a lot to do...More

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice ride to Catalina on a Saturday morning. Enjoyed a beverage and a great view of the dolphins that surrounded the boat.

Thank JenJen1865
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good experience. Smooth ride and very comfortable.Clean and had plenty of time for coffee drinks and snacks.

Thank Kerry W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After meetings throughout the morning and early afternoon, we had several hours. It was decided that our group would take the Catalina Express to the island and back. It was a great experience. The crew was superior, offering us Nemo's cookies and a spicy Asian...More

Thank Eurotraveler110
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my friends to my hometown in Riverside CA. I knew the Catalina Express was perfect for a day trip. We planned the boat trip and landed on Catalina Island where we had a few drinks and rented a cart to see the island!...More

Thank qvega
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Last minute arrangements meant we missed out on allthe cheap seats. However- it turned out well as once we got up to speed- sitting on deck would have been cold. Free drink & snack were a plus! We saw the whale watching boat- but no...More

Thank Mokegrl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is the only way there but it not bad at all. you can purchase Beer, soda's eat. Seating is comfortable. with booth to be had. we did have a great trip both ways.

Thank Slane22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a fun trip. Very scenic. Once you arrive, then the fun begins. Make sure you bring enough spending money. Things can get pretty expensive. Oh, also, on your way there, you may want to bring some Dramamine for motion-sickness ('seasickness'). Don't forget to...More

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Mary F
6 December 2017|
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.
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