Catalina Express

About Catalina Express

Catalina Express is a California based ferry operator, offering ferry crossings from the coast of California to the island of Catalina (also called Santa Catalina Island) found only 22 miles of the US coast. Founded in 1981 the company looks back on experience and constant improvement of their ships and services over the last 40 years. They are the only year-round service to Catalina Island and are now transporting over 1 million passengers every year to the island.

Routes offered by Catalina Express

Catalina Express offers 4 different routes between the coast of Los Angeles, United States and Catalina Island. From the mainland ports of San Pedro, Long Beach and Dana Point ferries sail to the ports Two Harbor and Avalon on the island. Up to 30 roundtrips daily are operated with a crossing time for all routes of around 1 hour.

Catalina Express boats

The company operates a state-of-the-art fleet consisting of 8 high speed ferries and catamarans. The vessels offer space for 150 to 450 passengers on board. All ferries offer ample amenities such as inside and outside seating, bars, snacks and a VIP lounge, to guarantee your crossing is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

Cheap Catalina Express tickets

You can now buy Catalina Express ferry tickets for the best price with Direct Ferries. Here you can compare schedules, routes and departure times and book your Catalina Express crossing for the best price online. allows you to compare Catalina Express timetables and fares with all alternative ferry operators before deciding on the best option for your trip.

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All Catalina Express routes