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“Not a big fan of boating.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Catalina Express

Catalina Express
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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.
San Clemente, California
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145 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Not a big fan of boating.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

Its one way to get to Catalina Island. No luxury, just a boat that ferries you back and forth. If you love boating, this may be your thing. I just wanted to get to Catalina.

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San Diego
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“Fun ride!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

It was so fun to take the Catalina Express!!! So fun to be on this craft!!! Great trip to Catalina!!

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Pasadena, California
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“Awesome and Fast experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

This is a great flyer to get yout to Catalina Island fast (i believe only 45 minutes). Definitely an experience! Great places to see in Catalina. Take the bike tour! but definitely worth the trip to this tiny island!

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Corona, California
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
“Best Boat Ride”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

This is the best way to get to and from Avalon. And plenty of parking.

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Tracy, California
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“It's not 26 miles”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2012

The song is not exactly correct, it is not 26 miles to Catalina, but it is like a pleasant visit to Monte Carlo. You cannot take your car, so wear good shoes and it can be cool at times. An ocean adventure without the formal clothes for dinner.

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