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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“smooth ride” (49 reviews)
“day trip” (65 reviews)
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320 Golden Shr, Long Beach, CA 90802-4243
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"commodore lounge"
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"smooth ride"
in 49 reviews
"day trip"
in 65 reviews
"comfortable ride"
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"dana point"
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"priority boarding"
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"free round trip"
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"general seating"
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"free birthday"
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"bloody mary"
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"great ride"
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"zip line"
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"free ride"
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"hour ride"
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"comfortable seats"
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"fun trip"
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Reviewed today via mobile

The Catalina Express ferry is a relaxing way to get to Catalina Island. I fell asleep on the way to the island and then we sat on the second level on the way back from the island so we could enjoy the sea breeze. Smooth...More

Thank jasonfree350
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Upgrade to the Commodore Lounge for better seats, personal service, priority boarding and a free cocktail. It's a no brainer!! Easy company to work with and book online. Great customer service. Recommend.

Thank Anne Marie P
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I love Catalina Express! Great customer service. Easy to make reservations. Fun experience. Cant wait to go back.

Thank RanaRenegr
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I go for the free birthday ride on my birthdays. Would have rated them excellent, however last year it was required for you to also bring along someone else. I was running late so I called in to change my departure time. That was ok...More

1  Thank slfs747
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Smooth ride both ways in those triple deckers boats. Always on time and with a friendly staff. Good choice of drinks on board but could do better in terms of food.

Thank CDFBologna
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had booked the 11am ferry but was able to get on stand-by for the 9:50am ferry thanks to the amazing customer service at the ticket counter. On way back from Catalina we upgraded to the Commodore Lounge and it was amazing! Priority boarding, free drink...More

Thank JRG_75
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Why is this trip so expensive? I have no idea. But Catalina is a must-see, a cute island with shops and restaurants. The color of the water is a deep blue. Lovely. We had the upgraded seats on the way there, which included a drink...More

Thank travelingrules
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was very impressed with the Catalina Express ferry to Catalina Island. The interior has some nice seats and some areas have tables. The restrooms and snack bar are centrally located on the bottom level. I had general seating, so I'm sure the upper levels...More

1  Thank jmtphx
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about the service is very good but make sure to make a reservation. We were first and second on the waiting list so got on. Seats are comfortable and it takes about 1.5 hours. The day we went the water was not all that...More

1  Thank BunnieinOregon
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! I found out our Captains name was Troy. On the trip over, we came upon an enormous pod of dolphins. Captain Troy slowed the boat down, announced the pod was out there and allowed the bow opened for viewers and did a "donut" so...More

2  Thank sclarebeck
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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
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Becky G
7 June 2018|
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Response from Mokegrl | Reviewed this property |
Just like at the airport, you pull in to the curb, drop your passengers & luggage then proced on to the parking garage. You get a tickef as you go in and pay when you leave.
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Melissa W
10 March 2018|
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Response from Nicole M | Reviewed this property |
Some hotels will still offer but on get one free with bookings.
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