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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...more
320 Golden Shr, Long Beach, CA 90802-4243
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I say average based on no other similar experiences, but it was one of only two services to Catalina Island, and it was where we wanted to go. We waited in line early both ways to get on board, but not really necessary, unless you...More

Thank LovesTheWest
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the 9AM ride from San Pedro to Avalon, with the return ride at 5PM. The "cruise" takes about 75 minutes, dropping you off at the dock about 2 blocks from main street Avalon. The boat appears to seat about 150 people, with two...More

Thank bverbos
Reviewed 1 week ago

We paid for the lounge seats. It was worth it. Easy ride, great service and Catalina Island is beautiful!

Thank kellymmetzler
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ferry ride (75 minutes) was easy and relaxing (wear a jacket - it's pretty windy and cool if you're outside). On the way to Avalon, there was a giant school of dolphin (100+?) and the captain circled 3 times so we could watch them...More

Thank Alan C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re looking for something fun to do in the Los Angeles area, I highly recommend taking a boat over to Catalina Island. The Catalina Express is one of a couple of commercial boat services that will take you to the island. It is fast...More

Thank Kari_Lutcavich
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We actually think it is easier to drive to Long Beach (or uber) instead of taking the Newport Flyer from our home base in the OC. The Catalina Express is fast, has an upgraded VIP lounge, and with a drink included. We travel to Catalina...More

Thank kathyh303
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went out Oct 12, 2018, for the JazzTrax Festival. Smooth Sailing all the way there (Inn the Commodore Lounge). Unfortunately, the weather returning that Monday made for a HORRIBLE returning trip... with 70% of the ship's passengers heaving their breakfast into plastic bags (including me...More

Thank New'Improved C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After initial poor communication from then regarding booking from Australia, they redeemed themselves with a fantastic service Food and drinks available on the ride across to Catalina Island

Thank Catherine R
Reviewed 16 October 2018

We loved the Catalina Express ferry; we booked our reservations ahead since they can sell out. There's a parking garage where you can leave your car; we had to drive around for a while to find open parking so allow time for that. The terminal...More

Thank volcanogirl
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Loved the whole lil town with go karts & mini jeeps really has you feeling in an island away from big cities . I would love to go back just on a warmer month , November was very chilly

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Polo L
26 September 2018|
Response from Kyle V | Reviewed this property |
They don’t check id’s or ask for passports. They just want money for the tickets, so if you pay for the tickets, I think there is no problem.
Ed K
16 June 2018|
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Response from FaithA | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I'm not sure, I would call Catalina Express and maybe even the Chamber of Commerce or the local Police Department about the local laws for riding it on the roads on Catalina they may be different as you can't drive... More
Becky G
7 June 2018|
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Response from deecee1987 | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking garage for Catalina island visitors. Fee I am not sure . But you will find it hassle free for sure. Make sure you have some time before your Catalina express ride, last minute hurry is not advisable.