Journey to Catalina Island in Comfort via Catalina Express : Catalina Express

Journey to Catalina Island in Comfort via Catalina Express

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Catalina Island is a beautiful place of breathtaking scenery and heart-stirring memories that last a lifetime. Time and time again, visitors are transformed by the magnificent places to stay, food to eat and activities to delight in. Those who travel there have the word “vacation” redefined and simply do not go home the same. Because of this life-changing island, Catalina Express was created with this single mission: to make it easy for everyone to cross the 22-mile channel separating the mainland from Catalina Island. Catalina Express’ fleet of eight high-speed vessels ensures that visitors can enjoy this unspoiled island getaway year-round with the utmost comfort and care.

The Boat Ride Experience

Catalina Express makes it easy for customers to buy tickets and board. The vessel locations are simple to get to and park at. Luggage accommodations include two suitcases and a carry on per person, ensuring plenty of room for your possessions. Once the journey has begun, you can also purchase drinks and food at your luxury. The comfortable seating, beautiful views and attentive crew will make the hour-long ferry ride seem like a breeze.

Upgrade to Next-Level Comfort

During your travel to Catalina Island via Catalina Express, you can upgrade your boating experience to either Commodore Lounge or Captain’s Lounge. Commodore Lounge is a $15 each way, individual upgrade that grants you priority check-in and priority boarding. Once on board, you’re seated on the second level of the boat that’s reserved exclusively for those with this upgrade. This seating area not only presents a unique view but also provides a complimentary snack and drink, including Catalina Express’ famous Bloody Mary. The leather trimmed seats offer a relaxing recline back that is not offered down stairs.

The Captain’s Lounge is what’s called a “semi-private room.” If you’re sailing out of San Pedro and Long Beach, the Captain’s Lounge holds 6 people for $60 each way. If you’re leaving out of Dana Point, your boat holds 8 people for $80 each way. With priority boarding and your own private area, there’s no finer way to get to Catalina Island in luxurious comfort.  

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Since the boat launched “anchors away” over 37 years ago, Catalina Express has ferried more than 30 million people from the mainland to Catalina Island. The boat ride experience to Catalina Island is so renowned that Catalina Express has attracted many different type of vacationers including:

  • Families
  • Couples
  • Friend Groups
  • Famous Sports Teams
  • Newlyweds
  • Acclaimed Musicians
  • Business Men and Women
  • Hollywood Celebrities

Journey to Catalina Island in comfort and begin your dream vacation today by making a reservation to sail on board Catalina Express!

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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.
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