Balboa Peninsula

$49 – Catalina Island roundtrip ferry service, reg. $78

Catalina Flyer
Frances Verjano
Deal Expert

Flexible Deal

Save now and choose your dates when you're ready. Vouchers are refundable for 14 days, or you can extend the refund period when you buy them. Learn more

Why We Love This Deal

Plan a day trip to Catalina Island from Newport Beach via the passenger ferry. Travelzoo members save on roundtrip tickets to enjoy the island's various restaurants, shops and outdoor activities.

What's Included

  • $49 for a roundtrip ticket for one adult or child, valid for Monday-Thursday arrivals and departures (reg. $78)
  • $59 for a roundtrip ticket for one adult or child, valid for Friday-Sunday arrivals and departures (reg. $78)
  • Departs daily from Newport Beach, returns from Catalina; departure times may vary by season
  • Not valid on: Holidays and holiday weekends
  • Note: A $6.36 Catalina Island roundtrip wharfage fee is not included and will be collected when making a reservation. Catalina Flyer has also implemented an $8-per-person fuel surcharge due when making a reservation. (Total fees due at booking: $14.36)

Enjoyed This
"Making reservation was easy, Staffs were friendly and attentive. The ride was smooth to Catalina and back. Would definitely use again."
Jun 7, 2022 - Houston, USA
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More Reasons to Go

  • Great weekday escape for the family; buy as many vouchers as you'd like
  • The island is filled with activities, from boutique shops to romantic restaurants and offshore excursions
  • Travelzoo members say it's a "smooth" ride with a "courteous" staff on board

Travelzoo Tip: Advanced booking is highly encouraged, as trips tend to fill up quickly. Parking is available in the Balboa Municipal Lot located at 1 Balboa Pier, Newport Beach, 92661. Parking in Newport Beach may be difficult, and it is recommended to arrange drop-off or use ridesharing services.

Voucher Cancellation and Refund Policy: Within 14 days of purchase, Travelzoo will give you a full refund if you change your mind or can't find dates that suit you. Vouchers can be refunded online by going to "My Account." After 14 days, your voucher is nonrefundable. At the time of checkout you can make vouchers refundable until they expire, for a fee. If advanced reservations are required, changes and cancellations are subject to the merchant’s cancellation or rescheduling policy, and may result in a fee or voucher forfeiture. You must cancel your reservation directly with the merchant prior to refunding your voucher.

Merchant Cancellation and Rescheduling Policy: A 24-hour rescheduling policy applies; voucher subject to forfeit. No-shows will be charged full price.

Voucher can be redeemed immediately; valid for Monday-Thursday or Friday-Sunday arrivals and departures during merchant's operating hours (varies by option purchased). Online reservations required; subject to availability. Departure times vary based on days of the week and may change based on the season. See voucher for booking instructions. Taxes and fees including a supplemental charge (Catalina Island round trip wharfage fee and fuel charge) is not included and will be $14.36 when you make the reservation. Passengers are required to arrive one hour prior to departure. Boarding will begin 30 minutes prior to departure. Upon arrival, present printed voucher or display in Travelzoo mobile app. Operating hours are subject to change without notice. Not valid on: Holidays and Holiday weekends. A 24-hour rescheduling policy applies; voucher subject to forfeit. No-shows will be charged full price. Valid for same-day or multiple overnight travel. Valid for 1 person. Not valid on products. Cannot combine with other offers. Must use in 1 visit. Subject to weather conditions.

37% off

$49 $78


When You Can Go

Redeem through May 25; days may vary

How to Book

After purchasing your Travelzoo voucher, online redemption is required. See voucher for more info.
Enjoyed This
(60 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Catalina Flyer over the past 15 months.
4.6 Quality of Service
4.4 Quality of Activity
4.3 Value for the Money
4.6 Ease of Booking
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Enjoyed Most
Friendly staff. Easy boarding. Fun trip!
Mary Oct 06, 2022 Los AngelesCanoga Park, USA
Enjoyed Most
Was pleasantly surprised with the offer from Travel Zoo to book the Catalina flyer for $49 per adult. Obtaining the Voucher was much more easy than I was expecting.
Other Comments
The reservation was booked on the phone. Trying to do it on line didn’t work out well for me. Check-in was extremely easy, we were checking into bicycles also, and that went over without any problems. I must say the area for dropping off passengers and baggage, and bicycles,Had to be done curbside but the curb is painted red. Not much real estate in that area to do much. Once we we’re boarding it was very helpful for the staff to have help my wife navigate her bicycle through the tight turns on the gang plank. Job well done folks. Once on bored we were helped stacking our bicycles near the luggage area. The trip to the island was comfortable and without incidents. On the return trip just about halfway through the boat began to slow to a stop. Everyone on board where we were sitting was wondering just like us if something had broken. To our surprise, it very fortunate the captain had spotted blue whales. He announced blue whales were reaching the surface just to our right. I must say it was a wonderful site that not many people on this earth get to witness. Thank you Captain for your keen eye on details.
Robert Sep 08, 2022 Glendora, USA
Enjoyed Most
The credit I gave at the reservation for some reason was not processed by the credit card company, so I had to give another when we arrived for the trip. But the Catalina Flyer people sad they would cancel the first charge and then called me the next day day to tell me they had done it. Great service!
Roy M. Sep 06, 2022 La Quinta, USA
Enjoyed Most
Nice staff
Jennifer Sep 06, 2022 Torrance, USA
Enjoyed Most
It was a great Birthday gateway for my husband and it was truly great tip with amazing deal
Aby Sep 07, 2022 Lake Elsinore, USA
Enjoyed Most
Boarding and booking were pretty hassle free.
Other Comments
We paid 49$ *2 to get on the Catalina Flyer and had no spot to sit. We had to sit on the ground for that price which I find very bad value for our money.
Theodore Sep 06, 2022 Santa Ana, USA
Enjoyed Most
Our only real dilemma was the parking around Catalina Flyer. When you are trying to get there on time, we had to drive around to find parking. Not very well marked. The ship was packed and seating was a bit difficult to get. People were friendly and the staff very kind. We were disappointed that we were unable to get a golf cart to further explore Catalina, but we had arrived after a large cruise ship arrived. But we really enjoyed walking around. However, I think you do need more than one day on Catalina. We missed a lot. After arriving, you really only have about 5 hours before you have to line up for boarding.
Other Comments
The ride was a bit more choppy than I expected. My friend got a bit seasick. But the crew was really great.
Mary Aug 04, 2022 Porter Ranch, USA
Enjoyed Most
It was good- but having to line up hours before to be able to get a seat is a lot. They should allow selection at booking
Cristina Aug 04, 2022 San Clemente, USA
Enjoyed Most
Went to Catalina for the day, went snorkeling and mini golf. The day trip gives you about 6 hours on the island.
Ryan Sep 06, 2022 Huntington Beach, USA
Enjoyed Most
Liked sitting at tables. Short Pleasent Trip.
Other Comments
Really loved everything about it!
Gail Aug 04, 2022 La Habra Heights, USA

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