Discover paradise on Catalina Island that has long been a favorite local vacation spot because of its Mediterranean climate, laid back lifestyle and abundance of activities. New attractions and amenities are stirring up excitement just 22 miles off the coast from the Los Angeles and Anaheim resort areas. It is a quick and easy getaway with Catalina Express.
Catalina Express operates up to 30 daily departures from Long Beach, San Pedro and Dana Point to Catalina in only one hour. Travel aboard our fast, sleek and smooth riding vessels and experience first-class comfort with airline style seats and cabin attendant service. To make the best of your trip, enjoy our upgraded seating in the Commodore Lounge, which includes priority boarding privileges, reclining leather seats, a beverage and snack of choice.
Although only 22 miles from the Southern California mainland, Catalina seems like a different country remote, unspoiled and offering a rare commodity escape. It’s a world apart from the frenzy and traffic of the city. In fact, so few cars are allowed here that there isn’t a single traffic light. Visitors are more likely to see the sights of Avalon from a golf cart, boat or on a tour than from a car. But that’s all part of the fun of this isolated resort island.
Enjoy fun filled days hiking, biking, golfing, fishing, parasailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, diving, snorkeling, swimming, or simply relaxing on the beach. Don’t’ forget the quaint island shops and fantastic seaside dining establishments.
Sightseeing tours and activities are an excellent way to experience the island. Take the Avalon Scenic City Tour, see the amazing marine life in an Undersea Semi-Submersible or rent a golf cart and explore on your own. Don’t miss the thrill of the new Eco Zip Line!