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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Best way to travel to Catalina is in the upper comador level and order a bloody Mary. Great view and fast smooth ride. If your lucky you will bet to see Dolphins and flying fish.

Thank Scottysbid
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The ride to Catalina was very relaxing and enjoyable. The crew on the boat was awesome. My ONLY complaint was the parking. All of the signs tell you that parking for the cruise is in the parking garage. What they don’t tell you ahead of...More

1  Thank QtTracy
Reviewed 1 week ago

A morning trip out to Catalina Island with a group of friends. We sat in the lounge and had a Bloody Mary and some snack food. The ride was smooth and fast.

Thank JSM1313
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well built facility with easy access parking structure. Boat are fast and comfy. They have a little snack bar where you can get refreshments.

Thank Danny V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Reliable and efficient travel to a beautiful and unique island. Nice upper deck for warm weather and comfortable inside seating for cooler days

Thank lobsterbacks
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 weeks 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

1  Thank Tatabooboobax
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
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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