By sea or air, getting to Catalina is easy and fun. You can get to Catalina Island by ferry from four mainland ports in Southern California – San Pedro, Long Beach, Newport Beach or Dana Point – and the ride is only about an hour by boat or 15 minutes by helicopter. Helicopter services are available from Long Beach, San Pedro, Burbank Airport and John Wayne Airport/SNA. Private Charter Transportation, and Charter Services to Two Harbors and Emerald Bay are also available . You can also travel by private aircraft or private boat!
Once on the Island, the town of Avalon or the village of Two Harbors are easy to navigate by foot – Avalon is only about 1 square mile. Taxis and shuttle buses can take you to your destination, or you can rent bicycles or one of our iconic golf carts.