Catalina Island has a rich and storied history, where soldiers lived, movies were made, couples fell in love and where warm hospitality abounds.
Catalina Island is located 22 miles south southwest of Los Angeles and is the southernmost island of the Channel Islands of California. Catalina Island is made up of two towns, the incorporated town of Avalon to the east end and unincorporated town of Two Harbors to the west end. The island is just 22 miles long and 8 miles across. Outside of the two towns is a rugged wilderness with majestic beauty, owned and operated by the Catalina Island Conservancy.
Most visitors and residents get around the island by foot, bike or golf cart. The weather on the Island is described as a mild subtropical climate with warm temperatures year-round.
To get to Catalina Island, you can take a passenger ferry or helicopter from the Catalina Sea and Air Terminal, located at Berth 95, just off Harbor Boulevard and Swinford Street and underneath the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro. The terminal features a passenger ferry terminal building with a deli counter, restaurant and lounge, restrooms and ATM, and secured overnight parking. The terminal features ferry service to Catalina Island through Catalina Express and helicopter service to Catalina Island through Island Express Helicopters, Inc.