Plan Your Visit

See you in an hour! That's all it takes! Trade in the hectic pace of Southern California for island time and prepare to be wowed.

Planning your visit to Catalina Island is easy. Book transportation via ferry, helicopter or private boat, then book your overnight accommodations at a hotel, vacation rental, bed and breakfast or campground and then plan things to do like shopping, tours, hiking, outdoor adventures and more.

Places to Stay

Accommodations on Catalina Island are as diverse as the locale’s scenery and terrain. From plush hotels to quaint Bed and Breakfast Inns, you’ll find a great place to stay.

Things To Do

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 do include golf, hiking, biking, art & museums, and water activities on the island include fishing, scuba diving, jet ski rentals, parasailing, paddleboarding and more.

Getting Here

By sea or air, getting to Catalina is easy and fun. You can get to Catalina Island by 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.

Getting Around

Avalon, Catalina Island’s main town, is only one square mile in size and everything is within easy walking distance. In fact walking is the preferred mode of transportation.

Where To Eat

When it comes to restaurant and dining options, Catalina Island offers something to satisfy even the pickiest of palates. Catalina dining options include exclusive beachfront restaurant, fine dining restaurant or something as simple as a family catered picnic. Hungry for something different? Here are some ideas to whet your appetite!


Catalina Island is host to a multitude of exciting events year round. Plan your getaway around one of our annual Catalina Island events. From the world-famous Catalina Wine Mixer to the Catalina Film Festival, our homegrown 4th of July Celebration complete with golf cart parade to the Catalina Island JazzTrax and everything in between. Search our events by week, holiday, music and concerts or athletic and sports events.


View maps of Avalon, Two Harbors and Catalina Island. View campgrounds, trails, points of interest, beaches, coves and more on Catalina Island.

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

Are there lockers, do you have Uber or Lyft, are dogs allowed, do you need a passport to travel there, how do I get to the island? These are just some of the questions you'll find answers to.

Where Is Catalina Island?

Santa Catalina Island, often called Catalina Island, or just Catalina, is an island off the coast of Southern California.just 22 miles (35 km) south-southwest of Los Angeles. The east end of the island is located at 33 degrees, 18’10″N, 118 degrees, 18’58″W.

Catalina Island Visitor Center

Located at the foot of the Green Pleasure Pier, the Catalina Island Visitors Center can provide information about transportation, accommodations, hiking, biking, tours and activities and events. Open daily, hours vary seasonally. 


The weather on Catalina Island is described as a mild subtropical climate with warm year-round temperatures. The average high temperature during winter months is 63 and the average low temperature is 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The average high temperature during summer months hovers around 72 and the average low temperature is 65 degrees Fahrenheit.


There’s so much to see and do on Catalina Island that it takes more than a day to do it all!

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.

Catalina Sea Spa

Catalina Sea Spa

Recharge with massages starting at $110.

Discover Bliss at Catalina Sea Spa! Book online or call 310-510-8920. Treat yourself and escape to relaxation today!