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Catalina Express

320 Golden Shr, Long Beach, CA 90802-4243
+1 800-481-3470
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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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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320 Golden Shr, Long Beach, CA 90802-4243
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"commodore lounge"
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"smooth ride"
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"day trip"
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"priority boarding"
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"comfortable ride"
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"dana point"
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"free round trip"
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"general seating"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Decided to go to Catalina and my husband spoke to a real person for reservations. She was very helpful and got us into the Commadore Club for the next day. Beautiful ferry ride. Comfortable trip. Catalina Island was outstanding! We took a bus tour, ate...More

Thank Jean S
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited Catalina Island for the 4th time on July 26, using Catalina Express for all four visits. The trip out was awesome -- comfortable, smooth and the scenery beautiful! The trip back that evening must have been overbooked -- though it was a smoothride...More

Thank susanhG3047CZ
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Catalina Express is a convenient way to travel to and from Catalina Island. We took Catalina Express from Long Beach. They have different ports to go to Catalina Island. Its so convenient drive your car to the port park it just infrobt kf where they...More

Thank Michael D
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We decided to get the Commodore Lounge upgrade and were glad we did. It was very comfortable and we enjoyed our free cocktails and snack. A great way to get to beautiful Catalina Island!

Thank RobRon123
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a fun way to visit the beautiful Island of Santa Catalina. The service was good, and we saw dolphins and Pelicans along the way.

Thank Eileen W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family, which includes 4 teenagers, found the ferry to be accommodating. We took general boarding over and private area on the way home. There were benefits to private area, however if you are on a budget, regular seating is just fine for this hour...More

Thank JQ71
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love catalina and the catalina express service to the island is very helpful. They were able to change my trips going to and coming from the island. No hassle...

Thank Allyson E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had an awesome time on the ferry! It was an hour ride from the port of Long Beach to Catalina Island (Avalon). We didn’t know what to expect since it was our first time on this ferry but we were pleased how everything went....More

Thank kpan68
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Catalina Express has evolved into a well run operation and you won't regret taking the trip so now lets make it more enjoyable. If you are a senior then get your senior discount ticket, if you're not a senior then use Triple A (You must...More

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Clean, plenty of space, comfortable seats, bar, whats not to like. Catalina is a great place to visit. If you can afford a nicer hotel, do it. We split the stay between cheaper place and a more expensive place. 149 vs 299. The cheaper place...More

Thank 54Traveler2014
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Ed K
16 June 2018|
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Response from FaithA | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I'm not sure, I would call Catalina Express and maybe even the Chamber of Commerce or the local Police Department about the local laws for riding it on the roads on Catalina they may be different as you can't drive... More
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Becky G
7 June 2018|
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Response from deecee1987 | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking garage for Catalina island visitors. Fee I am not sure . But you will find it hassle free for sure. Make sure you have some time before your Catalina express ride, last minute hurry is not advisable.
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Melissa W
11 March 2018|
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Response from Nicole M | Reviewed this property |
Some hotels will still offer but on get one free with bookings.
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