Getting Your Group to the Island

Getting to Catalina Island for your meeting, group event or retreat is quick and easy. The Catalina Express offers year around daily departures from three mainland ports including San Pedro, Long Beach and Dana Point. The Catalina Flyer offers one departure daily (seasonally) from Orange County’s Newport Beach. Both operators offer group rates for groups of 20 or more. The Catalina Express also offers educational rates for students K-12 for groups of 10 or more. Maverick Helicopters offers helicopter group charters from Long Beach, Burbank and John Wayne Airport (SNA).


Catalina Express

Your Catalina Island journey begins with us! Catalina Express offers the largest fleet to Catalina Island with up to 30 daily departures between three…

Maverick Helicopters

Since 2023, Maverick Helicopters provides sightseeing experiences, luxury charters, and helicopter transfers across Greater Los Angeles and Orange County…

Once on the island, getting your group around the island is easy. In Avalon, it’s a short walk from where the passenger ferry boats arrive to most of the group lodging properties and activities. Lodging properties more than a 5 or 10-minute walk offer free shuttle service. 

Taxi service (mini-vans) also meet the arriving passenger ferries and are also available to transport passengers arriving via Helicopter from Pebbly Beach.

If your group is arriving at Two Harbors on the west end of the island, no ground transportation is needed. All lodging, restaurant and services are within walking distance of the passenger ferry at this island village.

Getting Around the Island

Catalina Taxi and Tours

Our taxi drivers are friendly and professional and able to service all of your transportation needs. Our fares are flat rates or you can run the meter upon…