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Round-trip Ferry Service from Dana Point to Catalina Island

Catalina Express

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Hop on the Catalina Express ferry at Dana Point Harbor for a 1.5-hour ride to Catalina Island. With the harbor conveniently located off Interstate 5, this is a great way to experience more of Southern California if you’re visiting nearby San Diego or Orange County. If you wish, arrive early for your ferry ride to enjoy Dana Point’s two marinas, stores, restaurants, and park with picnic areas.

Aboard this comfortable vessel, sit back, relax and enjoy beautiful waterfront views as you are delivered to Avalon, the southernmost city of Los Angeles County. Once you disembark your ferry, you are a 5-minute walk from the downtown area. The pedestrian-friendly town regulates how many cars are allowed on the island, so much so that there is even a waiting list to own a car there! Stroll along the quiet, picturesque waterfront to enjoy shopping, dining, sightseeing and entertainment—all at your own pace. You can stay on Catalina Island as long as you like, knowing that you're all set with this round-trip ferry service back to Dana Point.

The ferry service operates daily (schedule varies by season) and accommodates bikes, surfboards and strollers, giving you the flexibility to travel how you please.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Two (2) bags per person is allowed with a maximum of 50lbs (28kgs) per bag. Bags may not be larger than 37" x 23" x 23" (94cm x 58cm x 58cm)
  • One (1) piece of carry-on luggage is allowed per person and must fit beneath your seat
  • Restrooms are available on-board the ferry
  • Maximum of ten (10) passengers per booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Round-trip ferry service
  • Brokerage fee (Child fares)

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink (available for purchase)
  • Parking (USD12 approx.)

Departure Point
Dana Point, CA

Departure Time
Important: You will need to contact the local operator to book your departure time. Your ticket is not confirmed until then. You need 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

90 minutes

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

Voucher Info
A paper voucher is required for this attraction/activity. You must print and bring your printed voucher with you on the day of the activity, as required by our local provider.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Catalina Express in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

A paper voucher is required to redeem this service. Please bring your printed voucher with you to this activity.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

Need To Know

ALL SALES FINAL. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale and Extraordinary Event Policy do not apply. See Viator voucher terms under "Viator Vouchers" here. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Offer is not eligible for our promo codes or other discounts.