Group Travel : Catalina Express

Group Travel

Whether you are traveling for your next small group business meeting, corporate retreat, family reunion, or another fun group outing, travel aboard Catalina Express where your island adventure begins!

385 E. Swinford Street, Second Floor
San Pedro, CA 90731
[email protected]


Phone:  310.519.7971 | 800.995.4386 ex.4
Fax:  310.519.7490

Group Qualifications

Group rates are offered on a space available basis to any group booking a minimum of 20 adults traveling together round-trip to Catalina Island. You will also receive one ticket for every 25 paid tickets at a rate of $7 for Avalon passengers and $8 for Two Harbors passengers.

Seating Upgrade 

Why not ride in style? Commodore Lounge passengers enjoy priority boarding, leather reclining seating in a more intimate lounge environment and a complimentary beverage with packaged snack served by cabin attendants.

Student Rate

A student rate is available for students K‐12 traveling during the week, excluding holidays. This rate is available with a minimum of 10 students and two chaperones. Two chaperones per 10 students will travel at the student rate.

Charter Services

Available from Long Beach, San Pedro and Dana Point. Rates are based upon the number of passengers and the vessel selection. Call Group Sales for further details.

Round Trip Group Rates

Category Long Beach / Avalon & San Pedro / Avalon Dana Point / Avalon San Pedro / Two Harbors
Group $76.50 $80.50 $77.50
Adult $84.00 $88.00 $85.00
Senior (55+) $77.00 $81.00 $78.00
Children (2-11) $68.50 $72.00 $69.50
Infant (Under 2) $7.00 $7.00 $8.00
Student $68.50 $72.00 $69.50
Bikes / Surfboards $7.00 $7.00 $7.00
Commodore Lounge Upgrade $40.00 N/A N/A
Group rates are offered in accordance with Catalina Express’ tariff and subject to change in accordance with the California Public Utilities Commission regulations. If anyone in your party would like to travel outside the groups' scheduled departure or return time, they will need to book a separate reservation at full fare.

Group Procedures

Now What?

Select a travel date and time, contact the Sales Office to make a reservation.


A Sales Associate will provide a confirmation of your booking in the form of an agreement. A deposit of $150 is due within two weeks of the booking to guarantee your reservation. Sign and return the agreement with the deposit. Final payment is due two weeks prior to departure date.

Cancellation Policy

Should the group need to cancel the entire reservation, the deposit is refundable with 30 days’ notice prior to departure. If the entire reservation is cancelled less than 30 days prior to departure, the group will forfeit the deposit of $150. If the entire reservation is cancelled less than 10 days prior to departure, the group will forfeit 50% of the contracted amount.

Who's in Charge?

Each group will assign a Group Leader to handle communication and correspondence between the group and the Catalina Express Group Sales Representative. The Group Leader will be responsible for providing a manifest and picking up the group tickets for the amount of passengers actually traveling at the time of check‐in.

Keep in Touch

Group Leaders can change the amount of passengers any time prior to the departure date. You can add group members (based on space availability) or lower the passenger count. A final count is required by 3 pm the day prior to travel (by Friday for Saturday, Sunday and Monday travel).

What is a Manifest?

A manifest is a list of names, first and last, of everyone traveling in your group. Identify the age of those under 12 years old. Manifest must be brought to the ticket window at the time of check-in.

Don’t Miss the Boat

Be sure the group arrives at least one hour prior to departure. Reservations are subject to cancellation 15 minutes prior to departure and standby passengers may be accepted.

What to Bring?

Lighter is better. The baggage guidelines are two pieces of baggage no larger than 23”x23”x37” weighing no more than 50lbs and one carry-on no larger than 12”x12”x24”. Catalina is very casual, wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a light jacket for the evening. Additional luggage guidelines for scuba diving, bikes and camping are available.

Let’s Go To Catalina Island!

Be sure to stress to group members which port the group is departing from and give them directions to the appropriate port. Daily parking is $20 (San Pedro) ‐ $22.95 (Long Beach) ‐ $20 (Dana Point).

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.