Attraction Spotlight: Catalina Express

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Catalina Island is the place to go to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. There are tons of activities to enjoy year round thanks to the beautiful climate and amenities available. Over one million travelers make their way to Catalina Island every year.

Just take the Catalina Express any day of the week to experience the island in just an hour trip. You can take off from three mainland ports and they offer 30 daily departures. The boats depart from Long Beach, San Pedro and Dana Point. Here is a look at how to use the Catalina Express and what you can enjoy.

What to Expect

The Catalina Express will take you to the island in just an hour any day of the year all year round. The boat will depart from Dana Point, San Pedro and Long Beach because Catalina is only 22 miles off the Southern California coast. The Catalina Express is a fleet of high-speed ferries that make the trip really easy and quick. You can book online or call to get a reservation where you’ll choose the date, port and time you want to travel.

What to do there

When you arrive to Catalina Island, you’ll get to enjoy the town of Avalon or the rustic village of Two Harbors. They both offer something unique. Two Harbors is the place to go for a remote getaway with beautiful beaches, campground and peace and quiet. Avalon is the place to go for activities at sea.

Avalon is the most visited destination on the island due to the plush hotels, soothing spas and trendy restaurants available. You can walk around, take a boat or even rent a golf cart to enjoy the beach town. Two Harbors is a laidback town on the west end at the Island’s Isthmus where you’ll find a rustic feel and an outdoor treat. Boating enthusiasts love this area for the stunning views and you can enjoy the bar, restaurants and snack shop here.

Check out the Catalina Express to experience a piece of Southern California only available by boat.

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