The Catalina Express is a smooth ride over to Catalina island. We did it for my birthday and they treat you very well.
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The smoothest ride is from Long Beach. I live in Dana Point and although it takes an hour to drive to LB you get a bigger boat and one hour on the water vs 2 hrs from Dana Point. The DP boat is smaller and...More
We stayed in Dana Point overnight after a visit to Disney in order to position ourselves for the morning ferry for a two-day visit to Santa Catalina Island. Our travel was mid-week on the first week of December, so the ship was far from full...More
I must start off by saying that a trip to Avalon was my husband's idea, not mine. I saw there wasn't much of interest in Avalon, but he insisted on making the trip because I'd decided on all the sites to see for this trip...More
We made a day trip on a Sunday in August. Weather was perfect. We live in Dana Point and the ferry schedule from this port is a bit limited. Many more choices departing from Newport and Long Beach. As a result, advanced planning is necessary....More
The boat itself was roomy inside and outside. There was a minimal service bar for breakfast, coffee, and juice. Not sure if there was alcohol, but I doubt it. The crew was very re-assuring to the crowd and thoughtfully went through the safety measures needed...More
The Catalina Express is a most beautiful ride over to Avalon...and then the pods of dolphins showed up! How thrilling to see this amazing sight. Our Captain spotted them first and shared the info so all passengers could see the dolphins in action...awesome!
We experienced no motion sickness on the vessel, so that was great. The boat is clean, and you have a choice of riding on a very tiny upper deck or in the cabin, which is air conditioned. After the boat takes off, you can order...More