Dana Point
Avalon
Ferries to Catalina Island
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Open tickets are valid for up to 12 months from booking date (see ticket conditions).

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Dana Point to Avalon Ferry

Connecting the city of Dana Point in southern California with the city of Avalon on the island of Santa Catalina, this ferry route provides an essential link between this island and the mainland of America. From the city of Dana Point, known for its incredible whale and dolphin watching opportunities, as well as its incredible views of the ocean, to the city of Avalon, the main city on the island of Santa Catalina, and is primarily a resort town, although there are many things to do here, such as water sports and many beaches. With up to 17 ferries running per week on this route, provided by 1 ferry operator, there are plenty of ferries to choose from, so book now with Direct Ferries, to find the best ferry at the best price for you.

Dana Point to Avalon sailing durations and frequency may vary from season to season, and from month to month, so we’d advise doing a live check to get the most up to date information.

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Most popular questions

  • The typical crossing time for ferries from Dana Point to Avalon is approximately 1h 30m. However, please keep in mind that sailing duration might change depending on what season you choose to travel.
  • The average price of a ferry from Dana Point to Avalon is approximately $260. However, please remember that the price of a ferry from Dana Point to Avalon can differ depending on the season.
  • There is 1 ferry operator for Dana Point to Avalon and this is
    • Catalina Express
  • Ferries from Dana Point to Avalon are available for booking through our deal finder. Please also visit our offers page to stay updated with all the latest ferry offers on this route.
  • Yes, you can currently travel as a foot passenger onboard the ferries from Dana Point to Avalon with
    • Catalina Express
  • No, only foot passengers can travel on the ferry.
  • Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted onboard this ferry service so please look for alternative routes which accommodate dogs.
  • Dana Point to Avalon is approximately 37 nautical miles distance apart.

Dana Point to Avalon Ferry Schedule

The ferry schedule for this route has up to 17 ferries running per week, provided by 1 ferry company, so there is not one single ferry timetable available here. Indeed, ferry timetables for this route can be affected by many different factors, such as seasonal changes, changes to the ferry route, changes made by the ferry operator, and other such factors, but here at Direct Ferries, we will always give you the most relevant information when you are making your booking, so you can find the best ferry at the best time for you.


How long does the Ferry to Avalon from Dana Point take?

Ferry sail durations on this route can take anywhere between 1 hour and 30 minutes, to 1 hour and 50 minutes, and this variation is caused by a number of different factors. These can include changes to the ferry route, changes made by the ferry operator, and external factors such as weather conditions at the time of sail, so be sure to check before you book, what your expected sail time will be.


Dana Point to Avalon Ferry Prices

How much the ferry to Avalon from Dana Point will cost is defined by many separate aspects, such as what time of year you are travelling, which ferry route you are travelling on, which ferry operator you are travelling with, how you are travelling, and so on, so there are multiple ferry fares on offer here. Instead, we recommend looking at the above graph, to see our monthly fare averages, check out our useful fare finder tool, to find the best ferry at the best price for you, and be sure to sign up to our email newsletter, to be the first to hear about our latest deals and offers.


Can I take my Car on the Ferry to Avalon from Dana Point?

You are currently not able to take your car with you on this ferry route.


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