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!
• 1 hour
Prepare your taste buds for this 3-hour culinary walking tour of beautiful Catalina Island. Your informative guide will take you through Catalina’s picturesque streets, introduce you to the island’s culture and bring you to the best food on the island, with a total of six memorable tasting experiences. Tour is limited to 16 people to ensure a personalized experience.
• 3 hours
Rediscover the enchantment of Avalon on this delightful nonstop 50 minute journey along the beachfront, up the hillsides, and through the heart of this friendly and historic town. This tour always receives the highest ratings for customer satisfaction in our visitor surveys. You’ll see picture-perfect views and colorful local attractions as your guide shares interesting Catalina Island history and folklore from the comfort of our passenger vehicle. This seven-and-a-half mile journey provides a comprehensive history of Santa Catalina Island’s only city, Avalon. Don’t forget your camera.
• 50 minutes
Descend Catalina Island's Descanso Canyon by zip line, dropping from 600 feet above sea level, including one run that is 1,100-lineal feet long. You will travel close to three-quarters of a mile over five consecutive zip lines. See the world at heights of 300 feet above the canyon floor and at speeds pushing 40 mph.
• 2 hours
Indulge in this thrilling helicopter flight from Long Beach to Catalina Island - the fastest, most glamorous way to reach the resort island off the coast of Los Angeles. Admire the 'Queen Mary' as you take off, and fly over dolphins and whales on your way to Avalon, the major town on pristine Catalina Island. Capture gorgeous photos and kick off your vacation or special event in style with this convenient morning, mid-day or afternoon flight.
• 15 minutes
Spend a day in paradise on this day trip to Catalina Island off the coast of Los Angeles. After a smooth 1-hour ferry ride to the island, you will have free time to explore the island, or select one of the upgrade options which include a zipline tour, an undersea adventure, a scenic tour of Avalon or an ocean runner adventure!
• 12 hours
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!
• 1.5 hours
Trek to the unspoiled interior of Catalina Island in an open-air vehicle for breathtaking and panoramic views of the coast, the canyons, and even the formidable bison. This 2.5-hour outback journey departs conveniently from the boat landing and takes visitors on a sightseeing adventure to the rugged interior. Isolated coves, pristine beaches, and broad valleys where wild bison roam freely beckon as you travel deep into the back country and high up all the way to the Airport in the Sky. Your naturalist guide will point out these highlights as well as native plants and animals that make Catalina so unique. Have your cameras at the ready because besides wild bison, you may also have the pleasure of seeing wild boar, black crow and the Channel Island fox. Look to the skies to glimpse majestic bald eagles as they soar over this ocean oasis.
• 2.5 hours
Come face-to-face with Catalina's abundant marine life on this 45-minute underwater excursion. Cruise five feet below the surface in a spacious, climate-controlled cabin with a live guide suggesting salient points of interest. Every passenger has their own seat and port hole but you are also free to roam around the cabin for other viewpoints.
• 45 minutes
Take a trip down memory lane to the days when bands were big and movies were just beginning to talk. The Catalina Casino epitomizes everything glamorous about Santa Catalina Island. You'll see the extraordinary Art Deco murals and a classic 1929 pipe organ inside the Avalon Theatre, which still shows nightly movies on its massive screen. A short film is shown highlighting the history of this iconic building and its Hollywood connection. This tour requires uphill walking inside the casino.
• 40 minutes