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Directions to Terminals

Directions to the Terminals



Long Beach

Catalina Express
Downtown at Catalina Landing: Take the 710 Freeway south into Long Beach.  Stay to the left, follow signs to downtown and exit Golden Shore. Turn right at stop sign, follow around to Terminal on the right. Parking in parking structure on the left.

Queen Mary:  This is the primary port for Catalina Classics Camps and Charters. This port serves many of the youth groups seeking adventure and education on Catalina Island including:

  • CIMI
  • San Gabriel Valley Boy Scouts
  • Catalina Experience

Take the 710 Freeway south into Long Beach.  Stay to the right and follow all signs to the Queen Mary, which will lead you to the Catalina Express Port in the Queen Mary parking lot.

Daily round-trip service to Catalina Island departs from the Catalina Downtown Landing, Long Beach or San Pedro.

Island Express Helicopter Service
Take the 710 Freeway south into Long Beach.  Stay to the right and follow all signs to the Queen Mary/Port of Long Beach. Enter the Queen Mary parking lot and keep to the right, following the signs saying heliport. They will take you to the last parking lot. Park on the right side and the new offices are about 200 feet from the parking area.
 


San Pedro

Island Express Helicopter Service
Take the 110 Harbor Freeway south into San Pedro.  Take the Terminal Island, Exit 47 ramp.  Stay in the right lane, exit Harbor Blvd.  Follow signs to Catalina Terminal entrance across Harbor Blvd.  If you're coming from Long Beach you can take Ocean Blvd. west, cross over the Vincent Thomas bridge, and take the Harbor Blvd. exit. Follow signs to Catalina Sea and Air Terminal, Berth 95. 

Catalina Express
Take the 110 Harbor Freeway south into San Pedro.  Take the Terminal Island, Exit 47 ramp.  Stay in the right lane, exit Harbor Blvd.  Follow signs to Catalina Terminal, Berth 95, entrance across Harbor Blvd.  If you're coming from Long Beach you can take Ocean Blvd. west, cross over the Vincent Thomas bridge, and take the Harbor Blvd. exit. Follow signs to Catalina Sea and Air Terminal, Berth 95

 

Newport Beach

Catalina Passenger Service
Take the 405 Freeway to the 55 Freeway South. The 55 ends and becomes Newport Blvd, which ends and becomes Balboa Blvd. Travel 2 miles on Balboa Blvd. Turn left on Main St. for the terminal at the Balboa Pavilion or turn right on Palm Street for long term parking.
 


Dana Point

Catalina Express
Located at the Dana Wharf Sportsfishing.
From Los Angeles - Take I-5 Freeway South & exit at Pacific Coast Highway.
From San Diego - Take I-5 Freeway North & exit at Beach Cities, Highway #1 off the ramp.
Take a left at the signal, (Dana Point Harbor Drive) then left at Golden Lantern, which dead ends at Dana Harbor parking lot.
 


 

The US Coast Guard has issued security measures for all passenger vessels. All passengers sixteen years or older must have photo identification or they may not be permitted to board the vessel. Please be sure to have photo identification when checking in at the ticket counter and when boarding. All baggage must have an identification tag and is subject to physical inspection.


Airports, Bus & Rail Stations

From L.A. International Airport, John Wayne Orange County Airport or Long Beach Airport

Karmel Shuttle (1-888-995-7433) Transportation from mainland airports or hotels to Catalina terminals.

Sav-On Shuttle (1-800-642-0167) Transportation from mainland airports or hotels to Catalina terminals.
 

From The L.A. Bus Station, or Union Station

The Blue Line lightrail runs to the Transit Mall on First Street in Long Beach. Transfer to the free Long Beach Downtown Runabout (Route C) for a ride to the Queen Mary, next to the Express boats and Helicopter landing. Runabout Route C cruises between the downtown Transit Mall and the Queen Mary across the bay from 5:30am until midnight, seven days a week.

A Catalina Island fisherman invented the first glass-bottom boat tours in 1896.