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Address: 320 Golden Shore, Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone Number: 800-481-3470
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Description: Catalina Island is just an hour away aboard our fast and sleek boats out...
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.
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i went to catalina island it was a good experience, The ship is very good and u get there fast. i just didnt like the long line waiting to get in the ship. too crowded

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

i went to catalina island it was a good experience, The ship is very good and u get there fast. i just didnt like the long line waiting to get in the ship. too crowded

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Bellflower, California, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I have been traveling to Catalina Island for the better part of the last 30 years. Catalina Express is absolutely the best way to get to the island for the best price. The catamarans that they use to take you to the island provide a smooth journey. I also highly recommend if you can afford it, to upgrade to the... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

A wide selection of departure and arrival times are available. Ticket purchase is conveniently accessible online. The waiting area is clean and comfortable with a nice snack bar. The boats are clean and comfortable; the boat staff members were professional and friendly. An all-around nice travel experience.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I spent a few hours at the Catalina Express waiting for the Boy Scouts. The staff is very friendly. The snack bar is not really a snack bar but a FULL SERVICE RESTAURANT! (Where I ate both breakfast and lunch) The food was much better than I thoguht it would be and very reasonably priced. The BLT I had for... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I love being on the water and I had never been to Catalina. In the off-season, I got a great rate on a hotel. Took the island tour and enjoyed several restaurants. I can't wait to go back!

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Bristol, pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This is really the only comfortable way to get to Catalina. Quick ride, comfortable seating and a snack bar on board. The boarding process is very organized and the staff and crew are friendly. If you’re staying for several days they have plenty of space for your luggage.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I somehow came across information that your ride to and from Catalina Island is free on your birthday! Booking process online was easy. All you do when you show up at the dock is to go to an agent, give them your printed information, show an ID, and your free trip begins! They give you a birthday ribbon to wear... More 

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Los Alamitos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The best way to get to Catalina Island is the Catalina Express. Plenty of room to sit with some areas that have tables to play games or eat the snacks they sell on board. Also, there is outside seating to fully enjoy the beautiful trip and to view the approaching island. You can take the Catalina Express for free on... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Great ride to Catalina Island. We chose the Comodore's Lounge as an option. well worth it. More confortable and better ride plus pre boarding and drinks included.

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Mantua, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

I liked it. Being that it's one of the only ways to get to the island. The Ferry was comfortable and the staff was very accommodating and friendly. It was also very organized.

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Address: Address: 320 Golden Shore, Long Beach, CA 90802
Phone Number: 800-481-3470
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Long Beach

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