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2 girls kayaking on the ocean

Outdoor Adventures

Adventure awaits on Catalina by land and sea. The Island has so much open space to rediscover being outside again. As you start planning your next getaway, check out a couple popular excursions that visitors enjoy at their favorite local paradise.

Buffalo Milks in Two Harbors

Cheers on Catalina Island

Catalina is a special place where you can put your toes in the sand and enjoy a delicious drink with your meal. Now with many restaurants setting up on the beach for dinner, there are so many possibilities. From healthy to indulgent, Catalina Island has variety of drinks for any occasion.

Two guys hiking on Catalina

Unique Outdoor Getaways

As you plan a trip to enjoy the outdoors again, Catalina offers unique experiences that will allow you to explore the natural beauty of the Island. Whether you are looking for a day trip or staying overnight, there are various activities to make a getaway to remember.

Entrance to Catalina Sea and Air Terminal

The Catalina Sea and Air Terminal

Your Catalina adventure doesn’t begin on the Island but before you board the boat. Opened in the summer of 2012 just steps from the original San Pedro terminal, the Catalina Sea and Air Terminal is an architectural gem on the Port of Los Angeles waterfront that should be explored.

Couple enjoying Descanso Beach Club

Unwind on Catalina Island

Life can be very stressful and we all need time to unwind every once in a while. Catalina Island is the perfect place to take it easy and let your body and mind recharge. Take a trip to paradise and enjoy some tranquility that only being on “Island Time” can offer.

Catalina Express boat departing from Catalina

Plan a Catalina Getaway with Ease

After staying at home for the last few months, you may feel like it’s time to get away. Planning a trip right now may have you wondering where to start. Catalina Island is the perfect place to dip your toes back in the travel game.

Catalina Express boat arriving to Two Harbors

Rustic Getaway in Two Harbors

For those who enjoy outdoor activities and want to have a rustic experience, plan a trip to Two Harbors. Located on the west end of the Island, the quaint town of Two Harbors is an outdoor lover’s paradise.

Sushi at NDMK

Seafood Delights

When visiting an island, you expect to find good food especially seafood. Catalina Island is no exception with a variety of wonderful restaurants. Many buy the seafood fresh from local anglers and serve it that day.

Girl snorkeling on Catalina

Exploring Catalina’s Underwater World

The Island is well-known for its Mediterranean climate with crystal-clear waters that are very refreshing during this hot weather. From diving to kayaking or just a quick swim in the water, Catalina Island has a variety of activities that will let you and your travel companions enjoy the ocean this summer.

Family enjoy Catalina with their golf cart

Enjoy the Fresh Air on Catalina Island

Catalina Island continues to be the best retreat from the stress of city life. With so much space, it is easy to enjoy nature and the freshest air in California. As you start to plan your escape to a peaceful getaway, here are some activities that are geared towards the appreciating the outdoors and your own space.

Two guys hiking on Catalina

Hitting the Trail

From the short and flat hikes to the Trans-Catalina Trail, there is a trail for all adventurers on Catalina. Learn about hiking on the Island from the Catalina Island Conservancy.

Catalina Express boat arriving to Catalina

Outdoor Paradise

Catalina Island has long been a favorite island getaway to escape from city life. What can you do in Catalina that will guarantee a vacation to remember? Well, to answer that question here is a fun list of activities to take advantage of while on the Island.

Two women and a young boy enjoying time at Avalon's beach

Family Getaway

Creating a meaningful getaway with your family can produce lasting bonds and the chance to reconnect. On your next getaway, take the family to Catalina Island where members of any age can enjoy a great trip. 

Group of people standing outside the terminal about to head off to the island

5 FAQ's for Traveling to Catalina

Planning a trip can be very overwhelming especially if you have never been there before. I am here to tell you that it is so easy to go to Catalina. Follow my top travel tips and frequently asked questions to prepare for your stress-free Island vacation. 

couple walking along the waterfront

It's a Date on Catalina Island

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.

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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.