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Helicopter transportation to Catalina

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Helicopter transportation to Catalina

We are staying in Santa Monica and thought of going to Catalina for a day--I see there are helicopter trips for around $150 round trip--has anyone taken one of these helicopter trips? Does it really save a lot of time? Thank you!

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1. Re: Helicopter transportation to Catalina

I have been to Catalina Island both by the fast catamaran out of Newport Beach and by helicopter from Long Beach. Yes, taking the helicopter was a time saver for sure, but the crossing with the boat was also as much fun. It was rather misty when I took the flight and very clear when I took the crossing, so perhaps the views were even better from the boat. I really don't know which trip I prefered, they were both a memorable experience.

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