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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

    1/1/2022 - 12/31/2022
    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

    1/1/2022 - 12/31/2022
    Monday - Sunday:06:00 AM - 07:30 PM

What you can expect

In order to provide flexibility to our guests, passengers are not limited to one specific boat departure or return time. The Catalina Express boat schedule changes often depending on seasonality and terminal location. Once your ticket purchase is complete, guests must call Catalina Express to book their actual boat reservation. Boats often sell out quickly, especially in Spring and Summer, so we always recommend calling to book your reservation as soon as you have purchased your ticket.

When it’s time to travel, hop aboard the Catalina Express in Long Beach or San Pedro, and relax on the 1-hour journey across the Pacific to Catalina Island. You’ll arrive in Avalon, the southernmost city in Los Angeles County.

When you get off the ferry, walk just five minutes into city centre Avalon to begin your independent exploration of the Island. This is not a guided tour – your time on Catalina is your own to do whatever you wish. Admire views of the waterfront along Avalon Bay, perhaps visit a restaurant or café, go shopping or do something more active (all at your own expense). The number of vehicles on the island is limited, so enjoy the pedestrian-friendly streets of town.
Return to your original departure point on the dock when you’re finished on the Island.

Long Beach

If you have time before or after your ferry departure or arrival at Catalina Landing, perhaps check out some of Long Beach’s attractions, such as the Aquarium of the Pacific. You can grab food and drinks at the Catalina Bistro or Catalina Deli if you need something before or after your ferry ride. The ferry service runs daily (schedule varies by season) and can accommodate surfboards, strollers and bikes.

San Pedro

Part of Los Angeles Port, San Pedro is home to landmarks like the Los Angeles Maritime Museum, as well as the USS Iowa and SS Lane Victory ships. You’ll embark and disembark the ferry at the Catalina Sea and Air Terminal, which opened in 2012. Ferry schedule varies by season; the ferries can accommodate surfboards, strollers and bikes.


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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