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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...more
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320 Golden Shr, Long Beach, CA 90802-4243
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After initial poor communication from then regarding booking from Australia, they redeemed themselves with a fantastic service Food and drinks available on the ride across to Catalina Island

Thank Catherine R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the Catalina Express ferry; we booked our reservations ahead since they can sell out. There's a parking garage where you can leave your car; we had to drive around for a while to find open parking so allow time for that. The terminal...More

Thank volcanogirl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the whole lil town with go karts & mini jeeps really has you feeling in an island away from big cities . I would love to go back just on a warmer month , November was very chilly

Thank Nuevo_2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had fun in Catalina Island. Will be back . People were friendly and had a good time. Just arrive early for departure.

Thank ladyridervtx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for the upgrade lounge seats and very much enjoyed our trip to the island and back. The service and servers are wonderful. The seats included a free drink and snack. The area could have used better signage. We weren't sure where to park...More

Thank loveabeachvaca
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely trip out to Catalina. Can sleep or stay awake. Left nearly on time, waiting area clean. Easy to make reservations

Thank mary s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the Catalina Express from Avalon to Long Beach. Rode in the Commodore Lounge level. Clean, on time, pleasant crew.

Thank Kristie A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What negative can ever be said about an on-line checkin, an efficient check-in process, constant status reports and confirmations on your reservations, a safety conscious crew and a fun boatride?

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wanted to visit Catalina Isalnd and the Catalina Express is a great way to do it. Convienent schedules make a day trip easy to accomplish.

Thank Frank G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's somewhat ironic seeing a way to escape from Long Beach listed as a Long Beach attraction, but these fast ships are the best way to get to carefree Catalina Island. It's fast, affordable and fun.

Thank califcasl
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Polo L
26 September 2018|
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Response from Kyle V | Reviewed this property |
They don’t check id’s or ask for passports. They just want money for the tickets, so if you pay for the tickets, I think there is no problem.
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16 June 2018|
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Response from FaithA | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I'm not sure, I would call Catalina Express and maybe even the Chamber of Commerce or the local Police Department about the local laws for riding it on the roads on Catalina they may be different as you can't drive... More
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Becky G
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Response from deecee1987 | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking garage for Catalina island visitors. Fee I am not sure . But you will find it hassle free for sure. Make sure you have some time before your Catalina express ride, last minute hurry is not advisable.
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