CATALINAEXPRESS.COM 59 • Consider gear rentals from on-island dive suppliers to keep your load light. • Questions? For more information, visit or contact our passenger services representative at 800.995.4386, • Extra luggage? Oversized, overweight items can be sent to the Island via one of Catalina’s freight services. Avalon Freight Services, located near Berth 95 in San Pedro, is easily accessible from freeways and close proximity to passenger arrivals and departures to Catalina via ferry or helicopter. 310.221.6290, Catalina Flying Boats will deliver “same day” to your hotel or campsite in Avalon or Two Harbors. 562.595.5026 BOAT-IN Seventeen primitive sites at nine locations. Campers must pack in all their own equipment and supplies. Access: sites can only be reached by boat or kayak. PERMITS Free hiking permits can be ordered online at, or at these four locations on the Island (hours may vary by season): • Conservancy House (located in Avalon), 125 Claressa Avenue, 310.510.2595 • Nature Center, Avalon Canyon near Hermit Gulch Campground on the road to Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden • Catalina Airport in the Sky, center of the Island, 310.510.0143 • Two Harbors Visitor Information Center, 310.510.4205 BAGGAGE LIMITATIONS Catalina Express vessels have limited space for baggage. Pack efficiently; only two bags are allowed per person (maximum dimensions 23"x23"x37" and weight 50lbs.) each, plus a carry-on (maximum dimensions 12"x12"x24"). Campers will be allowed to transport one sleeping bag as an extra piece of luggage. • Plan to pack efficiently. • Keep ice chests sizes to 60 quarts or fit our dimensions of 23"x23"x37" at a weight of 50lbs. or less. • To keep your ice chest under 50lbs., pack only perishable items. • Empty out water from melted ice from the ice chest. • Use duct tape, not bungee cords (bungee cords can get snagged and become dangerous). • Straps and snaps on backpacks should be snapped together and fastened. No canteens, tennis shoes, loose items tied to exterior of backpacks. • Bundle beach chairs together. • Four-wheeled carts, non-collapsible or fixed wagons are not allowed. • The United States Coast Guard prohibits the following items aboard the vessels: Camp stoves with internal fuel source and lanterns (except electric and fuel canisters must be removed), fuel canisters (propane, butane, white gas), kerosene, outboard motor, flammables, charcoal, firewood, denatured alcohol, gasoline or hoverboards. Divers will be allowed one additional piece of luggage and one Dive Tank (Two-tank rig with a fixed manifold is counted as one tank). • We recommend a “tank strap with the handle hold” for your carrying convenience. • Medium Size Stanley Boxes are acceptable. The largest Stanley or Husky Box must be kept under 50lbs. and, although within the dimensions, be able to be stored on end if necessary. • Two-wheel dollies are acceptable to assist transporting luggage. Two 50lbs. luggage bags can be placed on the two-wheel dolly, each luggage can be no larger than 23"x23"x37" and weighing no more than 50lbs. Total weight on the dolly cannot exceed 100lbs. • Four-wheeled carts, non-collapsible or fixed wagons are not allowed. • Consider Soft Dive Bags with wheels. • Weight belts may take your luggage over the 50lbs. maximum and MUST be carried aboard. Use a weight bag or wear the weights. We recommend the soft weights. • We recommend a backpack for your most important items i.e. log book, computers, mask, regulator which can be carried aboard. ANIMALS All animals must be enclosed in a suitable animal carrier OR leashed and muzzled throughout the duration of the trip. Catalina Express accommodates service animals as defined by the ADA and the Disabled Persons Act. Additional information on service animals can be found on or by request.