Catalina Express Round-Trip Ferry Service: Long Beach or San Pedro to Avalon
Climb aboard the ‘Catalina Express’ ferry at either Downtown Landing in Long Beach or Catalina Sea and Air Terminal in San Pedro for round-trip service to Catalina Island. No matter where you depart from, you can expect awe-inspiring views of the Pacific Ocean on your trip. Torn between taking a day trip and doing an overnight stay? You can use your ticket anytime you like, making it easy to stay and explore what Catalina Island has to offer at your own pace!
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 downtown 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 harbors have to offer. All food, drinks and
activities are at your own expense.
in the heart of downtown 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 Lounge, 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.
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, which opened in summer 2012. The ferry schedule varies seasonally and accommodates bikes, surfboards and strollers, giving you flexibility to travel how you please.