"Welcome aboard the Catalina Flyer! The Catalina Flyer is a 600-passenger catamaran ferry offering round-trip ferry service to Catalina Island from Newport Beach since 1988. We are located approximately 50 minutes from downtown Los Angeles, the Inland Empire, and San Diego County, just a couple of minutes away from most of Orange County. The Catalina Flyer makes one round trip daily, leaving Newport Beach for Avalon at 9 AM and returning from Avalon to Newport Beach at
4:30 PM. Our travels take approximately 75 minutes to crossover, making it quick and efficient.
In addition to its quick and efficient trip, our passenger service offers a sundeck and large windows for customers to have fantastic views of the coastline and potentially catch sight of dolphins and whales. We also offer a full-service bar and snack bar for those who seek something light to snack on or a stiff drink as they travel. We even partner with most Catalina hotels for special package deals for those who wish to extend their trips into mini-vacations. We also offer special promotions like Holiday specials, Senior rates, and Group rates. In addition to regular passenger service, the vessel is also available for private charters to Catalina or just within Newport Beach's harbor.