How To Get to Catalina Island

By sea or air, getting to Catalina is easy and fun. You can get to Catalina Island 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.

Once on the Island, the town of Avalon is easy to navigate by foot – it’s only about 1 square mile. Or you can take a taxi, a trolley or a shuttle bus to your destination. Or you can rent bicycles or our famous golf carts.


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Buffalo roam the interior of the island. They were brought here in 1924 as "extras" for a movie.