Travel to Southern California’s Catalina Island by boat with this round-trip ferry service from Long Beach or San Pedro on the 'Catalina Express.' Enjoy views of the Pacific during the journey, and then spend the day exploring Catalina at your leisure. The ferry drops you in the town of Avalon, the main town on the island, home to shops, restaurants, hotels, activities and more.


Select your departure point—Long Beach or San Pedro—when booking.


You may return on the same day or stay overnight and use the return ferry ticket when you like.


Round-trip day ferry service to Catalina Island from Long Beach or San Pedro. Enjoy a relaxing 1-hour cruise on the Pacific Ocean to arrive in the quaint town of Avalon. This is a leisurely, fun and scenic way to experience Catalina Island!

Infants (0-1): $15

Younger Student (2-11): $79

Older Student (12-17): $99

Teacher/Chaperone: $99

Teacher Package 1: $169

Teacher Package 2: $175


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-1 hour scenic boat ride

-round-trip fare

You select date, upon availability, and supplies.


September 6th to October 24th

San Pedro/Avalon - 7 days a week

San Pedro/Two Harbors - 7 days a week

Long Beach/Avalon - 7 days a week


October 25th to April 6th

San Pedro/Avalon - M, W, F, S, S

San Pedro/Two Harbors - M, W, F, S

Long Beach/Avalon - 7 days a week

Return point: Returns to original departure point booked, you will not be able to come into a different point

Note: GPS devices do not recognize the address properly, please use Catalina Express, San Pedro, CA.


• 320 Golden Shore Long Beach, CA 90802

• Port of San Pedro, Berth 95 AKA Catalina Express, San Pedro, CA


You will need to contact the local operator to book your departure time.

Your ticket is not confirmed until then. You set up your return service with the local operator directly.

Check-in is 1-hour prior to departure time.

Boarding is first come, first serve.

Setting up departure on your own ensures you maximizes your time at the island, and you are free to go as you please, without restriction.

This is a self-guided tour. Parent is responsible. Please make sure to fill out our liability form below.

A custom designed educational packet will be paired with this field trip. As part of this educational itinerary you get to download our Catalina Island Packet.


Hop aboard the Catalina Express in Long Beach or San Pedro, and relax on the 1-hour journey across the Pacific to Catalina Island, where you’ll arrive in Avalon, the southernmost city in Los Angeles County.


When you get off the ferry, walk just five minutes into downtown Avalon to begin your independent exploration of the island. This is not a guided tour—your time on Catalina is your own to do whatever you wish.


Admire views of the waterfront along Avalon Bay, perhaps visit a restaurant or café, go shopping or do something more active (all at your own expense). The number of vehicles on the island is limited, so enjoy the pedestrian-friendly streets of town.


Return to your original departure point on the ferry when you’re finished on the island.


Long Beach If you have time before or after your ferry departure or arrival at Catalina Landing, perhaps check out some of Long Beach’s attractions, such as the Aquarium of the Pacific. You can grab food and drinks at the Catalina Lounge or Catalina Deli if you need something before or after your ferry ride. The ferry service runs daily (schedule varies by season) and can accommodate surfboards, strollers and bikes.


San Pedro Part of Los Angeles Port, San Pedro is home to landmarks like the Los Angeles Maritime Museum, as well as the USS Iowa and SS Lane Victory ships. You’ll embark and disembark the ferry at the Catalina Sea and Air Terminal, which opened in 2012. Ferry schedule varies by season; the ferries can accommodate surfboards, strollers and bikes.

This field trip accept funds from Inspire, Sage Oak, and Excel Charter schools.




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1. Log into your enrichment website, use INSPIRATION EDUCATION as a product vendor, and this link to order.
2. Take a screenshot of your submitted order.
3. Email Make sure to include what you are ordering, and for which student the funds are for.

Easy as 1,2,3. Simply log-in and email us!
1. Log into your enrichment website, use INSPIRATION EDUCATION as the vendor.
2. Take a screenshot of your submitted order.
3. Email Make sure to include what you are ordering, and for which student the funds are for.

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