Round-trip Ferry Service from Dana Point to Catalina Island

Round-trip Ferry Service from Dana Point to Catalina Island information and booking

90 minutes
Departs from
Dana Point, CA
Returns to
Returns to original departure point booked, you will not be able to come into a different point
Time of departure
Important:You will need to contact the local operator to book your departure time. Your ticket is not confirmed until then. You need set up your return service with the local operator directly.Check-in is 1-hour prior to departure time.Boarding is first come, first serve
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Tour description provided by Viator

Climb aboard the ‘Catalina Express’ ferry in Dana Point and enjoy round-trip service to Catalina Island! Enjoy beautiful waterfront views on your 1.5-hour ride to Avalon, a quaint town where you can shop, dine and sightsee at your own pace. You can use your ticket whenever you like, making it easy to stay and explore what the island has to offer!

Hop on the Catalina Express ferry at Dana Point Harbor for a 1.5-hour ride to Catalina Island. With the harbor conveniently located off Interstate 5, this is a great way to experience more of Southern California if you’re visiting nearby San Diego or Orange County. If you wish, arrive early for your ferry ride to enjoy Dana Point’s two marinas, stores, restaurants, and park with picnic areas.

Aboard this comfortable vessel, sit back, relax and enjoy beautiful waterfront views as you are 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 there! Stroll along the quiet, picturesque waterfront to enjoy shopping, dining, sightseeing and entertainment—all at your own pace. You can stay on Catalina Island as long as you like, knowing that you're all set with this round-trip ferry service back to Dana Point.

The ferry service operates daily (schedule varies by season) and accommodates bikes, surfboards and strollers, giving you the flexibility to travel how you please.

What's included

  • Round-trip ferry service
  • Brokerage fee (child fares)

What isn't included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink (available for purchase)
  • Parking (usd12 approx.)