We had a great trip back and forth to Catalina Island from Dana Point. The crew was great. Our journey was pleasant and cozy. Always on time and smooth. We loved it !!!
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We stayed in Dana Point overnight after a visit to Disney in order to position ourselves for the morning ferry for a two-day visit to Santa Catalina Island. Our travel was mid-week on the first week of December, so the ship was far from full...More
I must start off by saying that a trip to Avalon was my husband's idea, not mine. I saw there wasn't much of interest in Avalon, but he insisted on making the trip because I'd decided on all the sites to see for this trip...More
We made a day trip on a Sunday in August. Weather was perfect. We live in Dana Point and the ferry schedule from this port is a bit limited. Many more choices departing from Newport and Long Beach. As a result, advanced planning is necessary....More
The boat itself was roomy inside and outside. There was a minimal service bar for breakfast, coffee, and juice. Not sure if there was alcohol, but I doubt it. The crew was very re-assuring to the crowd and thoughtfully went through the safety measures needed...More
The Catalina Express is a most beautiful ride over to Avalon...and then the pods of dolphins showed up! How thrilling to see this amazing sight. Our Captain spotted them first and shared the info so all passengers could see the dolphins in action...awesome!
We experienced no motion sickness on the vessel, so that was great. The boat is clean, and you have a choice of riding on a very tiny upper deck or in the cabin, which is air conditioned. After the boat takes off, you can order...More
I called the week before to check on availability of a midweek one day trip, leaving in the early AM and returning early PM. Even thought it was high season, the rep assured me that if you book 24 hours in advance I should be...More
Called late (night before) as website indicated a call was necessary. Got a little later trip to Avalon than we wanted. Drive to terminal, across Long Beach port was amazing in itself! Took a moment to find the entrance to the ticket office; but when...More