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Catalina Island Day Trip

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ChildAges: 2-11 years old. Under 2 must pay $4.00 upon departure.

Catalina Island Day Trip

Travel across the sea in comfort and style aboard the fastest fleet of state-of-the-art passenger vessels. In about an hour, you can be shopping in Catalina Island's quaint shops, dining at seaside restaurants, snorkeling, bicycling or just relaxing on the beach.

Catalina Island Trip with Gray Line Transportation offers:

bullet Courtesy hotel pickup and return at over 150 area resort locations.
bullet Tour duration is approx 10 hours
bullet Travel aboard state-of-the-art passenger vessels to Catalina

Discover Paradise on Catalina Island, where endless crystal clear waters and dramatic vistas surround you. With its year round Mediterranean climate, and plenty of activities to enjoy, it is no wonder more than one million travelers choose Catalina Island as their getaway each year.

The most visited tourist destination on Catalina Island is the city of Avalon. Leaving the hustle and bustle of the mainland, Avalon is the perfect place to take a break from the demands of daily life. With so many activities to choose from, your visit to Avalon can be adventure-packed or filled with rest and relaxation. With its year round Mediterranean climate, it is the ideal place to enjoy ocean air and sunshine.

While in Avalon, visitors enjoy swimming, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, fishing, golfing, hiking, biking, shopping, strolling the museum and art galleries, a day at a spa, guided sightseeing tours or renting golf carts to explore the city on their own.

Another activity that is not to be missed is heading outside the city gate to the beautiful interior of Catalina Island. See amazing views of the undeveloped outback of the Island. Explore the isolated coves, secluded beaches, miles of hiking trails, beautiful plants and native animals that abound just outside of Avalon.

Fast, sleek boats make the trip in about an hour. All vessels have high speed ride control systems operated by on board computers for a fast smooth ride. The Catalina Express offers inside cabin seating, outside upper deck seating, full bar, refreshments, snacks and wheelchair accessibility.

Make your reservations, get your eTickets and let Catalina Express and Southern California Gray Line whisk you away to Catalina Island and the beautiful city of Avalon!


Beautiful Catalina Island
Beautiful Catalina Island

Quaint Shops
Go Shopping

Enjoy the Views
Enjoy the Views

Relax at the Beach
Relax at the Beach

Go Fishing
Go Fishing



Catalina Island Day Trip

Operating Times:

Operates Tuesday, Thursday & Friday only. Tour does not operate on Thanksgiving Day or Christmas Day. Hotel pick ups begin around 7am with shuttle service to Long Beach Harbor. (approx 20-30 minute drive to Long Beach)
Catalina Express boat departs around 9:45am for Catalina Island. (45 minute boat trip)
Boat departs from Catalina Island at 3:45pm.


10 hours

Booth Location:

Southern California Gray Line Tour Center is located at 2001 South Manchester Ave, Anaheim, CA 92802.

Courtesy hotel pickup at over 150 area resorts. Call for specific pickup times and locations (the number will be on your eTicket).

Nearest Intersection:

South Manchester Ave and Citrus Dr.

Age Requirements:

Child Ticket: 2-11 years old. Under 2 must pay $4.00 upon departure. (lap seated on bus)


Price includes boat transfers. Reservations are required at least 48 hours in advance of desired departure date. Southern California Gray Line reserves the right to charge up to full fare for no-shows or for cancellations with less than 24 hours notice. This Tour may not operate due to weather conditions. Southern California Gray Line accepts no responsibility for any cancellations due to adverse weather conditions or circumstances beyond their control. Wear soft-soled shoes. High heels and leather-soled shoes are not recommended. Vessel is constantly in motion. In addition, each passenger may bring one carry-on that fits under airline style seating. Flammables or dangerous items are not allowed. Please make sure you have an ID tag on each item and do not leave luggage unattended in the terminal at any time. Unattended luggage is subject to search and seizure. One fold-up stroller per infant/child may be brought on board and transported free of charge. It must fold and fit in the luggage compartment or crew designated area. One dive bag and tank per guest allowed. Personal domestic pets are to be leashed and muzzled or in a pet carrying case while waiting to board the boat and for the duration of the trip. One pet per passenger.
A fuel charge of $3.00 per person is now being assessed on all sightseeing tours. This surcharge will be collected at the time of travel.

Guarantee Note: Due to the limited reserved seating and factors beyond the control of the operator, this product does not fall under the Trusted Tours and Attractions Guarantee program.

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