Know Before You Travel : Catalina Express

Know Before You Travel

As you start to plan your future trip to Catalina Island, we look forward to welcoming you back on board. The safety and security of our passengers and employees are top priorities of Catalina Express. We have taken extra precautions during this time based on the guidance of the County of Los Angeles, Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other local health departments.

Catalina Express continues to operate round-trip daily service to Catalina Island from our Long Beach, San Pedro and Dana Point terminals. Please continue to visit our Schedule and Fares page or call our contact center at 800.995.4386 for the most up to date schedule. 

Please visit the Love Catalina website for more information concerning businesses and safety protocols on the Island.

We will continue to monitor and re-evaluate our procedures, policies and operations as necessary and update this page regularly with any changes.


How are you feeling?

If you are displaying any symptoms indicated by the CDC, please contact our call center at 800.995.4386 to assist you in planning your trip for another time.

Catalina Express continues to have a flexible cancellation policy. Customers must call us by 4:00pm the day before their departure to cancel their reservation.

Cleanliness & Sanitation

High touch surfaces in the vessels, terminals and offices such as restrooms, galley check-in counters, door knobs and handles are wiped down with high-grade disinfectant frequently.

Know Before Planning Your Trip

Catalina Express is a provider of public transportation regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission. We regularly review and implement procedures following guidelines and protocols promulgated by the CDC and local and state regulators to avoid the spread of COVID-19 among our passengers and crew. 

When you travel with Catalina Express, you bear an equal responsibility to follow the same guidelines. Travel with any public transportation may subject you to risks of exposure that we have no control over. The only truly safe alternative is to shelter in place at your home. 


Protecting the Team

Catalina Express continues to provide hand sanitizer, masks and other supplies to employees to deliver a safe travel experience. We have established symptom screenings for our public facing team members and require employees who are sick to remain home.


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.