Couples Getaway : Catalina Express

Couples Getaway

Couple overlooking the Avalon Harbor on their golf cart tour

Whether you have been together for 30 years or this is your first trip as a couple, Catalina provides the right atmosphere to bring you and your special someone closer together. If this is both your first time visiting Catalina, below are some helpful recommendations to start the planning process.

Couple resting in their hotel room in the Zane Grey Hotel


From European-inspired boutique inns, oceanfront hotels to spacious vacation rentals, Catalina has a wide variety of accommodations for any type of vacation. For some of the best deals and easy booking, Catalina Express offers boat and hotel packages throughout the year. Many packages include additional benefits like breakfast, champagne upon arrival, discounts on tours and more.

couple enjoying the view of Avalon Harbor


What better way to reconnect than discovering new places? Catalina is highly recommended as a popular destination for diving and hiking with so much space to explore. Couples can enjoy seeing beautiful views and sites while making memories.

Take the plunge and grab a snorkel or scuba gear from a local dive shop. The Catalina Kelp Forests are full of curious and photogenic fish who are as excited to meet you as you are to see them. If you have never been to the Island before, Catalina Divers Supply offers guided dives and snorkeling tours. Remember to make a reservation if interested.

If you are both looking for a view to take your breath away, hiking on the Island has some of the best trails in California. On your way into town, you will see the new Trailhead operated by the Catalina Island Conversancy. Stop in to get your hiking permit and trail map, which highlights a range of hikes to conquer. If you forgot anything, the Trailhead also has a variety of supplies for hiking and camping.

Catalina Island Golf Cart Rentals are also available for self-guided tours around Avalon. Still able to capture the beautiful views at a quicker pace. 

For those looking for a little less adventure, how about laying on the beach on a lounge chair soaking up the sunshine? The Island has beautiful beaches and the crystal-clear water is truly spectacular. The sound of the waves rolling on the beach will help you both recharge and enjoy spending time together.

This is just a sampling of the fun to be had on Catalina. Check out our Activities and Tours page to see more things to do.

couple enjoying Bluewater Grill's buffalo milk on the outdoor patio


Foodies rejoice when visiting Catalina. The Island offers a variety restaurant options with delicious cuisine. Highly recommend trying some of the seafood as many chefs order straight from local anglers and is sometimes caught just that morning. Something new in Avalon is the beachside dining that allows diners to sit right on the sand to enjoy their dinner. Visit the Love Catalina’s restaurant page for a list of all your options.


As you start to plan your getaway, remember to reserve your boat ride over on Catalina Express. If you are looking for more ideas and suggestions, visit our itineraries page. No matter what you book for your getaway, you and your significant other will have a great time on Catalina as you spend time together.



* To get the latest details on what's open and other travel advisories, visit Love Catalina Island.

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.