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With 8 boats and up to 30 daily departures year-round from Long Beach, San Pedro and Dana Point, Catalina Express is the best way to get to Catalina Island. In about an hour, you could be hiking, biking, shopping, diving, snorkeling, fishing...more
95 Berth, San Pedro, Catalina Island, CA 90731-3384
+1 800-481-3470
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The crew was friendly and made sure passengers were safely seated. The ride over wasn’t bad at all. No sea sickness at all, going to or coming back. Oh, I can’t forget to say how great customer service was when making reservations!

Thank Rhea R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went from Long Beach to Avalon on July 2nd. We left on time loading and unloading was smooth. The kids loved riding at the back and we got to see a couple pods of dolphins. Fun day.

Thank kmas17
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would recommend Catalina Express to friends and family. The snack bar was well stocked with a variety of drinks and snacks for children and adults.

Thank Rose M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very good ride. Friendly staff. Awsome bar . Made the ride very smooth and fun. Nice and clean. Recommended

Thank aulkerfamily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our trip there and back was awesome! Smooth ride both there and back! Thank you the staff and the Captain for a beautiful trip! See you soon!

Thank audrazwahlen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always enjoy our ride. Don't like having to line up early, but we do it so we can get the seats that we like. Bartenders serve great Bloody Marys.

1  Thank Kathy D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pretty boring ride, guess it would not be good if it was exciting. Seems like the chairs used to be more comfortable. All the kids fell asleep scrunched up in chairs in the waiting room then on the boat.

Thank Carol L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked our ferry rides in advance out of Long Beach Port. We also paid extra for the upgrade to Commodore Lounge. We got to the Port about an hour before and I did think they would start lining us up earlier than they did...More

Thank suemichel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You check in at least a minimum of an hour in advance then line up and wait. It would be nice if they had better seating etc. especially for seniors. It would was a pretty trip both ways. We went on the first vessel out...More

Thank Marilyn F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Such a fun ride to Catalina, skimming across the waves, letting your hair get whipped into knots on the back deck and then relaxing with a cold brew as the island approaches. What a wonderful way to spend an hour before a well deserved getaway.

Thank B5476LKruthh
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27 February 2018|
Response from RDM12345 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure how you would get from the airport to the dock (maybe a shuttle), but the boat docks and ships are wheelchair accessible. The restrooms on the lower level of the boats are also. So you should have no trouble with... More
6 October 2017|
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Response from derbyking98 | Reviewed this property |
There were not a lot of seats at departure point at Avalon. A few wooden benches.