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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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Poway, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

We like the trip, location of the launch point, discount we got and the scheduled departures. Comfortable and clean on board, staff very nice. Especially the nice fellow that helped get our tickets and same with the gal that helped us on catalina straighten out a problem with our return trip time.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Very well maintained clean and professionally run vessels. Different seating options available as well as food and beverages Restrooms clean and plentiful on board too. Enjoyed a great ride to and from the island.

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Nairobi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

It is not an attraction. It is the ferry landing for transport to Catalina Island. Clean. Efficient.

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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We departed from San Pedro. The berth was easy to find. We took a yacht to Catalina and a catamaran on the return trip. The service was good. Recommend this company.

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

A great way to travel to Catalina. Also, went for free roundtrip on my birthday. This trip included a lot of freebie's on a birthday as well. Catalina loves to have the tourists come through and the Catalina Express is the best way to go. It is only about an hour each way from their Long Beach Launch site. What... More

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Rancho cucamonga, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This is a great and convenient way to get to Catalina. I do think it is a little pricey but hey there are a lot of options unless you want to take a helicopter. The commadore lounge is an upgrade and around $15 per person more. Just a hint, it gets you a weak drink (Bloody Mary or mimosa) and... More

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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Get's to and from Catalina super easily - but reserve ahead of time as soon as you can 'cause the boats fill up fast. Especially in summer, one or two day ahead may not be enough time to catch the boat you want (especially one leaving for the island before noon).

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We have ridden the Catalina Express several times. This time we saw a blue whale! Awesome! They are orderly and boats are clean. Crew is always courteous and safety conscious. One can walk around the boat, go outside and feel the sea breeze. We've seen dolphins and whales. A great ride.

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Van Nuys, CA (USA)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Traveling on these boats was great. I had 2 people with me that usually experience seasickness and neither one had a problem. The boat was clean, the snacks and drinks are reasonalbly priced and seating is comfortable. We saw dolphins and seals on our way to Catalina. Try the Bloody Mary. Very nice.

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Sunnyvale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Good place to visit with kids, they have fun in the ferry. Might visit once only, not many times, its kinda gets expensive. we did the golf cart tour,(book online, you get one free hour for a given price) and the semi-submersible). Would have loved to do the zip-line if my kids were eligible to ride.

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