Mermaids, with their fugly hair and propensity to pulsate like strobe-light buoys, have distracted seafaring folks for centuries. Pay no attention to these amalgamated beasts as you leave them in your watery wake aboard a high-speed catamaran. With today’s deal, $49 gets you a round-trip voyage from Marina Del Rey to Catalina Island aboard Catalina-Marina Del Rey Flyer, a $79 value (the $4 port-tax fee is not included).
This pelagic Pegasus surges year-round to one of two ports on Catalina Island, Two Harbors or Avalon. A direct trip to the island village of Two Harbors takes about 75 minutes, whereas the trip to Avalon’s bustling bay takes about 90 minutes, depending on the day's particular route and probability of pirates.
Aboard the ship, you can sit at the main cabin's tables in spacious reclining seats overlooking the water, or on the sun deck with the wind whipping through your hair. Topside is the perfect place to spot a whale or dolphin along the way. Grab a snack and a drink from the full bar, sit back, and enjoy the ride.
Once you've reached Catalina, you can spend a day relaxing on the beach and browsing through the island's charming shops and galleries, or stay for a week and scope out every adventure, from scuba diving and parasailing to hiking and golfing. No matter how long your island escape lasts, the Marina Flyer will take you back to Marina Del Rey when you're ready to go.
This deal is not valid on major holidays, tickets are non-refundable, and reservations are required. Subject to Catalina-Marina Del Rey Flyer terms and conditions, which may be found here.
Six Yelpers give Catalina-Marina Del Rey Flyer four stars.
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13737 Fiji Way
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