General Schedule of Events

Schedule Link

Fun Things To Do On Catalina
Catalina Fun

How To Get There

    Easiest-Terminal At Long Beach Near Long Beach Airport

       Catalina Express

As for transportation ,

The best is to take the Catalina Express boat from Long Beach , CA.
The trip takes about 1 hour from Long Beach to the island (Avalon)
for schedules and online reservations, go to: or call 800-481-3470

You can easily get to the boat terminal from Long Beach Airport by taxi

Long Beach
Yellow Cab
562-435-6111 (about $22) 

If you fly into LAX airport :
Take the boat either from San Pedro (about 1.15 hr trip) or Long Beach (about 1 hr trip)

You can take a cab from LAX or take

Prime Time Shuttle

Reservations at: 1-800-RED-VANS or 310-342-7200 or (about $32 per person, one way, can take up to two hours to get to the boat terminal)

Alternatively, if you are flying into LAX, it might be easier to take a boat from Marina Del Rey (we have not tried it so we cannot vouch for it)

Catalina-Marina del Rey Flyer ,

offers daily services from Marina del Rey (near LAX)
Length of trip: Approximately 1 hour, 35 minutes
see their website for schedules

Where to Stay

          Hotel Metropole-Very Nice

Hotel Room Blocks Reserved For


Hotel Atwater
Link to Hotel Atwater
Call 800.322.3434
    Queen $99.68
    King $107.52

Catalina Canyon-Best Western
Link to Catalina Canyon
Call 800.253.9361
     Rooms at $149.00

Here are the hotels that were suggested to us as good ones
a lot of these hotels let you reserve rooms online, just link to them via under lodging

Alot of these hotels do offer AAA discount
Also, a lot of these hotels offer special packages (weekend package, hotel/transpo package), so ask about those too

Low Price:

Atwater Hotel
offers AAA discount
about a block away from beach

Hotel Catalina
310-510-0027 or
very quiet place
about a block away from beach

Hotel Mac Rae

800-698-2266 or
right on the beach and main walking strip
great views of the ocean

Zane Grey
it is Bed & Breakfast


Mid to High Price :

Hotel Metropol
accepts AAA discount
great hotel, voted one of the best in the LA area
above a busy square with shops and cafes
about ½ block away from the beach 

Hotel Vista
Del Mar
800-601-3836 or
accepts AAA discounts
right on the beach and main walking strip


Snug Harbor Inn
888-394-7684 or
accepts AAA discounts
right on the beach and main walking strip


Villa Portofino
accepts AAA discounts
right above the supposedly best restaurant on the island
located at the end of main walking strip, just off the beach


High Price :

Hotel Avalon
brand new hotel, just opened
if you want to splurge and have a 20 or 30 inch flat screen TV in your room, this is the place to be


These hotels are to be avoided:




Questions? Email Leo
Questions? Email Petra


21-Mar-2005 20:05