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Catalina Express

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Address: 320 Golden Shr, Long Beach, CA 90802-4243
Phone Number: 800-481-3470
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Catalina Island is just an hour away aboard our fast and sleek boats out of...

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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This place was beautiful. Spent the day on Catalina island. This service was affordable and staff was very nice. The ride was great.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
elw966
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Bronx, New York
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Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was beautiful. Spent the day on Catalina island. This service was affordable and staff was very nice. The ride was great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wedding anniversary on Catalina Island, boat trip over and back was great, saw dolphins. The boat ride over and back was very smooth.

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I booked our tickets online for a return trip. Printed of my confirmation sheet to take with me. Parking is offered for $17 for 24hrs. We were oversized and were worried about fitting in the parking structure ( we had a Thule on my Dodge Journey) but they have parking on the opposite side of the structure with a higher... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

What a great day trip with a great, very safety conscious crew. Great times on the island with a super ride back. We recommend being outdoors on the way over and indoors on the way back with a nice chilly brew!

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Every year on my birthday I travel to Catalina for my birthday celebration. So much fun. I recommend this to anyone!

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Thank Allanna W
Long Beach, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I loved my ride to Catalina Island & back to Long Beach on my b-day. You ride FREE on your birthday.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you go on your birthday, the boat ride is free and you get lots of free stuff on the island! Mini golf is great.

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

They just keep getting better. Our group had fun cruising to Catalina for the day. Smooth sailing with comfortable seating inside and outside. Highly recommended.

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Tagaytay, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The ship is fast and the crew is professional. It will take about 1 hour to get to Avalon. You can take pictures of the Queen Mary, Spruce dome when in the harbor. They have snacks and drinks for sale, but don't cook. $36.00 one way

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The ride is not the smoothest and very bumpy. My son got sick and puked all over. Not really their fault, but the comfort level on the boat is not the best. Next, when purchasing the tickets it said it would be a 1 hour 15 minute ride from San Pedro to Avalon via Two Harbors. No explanation of what... More 

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