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Catalina Express

320 Golden Shore, Long Beach, CA 90802
800-481-3470
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Ranked #4 of 41 Attractions in Long Beach
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Type: Ferries/ Boats
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Long Beach, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Took the Catalina Express to the island last week. It's a big boat with lots of room for everyone and comfortable seating. They have a reasonably priced small snack bar that serves alcohol and has a few snacks. It was an enjoyable ride and only took about an hour. It is expensive for some -- about $70. Look for coupons... More

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Ocean View, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Very clean and comfortable way to Catalina. My husband especially liked the world famous Bloody Mary's. We bought our tickets on line, found easy parking, and left and arrived right on time as advertised. Good beginning and ending to a great Day trip

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

It was a special day I save money to take all my kids to see the island. we d'not have a sweet 16 birthday for her so I promise to take her to catalina but this manager Nicole at the desk ruin it I hope there was more ways to get to the island it's beautiful

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Rancho Mirage, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

I'm old enough to have taken the Catalina Steamer so anything would be better but this really is a great way to go. Went on my birthday with my wife. On your birthday you travel FREE! You can also upgrade for a small fee to the Commodore's Lounge, which we did. It's a one hour trip that actually goes by... More

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Malibu, California, United States
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258 reviews 258 reviews
123 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Scuba trip to Catalina; boats were on-time, clean and quick. Staff was friendly and there is a small snack bar onboard. Hint, get in-line 30 minutes prior to departure.

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michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

No line when we got there to "sign in" if you will. We got a morning drink at the cafe inside. Boarding was pretty quick and wasy. The ride was a good hour. Tons of seats to choose from since we went on a Tuesday. We didn't utilize the bar/food area.

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Seal Beach, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Boat is as good as it could be for choppy waters at the time. When a school of dolphins crossed the bow, the captain alerted us to go forward to see up close. A really nice touch. Takes about an hour to get to Catalina. Jim

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Long Beach, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

There are only a couple of ways to get to CATALINA ISLAND. the price 4 the boat ride cuts into the spending of a traveler.. Hotel stay force you to stay longer. take or do not visit . catalina express has the market in control . pay the price or do not go..

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Catalina Express is the best way to enjoy a boat ride to Catalina! Captain & crew are lovely and share with passengers points of interest along the way. Great sailing!

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What a fun and easy way to travel to a small quaint island on the Pacific coast of Southern California!

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