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Catalina Express Round-Trip Ferry Service: Long Beach or San Pedro to Avalon provided by Catalina Express

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Catalina Express Round-Trip Ferry Service: Long Beach or San Pedro to Avalon

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Overview
Travel to Catalina Island by boat with the 'Catalina Express’ round-trip ferry service from San Pedro or Long Beach. Disembark at the main town of Avalon, then spend the day exploring Catalina Island on your own. Opt to stay overnight or return on the same day; simply use your return ferry ticket when ready. Choose your departure point—Long Beach or San Pedro—when booking.
Highlights
  • Includes round-trip ferry tickets to Catalina Island
  • View the southern California scenery from the ferry
  • Explore the island at your own pace
  • Choice of two popular departure points on the mainland
Important Information
Duration
1h
Inclusions
  • Round-trip ferry service
  • Brokerage fee (Child fares)
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink (available for purchase)
  • Parking (USD19 to USD23, based on departure point)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Two (2) bags per person is allowed with a maximum of 50lbs (28kgs) per bag. Bags may not be larger than 37" x 23" x 23" (94cm x 58cm x 58cm)
  • One (1) piece of carry-on luggage is allowed per person and must fit beneath your seat
  • Restrooms are available on-board the ferry
  • Maximum of fourteen (14) passengers per booking
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • The safety and security of our passengers and employees are top priorities for Catalina Express. We have taken extra precautions during this time based on the guidance of the County of Los Angeles, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other local health departments. Passengers are required to wear a face covering or mask that covers their nose and mouth while in the terminal, waiting in line to board and onboard the vessel. Our team is also outfitted with masks, gloves and safety glasses. Physically distancing precautions including markings on the floor, fewer customers at a time during the boarding process, and crew members assisting with limited capacity seating. Check-in agents are separated with Plexiglass partitions. Enhanced cleaning procedures include a thorough wipe down using an effective, high grade disinfectant and multi-purpose cleaning of all high touch surfaces throughout the trip. Every evening, an electrostatic spraying-or (fogging) of the vessel to eliminate all contaminants. https://www.catalinaexpress.com/know-before-you-travel.html
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 149 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Nathan Blackmon wrote a review Dec 2020
Carlsbad, California2 contributions
The best way to go. Very inexpensive and fun to boot. Get there early to make sure you get on board in a timely fashion.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Catalina S, Customer Service at Catalina Express Round-Trip Ferry Service: Long Beach or San Pedro to Avalon
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience to Catalina Island. We love hearing about our passengers’ trips. Thank you for writing a review and we look forward to having you aboard again soon!
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Mayra M wrote a review Nov 2020
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico4 contributions
i like their services the prices are reasonable also.....i recomend to booked way ahead bedore your trip, they sold out very quick.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from Catalina S, Customer Service at Catalina Express Round-Trip Ferry Service: Long Beach or San Pedro to Avalon
Responded Nov 5, 2020
Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your trip and look forward to having you aboard again soon.
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Taylor A. wrote a review Nov 2020
Los Angeles, California16 contributions1 helpful vote
Not fast enough. A floating time-capsule of the 1980's. The mere appearance, its graphics and the shape of the vessel made me nauseous and more curious as to how it remained in service. I already negated the idea of surviving a ferry-ride to Catalina aboard one of these
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Date of experience: September 2020
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David W wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Buy your tickets from the Catalina Express directly, you have to call them to schedule after buying this anyway. We didn’t know that and ended up driving 2 hours to Long Beach for no reason as trip advisor doesn’t actually book your ferry. This is basically a gift voucher.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Travellersoca wrote a review Aug 2020
4 contributions
The on time schedule to and from the island was pleasant, with a well maintain environment. Thank you
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Catalina S, Customer Service at Catalina Express Round-Trip Ferry Service: Long Beach or San Pedro to Avalon
Responded Sep 1, 2020
Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your trip and look forward to having you aboard again soon.
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KumuWahine
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First trip by boat to Catalina Island
Definitely stand be a window on the trip over to Catalina. A lot of passengers were sea sick, so that wasn’t pleasa
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Joe N
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A true Pacific Island Express!
The Catalina Express delivers a solid service. Good crew. Good equipment and a Great way to experience a true Pacif
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tLynn18
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Nice boat ride, friendly staff
We took this ride out to Catalina Island and back. My husband and I sat in the top of the boat where there are few
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CindyMBellevue
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Escapism via Catalina Day Trip
This was the perfect day trip on a sunny day for a group of travelers from Seattle and Chicago. Very pleasant boat
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karenkK7979CD
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nice ride to and from catalina island
E.xactly 90 min each way, nice views and clean boat. Parking was easy - able to pay for this when buying the ticke
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ct_coronado
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Great
Can't go wrong taking the Catalina Express over to Catailna either for the day or a few days. Catalina is magical
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48760JK
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Not so clean
We booked the Captain Cabin but it was disappointed. The cabin was not clean and it pretty much gross us out. The
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deedpuha
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On-time, comfortable seating, and helpful staff
Catalina Express staff was very helpful from beginning to end (lifted luggage, ensured safe footing embarking/disem
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rayu
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Daily trips to Catalina
Most people go by boat to Catalina, but I get queasy on this boat when going toward Catalina. The trip back is okay
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Excursion33537481861
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Very well organized and an exciting ride over there.
You are told the boat is fast and rocky. Clear instructions were given on how to navigate around the boat if necess
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Helen K
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Great experience
This was a really fun ride to/from Avalon. I can't speak to the other launching spots but Dana Point is a nice area
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4SIGHT
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Great way to visit Catalina from the convenience of Dana Point
Nice trip from southern Orange County to Catalina ... a world of its own. Laid back seaside town free of most stree
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CHFTIZ
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Great boat ride to and from Catalina last week!
Ocean was smooth both ways for our mini - vacay! The ride ans crew are a great group odd folks and made everything
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44tammyf
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Fast and simple.
Great day trip from San Diego. Staff was friendly and efficient. The ride itself was enjoyable and almost a bonus
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Avlem
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Great experience
We had never been to Catalina Island before and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We bought our tickets a day or
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Key Details
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
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