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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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Austin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Perhaps the round trip cost to Catalina could be lowered to $60. $74.50 is too much. Or maybe coffee or refreshments could be complimentary.

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

The Catalina Express got us to our destination in time and the staff members were extremely helpful in helping switch to an earlier boat with a small $5 fee.

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Jacksonville, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Make sure you take some pills or you will end up trowning up on the side of the boat. so make sure you take some meds

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Milton, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We were staying in Huntington Beach. We took a long time to decide between the Catalina Express from Dana Point or Long Beach OR the Catalina Flyer from Newport. Very happy that we choose the Catalina Express from Long Beach. The area around the ferry terminal is great to walk around and the aquarium is right around the corner. We... More

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Valencia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Went across in about an hour and it was fairly smooth. It was choppy because of a hurricane South of us. We could only come back at the time we wanted if we paid $15 extra for the Commodore Lounge, and it was definitely worth it. Plush seats, free snacks, and cocktail of choice or soft drink. The closed the... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Great value and you can bring your bike. Reasonable price bring cards or a book. Great way to get to Catalina which is a separate island world.

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Rosemead, CA
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87 reviews 87 reviews
21 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Had a non-eventful trip on Catalina Express! Wonderful trip, on time, and courteous staff. Checking in was a breeze too. The seas were relatively calm and was able to nap part way through our trip.

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Riverside, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Booked over the Phone for my moms Ride for Free on your birthday trip. $74 per person. Directions for parking lot of pickup area were great. $15 for 24hrs. Waiting area for departure was clean and has a small café. We were there an hr early. Paying more to seat closer to Captain is not worth it. Boarding was easy.... More

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Fremont, California
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1,147 reviews 1,147 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We took the ferry on a very nice sunny day where he seas were smooth and not turbulent. As such, our trip to/from on a day trip to Catalina was absolutely wonderful. The day trip over was nicer only because the sun was out and one could see out. On the evening cruise back, it was dark so not as... More

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Lemoore, California, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Took the ferry to Catalina. Ride was comfortable...ferry is clean. In my opinion, the extra money for the upgrade is not worth it. The seats fof the base rate are excellent as well as the service.

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