A Hidden Gem : Catalina Express

A Hidden Gem

Ocean view of Two Harbors in Catalina Island.

Hidden on the west end of Catalina Island is a secluded gem known as Two Harbors. Where paradise meets adventure, Two Harbors is perfect for a wanderer looking to explore a quiet, charming town.

How to Get There

Take the boat to Two Harbors on the Catalina Express departure from our San Pedro terminal. Sit back and enjoy the ride with a snack or our famous Bloody Mary.

Travelers biking on the trails in Two Harbors.

On Land

Discover the quaint town of Two Harbors by foot or on pedals. Whether you are looking for a challenge or a nice stroll, there are trails to explore for people of all endurance levels. Mountain bikes can be rented by the hour or daily from the Two Harbors Dive & Recreation Center.

Is the beach calling your name? Head to Harbor Sands on the shore of Isthmus Cove for an enjoyable beach day. Rent separate lounge chairs or a private palapa to fit your whole group.

By Sea

Cool off in Catalina waters with rented equipment from the Dive & Recreation Center. Paddle along the coastline on kayaks or test your strength on a standup paddle board. Get a closer look at the undersea life in Two Harbors with snorkel or scuba gear rentals.

A group of people enjoying food in a rented palapa.


Dine at a locals favorite gathering spot, Harbor Reef Restaurant, for signature food and drinks. Satisfy your appetite with their selection of hearty meals ranging from appetizers to your choice of meat. You can’t forget to try the famous Buffalo Milk cocktail from the place where it originated from!

Campers in their tent on Two Harbors.


Pitch up a tent at the Two Harbors Campground for some unique beach camping. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the campsite has traditional tent camping and unique tent cabins to choose from. Cook up your meals with groceries that can be delivered directly to you from the Two Harbors General Store. At night, gaze out at the stars while roasting smores and singing around the campfire.

Although Two Harbors is known for camping, Banning House Lodge is a delightful bed & breakfast hotel located there. This rustic and cozy lodge is perfect for travelers to appreciate the peaceful beauty of the town. With complimentary breakfast in the morning, your stay also includes a bottle of wine and cheese plate when you arrive.

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.