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Address: 95 Berth, San Pedro (Admin Office), Catalina Island, CA 90731
Phone Number: 800-481-3470
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Description: Catalina Island is just an hour away aboard our fast and sleek boats out...
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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Nicely maintained fleet, easy parking and embarkation

We took the Catalina Express to the island and back and it was a quick, comfortable ride there and back. We paid $74.50 round trip per person and $12.00 per day to park at their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Yucaipa, California
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Yucaipa, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
42 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We took the Catalina Express to the island and back and it was a quick, comfortable ride there and back. We paid $74.50 round trip per person and $12.00 per day to park at their terminal/berth. We sat on the top deck and enjoyed the views (lighthouse, seals playing in the wake of the boat as we headed out of... More 

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Palmdale, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

About the only cheap way to get to Catalina. It's even free on your birthday. Stand in line early to get good seats. Smooth ride. They have a bar on board with reasonable prices. One hour each way.

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Cape May, New Jersey
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114 reviews 114 reviews
28 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Ride is about one and half hours. Nice boat, clean, comfortable ride. Seats are comfortable. There is s snack bar and drinks available. Crew was courteous.

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Burbank, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My boyfriend and I just visited the island for three days. We took my dog as well. Our boats were extremely fast and comparable and dog friendly. Of course we had to comply with the muzzle rule but all went well. There were six dogs on the boat on the way home. So nice to be able to travel with... More 

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Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The express is a great fast and affordable at to get to Catalina. I did a day trip there and back and enjoyed it. Boat is comfortable and drinks are available with cash.

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Corona, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

For a small ticket price on Catalina Express, this has always been on of my favorites. Love the day cruise; enjoying the ocean, the quaint beaches at Catalina, the decent pubs and restaurants on the shoreline and have thoroughly enjoyed Hamilton Cove Villas. A short walk to Decanso beach, with quaint shops and a bar located right on the beach.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I agree with most reviews here. The express is a blast and is a great way to experience the decompression you want going from the craziness of LA to the escape Avalon has to offer. But! My experience with canceling my ticket opened up a whole new world on Catalina Express the COMPANY. Here's why. I checked in early in... More 

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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90 reviews 90 reviews
36 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

The Catalina Express is pricey but it is more than just a ride to Catalina. The pier location is new and clean and has a choice of eating establishments. The outdoor area is comfortable and scenic. The boat itself, has very comfortable seating on both levels. There is a snack bar if you desire a snack.The ride is smooth and... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

There may be other ways to get to Catalina, but why? Take the Catalina Express. We took at from Long Beach to Catalina during a HORRIBLE storm (early evening on 12/30/14). Even the crew was rocking and wondering....... The return was 1/2/15 and was MUCH more enjoyable. We sat on the outside deck and enjoyed the fresh air (without the... More 

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Santa Paula, CA
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128 reviews 128 reviews
32 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Its $7.00 each to bring it, and $10.00 or more to rent one. You'd rather have a bike here than not-if able to ride. City bike racks leave a lot to desire. We ranged from the Pebbly Beach to the Descanso Beach and points in between. Watch out for the renters of little golf carts on your bike-beware of cruise... More 

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