Catalina Reviews

See what our past travelers have to say.

Catalina Fun

Our Catalina trip was just what we needed to take a break and recharge ourselves. We found the people on Catalina to be very welcoming. We enjoyed several great restaurants and activities on water and land. For our first day, we had an Ocean Runner ride and a ride on the Nautilus semi-submersible vessel. Later, we were intrigued on a night-time UFO Tour. The next day, we hiked the Garden to Sky trail and visited Wrigley Memorial.  For our third and final day, we were awed by the grand theater and dance floor on the Casino Tour. We thank Casablanca Express for booking our ferry rides and hotel.

Celeste S. from Lancaster, CA

Catalina, CA

Terrific Time on Catalina Island

We had a terrific time on Catalina Island thanks to beautiful accommodations from Casablanca Express! Our spacious room and balcony was a wonderful place to relax between all the activities the island has to offer. Our two and a half year old son loved the playground overlooking the famous Casino Building, and as a family we enjoyed the golf cart tour of the island and all the good food within walking distance of the town center. What a wonderful getaway for my wife and me! Great job by the Casablanca Express staff!

Jeremy and Jenifer C – Monrovia, CA


Catalina was a much needed trip

Catalina was a much-needed trip for myself and being last minute traveling plans I was able to bring my
Son and his friend. When we arrived on the island the hotel van taxis (one of the few regular size
vehicles) picked us up for free. The hotel staff was fantastic, being we had an extra person even brought
in a bed for use. What a way to start, and they did not give us a surcharge.

Diane H


Best time ever at Catalina

My kids had a best time ever at Catalina. Food is amazing, the shops are very affordable. Lots to do for a quick getaway.

Sheila T.


Our little family had an amazing trip

Our little family had an amazing trip to Catalina. Boarding the Catalina Express was a breeze and while we were waiting, we enjoyed a bite to eat. After boarding, we walked out to the back and watched as we left our home land behind and escaped to a brand new adventure. The boat was fast and the waves mesmerized my son.

Chelsea K


We absolutely LOVE Catalina Island

We stayed at an awesome place away from downtown now called the Catalina Canyon Hotel. They have beautiful rooms, and we got a great view because its up on the mountain. There's a perfect little free shuttle to take you to town. We absolutely LOVE Catalina Island.

Mary K.


Memorable Adventure!

This was not our first trip to Catalina Island but it was by far the most memorable! Everything about our stay at the new Holiday Inn was enjoyable, from the gorgeous views to the large room and the complimentary shuttle that would take you to and from the hotel all day long. Casablanca Express made our trip so easy- we really felt like we were on vacation as soon as we arrived! Our most memorable part of the trip was having the opportunity to meet so many of the local residents and learn about all the truly unique parts of Catalina.

Desiree R. from Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Catalina, CA

Catalina was a Blast!

My wife from the Philippines had her 33rd Birthday in Catalina Island, it was a blast, It is a lifetime Experience for her, we did Parasailing, and we both fell in love with the Island. Don't forget the Best ice cream at Lloyds of Avalon. Thanks to CasaBlanca Express. You guys have been so accommodating and also in our past travel in Las Vegas.

Craig C. from Whittier, CA

Catalina, CA

Fantastic Catalina Trip!

Our trip to Catalina Island was our second trip taken through Casablanca Express, and the first time for my fiancée and I to visit the island. We opted to pay extra to stay at the Catalina Canyon Resort which has now been rebranded as the Holiday Inn Catalina Island. Our trip was great! We are an active couple and enjoyed getting to explore Avalon on foot. The hotel is a short walk to the main district in Avalon, but the return back is a challenging uphill climb, so we were happy to take advantage of the free shuttle. Catalina Island is a pleasant place to visit with your sweetheart. The two night trip was the ideal amount of time for us to explore without feeling claustrophobic.

Adam G. from La Jolla, CA

Catalina, CA

Anniversary Trip was Great!

Our trip to Catalina Island was great.
It was our anniversary, and Casablanca Express did a great job, our hotel was awesome, it was a distance walking from the center, clean and the personal was very professional.
Next trip I'll do through Casablanca express and am recommending them to our family and friends.

Eliahu S. from Los Angeles, CA

Catalina, CA