Location of Catalina Island


Catalina Island is located 22 miles off the coast of Southern California. With transportation options available from five mainland ports in Southern California, and the ride anywhere from 15 to 90 minutes, Catalina is a popular choice for holiday makers from near and afar.

Boat Transportation

Catalina Express - the largest company offering the most boats and departure times. They operate from Long Beach, San Pedro (seasonal) and Dana Point. Call (800) 995-4386 or visit www.catalinaexpress.com for more information.

Catalina Flyer - seasonal service from Newport Beach. Limited schedule. Call (800) 830-7744 or visit www.catalinainfo.com for more information.

Air Transportation

Island Express - the fastest journey to and from the island. This 15 minute helicopter service operates year-round from Long Beach and San Pedro (seasonal). Call (800) 228-2566 or visit www.islandexpress.com for more information.

Hotel Vista Del Mar can arrange your travel for you. Take a look at our packages for more information.

Hotel Vista Del Mar

Hotel Vista Del Mar is located on the beachfront in the town of Avalon - home to 85% of the islands population. Everything here is within walking distance, but taxi, trolleys, bicycle and golf cart rentals are also available.

We are located a short 5 - 10 minute walk from the boat terminal, and nestled right on Crescent Avenue, between the restaurants, shops and local attractions of Catalina Island. Hotel Vista Del Mar has two entrances: one along Crescent Street - a pedestrian only zone along the beach front, and the other on Catalina Avenue next to Vons Express.