Q: How do I get to the Island? What’s is the best port?
A: Transportation to the Island is via boat (ferry), helicopter, private plane, or private vessel. Scheduled ferry service is available on the Catalina Express out of Long Beach (most frequent departures), San Pedro, or Dana Point, and on the Catalina Flyer from Newport Beach. Helicopter service is available via Island Express, with departure points in Long Beach, San Pedro, Santa Ana, and Burbank.