Friends' Getaway : Catalina Express

Friends' Getaway

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Catalina is the perfect getaway for you and a travel buddy to explore together. Whether this is the first trip together or you have traveled together for years, there are so many fun activities to try while on the Island.

Escape Room

Sharpen your collaborations and communications skills as you work together to solve a mystery. Unravel the riddle as a team as you conquer the Catalina Room Escape by finding clues, solving puzzles and working together to “escape” the room. This escape room is a lot of fun and is even pirate themed which is so fitting on an island getaway.

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Spa Day

Let the stress melt away and find some tranquility as you have a spa day. Whether you are looking for a quick massage or a full-day of treatments, Catalina has a various spas to choose from that offer a variety of treatments including some with an island twist.

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Zip Line

Jump out of your comfort zone by taking the leap on the Catalina Zip Line Eco Tour. You will enjoy sweeping ocean views as you zigzag down and across the canyon and through a grove of towering eucalyptus trees on five separate lines at speeds approaching 35 mph.

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Go for a Hike

For those who love to explore nature, Catalina is the perfect place to go on a hike. Whether you are avid hikers or just go once and awhile, the Island offers a variety of trails to explore. When you arrive to Catalina, visit the Catalina Island Conservancy Trailhead to obtain your hiking permit and check out the hiking maps for more guidance.

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Relax on the Beach

Descanso Beach Club is one of the only beaches in Southern California that you can sip on a cocktail on the sand, so sit back and catch up on the past couple months. You can rent a cabana or lounge chairs for the day or sit out on your favorite beach towel. DBC has a restaurant and bar you can order lunch from and even a new frozen cocktail spot called CHILL. Water activities like kayaks and standup paddle boards are available if you would like to paddle around and explore the Catalina coastline.

When planning your friends' getaway, we recommend visiting the Love Catalina website to see businesses’ hours of operation and if you can make a reservation ahead of time. Remember to make your boat reservation early to ensure your ideal travel times.

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.