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  • Catalina Island is closed to visitors.
  • All non-essential travel on Catalina Express is strictly prohibited.
  • Find resources for residents & open essential services.
  • Hiking trails, beaches and piers are closed due to LA County order.
  • City Hall available Mon-Thu 8 am to 12 pm (by appt only), Closed Fridays.
  • Visitor Center available by phone 10 am-12 pm & 1-3 pm or via email.
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Get Here

By sea or air, getting to Catalina is easy and fun. You can get to Catalina Island by passenger 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 one-square mile. Taxis and shuttle buses can take you to your destination, or you can rent bicycles or one of our iconic golf carts.

Getting to Catalina Island

Catalina has many transportation options for visitors when traveling to and from the island. The most popular are the regularly scheduled passenger ferries available in Long Beach, San Pedro, Newport Beach and Dana Point. For directions to and information about the specific terminals, please visit the ferry terminals page.

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