The Catalina Flyer departs once a day from Newport Beach, arriving in Avalon in just over an hour.
Catalina Flyer (Round-trip Transportation)
- Adult Ages 13-59
- Child Ages 3-12
- Senior Ages 60+
- Infant Ages 2 & Under
Ride the Ferry from Balboa Peninsula to Avalon Harbor on Catalina Island!
- Ride the ferry from the Balboa Peninsula, conveniently located in Orange County, to Avalon Harbor on Catalina Island
- Passenger service is offered once time daily each way – at 9 am from Newport & at 4:30 pm from Avalon
- High-speed catamaran offers a stable ride and quick transportation to Avalon
- This extremely popular mode of transportation sells out quickly – BOOK EARLY!
- Watch for dolphins, whales and other marine life on your ferry to Catalina Island
- Wheelchair accessible.
*Refunds & exchanges are subject to availability. Click here to read our cancellation policy.
The Catalina Flyer departs from the Balboa Pavilion in Newport Beach at 9 am daily, returning from the island at 4:30 pm daily. This is one of the most easily accessible ports for residents of Orange County, Inland Empire and San Diego County to travel by boat from the mainland to Avalon. Crossing time is only 90 minutes on the LARGEST catamaran to Catalina Island. Enjoy “Speed – Service – Comfort” with the Catalina Flyer.
The Catalina Flyer is a three deck boat. A snack bar is available on the first deck; an alcohol-serving bar is located on the second deck. Snack bars are CASH ONLY. Credit cards are not accepted on board.
What you should know about this experience and COVID-19:
- Masks are mandatory for all guests
- Capacity is limited to allow for social distancing
- Additional sanitizing is happening regularly
No pets please – carry-on luggage only. Only two pieces of hand-carried luggage per person. All passengers are required to carry their own luggage onto the boat and it will be put in the luggage storage area. Bikes are $7.00 round-trip – payable on departure. Single-handed ice chests only – no tools of any kind. No carts, wagons, or large hand trucks. No gas/propane stoves – No flammable substances. A golf bag counts as one piece of luggage. No paddle boards or kayaks are permitted. Strollers are O.K. Catalina Island weather may impact this excursion.
Wear comfortable clothes for the season. Walking shoes are recommended. Bathing suit, hat & sunscreen are always good things to have on Catalina Island. Payment for parking can be made in cash or credit card. Make sure to bring cash with you for the snack bar & drink bar on the boat – credit cards are not accepted.