Purchasing Tickets : Catalina Express

Purchasing Tickets

All schedules, fares and taxes are subject to change in accordance with the California Public Utilities Commission, including a fuel surcharge. Round trip fares include $5 Island wharfage fee.


Advance reservations are highly recommended as our departure times often sell out. Tickets may be purchased the day of departure, based on availability.

Purchasing Tickets

  • Passengers with advance reservations will be given a reservation number. Please present this number to the agent at the ticket window.
  • Passengers can pay for their tickets in the forms of cash, Traveler’s Checks, Visa, MasterCard or American Express with a valid government-issued photo ID that matches the name on the credit card.
  • Passengers without advance reservations may purchase tickets on the day of departure, subject to availability.
  • Tickets which are changed after they are issued will be charged a change fee of $5 per ticket, one way. There is no charge for making changes to a reservation prior to the ticket being issued.

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.