What You Need to Know to Plan a Day Trip to Catalina Island

25 July

Since 1981, Catalina Express has been Southern California’s go-to passenger ferry service with over a million people coming aboard each and every year!

With the hot and dry weather, we’ve been experiencing this summer, taking a day trip out to sea isn’t the worst idea. Whether you’re going to Avalon or Two Harbors, both offer a ton of services to cater to all age groups. Take advantage of your ACEBSA membership and plan a day trip out to Catalina this summer!

Buy Tickets Here!

Adult tickets are $63.00 (orig. $76.50) and child tickets are $53.50 (orig. $61.00).

Two Harbors

Enjoy a unique, rustic getaway for outdoor activities at Catalina’s West End! With rare plant life and animal life, visitors will have a refreshing experience while hiking the trails on Two Harbors. Other activities include snorkeling, bicycling, fishing, stand up paddleboards and more.


This is the city that gets the most foot traffic on Catalina Island because there are plenty of activities to choose from! With a variety of restaurants from seafood to steakhouses to pizza, to relaxing spas, shopping, golf, and even a zip line, Avalon has something to ensure everyone has a memorable Catalina Island experience!

Here are some other events Catalina Island offers that will be going all summer long!

  • Summer Beach Bingo

    • Every Tuesday and Thursday from 6pm - 7pm
    • Only $1 per person!
  • Kids Fishing Derby

    • Every Wednesday from 7am - 9am
    • Free!
  • 2019 Concert Series

    • Family-friendly, next to the Avalon Bay on the Wrigley Plaza Stage
    • Free!
  • Descanso Beach Club Parties

    • Every Saturday and Sunday
    • Free!
  • Movies at the Museum

    • Visitors of all ages can enjoy the museum after hours and watch classic films
    • Visit their website as pricing varies
  • Windward Beach Cleanup

    • Volunteer by combing through sand for debris to help keep our beaches clean
    • Free!
  • First Fridays at the Museum

    • Enjoy refreshments and snacks in the outdoor plazas
    • Visit their website as pricing varies

Be sure to check their summer schedule below for dates and purchase your tickets HERE!

Catalina Island Summer 2019 Schedule