Water Fun for Everyone : Catalina Express

Water Fun for Everyone

two children looking at fishes on Undersea Expedition

As the temperatures rise, it is time to dive back into the crystal-clear water of Catalina. The Island offers many water activities to make sure your party has a great time.

Boys Trip

Gather up your friends for a fun trip with the guys. Catalina Island is the place to start whether is for a bachelor party or time to reconnect.  


Fishing can be a thrilling and relaxing activity for you and your buddies. From the fishing novice to the expert angler, Catalina Island can provide an experience of a lifetime. Charter a fishing vessel from Afishinados or Catalina Coastal Tours for a private guided fishing adventure. You can also rent a small boat from Joe’s Rent-a-Boat and explore on your own.

Sushi Plate


After a long day out on the water, how about trying the local catch. NDMK Fish House is owned by local fisherman that serve mouthwatering seafood dishes. Known for its delicious sushi rolls and grilled fish plate, any choice sure will be a hit.


Girls Getaway

There is nothing that is more re-energizing than a getaway with all your besties. Catalina Island has many activities your girls will enjoy with some cocktails and chats.

two women at the beach


Laying on the beach and sipping on a cool cocktail screams island vacation. Descanso Beach Club makes that a reality. Rent a cabana and enjoy a cocktail while soaking up the Catalina sunshine on the beach. Want to relax on the water? Descanso Beach club have a selection of fun floaties you can rent.


While enjoying the water and sun, dine on the delicious fare from Descanso Beach Club. The restaurant serves a fantastic selection of signature appetizers, regional favorites, and classic Catalina cocktails. They will even deliver your meal right to our cabana.  A must try is the classic Buffalo Milk cocktail.


Family Fun

Making great memories with your children is always the goal and a trip to Catalina will guarantee that happens.


Two Girls Kayaking

For children who love adventure, how about taking them on a kayaking tour. Catalina Island Kayak Expeditions at Descanso Beach features year-round guided natural history tours that the whole family will enjoy.

For the little ones who don’t want to get into the water but still want to enjoy the water, Glass Bottom Boat or Semi-Submersible Expedition is just the ticket. They will have the opportunity to get close the Island’s marine life without having to get wet.


Located right on the Green Pleasure Pier, Eric’s on the Pier has been serving delicious fare for 76 years. The menu has kid-friendly items that will please any picky eater.


Romantic Vacation

Catalina has been a destination for couples to getaway for over a century. As you create moments with that significant other, why not try something new together that you will always remember.



Soar with the birds over the water for the best views of Avalon harbor by parasailing about 800 feet in the sky. For an extra thrill ask for the captain to dip your feet in the water!


Located right in the center of town, Steve’s Steakhouse and Seafood offers fresh seafood in a beautiful atmosphere with a view overlooking the harbor. Also save room for dessert at Steve’s, the key lime pie is delicious.


A short Catalina Express boat ride from the mainland makes getting to this wonderful Island easy and fun. Start planning your island getaway today.

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.