Catalina Flyer Ferry in Newport Beach, California
Most people get to Catalina Island with the Catalina Express from mainland ports in Long Beach, San Pedro (Los Angeles) and Dana Point. Another option with a differently named ferry that departs Newport Beach to Avalon on Catalina.
The Catalina Flyer goes to Catalina in the morning every day and returns in the evening. It’s a one hour 15 minute ride each way. The Flyer fares and trip durations are similar to those of the Catalina Express.
The Flyer boat is a triple decker catamaran with a snack bar and a real bar (alcohol), but they don’t accept credit cards so bring cash for food and drinks.
The biggest point of difference between these services is that the Flyer only allows carry-on luggage (two hand-carried bags per person) so if you plan to stay on Catalina Island for a while and have luggage, a large backpack, or other sizable items go with the Catalina Express.
Book online if the Catalina Flyer is best for you.
400 Main Street
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