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Excluding travel on: May 25-27, July 1-7 and August 31 - September 2, 2024.

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The ferry carries more than a million travelers annually to Catalina Island. They usually operate from Dana Point, Long Beach, and San Pedro up to 30 times daily, all year round. Out of the total of eight boats in the fleet, four are massive catamarans designed for speed. Passengers traveling to and from Catalina Island can enjoy the elegant fleet, which has an unmatched reliability and safety record.

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Policies for boarding and check-in:

  • Minimum time required for check-in is one hour before departure.
  • At least 30 minutes before departure, passengers must check-in, have their tickets scanned, and be prepared to board.
  • If you haven't checked in 15 minutes before departure, you won't be guaranteed a seat, and your round-trip ticket will be charged to your card.
  • The boarding process ends five minutes before departure.

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Set sail on a swift and comfortable journey to Catalina Island with Catalina Express! Known for its efficiency and safety, the fleet includes eight high-speed vessels, featuring state-of-the-art ride control systems for a smooth crossing!

Whether you're seeking a quick getaway or a leisurely marine adventure, Catalina Express offers an unparalleled sea travel experience.

Catalina Jet

This high-speed catamaran features luxurious Commodore Lounge seating and eco-friendly engines, whisking passengers to the island in just an hour!

Starship Express

Known for its efficient 35-knot speed and comfortable airline-style seating, this catamaran makes the trip both swift and pleasant!

Jet Cat Express

Offers accessibility options and comfy seating, ensuring a welcoming journey for all passengers!

Cat Express

A spacious vessel with three decks and ample amenities, perfect for enjoying the scenic ocean views on the way to the island!

Island & Catalina Express

These sleek monohulls are designed for stability and speed, equipped with comfortable seating and a Captain’s Lounge.

Avalon & Super Express

Sister ships featuring modern amenities and powerful engines, updated for a smooth and enjoyable ride!

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Things You Need to Know!

Catalina Express Long Beach has been providing round-trip (year-round) to three different ports - Dana Point, Long Beach, and San Pedro- through the great Catalina Island.

Here are some things and guidelines you should know about before going to the Island!

Long Beach Port

  • Tour Duration: Avalon or Long Beach trips run approximately 1 hour to the Island.

  • Port Address: 320 Golden Shore, Long Beach, CA 90802.

  • Parking Information: Regular parking rates apply and are available for purchase on-site. You can park overnight, and no need to make parking reservations. Accepted payment methods are cash, Mastercard, or Visa. For more parking information, contact the ABM Parking Service at 562.432. 5166 (this number is not for Catalina Express reservations) or write them at

San Pedro Port

  • Tour Duration: The trip from San Pedro to Avalon takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes (Via Two Harbors, additional 45 min. travel time) | Trips to and from San Pedro/Two Harbors take about 1 hour and 15 minutes. (Via Avalon additional 45 min. travel time)

  • Port Address: Berth 95, San Pedro, CA 90731 (at Swinford and Harbor Boulevard).

  • Parking Details: There are two parking options available (hourly and daily). If you plan on going on a short trip, we recommend you get the hourly rate; however, if you plan on staying on the island for a couple of hours or days, then we suggest you pick the daily rate. Hourly rates are free of charge for the first hour. Regular parking rates apply and are available for purchase on-site.

  • Contact PCI Parking (parking operator) at 310.547.4357 for more parking details. Accepted payments are cash, credit cards, or traveler's checks.

Dana Point Port

  • Travel Duration: Dana Point/Avalon trips took approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, depending on the speed and weather.

  • Port Location: 34675 Golden Lantern St., Dana Point, CA 92629.

  • Parking Info: Regular parking rates apply. Most updated rates available onsite. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call 949.496.5794 (number not for reservation).

All Aboard! Key Tips for Enjoying Your Catalina Express Ride

  • Pack Light, Pack Right

    Each traveler can bring two pieces of luggage, each weighing up to 50 lbs., and not exceeding dimensions of 23” x 23” x 37”. Plus, don’t forget your carry-on, which you will keep by your seat!

  • Dress for Success

    Soft-soled shoes are the way to go! Skip the high heels and leather soles to navigate the decks like a pro.

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  • Early Birds Catch the Boat

    Aim to arrive at least one hour before your departure to breeze through parking and boarding!

  • Ticket in a Tap

    Keep your confirmation email handy! A quick QR scan from it gets you on board with no hassle.

  • Sip Responsibly

    Thirsty? Enjoy drinks served by the onboard snack bar—just remember, no outside alcohol allowed, as per ABC Regulations!

  • Pet Protocol

    Bringing a furry friend? Ensure they’re leashed, muzzled, or in a pet carrier as per our guidelines. Remember, one pet per passenger and keep those aisles clear!

  • Service Animals Welcome

    The Catalina Express fully supports bringing service animals as defined by the ADA!

  • Watch Your Step

    The vessel is always on the move, and that ramp can be tricky! Keep an eye out for inclines and onboard movement to keep your sea legs steady.

  • Daily Adventures

    With trips from Long Beach, Dana Point, and San Pedro, your island escape is just a ride away. Ready to discover Catalina Island?

Frequently Asked Questions about Catalina Express

  1. Do I need to make a reservation with my Catalina Express ticket before I go to the ferry port?

    Yes. Making a reservation is highly recommended. Guests should book online using their FunEx vouchers at

  2. Do I have to choose a date and time for my trip when buying Catalina Express tickets?

    Yes. Knowing that hundreds of people go to Catalina Island every day, they make sure everyone's safety by letting them choose the date and time of their trip to avoid overcrowding the boat.

  3. How soon will I get my FunEx Catalina Express tickets?

    Your FunEx Catalina Express tickets will be sent to you immediately via email, along with your receipt.

  4. What if I can't go? Do I get my money back?

    Cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to travel. If a guest doesn't show up at the reserved date and time, they will be charged the full round-trip fare.

  5. Are parking fees included in FunEx Catalina Express discount tickets?

    No. Catalina does not own or run any of the parking at any of the terminals. Parking fees may be different at each port. At some ports, you can only park for free for the first hour. Prices can change at any time without notice.

    For more information about parking, you can contact the parking operators at:

    Long Beach Port

    562.432.5166 or

    San Pedro Port


    Dana Point Port


    ** Please note that these numbers are not for making reservations on Catalina Express. **

  6. Do I have to print out my FunEx Catalina Express discount tickets?

    No, however, passengers are required to have their e-tickets readily available either on a personal digital device or printed out prior to boarding. Please make your reservations at

  7. What do I need to bring when I check in?

    It would be best if you bring a valid government-issued ID.

  8. I already have a reservation. Do I still have to check in?

    Yes. Guests need a printed boarding pass to get on board. This is given to them after they check in. Failure to do so may lead to the guest being denied entry.

  9. Can I buy drinks and food on the boat? What kind of payment do they take?

    Catalina Boat has a full bar and many small snack bars. Cash, all kinds of credit cards, and Catalina Express gift cards can all be used to pay for purchases.

  10. Can I bring food from the outside into the boat?

    Yes. People can bring their own food and drinks and eat them on board. Consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.

  11. Are there Covid-19 safety measures on the boats?

    Catalina Boat has made sure that both the boats and the terminals are clean and sanitized.

  12. What are the usual times for departures?

    Departure time varies daily. Most days, boats leave Long Beach Port at 6 a.m., while others leave San Pedro and Dana Point at 8 a.m. Check Catalina's official website to learn more about its schedule.

  13. Do children need a Catalina Express ticket?

    Yes. Passengers between the ages of 2 and 11 should have their own Catalina Express tickets. If you purchase Catalina Express discount tickets from FunEx, you will save up to 16%!

  14. Can people with disabilities get on the boats?

    Catalina Express terminals are ADA-compliant. Some bathroom doorways are small and won't be able to fit all mobility wheelchairs. Before boarding, you can ask Passenger Services for a smaller wheelchair.

Last updated July 11, 2024.

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