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.
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 $2.00/hr for first 10 hours or $18.00/24hr.
- $18.00 Daily Maximum
- $18.00 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 only.
- Further information can be obtained by telephoning Parking Concepts at 310-547-4357
Shuttle Services to the Catalina Cruise Terminal
- Santa Barbara Airbus
Serving the Cruise Terminals and Santa Barbara
Serves major airports and the cruise terminals
Transportation to Catalina
San Pedro, CA 90731
Island Express Helicopter
San Pedro, CA 90731
1175 Queens Highway South
Long Beach, CA 90802