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San Pedro Gateway to Catalina Island - San Pedro, California

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Located only 22 miles from San Pedro, Catalina is the crown jewel of the Channel Islands. An island rich in history with a unique ecology, Santa Catalina Island is an very popular attraction that is an easy trip from San Pedro. San Pedro's Catalina Air-Sea Terminal is the closest departure point to the Island. The terminal is served by Catalina Express Fleet and the Island Express Helicopter Service. San Pedro/Avalon trips are approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes by boat or 15 minutes by helicopter. The schedule for the Catalina Express boats can be found here. The Island Express Helicopter Service starts every day at 8:00 AM and helicopters depart every 45 minutes (on demand) until sunset. The Catalina offers island tours, a full range of recreational opportunities and unique shops, hotels and restaurants. The two main destinations on Catalina are Avalon and Two Harbors.

The Catalina Air-Sea Terminal has two bus lines serving it on a regular basis. The Metro Express Bus Line 450 serves both the Catalina Express Terminal and the Port of Los Angeles Cruise Center through the Beacon Street Park and Ride Lot stop. The frequency varies from every 30 minutes to 4 hours depending on the time of day and day of the week. Metro Express Bus Line 450 schedule and map are here. Metro Fare Information

Directions to the Catalina Air-Sea Terminal

San Pedro's Catalina Sea & Air Terminal is located next to the Vincent Thomas Bridge at Berth 95. It is adjacent to the World Cruise Center. Take the 110 Harbor Freeway south to the CA 47 - Terminal Island exit. Merge right to the Harbor Blvd. Exit. Proceed straight through the Harbor Blvd. intersection and and follow signs to the Catalina Sea and Air Terminal.


  • Hours of operation: Open seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
  • Free parking for the 1st hour.
  • Parking is $1.00/hr for first 10 hours or $12.00/24hr.
  • $12.00 Daily Maximum
  • $12.00 for the first 24 hours and each additional day or a portion thereof.
  • All parking rates are based on per space only. If you occupy more than one space, you will be charged all occupied spaces.
  • Post Pay Parking Only
  • Parking fees may be paid by Cash, Travelers Checks, and Major Credit Cards only.
  • Further information can be obtained by telephoning Parking Concepts at 310-547-4357

Shuttle Services to the Catalina Cruise Terminal

  • Sav-on Shuttle
    Serves major airports and the cruise terminals
  • Prime Time Shuttle
    Serves major airports and the cruise terminals
  • SuperShuttle
    Serves major airports and the cruise terminals

Transportation to Catalina

Catalina Express
Berth 95
San Pedro, CA 90731

Island Express Helicopter
Berth 95
San Pedro, CA 90731

1125 Queens Highway South
Long Beach, CA 90802
Fax: 310-510-9671

Catalina Hotels & Lodging

Catalina Canyon Resort and Spa
888 Country Club Dr
Avalon, CA 90704
Nightly Rates (from 99.00)  
3 Star
Catalina Canyon Resort and Spa
Discover California's Island Getaway. The Catalina Canyon Resort and Spa is located 29 miles west Of Los Angeles (Boat departure From San Pedro or Long Beach). Catalina Island and the town of Avalon are a convenient escape To golf, deep-sea fishing, diving, shopping, ocean rafting, swimming, biking, and so much more. The Catalina Canyon Resort and Spa in The quiet foothills above Avalon Bay, offers a lush garden courtyard, private balconies and patios, in an architectural style that evokes thoughts of a Mediterranean resort.

Guests can enjoy a relaxing afternoon poolside, dinner and cocktails in the hotel's courtyard, a fantastic spa or body wrap in the full service spa. The hotel has s heated outdoor swimming pool and a hot tub. From San Pedro or Long Beach (at The Queen Mary) passenger boat service is available on a scheduled basis. The trip duration is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes to Avalon (Catalina Island). A cordial and attentive staff is available to assist you with any needs that you might require. The Catalina Canyon Resort and Spa is convenient to fine dining, shopping and entertainment venues.

All rooms are non-smoking.

Make your Catalina Canyon Resort and Spa Reservation now!

You can book this hotel by phone: 866-676-7080. To receive the very lowest price, mention promo code: HBC4062

Hotel St. Lauren
231 Beacon Street
Avalon, CA 90704
Nightly Rates (219.00 - 284.00)   3 Star
Hotel St. Lauren

Located next to Avalon Bay, this California hotel offers a spacious patio with ocean views. Cable TV is provided in each of the Victorian-style rooms at Hotel St. Lauren. Decorated with pink accents and a pink wall, the guest rooms are equipped with ironing facilities. The bathrooms include a hairdryer. Rooms with a futon are available. Guests can relax on the 6th floor patio, which offers a panoramic view of the city of Avalon and the Pacific Ocean.

They can also enjoy free coffee every morning. Descanso Beach Ocean Sports is just steps from St. Lauren Hotel. Catalina Adventure Tours, Island Water Charters and Casino Way Showers are within a 5-minute walk.

Make your St. Lauren Hotel Reservation now!

You can book by this hotel by phone: 866-676-7080. To receive the very lowest price, mention promo code: HBC4062

Website is all Flash and requires Flash 8.0.
Bills itself as "the most comprehensive web site for Santa Catalina Island". - Lots of useful information and history. Excellent web site!
Catalina Island Visitors Bureau and Chamber of Commerce Website - Lots of useful information
The Catalina Island Conservancy Website - Filled with Island ecology and natural history info.
Catalina Computers - Catalina Island's Internet Service Provider.

Catalina Live Cam
A live web cam view of Avalon Harbor.

Catalina Information Guide
The Catalina Passenger Service Company web site.

Click for Avalon, California Forecast

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