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Catalina Express

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Address: 34675 Golden Lantern St, Dana Point, CA 92629-2908
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Catalina Island is just an hour away aboard our fast and sleek boats out of...

Catalina Island is just an hour away aboard our fast and sleek boats out of Long Beach, San Pedro and Dana Point. We are committed to offering the most advanced, state-of-the-art watercraft available while maintaining a high level of dedication to safety, customer satisfaction, and quality of service. Today, the fleet consists of 8 high-speed vessels. More than one million passengers set sail to Catalina Island each year on board Catalina Express, and with year round service and up to 30 departures daily, you can easily join them.

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US$75.50*
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Round-trip Ferry Service from Dana Point to Catalina Island
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A little costly but a fun ride to and from the island.

Very professional and left on time both to and from the island. You also have to pay for parking as well as the ride there and back. It was comfortable and clean with a fairly... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 June 2016
Greg P
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Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

Very professional and left on time both to and from the island. You also have to pay for parking as well as the ride there and back. It was comfortable and clean with a fairly smooth ride. We did see hundreds of Dolphins and a few whales as well. There is a concession stand on the main deck for coffee... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

I took my daughters over for the first time. It was a smooth ride, clean and friendly. It left on time and the trip across was an adventure in itself. We got there in no time. The view as we got closer to Catalina, was amazing. Occasionally you can get a discounted ticket through Groupon or Living Social.

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Thank Ozzymum2013
Dana Point, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

Excellent ride, clean, friendly, and fast. Leaves on time , parking is 12 dollars for the day , snacks and drinks available.

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Boerne, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

Taking the ferry over to Catalina island was an adventure in itself. It was a beautiful day and we sat up top in the open air trying to spot dolphins. we were lucky enough to see some playing just as we pulled into Catalina Island.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Comfortable seats and beautiful views all the way to and from Catalina Island. We even spotted some dolphin on the way home!

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Hereford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

My sisters and I traveled by ferry over to Catalina Island. Very comfortable boat. And quick. Seems we were there in no time. They slowed a bit so the passengers could watch the group of dolphins chasing the boat. Wonderful trip.

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Temecula, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Right on time! Don't be late or you will miss your ride. Cash only for any drinks and snacks at their bar. Clean interior and clean restrooms.

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2016

Leaves on time , parking is 12 dollars for the day , snacks and drinks available , nnot a fancy boat .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

We went out in the morning and came back in the late afternoon. Enjoyable cruise on this wonderful day. A bit foggy in the morning going out but great weather the remainder of the day and for the return trip. If we are in the area again we would probably stay for a couple of days. We had a bonus... More 

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Dana Point, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

Virtually always on time even in tough weather. Be sure to check if Santaanas blowing. Courteous crew. Comfortable ride. Get a cuba libre for the sunset cruise home. Enjoy tye free ride on your birthday

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