Guidelines for check-in and boarding:
- Please plan on arriving at least one hour before departure.
- Passengers must be checked in, with tickets in hand, ready to board, at least 30 minutes prior to departure.
- If you are not checked in 15 minutes prior to departure, your seats will be forfeited and your credit card will be charged for the full amount of the round-trip fare.
- Gates close 5 minutes prior to the departure time, ending the boarding process.
For a Vacation... or for a Day. Catalina Island is Just an Hour Away!
Discover a paradise in Catalina Island, where endless crystal clear waters and beautiful views will surround you. With its year-round Mediterranean climate, and plenty of fun activities to enjoy, it’s no wonder more than one million travelers choose Catalina Island as their getaway each year. Catalina Island can be enjoyed for the day or for an overnight stay.
More than one million passengers set sail to Catalina Island each year on board Catalina Express. Catalina Express offers year-round service and up to 30 departures daily from ports in Dana Point, Long Beach, and San Pedro. The fleet consists of eight high-speed vessels, including four large catamarans. Known for its sleek lines, the Catalina Express fleet has an unparalleled track record of reliability and safety in taking passengers to and from Catalina Island.
Each vessel offers inside cabin seating, outside upper deck seating, a full bar, refreshments, snacks and wheelchair accessibility. For an additional fare some offer private lounges, sucha as Commodore or Captain’s, which can be pre-booked and where passengers enjoy increased privacy, a complimentary beverage and priority boarding.
Last updated August 11, 2022.