Santa Catalina Island is a picturesque island located off the coast of Southern California, southwest of Los Angeles. It is part of the Channel Islands archipelago in the Pacific Ocean. Known for its natural beauty, Santa Catalina Island offers a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, snorkeling, and zip-lining. The island is a popular tourist destination, attracting visitors with its scenic landscapes, clear waters, and a charming town called Avalon. Catalina Island is accessible by ferry or private boat, making it a convenient getaway for day trips or longer vacations.
Santa Catalina Island is an ideal destination for students. Beyond its scenic beauty, the island offers hands-on learning experiences in marine biology, ecology, and environmental science. Students can explore diverse ecosystems, engage in interactive lessons, and gain insights into the island's historical significance. Accessible by ferry, Catalina Island provides a convenient and enriching educational getaway for both day trips and longer excursions.
Ferry rides are operated by Catalina Express from Long Beach to Avalon.
Long Beach/Avalon trips take approximately 1 hr.
Educator Package: Includes educational resources, interactive project ideas, trip organization, direct experiential opportunities to help better connect the experience with your students and complimentary chaperone arrival and return ferry ticket. Does not include student ferry ticket.
Student Package: Includes engaging pre and post educational visit activities, trip organization and student arrival and return ferry ticket.
Santa Catalina Island
Once you submit an order for tickets with your charter school, they will reach out to us with your request. You will be receiving your e-tickets and educational materials in an email within 1-2 days after we receive that request. Please make sure to check your email spam folder if you don't see your tickets in your inbox by that time. Submitting your order at least 7-14 days prior to your trip date is generally best unless you are trying to book a venue that requires more advanced planning.