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Catalina Express

320 Golden Shore, Long Beach, CA 90802
800-481-3470
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Ranked #2 of 41 attractions in Long Beach
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, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

If you want to go to Catalina, your options are limited: know someone with a boat, ransom a body part for a helicopter ride, or Catalina Express. Or a jet ski, if that's your cup of tea. In any case, Catalina Express is the least expensive option for most of us. But it's still expensive. The last time we went... More

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great way to access Catalina, can go for a day or a weekend! Quick note, you can ride for free on your birthday!!!!!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

It was pricey but I did enjoy my time on Catalina. The boat ride itself is great on a nice day. It runs often and I recommend go early and take the last one back to enjoy a good meal at the many restaurants on Cataline

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

My husband was on crunches and they were very helpful getting on the boat. It was a fun ride we saw whales and dolphins on our way over

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Calgary
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

The trip was good. I wouldn't want to go during the summer. This is a small place there would be wall to wall people!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The Catalina Express was great. It took about an hour to get to the island. The staff were nice and everything was on time.

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Corona, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Enjoyed the trip over. Comfortable seats and a quick hour ride the the island. However, thought the tickets were a little pricey even with the AAA discount.

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Fun trip to and from Catalina. The boat is high speed so you get to the island in about an hour. The boat was comfortable. Nice view from outside decks. It gets windy once the boat gets out of the harbor though. Very efficient loading and unloading of passengers. The staff was friendly.

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Buck Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

It was a fun way(probably the only way) to get to Catalina Island. Very quick, great service and we will most likely do this again. Seen some dolphins and lots of seals on the trip over. The top is a nice place to sit to enjoy the sun but gets super windy when it hits full speed.

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Sacramento, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

The staff at Catalina Express were the rudest people that I have ever dealt with. The port supervisor was the worst - arrogant doesn't even begin to describe him. The ships are dirty and I do not believe that any of their employees have ever heard of the word customer service. Try to avoid this company at all costs. Take... More

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