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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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Good trips in past but I need help to book boat online

Excellent service in the past. But now I have big problems booking a reservation on line. It will not accept my area/zip code on the address lines. Says it needs 5 digits I only... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Lizzie S
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Excellent service in the past. But now I have big problems booking a reservation on line. It will not accept my area/zip code on the address lines. Says it needs 5 digits I only have four! I am not from the USA!! I tried zeros etc Alas no luck. Any suggestions?? Thanks

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Solomons, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Nice spot. Lots of parking. You will have to pay for parking though. There is also a small cafe inside if you are hungry. The ferry ride was good. The boat well kept up and clean. The captain friendly and we got to see dolphins and whales!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Catalina Express is the best option for travel to Catalina Island. The Ferry is the most affordable option, only takes about an hour, and offers several trips a day. Ask about discount tickets and vouchers!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I had such a great day heading to Catalina Island. It started off with the Catalina Express - I was able to book my trip through the hotel concierge and then headed off to the office of Catalina Express. I had many comfortable options to sit - also available is an upgrade to first class for an additional $15USD. The... More 

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St Peters
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My two friends and I took the Catalina Express on a Saturday morning (9am ferry) with 3 teenagers for a day trip (returning on the 645pm ferry). We were extremely happy with the experience. Finding our way to parking was easy. The lot was a little crowded and parking was only available towards the back of the lot but a... More 

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Great service, once again, from a very comfortable ride to Avalon. Excellent service and well maintained ship. Well organized boarding and disembarking procedures. The only way to boat over to the Island.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I traveled with 6 family members including my elderly grandfather. The cruise was a great experience for all! Easily accessible and beautiful views included. The crew even helped to board my grandfather first without us asking. Great Experience! Looking forward to visiting again :-)

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Temecula
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Love coming to catalina/Avalon ! It really is a spectacular place to spend a night or w weekend ! If only for the night , take a early more boat and leave the next day in the late afternoon...it feels like a whole weekend ! Your hotels will usually have a discount for the express The shops are great and... More 

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Murphy, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

It was our first time to Catalina Island. We were visiting Laguna Beach and had no plan to go to Catalina. But the folks at the Inn recommended that we go and what a great experience. The ship over to the island was fantastic. We went on the Admirals level which included a snack and adult beverages. What better way... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Unfortunately, the day we booked the trip for turned out to be rainy in the morning and all we could see was gray sky and gray water until the windows fogged up and then we could see nothing! Still a nice 1-hr. cruise from Long Beach to Catalina Island. They were very quick to come around and see if we... More 

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Address: 95 Berth, San Pedro (Admin Office), Catalina Island, CA 90731
Phone Number: 800-481-3470
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island

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