Memorable Cruises in the Catalina Island Area

Catalina IslandOne of the best features of an island vacation is the romantic cruise. Well, it’s not so romantic if you take the kids along, but who can complain? You are riding aboard a massive vessel and enjoying the majestic views of the Pacific Ocean.

Catalina Island is part of the Island Channels in California. They are separated from the mainland. Though there are other islands in the region, we are focusing on Avalon, Two Harbors and the general Catalina Island area. Avalon is the major access point and the busiest part of the island. Avalon takes you all the way to Catalina’s east end. Some of the major landmarks within range including Seal Rocks, and China Point. As you move on, you will reach Silver Canyon Landing and Bulldog Rock. After heading east, you will go round and start to turn west. There you will find Little Harbor and West End. Other notable locations towards the west include Eagle Rock, Land’s End, Parson’s Landing, Emerald Bay and the Fourth of July Cove.

Fantastic cruises make lifetime memories on Catalina Island

Catalina IslandYou will also find moors, coves, caves and quarry sites heading from Blue Cavern Point. There you can find Empire Landing, Rippers Cove, Goat Harbor, Hen Rock Cove and Moonstone Beach, among others. There are several services in the island that provide evening cruises. Shore Boat sends boats from the Pleasure Pier point every hour. The Harbor Cruise Boat travels to White’s Landing, while the Blanche W takes you to see flying fish. That’s right, flying fish, not fly fishing. Some of these babies can glide up to 50 feel along the water!

The Emerald and Starlight Ships take you to see the underwater gardens. These ships are actually semi-submersible, glass-bottom vessels and bring you a fish’s perspective as you swim right along with marine life large and small.

Be sure to take a cruise before you leave Catalina Island. This is an island vacation and you must accept an invitation with the waters of the Pacific!