Getting to Catalina Island from Long Beach
Island Express Helicopter Service
Take the Long Beach (710) freeway south to the Queen Mary (follow the signs that say Port of Long Beach/Queen Mary, then just the Queen Mary – the freeway ends there). Enter the Queen Mary parking lot entrance. Keep to the right and follow the signs saying “Cruise Terminal.” Once inside, Island Express is straight ahead. When making your reservation, ask for the special rate given to guests renting through Catalina Island Vacation Rentals (you will need to give them your CIVR reservation number). Parking is $15.00 a day.
Downtown Catalina Landing Terminal (320 Golden Shore): Take the Long Beach Freeway (710) south into Long Beach. Stay in the left lane, follow the signs to downtown and exit Golden Shore. Turn right at the stop sign; follow around to the Terminal on the right. Parking is in the parking structure on the left. Please check with Catalina Express regarding parking rates per 24 hour period. Cash, Visa and MasterCard accepted.
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