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Catalina Express

320 Golden Shore, Long Beach, CA 90802
800-481-3470
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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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Miami, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Left on time, delivered a comfortable crossing to Avalon from Long Beach in about an hour. Reasonable price - use your AAA card.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

What a great experience - fast, comfortable and professional. The best way to get to Catalina Island. Boarding is easy and they store your luggage.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Sailed to Catalina Island. Had a lot of fun. they have a lot of fun things to do on the island. Would recommend to parasail. Don't get afraind. It is really fun!

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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The ferry to Catalina is free on your birthday along with lots of birthday perks throughout the day. Nice touch!

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Roseville, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Used Catalina Express. Right on time and great seating. Saw dolphins and a whale on the trip out to Catalina.

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Powhatan, Virginia
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113 reviews 113 reviews
30 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Being our first trip we did review the fare options and chose the upgraded Commodore Lounge fare which was an added $15 fee. This upgrade provides faster boarding, short lines and a drink and snack. The limited upper seating area is more comfortable, generally quieter and offers better service. The ride was fast, smooth and most comfortable. We took the... More

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Long Beach, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

It s worth it to upgrade to the captain s lounge. You get to board first , and a drink and snack is encluded. Everyone that works on the boat is very nice and helpful.

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Belmont Shore, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is one of the easiest ways to get to Catalina! There are many trip coming and going everyday. The station and boats are well run and super clean! Smooth Ride!

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Long Beach, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I ride over to Avalon on the Cat Ex out of Long Beach all the time. I'm a SCUBA diver and always have lot's of heavy dive equipment, which the employees of the Cat Ex handle with ease and never give me any problems about it. Sometimes I get an email of a rule change concerning weight restrictions, but I... More

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Riverside, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We went to Catalina for my husbands 40th birthday and let me just say this boat trip is pleasant but not cheap. The $15 per day parking in Long Beach just adds to the cost. Nonetheless, I did enjoy the 1 hour boat trip to and from Catalina. On the way to Catalina we sat outside on the deck and... More

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