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Catalina Flyer

400 Main St, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1330
+1 800-830-7744
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Easy Out - Easy in

Great trip from Newport to Avalon and great return. Smooth sailin'!! Fun trip - comfortable... read more

Reviewed yesterday
mnh1031
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San Francisco, California
Always a good time

I agree with previous post that 6 hours is not enough time and to consider booking a room well in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
eyalshamash
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San Diego, California
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“boat leaves” (9 reviews)
“day trip” (20 reviews)
“top deck” (8 reviews)
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400 Main St, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1330
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+1 800-830-7744
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Reviewed yesterday

Great trip from Newport to Avalon and great return. Smooth sailin'!! Fun trip - comfortable, timely and efficient

Thank mnh1031
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I agree with previous post that 6 hours is not enough time and to consider booking a room well in advance or camping trip. It would be nice if there was an option to go back to mainland sometime in the evening and have a...More

Thank eyalshamash
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Remember to book a room or campsite in Avalon, cause 6 hrs on the island isn't much. We arrived at 10:30am and waited at Pier 3 at 4pm, is a bit rush. Wish they had departure out of the island at 10pm, so we can...More

Thank Liza X
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We have been going to Catalina on the Catalina Flyer for 33 years. No complaints. The ship is comfortable and reliable. It is a great value if you use a Groupon.

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great trip back and forth from Balboa Pier to Catalina. Parking was easy, checkin was a breeze, and the Groupon discount had no blackout dates. Try to get there when they suggest for checkin so that you can get a table. Bring some cards and...More

Thank Marian E
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I booked the Catalina Flyer directly on their website, they were offering a discount. The ferry was on time both directions and the staff was friendly. No complaints!

Thank natdel
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I decided to take his daughter out to Catalina for her birthday. When we got there, the person behind the window told my boyfriend to park on the parking lot to the right of where you board so we did. Getting on...More

Thank aspenpeacher
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Though it was a full catamaran, it was clean comfortable with ample clean restrooms. We sat up-top even though it was sunny, because when the catamaran picked up speed out of the channel, the breeze was delightful. The crew came around asking for any food/drink...More

Thank JetSetter
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The trip from Newport to Avalon was very fast, and since we arrived early we had a good choice of seats and got to sit outside in the shade. But as these are in the minority and therefore a premium on busier days, on the...More

Thank msdebra007
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Booked this trip via Groupon and we were quite pleased. Received great instructions on where to park before we arrived and booking online was quite easy. The crew was helpful and friendly and boarding was simple. Plenty of space for luggage and lots of seating...More

Thank Michelle J
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Miiiiisan31
4 July 2017|
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Response from Lynnette E | Reviewed this property |
Depending on the weather, for instance if it's cold or raining, you'll absolutely want to get there as early as you can to get good seating INSIDE.
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katek101
24 July 2016|
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Response from Jennifer W | Reviewed this property |
I recently got discount tickets for the Catalina Flyer on Groupon. We left out of Newport Beach. I've been on Flyer and Express and the Flyer was a smoother ride.
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