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“A Great Ride!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Catalina Express

Catalina Express
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$73.50*
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Catalina Express Round-Trip Ferry Service: Long Beach or San Pedro to Avalon
Ranked #2 of 84 things to do in Long Beach
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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.
Johnson City, Tennessee
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140 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“A Great Ride!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2013

A great ride to Catalina Island from Long Beach. You might see dolphins or orcas on the way. Even if you don't spend much time on the island, the "boat" ride is fun. Clean, safe, great people, fun day.

Visited December 2013
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Pasadena, California
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“Anniversary trip to Catalina Island”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Took an early trip to CI on Catalina Express in the lounge. It was very comfortable and the servers were friendly and prompt. Paying a little extra was worth it for us to have a nice, relaxing boat ride to CI. Only issue we had was the darkness to the parking lot when we came home.

Visited September 2013
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Taft, California
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177 reviews
58 attraction reviews
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“Nice ride”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2013

The Catalina Express is very a comfortable ride. It had nice bathrooms, and comfortable seats, some with tables, and snacks, if you are hungry. It only takes about and hour to travel there from Long Beach.

Visited April 2013
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Long Beach, California
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40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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“A speedy passage to a beautiful island”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

Catalina Island is a must for visitors and locals alike. The Catalina Express makes the visit easy to do in a day. However, not all their boats are alike and the catamarans are definitely more sea-kindly than the mono-hulls. Quite good value.

Visited April 2013
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Long Beach, California
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38 reviews
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“Love the Catalina Express!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

It's a real quick trip from the Long Beach landing to Catalina and if you've never rode on a boat, this is the best transportation to use. They have a fully loaded bar with snacks and the seats are extremely roomy.

Visited November 2013
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