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Reservations are required after tickets are purchased. Call (800) 481-3470 from 6:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
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Catalina Island is a well-known paradise with boundless, pristine oceans and breathtaking scenery. One million people visit Catalina Island every year because of the pleasant Mediterranean climate it has throughout the year and the abundance of exciting things to do there. Catalina Island is a beautiful destination for a day trip or a more extended vacation.
The ferry carries more than a million travelers annually to Catalina Island. Catalina Express operates from Dana Point, Long Beach, and San Pedro up to 30 times daily, all year round. Out of the total of eight boats in the fleet, four are massive catamarans designed for speed. Passengers traveling to and from Catalina Island can enjoy the elegant Catalina Express fleet, which has an unmatched reliability and safety record.
Each ship has wheelchair access, cabin seating, upper deck seating, a complete bar which includes drinks, snacks, and refreshments. Never miss this one-of-a-kind experience with FunEx Catalina Express tickets!
Policies for boarding and check-in:
- Minimum time required for check-in is one hour before departure.
- At least 30 minutes before departure, passengers must check-in, have their tickets scanned, and be prepared to board.
- If you haven't checked in 15 minutes before departure, you won't be guaranteed a seat, and your round-trip ticket will be charged to your card.
- The boarding process ends five minutes before departure.
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Things You Need to Know!
Catalina Express Long Beach has been providing round-trip (year-round) to three different ports - Dana Point, Long Beach, and San Pedro- through the great Catalina Island.
Here are some things and guidelines you should know about before going to the Island!
Long Beach Port
Tour Duration: Avalon or Long Beach trips run approximately 1 hour to the Island.
Port Address: 320 Golden Shore, Long Beach, CA 90802.
Parking Information: A payment of $22 is for 24 hours parking. You can park overnight, and no need to make parking reservations. Accepted payment methods are cash, Mastercard, or Visa. For more parking information, contact the ABM Parking Service at 562.432. 5166 (this number is not for Catalina Express reservations) or write them at email@example.com.
San Pedro Port
Tour Duration: The trip from San Pedro to Avalon takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes (Via Two Harbors, additional 45 min. travel time) | Trips to and from San Pedro/Two Harbors take about 1 hour and 15 minutes. (Via Avalon additional 45 min. travel time)
Port Address: Berth 95, San Pedro, CA 90731 (at Swinford and Harbor Boulevard).
Parking DetailsThere are two parking options available (hourly and daily). If you plan on going on a short trip, we recommend you get the hourly rate; however, if you plan on staying on the island for a couple of hours or days, then we suggest you pick the daily rate. Hourly rates are free of charge for the first hour. An additional $2 per hour is applied after the free ones. The daily rate for parking is $20 per vehicle.
Contact PCI Parking (parking operator) at 310.547.4357 for more parking details. Accepted payments are cash, credit cards, or traveler's checks.
Dana Point Port
Travel Duration: Dana Point/Avalon trips took approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, depending on the speed and weather.
Port Location: 34675 Golden Lantern St., Dana Point, CA 92629.
Parking Info: A parking fee of $20 per day is applied. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call 949.496.5794 (number not for reservation).
Frequently Asked Questions about Catalina Express
Do I need to make a reservation before I go to the ferry port?
Yes. Making a reservation is highly recommended. Guests should book online or by calling (800) 481-3470.
Do I have to choose a date and time for my trip?
Yes. Knowing that hundreds of people go to Catalina Island every day, Catalina Express has made sure everyone's safety by letting them choose the date and time of their trip to avoid overcrowding the boat.
How soon will I get my FunEx Catalina Express tickets?
Your FunEx Catalina Express e-tickets will be sent to you immediately, along with your receipt. Please check your spam folder if you can't find them in your inbox.
What if I can't go? Do I get my money back?
All Catalina Express tickets are non-refundable, non-exchangeable and non-transferable. If a guest doesn't show up at the reserved date and time, they will be charged the full round-trip fare.
Are parking fees included in Funex discount tickets?
No. Catalina does not own or run any of the parking at any of the terminals. Parking fees may be different at each port. At some Catalina Express ports, you can only park for free for the first hour. Prices can change at any time without notice.
For more information about parking, you can contact the parking operators at:
Long Beach Port
562.432.5166 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
San Pedro Port
Dana Point Port
** Please note that these numbers are not for making reservations on Catalina Express. **
Do I have to print out my FunEx discounted e-tickets?
Purchasing at FunEx is fast and easy. You do need to print out your Catalina Express tickets to check in.
What do I need to bring when I check in?
It would be best if you bring a valid government-issued ID.
I already have a reservation. Do I still have to check in?
Yes. Guests need a printed boarding pass to get on board. This is given to them after they check in. Failure to do so may lead to the guest being denied entry.
Can I buy drinks and food on the boat? What kind of payment do they take?
Catalina Boat has a full bar and many small snack bars. Cash, all kinds of credit cards, and Catalina Express gift cards can all be used to pay for purchases.
Can I bring food from the outside into the boat?
Yes. People can bring their own food and drinks and eat them on board. Consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited.
Are there Covid-19 safety measures on the boats?
Catalina Boat has made sure that both the boats and the terminals are clean and sanitized.
What are the usual times for departures?
Departure time varies daily. Most days, boats leave Long Beach Port at 6 a.m., while others leave San Pedro and Dana Point at 8 a.m. Check Catalina's official website to learn more about its schedule.
Do children need a ticket?
Yes. Passengers between the ages of 2 and 11 should have their own tickets. If you purchase them at FunEx you will save up to 13%!
Can people with disabilities get on the boats?
Catalina Express terminals are ADA-compliant. Some bathroom doorways are small and won't be able to fit all mobility wheelchairs. Before boarding, you can ask Passenger Services for a smaller wheelchair.
Last updated December 22, 2022.