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Catalina Express

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Address: 320 Golden Shore, Long Beach, CA 90802
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Catalina Island is just an hour away aboard our fast and sleek boats out of...

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

If still in effect, ride on your birthday for free. Stay one day or more to enjoy the Catalina small town experience. Town is one square mile with shops, restaurants, hotels, a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Long Beach, California
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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If still in effect, ride on your birthday for free. Stay one day or more to enjoy the Catalina small town experience. Town is one square mile with shops, restaurants, hotels, a new museum and other things to do there. I recommend taking one of the trips to the back country and also see the airport.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Very relaxing! Beautiful scenery, wonderful place to visit alone or with others. Highly recommended.

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Thank MChavez0
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Catalina Express out of Long Beach has easy parking and the quickest way to get to Catalina. You could take a helicopter but it is pricey. The ride is fun and sometime dolphins follow the boat!

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Thank Christine S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fast transit with great views, smooth and comfortable. So much to see and do. Stay overnight if you can, It is so peaceful in the mornings.

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Catalina Express is a fun way to start your time; we always upgrade to the "Commodore" level as you have much better views and a more comfortable seat plus a cookie and a beverage too!! Oh, YES, there is a "bar" onboard!! Gotta love being an adult on holiday or just for the day!!

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Sandy, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We traveled to Avalon on a weekday and back to Long Beach on a weekend. What a great way to travel to Catalina Island! Spectacular views and a relatively relaxing way to spend an hour. Even on a cloudy day, there was still things to note. The upgraded experience of Commodore Lounge is worth doing at least once. Less waiting... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I reserved out seats online, easy transaction. I had to make a change to my reservation so I had to call in and the customer service rep, Denise, on the phone was very professional, helpful and friendly. On the boat there was a lot of open seats so I didn't feel crowded. The boat was well updated. The staff was... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I would pay the extra to upgrade. Comes with shorter lines, more room, and a complimentary drink. I believe you can get a free trip on your birthday!

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Yucaipa, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our trip on the Catalina express was fast and enjoyable. We were so fortunate to have great weather so the views were incredible.

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Burbank, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great fleet, great crew, the only way to travel to Catalina, recommend an upgrade to commodore lounge to make the trip more enjoyable, reserve ahead of time!!

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