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Will be staying in Santa Monica what'ss the cheapest way to...

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Will be staying in Santa Monica what'ss the cheapest way to...

We can rent a car...we will be going in April. thanks

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1. Re: Will be staying in Santa Monica what'ss the cheapest way to...

There's only one way: the Catalina Express. It takes off out of San Pedro, Long Beach and Dana Point

http://www.catalinaexpress.com/

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2. Re: Will be staying in Santa Monica what'ss the cheapest way to...

Some cross-channel carriers have limited off season service, so be sure to call for availability.

Most convenient to Santa Monica (but the most expensive) is the Catalina-Marina del Rey Flyer. Contact them at 310-305-7250 or catalinaferries.com.

Least expensive (& my favorite) is the Catalina Explorer out of Long Beach's Pine Avenue Pier. Try 877-432-6276 or catalinaexplorer.com.

Also the Catalina Flyer departs daily @ 9am from Newport Beach & returns daily at 4:30pm.

There are some black-out dates when she's in dry dock...call 800-830-7744.

Certain times of the year you're pretty much stuck with Catalina Express, 800-995-4386. From Long Beach there are more departure times & better parking, but you can also go from San Pedro (just north of Long Beach) or Dana Point (way south).

One other option is Island Express helicopter service from Long Beach or San Pedro. (310-510-2525) They also do sightseeing tours.

Good luck & have a great time!