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Getting to Catalina Island from Newport Beach

Directions to Newport Beach terminal

Newport Beach, California, is a quintessential Southern California beach town with miles of white sands beaches, challenging surf spots and ocean breezes. Newport, CA also offers luxury shopping, dining and entertainment. Getting to Catalina Island from Newport Beach is as easy as making a reservation with Catalina Passenger Services, which operates the Newport Flyer.

The Newport Beach Catalina Island ferry terminal is located in the Newport Funzone, a collection of rides, shops and arcades on the Lido Peninsula across from Balboa Island. Directions to the Newport Beach terminal are easy to follow.

  • Take the 55 Freeway south until it turns into Newport Blvd in Newport Beach.
  • Newport Blvd becomes Balboa Blvd as it makes the left turn onto the Balboa Peninsula.
  • At Main Street, turn left to access the Newport Beach ferry terminal, at the Balboa Pavilion.

Parking for the Newport Beach Catalina ferry is located a short drive from the terminal. Return to Balboa Blvd and turn onto Palm Street. Parking is adjacent to the Balboa Pier.

The Catalina to Newport ferry is operated by Catalina Passenger Service. Their catamaran, the Newport Flyer, makes one round-trip voyage to the island daily in the spring, summer and fall. Onboard, travelers will find indoor and outdoor seating as well as two concession stands serving snacks and cocktails.