Welcome to Catalina Island

A world away, just an hour away.

Whether you're coming for the day, weekend or longer, Catalina Island is a great place for relaxation and play, with abounding opportunities for adventure. Getting here is an adventure all its own with a ferry or helicopter ride across beautiful southern California waters. Once you arrive, our hotels and accommodations will surprise and delight with their island feel and laid back hospitality. From shopping to thrilling adventures on a zip line or paddle board, Catalina Island is brimming with activities and things to do. Unwind at the end of the day with a meal at one of the many restaurants. Check out our Catalina Island vacation packages to make planning your vacation stay easy. 

Getting to Catalina Island

By sea or air, getting to Catalina Island is easy and fun via several modes of transportation. You can get to Catalina Island by passenger ferry from four mainland ports in southern California – San Pedro, Long Beach, Newport Beach or Dana Point – and the ride is only about an hour by boat or 15 minutes by helicopter. Helicopter services are available to Avalon from Long Beach, San Pedro, Burbank Airport and John Wayne Airport/SNA. Transportation to Two Harbors is available via the Catalina Express from San Pedro.

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It’s always a great time to visit Catalina Island, but different seasons provide different activities. No matter the season, the perfect Catalina Island trip transportation and activity itinerary will require advance reservations, so be sure to plan ahead!

For the adventurer, get your heart pumping with a visit to the Zip Line Eco Tour, try diving or island eco tour. For a slower pace, visitors to Catalina Island can enjoy a laid back time of shopping, soaking in the spectacular views and a trip to the spa. Some of the other Catalina Island things to…

Catalina Flyer

Catalina Flyer from Newport

$10 Off Catalina Island Ferry

Hop onboard the Catalina Flyer for daily ferry service from Newport Beach to Avalon, Catalina Island in just over 1 hour.