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“Best way to Catalina”
Review of Catalina Express

Catalina Express
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US$75.50*
and up
Round-trip Ferry Service from Dana Point to Catalina Island
Ranked #5 of 36 things to do in Dana Point
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Catalina Island is just an hour away aboard our fast and sleek boats out of Long Beach, San Pedro and Dana Point. We are committed to offering the most advanced, state-of-the-art watercraft available while maintaining a high level of dedication to safety, customer satisfaction, and quality of service. Today, the fleet consists of 8 high-speed vessels. More than one million passengers set sail to Catalina Island each year on board Catalina Express, and with year round service and up to 30 departures daily, you can easily join them.
Reviewed 13 February 2012

Fast easy way to the island. If you are camping read the many many restrictions for gear/fuel etc.

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Reviewed 5 January 2012

Well worth the slightly longer boat ride, rather than driving all the way to Long Beach or San Pedro.

Thank widebody50
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Reviewed 2 January 2012

Went to Catalina for the day - rode the express out of Dana Point. Boat was on time, fast and comfy. Got there and back in no time and with no hiccups. We'll be going back via the express again.

Thank JenJ0829
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Reviewed 31 October 2011

Imagine an island awaiting visitors with every detail thought of in advance. Places to drive a small car around the island existed, as well as a place to rent the small car. Boats lined the shore. Helicopter travel to Catalina was available for premium costs. Refreshments, restaurants, scenic routes and trails---Catalina Island is a true gem! It's a rare and wonderful treat.

Thank Consummate R
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Reviewed 24 August 2011

About an hour and a half ferry ride from Dana Point lies the quaint seaside village of Catalina. With A charming boardwalk and lot's of nick knack shops, there is much to do at Catalina. I took a kayak/snorkeling trip with another couple and had a fantastic time. Highly recommend this place, makes a great Day-trip from LA. Do not miss!

4  Thank Rob C
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