The Insider Scoop on what to do on Catalina Island : Catalina Express

The Insider Scoop on what to do on Catalina Island

Group of friends on a hike overlooking the ocean

Whether you are looking for an adventurous weekend or time to reconnect with loved ones special, Catalina has something for everyone when visiting this island hideaway. There are so many activities and restaurants to try on Catalina Island that it helps to have a direction based on the type of vacation you are looking to experience. Check out our itineraries while planning your next trip to the Island. Pay special attention to the Travel Tips for Catalina deals and the insider scoop.

The Adventurer
Let Catalina Island inspire you with its adventure and natural history. This self-guided itinerary will take you through Catalina while you explore the town’s sights and taste its eclectic flavors. Explore More

Immerse yourself in Catalina’s history by exploring the various aspects of the Island’s culture that make it a one-of-a-kind destination. Discover the beauty and charm of the historic landmarks, artists’ galleries and flavorful cuisine that await you on Catalina Island. Learn More

Family Time
With the hustle and bustle of everyday life, work and school, it’s often hard to unplug and spend quality time with the entire family. Let Catalina Island provide the perfect place to reconnect off-the-grid! Reconnect More

What better way to indulge on vacation than to eat your way through Avalon? Catalina Island may be small, but its array of delectable eats packs a mighty punch! Taste More

Time to create memories with someone special on the Isle of Romance. No matter the occasion, Catalina Island offers a romantic getaway to rekindle and explore together. Romance More


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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.