Catalina Express, Avalon

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Address: 120 Pebbly Beach Rd, Avalon, CA 90704, USA

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About Catalina Express, Avalon

Catalina Express is a passenger ferry service that operates scheduled passenger service between Avalon and Two Harbors on Santa Catalina Island and San Pedro, Long Beach and Dana Point on the California mainland. The service was founded in 1981 with one sixty-passenger vessel to make the channel crossing between the mainland and Catalina Island in about an hour and fifteen minutes, with two departures daily. As of 2016, the Catalina Express fleet includes eight high-speed vessels that can make the channel crossing in under an hour, with multiple trips daily. Catalina Express controls ninety-five percent of passenger and freight traffic to and from the island when including its sister company, Avalon Freight Services.


Catalina Express is one of the most popular places to visit in Avalon, United States. Best recognized for its beautiful view and non-crowdy location, the Catalina Express attracts many tourists. You can explore the breath-taking view of Avalon from this point of interest.

How to reach Catalina Express?

To reach, Catalina Express, it is also possible to catch a local bus or metro from the nearest station. Frequent travellers suggest carrying a location map to explore the nearby tourist attractions in Avalon. TripHobo provides you the overall information of Catalina Express like its address, phone number, photos, timings, and tickets booking.

Catalina Express Tickets Price and When to Get There

The ticket price or pass for visiting Catalina Express is given in this page. It may vary depending on the season and crowd. It’s better to check the Catalina Express tickets and opening hours in advance to avail the best offer. Whether you’re travelling with your family, friends or backpacking on a solo adventure, this page also provides you an idea of how much time you can typically spend here to experience the view and vibe. Tickets and visiting passes may come with different time slots and TripHobo allows you to book sightseeing and skip the line tours for Catalina Express. You can also book the customized day tours for Catalina Express from vendors like Get Your Guide, Viator and Musement.

Accommodations and Other Facilities Near Catalina Express

On TripHobo, you can find the best hotels to stay near Catalina Express in Avalon. Ranging from budget friendly hostels to 5-star luxury suites and shared Airbnbs, here you can find perfect places to stay near Catalina Express. Also, plenty of restaurants and coffee shops are available in the surrounding area. Don’t forget to try local street food and quick bites when you’re there. You may find popular bars and lounges open late night serving best brews in the Avalon.

Other than this, TripHobo also helps you to find the local information near Catalina Express, Avalon like car parking options, public transportation, internet cafes and hospitals. You can easily check out the details of nearby pharmacies, ATMs and banks with 5-10 minutes of walk. With the help of our tourist map, you can easily locate the shortest route to Catalina Express and modes of transportation around.

Know Before Planning a Trip to Catalina Express

Catalina Express is a must for solo backpackers and active travelers. Before your actual visit to this place, we recommend you plan your Avalon trip online with our free Avalon Trip Planner. Here you can create an awesome itinerary with popular points of interests, restaurants and other tourist attractions. We also offer customized Avalon vacation packages created by real-time travelers and local tour experts which include a visit to Catalina Express with an estimated trip budget.

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Catalina Express, Avalon Reviews - Write a Review

  • During the summer me and my 2 kids went on the Catalina Express from San Pedro to Avalon. The boat we went on was awesome we saw so many dolphins like 200 of them! How cool is that?! And on the boat it was really windy but it was okay. And the staff on the express was so kind! Will have to go on this express again to Avalon!

  • Catalina is phenomenal, if you go on your birthday its free with one admission adult. Lots of activities to do and lots of scenic routes. You will capture amazing photos and if your lucky you will be able to see some dolphins and possibly whales

  • 1st class upgrade is worth the price with better seats snacks and beverages. However the return trip was not so pleasant, we were asked to come back at 8:15pm for the 8:45pm return ship, but waited until almost 9:00pm to board. What's the point of waiting there for 45 mins with the cold and wind

  • Staff is nice. Drinks and snacks are available to buy. I was seasick and the staff helped me out with crackers and ginger ale. The San Pedro port was great--nice area to wait and has a cafe

  • Awesome boat ride! I only ride in the Commodore Lounge. Waiter service was 1st class 😍

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