Long Beach, California to Catalina Island and back all in one day
In addition to year-round boat transportation, Catalina Day Cruise to the Island features up to 30 departures per day and is only 22 miles off the coast of Southern California. Boats depart from ports in San Pedro, Long Beach, and Dana Point. A quick, easy, and fun getaway awaits you with Catalina Express’ fleet of eight fast, modern boats.
Enjoy your Catalina Day Cruise today
Catalina Day Cruise from Long Beach, Dana Point, and San Pedro terminals provide daily round-trip service to Catalina Island.
Cruise to Stay™
Take the Catalina Cruise trip over to Catalina Island and stay in a hotel. We have the Cruise to Stay™ pakage deal
Things to do in Avalon, Catalina Island
In addition to being the most popular tourist destination on the Island, Avalon also offers a world of its own. It has very few cars, so visitors are likely to see Avalon from a golf cart, on foot or by boat. In addition to being clean and safe, Avalon offers a laid-back beach town that is chock full of restaurants, bars, and shops.
Getting around Catalina Island
The city of Avalon is about a mile square and everything is within walking distance. From the boat docks, called the mole by the islanders, it is just a five-minute walk into town. Besides walking or using golf carts, there are also cabs and shuttles available on the island. My favorite mode of transport is the freedom of the golf cart.
At each of the Catalina Day Cruise ports, Long Beach, Dana Point, and San Pedro, you can relax with a cup of coffee, wine or a tropical drink while enjoying the dining experience. The Catalina Bistro and Express Grill can be found at the Downtown Long Beach Landing or at the Catalina Sea and Air Terminal.
Dining at the California Ports
Dining at the California Ports.
Dining at the Catalina Island Ports
Dining at the Catalina Island Ports.
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