Catalina Express








Escape With Catalina Express

Just an hour away from Southern California's Coast.


Catalina Island is just an hour away with year-round boat transportation and up to 30 departures daily. Boats depart from ports in San Pedro, Long Beach and Dana Point. Catalina is only 22 miles off the coast of Southern California. Catalina Express' fleet of eight fast, modern boats make for a quick, easy and fun getaway.

Make your reservation:

  • Book online or call 800.481.3470.
  • Choose your date, port and time of travel.
  • Upgrade to the Commodore or Captain’s Lounge.

Experience the picturesque town of Avalon filled with activities on land and sea, or the rustic village of Two Harbors, with spectacular campgrounds and beautiful beaches. From scenic beauty, high adventure activities, great rest and relaxation, Catalina Island has it all. Take the trip for a day, or stay overnight.

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Boat & Hotel Packages

Save on your overnight getaway to Catalina with Boat and Hotel Packages Call or click through...

Catalina Express route map


See where our ports are located, download island maps and view island information.

View of Avalon harbor


Take a live look at what's happening on Catalina Island right now.


Book an Activity or Tour

Tour companies in Avalon provide an array of sightseeing options, expeditions, coastal and interior drives...

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The Insider Scoop on what do to on Catalina Island. Whether you are looking for an...

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About Avalon

The most visited tourist destination on Catalina Island is the City of Avalon. Leaving the...

Scenic view of Two Harbors

About Two Harbors

Located on the west end at the Island's Isthmus, Two Harbors is a unique and...

Boat in Avalon

Group Travel

Whether you are traveling for your next small group business meeting, corporate retreat, family reunion...

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Avalon Upcoming Events

Avalon's calendar, filled with events from art festivals to concerts on the beach. Check out...

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Two Harbors Upcoming Events

Experience all the "Island Style" festivities of the rustic Two Harbors! Please note all events are...

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Press Room

Catalina Express receives numerous media requests each year. The Marketing department personnel welcome media inquiries...

Catalina Express Magazine

Catalina Express Magazine

Complimentary Catalina Express Magazines are available onboard.

Daily Boat Trips To Catalina Island

Discover paradise on Catalina Island with daily ferry trips to and from the island. More than one million travelers choose Catalina Island as their getaway each year and Catalina Express' large fleet of boats make the trip in about an hour, operating every day, year round from three mainland ports - Long Beach, San Pedro and Dana Point.

Escape To Catalina Island

Leave the hustle and bustle of the "mainland" behind. Catalina Island is the perfect place to take a break from the demands of daily life. With so many activities to choose from, your visit to Catalina Island can be adventure-packed or filled with rest and relaxation. With its year round Mediterranean climate, it's the ideal place to enjoy ocean air and sunshine.