Getting Around Catalina Island : Catalina Express

Getting Around Catalina Island

A street with parked golf carts in Avalon.

Besides traveling on foot, you can also experience the Island through different modes of transportation including golf carts and a speed boat. Explore Catalina at your own pace as you enjoy this unique destination.

Two people riding bikes around Avalon

Renting Bikes

Get an exercise in while exploring Catalina Island on rented bicycles. You can reserve different types of bicycles and electric bikes that can be booked for a full day rental. Walk-ins are welcome for same-day or hourly rentals based on availability. For a more thrilling and educational excursion, take a guided tour of the Island while riding on a rented bicycle. Discover new places on an adventurous journey of Catalina Island that not many get to experience. Below are three different shops where you can reserve your bike today!

Catalina Taxi & Tours

Catalina Island Taxi & Tours is a one stop shop for all of your transportation needs. Whether you are looking for a taxi ride to your destination, food delivered from any Avalon restaurant, a private tour of Avalon or a Jeep tour of the interior, Catalina Island Taxi & Tours is the place to call. Experience the Island with their friendly, on-demand service.

A family riding around Avalon on a golf cart.

Catalina Island Golf Cart

Driving a golf cart is known to be one of Catalina Island’s most convenient modes of transportation. Rent your own private golf cart from Catalina Island Golf Cart Rentals to ride through Avalon on stunning scenic routes. You’ll have the opportunity to explore at your own speed.

Are you interested in a guided tour instead? Learn all about Avalon from an insider’s perspective on the Guided Golf Cart Tours or Avalon Local Tours. Your knowledgeable tour guide will take you through all the must-see areas.

Garbaldi – Avalon Transit

Catch a ride on the Garbaldi, Avalon’s public transportation bus, for $2 for one ride or $5 for the day. Paying is made easy from the downloadable app Token Transit. Plan your trip ahead and receive real-time information which is made convenient for passengers through the app. The transit has a fixed route with access from the Cabrillo Mole to Casino Way and up to the Wrigley Memorial and Botanic Garden.

The cyclone boat returning back to Avalon

Cyclone Power Boat

Explore both ends of Catalina Island on the Discover Two Harbors Cyclone boat. The Cyclone boat takes passengers between Avalon and Two Harbors during the summer season. Hop on the 40-minute boat ride to discover the wonders of Two Harbors and the enchanting City of Avalon during your stay on Catalina. Each location needs at least a day for exploring. 

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.