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Catalina Island Day Trip

  • 4.5 star rating: Recommended based on 23 reviews
  • Duration: 10 hours (approx.)
  • Location: Anaheim - Buena Park, California
  • Product code: 3457CATALINA
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5 star rating: Highly Recommended

Great trip! On Catalina Express trip over captain stopped so we could view a whale (!!) and on trip back saw a huge pod of dolphins leaping out of the water in the boat's wake. Those two things were worth the price of admission for me! The island is beautiful...with many views reminding me of something out of the movie Jurassic Park. We rented a golf cart to explore with ($80 for 2 hours with an additional one free if wanted...we used all 3 hours.). Make sure you have CASH or TRAVELER'S CHECKS for a deposit. They accept credit cards for the actual payment but want a cash or t-check for the deposit. This immediately put a damper on the trip because I carry very little cash...until a very, very nice woman asked me how much cashe I had and accepted a much lower amount as a deposit. I wound up letting her keep it as a Christmas Gift for being so nice and helping me out.Only down side to the trip is there wasn't enough time to see and do everything I would have liked to.

Reviewed by: Lynnette A, January 2014
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

Very professional. On time, excellent communication, courteous drivers.

Reviewed by: Kathleen B, November 2013
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

We had the most relaxing and wonderful time in Catlina we went and sat close with the dolfins and stayed overnite which is a must as you dont have time in one day to see and do what you want.

Reviewed by: tmelville, September 2013
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

Great side trip for something different to do in LA. The boat ride from Long Beach is about 70 minutes so sit back and relax with a drink and some snacks. We rented a golf cart at the terminal for 2 hours ($80) and got a third hour for free. Drove around the island, stopped for lunch on the beach and got the cart back just in time. Walked around the village with lots of shops to buy souvenirs and reasonably priced T-shirts. Lots more to do like zip lining, renting kayaks, glass bottom boat ride, submarine ride and hosted tours. Could have spent more time there and we'll probably go back if we are ever in the area again.

Reviewed by: Betty B, May 2013
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

It was great experience, I think nobody should miss a visit to Catalina Islands. It was very convenient as bus picked us up outside the hotel and dropped us back there. My husband and I loved it.

Reviewed by: Sudesh T, May 2013
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

Lovely spot and would have liked to spend more time there. Ferry trip over and back was great and we saw dolphins on the way over. I want to go back as there was much we did not get a chance to see!

Reviewed by: Catherine S, April 2013
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

As with all previous bookings with this company, it was very enjoyable experience from the pick up driver to the tour to the return journey. Knowlegeable people, friendly staff and an excellent choice of tours.

Look forward to my next booking.

Thanks to everyone

Reviewed by: Kevin L, October 2012
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

This trip was one of the best of our stay in California. Catalina is absolutely beautiful. We did snorkelling and kayaking while we were there. The shops are gorgeous also. The boat trip out is delightful and takes an hour. We came across a huge pod of dophins on the way so the cat stopped for everyone to take pictures. Fabulous place to visit. If we went again though we would find our own way to Newport Beach and get the cat out to the island and either spend a long day there or over night. Do not plan to do any activity that is long as you do not get much time on the island at all. Unfortunately the time we were able to spend on Catalina was only 3.25 hours which was no where near long enough. The boat dropped us at 11am and we had to be back at the dock at 3.15pm. The trip to the boat at Long Beach only took 45 minutes from Anaheim but going back to Anaheim was a 2 hour trip as the driver had to go to Huntington Beach to pick up a couple. I personally would not do this tour again as the time on Catalina is far too short and returning to Anaheim is far too long.

Reviewed by: Deborah A, July 2012
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

Excellent service!!

Reviewed by: Alan R, June 2012
5 star rating: Highly Recommended

We had a wonderful time at Catalina such a beautiful island would have liked to have stayed a bit longer next time would stay for a few days .

Reviewed by: Caroline L, January 2012
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