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Catalina Island Trip with Hotel transfers & Optional tours

3.8 (24)

Catalina Island Trip with Hotel transfers & Optional tours

3.8 (24)
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Escape to paradise on a day trip to Catalina Island, just off the coast of Los Angeles. After a tranquil ferry ride, you'll have the freedom to explore the island at your own pace. But why not take it up a notch with optional tours? Dive into the underwater world with the Undersea Sub Adventure, or discover the charms of Avalon on the Avalon Scenic Tour. Indulge in lunch on the world-famous Green Pleasure Pier or embark on a thrilling zipline tour. Don't forget to visit the iconic Catalina Island Casino before hopping back on the ferry, where you'll be treated to stunning coastal views on your return journey. With hotel transfers available, this is the ultimate island getaway.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 9 hours
  • Suitable for 2-9 Participants
  • Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Smooth ferry ride to Catalina Island
  • Explore the charming beaches and palm trees
  • Scenic tour of Avalon and its attractions
  • Underwater excursion to see Catalina's marine life
  • View the iconic Catalina Island Casino
  • Scenic Tour of Avalon (if option selected)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Undersea Adventure (if option selected)
  • Round-trip ferry transfers
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drink

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More about this experience


Experience a day of pure bliss and adventure on the breathtaking Catalina Island Trip. A quick and comfortable 1-hour ferry ride transports you to this enchanting paradise off the coast of Los Angeles. Prepare to indulge in dazzling beaches, swaying palm trees, and rolling hills, far away from the hustle and bustle of the mainland.

What to expect?

During this 540-minute excursion, you'll have the freedom to explore the island at your own pace or choose from a variety of upgrade options. Dive into the mesmerizing underwater world with the Undersea Sub Adventure, where you'll come face-to-face with a myriad of vibrant marine life in a spacious cabin, guided by seasoned professionals. Alternatively, embark on the Discover Avalon Tour, a 50-minute journey showcasing the captivating sights of Avalon, from its waterfront to the rolling hillsides.

Who is this for?

This unforgettable experience is perfect for avid explorers, beach lovers, and nature enthusiasts of all ages. Whether you're seeking a serene escape, thrilling underwater adventures, or simply a taste of the island life, the Catalina Island Trip caters to all. Families, couples, and solo travelers will find joy in the island's stunning landscapes and captivating attractions.

Why book this?

Unveil the unique selling points of this trip as the ultimate getaway experience. Dive beneath the crystal-clear waters and witness the wonders of Catalina Island's rich marine ecosystem, feeling the excitement of encountering diverse species up close. Glide through the air on a zip-line tour and get a bird's-eye view of the island's stunning vistas. Create beautiful memories as you stroll along the world-famous Green Pleasure Pier and explore the iconic Catalina Island Casino. This adventure-packed day trip promises to leave you with a palpable sense of awe and fulfillment.

Good to know

Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Southern California coast during the relaxing ferry ride to the island. Make sure to arrive at the designated meeting point on time to ensure a smooth departure. Remember to wear comfortable clothing and footwear, as you'll be exploring the island's various attractions. Indulge in delectable cuisine and relish in the island's charming beachside dining experiences. The optional departure time allows you to extend your stay and enjoy more of the island's marvels.


Previous visitors rave about the Catalina Island Trip, praising its stunning landscapes, exciting activities, and friendly guides. Travelers appreciate the well-organized itinerary, providing ample time to absorb the beauty of Avalon and its surroundings. The underwater expedition receives high praise, with visitors highlighting the knowledgeable guides and plentiful marine life. Families express their delight in finding activities suitable for all ages, ensuring a memorable and enjoyable experience for everyone. Overall, the Catalina Island Trip proves to be a must-visit destination, offering exceptional beauty and unforgettable adventures.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Catalina Express

Soak up vistas of the sprawling Southern California coast on your smooth 1-hour ride to the island. Located 22 miles (35 km) off the coast, Catalina Island (formally Santa Catalina Island) is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the mainland, a picture-perfect destination full of charming beaches, palm trees and rolling hills. When you arrive in Avalon, the island’s largest city, if you have purchased an optional upgrade, you will make your way to that tour's departure point. Avalon Scenic Tour - See the sights of Avalon on a 50-minute tour that takes you along the waterfront, up the hillsides and through the center of town. The quick, nonstop journey provides views and allows you to get oriented with Avalon and its attractions so you can better enjoy your time on Catalina Island. Learn about the island's history and heritage from a guide as you travel the 7.5-mile (12-km) loop.

Admission Included

Catalina Island Company Ticket Booth

Undersea Expedition - Come face-to-face with Catalina's abundant marine life on this 45-minute underwater excursion. Cruise five feet below the surface in a spacious, climate-controlled cabin with a live guide highlighting points of interest. Every passenger has their own seat and port hole but you are also free to move about the cabin for a different viewpoint.

Admission Not Included

Green Pleasure Pier

Stroll on the world famous Green Pleasure pier. It's a personal favorite for lunch on the pier

Descanso Beach Club

Zipline tour begins here (if option selected)

Catalina Island Casino

(Pass by)

View the iconic Casino before reminiscing on your fun, scenic experience on the relaxing ferry ride back to Long Beach, where you’ll be picked up and taken back to your hotel.



3.8 (24)


Worth seeing the full trip Enjoyed underwater ocean tour Enjoyed Avalon city tour Excellent tour overall


Great day out, thanks for the experience and great hospitality we enjoyed the day out. Great car pick up and drop off


Unfortunately they canceled my trip two days before so I wouldn’t know what to rate.Newport beach was amazing!


The trip was nice and enjoyable. Only disadvantage was if you want to change ship they charge extra money. That should be avoided


The transportation portion of the trip was very stressful, giving little time to get from one place to another. Didn't even get to do the "island tour" because then we wouldn't have had time to eat between the undersea expedition and getting back on the ferry back and we never got information of how to do the tour once we returned from the undersea expedition. It said the tour would be 12 hours, but in reality, it was 8am-5pm. Disappointing to say the least.


I was told we would have a tour guide when when we got to the island which was not the case. I was also told that I would be given partial refund which has not happened yet.


My EXPERIENCE was awesome we had a blast however we had time changed on us and we missed our under sea tour. This is why I’m giving a 2 star. We called and Catalina express (who changed our time) and they said it should of all been in the email which it was not. The Arabian man over the phone was extremely rude did not want to help and basically blamed us. They just did not want to help at all and told us there was no more space. I ended up speaking to one of the tour guides from Catalina and she was soooo helpful squeezed into another time and got to experience


My least favorite part was not being prepared to take advantage of all the activities. I enjoyed Catalina, it was a foggy day but it's best to go in the warmer months.


Unfortunately when we got to Catalina Express Ferry , they told us that ferry trips to Catalina had been cancelled for the day. We had to go back home and we’re not able to do excursion. I called the tour operator and they talked to the ferry company. Ferry company said there was nothing they can do. Can Viator help me ensure I get a full refund from the tour operator???? Please keep me informed. Thanks, Regina Batista


So our arrival and than wait for the local bus (40 mins wait), than subsquenat not telling us when the stops where coming up and just flying by it. So did round the island we went.... Also leave 2 days to explore say trip was not enough time.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-04-15 21:25