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“Catalina is a bit like a European seaside town.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Catalina Express

Catalina Express
34675 Golden Lantern St., Dana Point, CA 92629
800-481-3470
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Ranked #4 of 14 attractions in Dana Point
Type: Ferries/ Boats
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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.
Palm Beach, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Catalina is a bit like a European seaside town.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2012

The boat is good and has a good schedule. The island has hotels, restaurants, boat rentals, snorkeling and camping. Check out info on the island before going so you know what the many options are. The nature there is amazing if you go out of town. Camping and kayaking is good.

Visited February 2012
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Laguna Beach, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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“Best way to Catalina”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

Fast easy way to the island. If you are camping read the many many restrictions for gear/fuel etc.

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San Clemente, California
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“Great trip to Catalina”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Well worth the slightly longer boat ride, rather than driving all the way to Long Beach or San Pedro.

Visited December 2011
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Escondido, California
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“Best way to get to Catalina”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

Went to Catalina for the day - rode the express out of Dana Point. Boat was on time, fast and comfy. Got there and back in no time and with no hiccups. We'll be going back via the express again.

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Fairmont, West Virginia
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“Extremely Adventurous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

Imagine an island awaiting visitors with every detail thought of in advance. Places to drive a small car around the island existed, as well as a place to rent the small car. Boats lined the shore. Helicopter travel to Catalina was available for premium costs. Refreshments, restaurants, scenic routes and trails---Catalina Island is a true gem! It's a rare and wonderful treat.

Visited October 2011
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