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With 8 boats and up to 30 daily departures year-round from Long Beach, San Pedro and Dana Point, Catalina Express is the best way to get to Catalina Island. In about an hour, you could be hiking, biking, shopping, diving, snorkeling, fishing...more
95 Berth, San Pedro, Catalina Island, CA 90731-3384
+1 800-481-3470
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Reviewed yesterday

We used the Catalina Express to travel from Catalina to Long Beach. The trip was smooth and comfortable, and we saw dolphins along the way. Seats are first come first served so get there early if you want first choice. You can upgrade to Commodore...More

Thank volcanogirl
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fast ride to Catalina. Boat was clean and made a smooth crossing. Needed to use the overflow parking on the weekend as things were crowded. Made reservations ahead of time. Used the Commodore lounge on the weekend for a little extra comfort with the crowds....More

Thank dinerdon
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great experience! on the way to Catalina we took the general seats since we got on the 6am boat ride....not many people and we actually took a nice nap. On the way back we took the Commodore Lounge seats and let me...More

Thank Nini G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are using this as part of the Queen Mary package, you have to go to 320 Golden Shore Instead of the departure kiosk located near the QM. No one on ship knew this information. Arrive at least 30 minutes ahead of time. Great...More

Thank Voyager778152
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Catalina Express is the fastest and most affordable way to go. Great service - these folks care. Stay inside with your group or enjoy salt air in your face as you make new friends while take in the sights.

Thank SMOgal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

totally relaxing, they serve and decent margarita and the beer is ice cold!! the weather was nice so we sat outside but there is plenty of room inside if you want to be out of the wind. They are well organized and on time! Make...More

Thank Carri P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The Catalina Express is great.... very well organized. The boat was nice and clean. Enjoyed the ride to and from Catalina Island... from Long Beach. Enjoyable.

Thank Oebersole
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Easy way to visit Catalina island. Fast, comfortable and efficient describes the service. On our way the captain slowed down so we could see a whale and dolphins.

Thank Marilyn A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Catalina Express that leaves out of San Pedro is probably the shortest boat ride (compared to Long Beach, Newport or Dana Point). It's easy to find, great service.

Thank Valerie B
Reviewed 10 September 2018

The Catalina Express from Long Beach was an easy to access and efficiently operated ferry to the island with frequent departure and arrival times compared to Newport Beach. Parking at the adjacent parking structure was $19 for the day. After receiving bad news requiring us...More

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27 February 2018|
Response from RDM12345 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure how you would get from the airport to the dock (maybe a shuttle), but the boat docks and ships are wheelchair accessible. The restrooms on the lower level of the boats are also. So you should have no trouble with... More
6 October 2017|
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Response from kcslatts | Reviewed this property |
If you let them know ahead of time at the terminal in Avalon they will find a way to accommodate you
13 July 2017|
Response from PattyFirenze5 | Reviewed this property |
Don't worry, You will need to get the print ticket in the kiosk upon arrival (you just need your reservation number and an ID) just make sure you have enough time in case is too busy.
22 June 2017|
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Response from Michael R | Reviewed this property |
$15-$20 Firm