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Catalina Express Round-Trip Ferry Service: Long Beach or San Pedro to Avalon

By Catalina Express


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Cleanliness and safety

Cleaning and safety practices

Masks required
Vehicles and venues disinfected
Guides required to wear masks

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What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Return ferry service

  • What's excluded

    Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • What's excluded

    Parking (USD19 to USD23, based on departure point)

Know Before You Book

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

  • Wheelchair accessible

  • REMINDER: Once your ticket purchase is complete, your reservation is NOT YET CONFIRMED until you call to book your actual boat departure and return time.

  • Two (2) bags per person is allowed with a maximum of 50lbs (28kgs) per bag. Bags may not be larger than 37” x 23” x 23” (94cm x 58cm x 58cm)

  • One (1) piece of carry-on luggage is allowed per person and must fit beneath your seat

  • Bathrooms are available on-board the ferry

  • Stroller accessible

  • Service animals allowed

  • Near public transport

  • Transport is wheelchair accessible

  • Maximum of fourteen (14) passengers per booking

  • The safety and security of our passengers and employees are top priorities for Catalina Express. CDC Guidelines require the use of face masks for public transport. Face masks must be worn while in any of our terminals, in line for boarding, and on the vessels regardless of vaccination status.

  • Most travellers can participate

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 149 travellers

  • Returns to original departure point

  • Departure time:
    Suppliers and travellers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
    Return ex Long Beach
    1/1/2021 - 12/31/2021

    Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 07:30 PM

    Return ex San Pedro
    1/1/2021 - 12/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 07:30 PM

What you can expect

Once your ticket purchase is complete, your reservation is NOT yet confirmed until you call Catalina Express to book your actual departure and return time.

Aboard the comfortable Catalina Express, sit back, relax and enjoy beautiful waterfront views on a 1-hour ride from Long Beach or San Pedro. You will be delivered to Avalon, the southernmost city of Los Angeles County. Once you disembark your ferry, you are a 5-minute walk from the city centre area. The pedestrian-friendly town regulates how many cars are allowed on the island, so much so that there is even a waiting list to own a car on the island! Stroll along the quiet, picturesque waterfront to enjoy shopping, dining, sightseeing and entertainment—all at your own pace. Depending on your schedule, check out what the Long Beach and San Pedro harbours have to offer. All food, drinks and activities are at your own expense.

Long Beach

Arrive in the heart of city centre at the Catalina Landing, next to the Aquarium of the Pacific. Want to grab a bite to eat before your ride? Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at the Catalina Bistro, in addition to coffee, beer and wine. The nearby Catalina Deli dishes out sandwiches and other light snacks.

The ferry service operates daily (schedule varies by season) and accommodates bikes, surfboards and strollers, giving you flexibility to travel how you please.

San Pedro

You can arrive early in San Pedro, a part of the Los Angeles Port, to discover its rich maritime history. Visit landmarks such as the Vincent Thomas Bridge, the third longest suspension bridge in the state of California, as well as the Los Angeles Maritime Museum and the historic USS Iowa and SS Lane Victory ships.

When it’s time to depart for Catalina Island, hop on the ferry at the Catalina Sea and Air Terminal in San Pedro. The ferry schedule varies seasonally and accommodates bikes, surfboards and strollers, giving you flexibility to travel how you please.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
  • Gear and equipment sanitised between use

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Masks required
  • Hand sanitiser provided
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Activity Location

  • Long Beach California

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    • 1: 320 Golden Shore, Long Beach, CA 90802, USA 2: 95 Berth, San Pedro, CA 90731, USA
    • Long Beach California

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