Romantic : Catalina Express


A couple on lounge chairs at Descanso Beach Club.

Create new memories with your special someone on the Island of Romance. Catalina Island offers a romantic getaway for any occasion to reconnect and explore together.

A food plate from Steve's Steakhouse and Seafood.
A waitress serving drinks in the Commodore Lounge.
Food and drinks from the Naughty Fox restaurant.

Day 1


Begin your romantic getaway with an upgraded experience in the Commodore Lounge on the Catalina Express. Order a mimosas to toast, a coffee for an energy boost or our famous Bloody Mary to enjoy on the boat ride to Avalon!

After dropping your luggage off at the hotel, head downtown to the Naughty Fox restaurant for brunch. Dine with your significant other on the front patio for ocean views of Avalon Bay. Get the Island Bennies, a seafood inspired dish or the French toast for a sweet tooth craving.


On the first day of your vacation, spend the afternoon at Descanso Beach Club. Lounge out on a private cabana or chaise lounge where signature appetizers and classic cocktails can be delivered right to you. Experience something new as a couple by paddling out on a kayak or stand-up paddle board with Descanso Beach Ocean Sports. Put your communication to the test as you explore the coastline of Catalina Island.


Dress up for a date night out on the town at Steve’s Steakhouse and Seafood. Dine and converse about your memorable day over tender steaks and a bottle of wine from their extensive wine menu. End dinner with their delicious signature key lime pie.  

A beer flight and pizza from the Catalina Island Brew House
A couple on the patio of the Island Spa Catalina
A food plate from the Avalon Grille

Day 2


Wake up on day two of romance with a latte or coffee from Catalina Island Brew House. Grab a delicious house-made pastry or fresh breakfast sandwich. Come back later in the day for some pizza and craft beer at the only micro-brewery on the Island.


Relax with the tranquility of a massage at the Island Spa Catalina. The Spa incorporates intrinsic island botanicals into a variety of thoughtfully-selected treatments and therapies designed to rejuvenate your mind and body, including massage therapies and facial treatments. Spa amenities include seven treatment rooms plus a couple's suite, luxurious lounges, Jacuzzi, soaking pool, dry sauna, eucalyptus steam room and expansive relaxation deck with beautiful ocean views. 


For your last night, indulge in a tasty dinner at the Avalon Grille and enjoy their California coastal cuisine menu with a signature cocktail like the Famous Wrigley Martini.


Romance is calling at the Bellanca Hotel, a chic and charmful Catalina Island stay. Bellanca is located right on Avalon’s oceanfront and is walking distance from many of the shops and restaurants. Cheers to your love at Hotel Vista Del Mar with their romance package. Overlooking Avalon Bay, Hotel Vista Del Mar has luxury amenities with courteous island hospitality.

Travel Tips

Looking to speed-up your day? Rent a golf cart and drive to the Botanic Gardens as you explore more of the Island. Book your golf cart at CatalinaIslandGolfCart.com

Public Transit? Take the Garibaldi, Avalon Transit costing $1 per ride with many stops along Avalon.

The view on the outside patio of the Naughty Fox


Naughty Fox 

111 Crescent Ave.



descanso beach club


Descanso Beach Club

1 St Catherine Way



A food plate from Steve's Steakhouse and Seafood.


Steve’s Steakhouse & Seafood

417 Crescent Ave.



Catalina Island Brew House


Catalina Island Brew House

417 Crescent Ave



A treatment room at the Island Spa Catalina


Island Spa Catalina 

163 Crescent Ave. 


A couple enjoying a meal at the Avalon Grille


Avalon Grille

423 Crescent Ave.


A room at the Bellanca Hotel


Bellanca Hotel 

111 Crescent Ave. 


A room at the Hotel Vista Del Mar


Hotel Vista Del Mar 

417 Crescent Ave. 



A map of the romantic itinerary

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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.