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Catalina Island Day Excursion

Santa Monica Cruise Tour & Travel Center

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Enjoy a day trip to Catalina Island from Santa Monica, LA, Venice or Marina Del Rey! Tour the island's wildlife, buffalo, vegetation and history. We will  collect you from select hotels and bring you to your morning ferry to Avalon. Enjoy the 1-hour ferry trip where dolphin, seal and sea lion sightings may occur, as well as the option to include on Island guided tours & activities. Check your options below.

What You'll Get

Your guide will pick you up from Santa Monica, LA, Venice and Marina Del Rey hotels between 8am-8:15am and bring you to the Catalina Express Ferry Terminal in Long Beach. Here you will check in and board your 10am ferry to Avalon. Enjoy the 1 hour and 15 minute trip to paradise where dolphins, seals and sea lions may surprise you during your journey. You'll arrive on the island at 11:15am.

Enjoy the option to enjoy a self-guided tour of Catalina Island or to include activities in your ticket price, such as a ride on a glass bottom boat, a kayak or paddle board adventure, a skyline drive into Catalina's protected wilderness area or a semi-submarine tour.

Along the way you can also visit the many unique and colorful shops, boutiques, restaurants and pubs that line main street, or enjoy a beautiful view of the marina and beach that is perfect for relaxing and sunbathing. After exploring and enjoying your day on the Island you'll make your way back to the Avalon pier for your 6pm departure back to Long Beach. You will arrive at Long Beach Pier approximately 7:15pm, then meet your shuttle for your trip back to your hotel where you are scheduled to arrive between 8:15pm - 9pm, depending on traffic.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Bringing a backpack, towel and sunscreen is recommended
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Additional activities on Catalina Island (if option selected)

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Departure Point
Select hotels in the Santa Monica, West LA, Marina Del Rey and Venice area.

Departure Time
8:00 AM

12 hours

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Santa Monica Cruise Tour & Travel Center 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.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

The Fine Print

  • 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.