5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

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  • Location: Long Beach, California
  • Duration:  60 minutes (approx.)
Climb aboard the ‘Catalina Express’ ferry at either Downtown Landing in Long Beach or Catalina Sea and Air Terminal in San Pedro for round-trip service to Catalina Island. No matter where you depart from, you can expect awe-inspiring views of the Pacific Ocean on your trip. Torn between taking a day trip and doing an overnight stay? You can use your ticket anytime you like, making it easy to stay and explore what Catalina Island has to offer at your own pace!

Highlights

  • Round-trip day ferry service to Catalina Island from Long Beach or San Pedro
  • Enjoy a relaxing 1-hour ferry cruise in the Pacific Ocean to arrive in the quaint town of Avalon
  • This is a leisurely, fun and scenic way to experience Catalina Island!

What You Can Expect

Catalina Express Round-Trip Ferry Service: Long Beach or San Pedro to Avalon

Catalina Express Round-Trip Ferry Service: Long Beach or San Pedro to Avalon

Aboard the comfortable Catalina Express, sit back, relax and enjoy beautiful waterfront views on a 1-hour ride from Long Beach or San Pedro. You will be delivered to Avalon, the southernmost city of Los Angeles County. Once you disembark your ferry, you are a 5-minute walk from the downtown area. The pedestrian-friendly town regulates how many cars are allowed on the island, so much so that there is even a waiting list to own a car on the island! Stroll along the quiet, picturesque waterfront to enjoy shopping, dining, sightseeing and entertainment—all at your own pace. Depending on your schedule, check out what the Long Beach and San Pedro harbors have to offer. All food, drinks and activities are at your own expense.

Long Beach

Arrive in the heart of downtown at the Catalina Landing, next to the Aquarium of the Pacific. Want to grab a bite to eat before your ride? Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at the Catalina Lounge, in addition to coffee, beer and wine. The nearby Catalina Deli dishes out sandwiches and other light snacks.

The ferry service operates daily (schedule varies by season) and accommodates bikes, surfboards and strollers, giving you flexibility to travel how you please.

San Pedro
You can arrive early in San Pedro, a part of the Los Angeles Port, to discover its rich maritime history. Visit landmarks such as the Vincent Thomas Bridge, the third longest suspension bridge in the state of California, as well as the Los Angeles Maritime Museum and the historic USS Iowa and SS Lane Victory ships.

When it’s time to depart for Catalina Island, hop on the ferry at the Catalina Sea and Air Terminal in San Pedro, which opened in summer 2012. The ferry schedule varies seasonally and accommodates bikes, surfboards and strollers, giving you flexibility to travel how you please.


Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Easy parking, fast check in and hassle free

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The weather was a bit of a problem but everyone of the staff were very accommodating.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

Great Ride to Catalina Island! No problems. Great Crew.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

A nice and relaxing way to travel to Catalina. You have the option to sit inside or out on the deck. I suggest outside so you can take in the ocean breeze and even spot a pod of dolphins!

JennyC
United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2014

This was a really great way to get over to Catalina Island for the day. The boat ride was smooth and relaxing and we even saw some dolphins behind us along the way. There was plenty of room to sit on the deck outside and enjoy the cool ocean breeze..

4 star rating: Recommended April 2015

A lovely day spent on Catalina Island. There were lots of shops and restaurants. The island was clean and beautiful. Did not have time to take excursions but would definitely go back to do that.

4 star rating: Recommended August 2014

Enjoyed every minute of it!

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