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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 travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 149 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Travellersoca wrote a review Aug 2020
3 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 3 weeks ago
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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Kristi K wrote a review Aug 2020
Orange County, California13 contributions
The staff is friendly and helpful and we had a pleasant experience. They have reduced the amount of passengers by 33% due to COVID, which is great, but on Thursdays, they only have one departure leaving Catalina at 5pm. We just wished they would have offered an earlier one as
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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 for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your trip and look forward to having you aboard again soon.
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Brooke P wrote a review Aug 2020
1 contribution
Need more information about how the ticketing system works, we are on a roadtrip in the southwest and purchased tickets to go to Catalina on our way to Long Beach and we were in and out of cell service. By the time we got to see the email about having to call to confirm your
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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 14 Aug 2020
Customer service is a core value of Catalina Express and we take all matters concerning our service very seriously. Please contact our corporate office at 310.519.7971 and ask to speak to our Passenger Services Representative.
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Rosie P wrote a review Jun 2020
Los Angeles, California2 contributions
The boat was beautiful an the ride was great the all the staff were very nice an helpful mr an my friends had never been on a boat before an we have health issues they were very good to us we would go again
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Date of experience: July 2019
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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 24 Jun 2020
Thank you for your kind review. We are glad that our customer service was able to provide you with excellent care. We hope to have you aboard again soon.
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carmic01 wrote a review Feb 2020
Melbourne, Australia39 contributions6 helpful votes
Bit of an imagination trip trying to guess how it was when the rich & famous used to visit on their lux mtr yachts. Thousands of ppl ballroom dancing at the casino. Very step country chocolate box house to mansions & so many golf carts as the common mode of transportation.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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About the operator

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By: Catalina Express
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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Randy2353
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Great way to go
Must get there early to check in. Get a reservation as you might be disappointed not getting on. Although parking i
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Key Details
  • Duration: 1h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
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