It's a Date on Catalina Island : Catalina Express

It's a Date on Catalina Island

couple walking along the waterfront

What could be more romantic than walking hand in hand down a beautiful island beach? Catalina or “the Isle of Romance” offers all types of couples the most unforgettable dream getaways and is only about an hour boat ride away from the coast of Southern California. Share a delectable meal, awe inspiring scenery and thrilling activities that will bring your bond closer together.

couple on the outdoor deck of an express boat with drinks in hand

To maximize your time together, upgrade your trip to the Commodore Lounge. Sip on our world-famous Bloody Mary or Mimosa and watch the Island come into view. Keep an eye out for sea life like dolphins, whales and other marine life.

people on a jeep with bison in the background

Adventurous Couples

For the couple who seeks new heights and thrilling endeavors, try the stunning yet gripping Bison Expedition. This Interior Island tour takes place on an open air Jeep and treks the rugged terrain of Catalina. While seeing some of the most beautiful sights on Catalina, you will also be on the hunt for the Island’s most famous non-indigenous giant. The bison are always a spectacle to see with that special someone. After your wild ride, enjoy a pleasant meal together at The Lobster Trap. Serving up fresh seafood and other favorites, you will enjoy their laid back environment and excellent menu.

couple sitting on bluewaters outdoor deck looking at the menu.

Lavish Couples

For the couple that likes to wine and dine, Catalina Island has the best luxury activities. Start off your date getaway with a relaxing couples massage at Island Spa Catalina. Enjoy one of their many couples’ packages and other spa amenities to wash away your stress. After your tranquil spa visit, head over to one of Avalon’s most beautiful restaurants. Bluewater Avalon is located right above Avalon Bay and offers guests a stunning view of the harbor. Share a few appetizers or savor one of their signature seafood or steak entrees. 

couple at the beach jumping between two large rocks

Outdoors Couples

If you’re the type of couple that lives for your next outdoor escape, Two Harbors is the place to be. With miles of serene hiking trails and picturesque beaches. You and your honey will enjoy spending time in secluded nature. Many activities are also available in Two Harbors like renting kayaks, snorkel gear, bikes and Stand up paddleboards. After a fun filled day together, grab a famous Buffalo Milk drink and have a bite to eat at the Harbor Reef Restaurant.

group of excited people standing outside a restaurant on the catalina food tour

For the Couples that want to experience it all

If you two are heading to the Island and want to experience as much as you can, try one of Avalon’s many sightseeing tours. Head to some of Avalon’s most beautiful locations and learn about its history. If tasting the local food is more of your style, try the Catalina Food Tours. Sample signature dishes together from several different eateries and learn interesting facts about the Island.


Make the date night last another day when you book a Boat & Hotel Package. With a variety of hotel packages to choose from, you will find a perfect fit for your dreamy getaway. 


Whether you are looking to getaway for the day or catch a few beautiful island sunrises, Catalina is the best place for you and your loved one to reconnect and explore together.


by Danielle Griffin


Daily Boat Trips To Catalina Island

Discover paradise on Catalina Island with daily ferry trips to and from the island. More than one million travelers choose Catalina Island as their getaway each year and Catalina Express' large fleet of boats make the trip in about an hour, operating every day, year round from three mainland ports - Long Beach, San Pedro and Dana Point.

Escape To Catalina Island

Leave the hustle and bustle of the "mainland" behind. Catalina Island is the perfect place to take a break from the demands of daily life. With so many activities to choose from, your visit to Catalina Island can be adventure-packed or filled with rest and relaxation. With its year round Mediterranean climate, it's the ideal place to enjoy ocean air and sunshine.