Catalina Express

Catalina Express

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Call 310.510.0211 for details.

With up to 30 round-trip departures per day, the Catalina Express offers the highest number of departures out of Long Beach and provides you with the most flexibility in your booking options.  We usually recommend guests travel on the 10:15 AM departure from Long Beach.  You will arrive in Avalon by approximately 11:30 AM and still have time to walk into town (about a 7-10 minute stroll), do some window shopping and freshen up a bit before your tour starts at noon.  If you are celebrating your birthday, go to their website to sign up for free travel on your birth date up until December 31, 2016!

Island Express Helicopters

Island Express Helicopters

Book your Day Package now!

Call 310.510.0211 for details.

With a 15-minute flight time, Island Express features the fastest way to get to Catalina Island.  Flights generally start as early as 8 AM from the mainland and travel until just before twilight.  Call ahead to book your spot as helicopter flights do sell out.  Make sure you know your body weights when you call to book since space is based on both seats and weight capacity.  The helicopters land at Pebbly Beach, which is just outside of Avalon.  It is about a 5-minute drive (20 minute walk) from the center of town where we start our tour.  Let your pilot know you would like a taxi and they will have one waiting for you upon your arrival.


Catalina Flyer

Travel from Newport Harbor out of the Balboa Peninsula.  This is the most convenient departure point if you are traveling from San Diego or South Orange County.  Call ahead to book your spot as the Flyer can sell out, especially on busy summer days.  Their daily 10:15 AM arrival time in Avalon and departure time from Avalon of 4:30 PM give you just the right amount of time to cruise around town before your tour, enjoy our Avalon Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour and then do some souvenir shopping before you leave for the day


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Looking for an all-inclusive day package?  Our friends at CatalinaTours.com are happy to book your round-trip transportation plus your food or drink tour for you.  They currently offer a Food Tour Day Package that includes tickets for the Avalon Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour plus either round-trip boat transportation with Catalina Express or round-trip helicopter transportation with Island Express Helicopters.  They are your one-stop shop for fun and activities on Catalina Island.  Check them out!