• Location: Santa Monica, California
  • Duration: 12 hours (approx.)
From USD $225.00

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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.


  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Family friendly
  • Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
  • Tour is wheelchair accessible
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.

Schedule details

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Select hotels in the Santa Monica, West LA, Marina Del Rey and Venice area.
Departure Time:
8:00am - 8:15am

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

12 hours (approx.)

Pricing information

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Standard Tour 1 person
Code: TG1

The Standard Tour offers hotel pickup, transportation to the port, all water ferry fees and taxes to and from the Island, return transportation back to your hotel.

USD $245.00
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Standard 1 Person Late Return
Code: TG2

Based on seasonality and day of the week, you have an option to depart the Island later at 9:30pm.

USD $245.00
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Standard + Glass Bottom Boat
Code: TG3

Standard Tour including Glass Bottom Boat Tour activity.

USD $255.00
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+ Skyline Drive Tour 1 Person
Code: TG6

This exciting, narrated journey along the scenic Skyline Drive takes you into Santa Catalina's protected wilderness area where you will see indigenous Flora and Fauna, Buffalo and Airport in the Sky.

USD $294.00
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Standard + Kayak/Paddle Board
Code: TG7

This option includes the Standard Tour and your choice of a 1-hour Paddle Board or Kayak Adventure. Experience either option at your leisure while exploring the local harbor and coast line.

USD $259.00
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Standard + Semi Submarine Tour
Code: TG8

Standard Tour + Semi Submersible Submarine Tour aboard the Sea Wolf. Come face-to-face with Catalina’s abundant marine life by cruising five feet under water in a spacious, climate-controlled cabin.

USD $257.00
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Standard 2 or more Passengers
Code: TG9

This is the same Standard Tour Product but the fares are based on 2 or more passengers traveling together on this excursion.

USD $225.00
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+ Skyline Drive for 2 or More
Code: TG10

Enjoy a guided on Island Tour to see all the Flora, Fauna, Buffalo and Inner Island Wildlife. Stop at the "Airport" in the Sky for a Quick Snack and see the mainland from the Islands Highest Point.

USD $285.00
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Catalina Island Day Excursion

Catalina Island Avon Harbor

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Round-trip ferry
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Additional activities on Catalina Island (if option selected)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A small amount of walking is involved
  • 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
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Cancellation Policy

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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Angela M, October 2015

Not enough explanation was given during booking to assist us to book any further activities.
the name tour also seems a bit misleading, its ferry ticket and hotel pick up. its not clear that there is no touring element

Reviewed by: Janette E G, October 2015

This tour was very disappointing. It wasn't actually a tour. It was a taxi drive to the ferry, and a ferry ride to the island. It would have been far cheaper to arrange both direct with a taxi company and the ferry company.