Catalina Island Safari Aboard Lily

A "mini-cruise" and whale watch to Catalina Island

Quick Details


  • 10 hours


  • Depart: 8:30 a.m.
  • Return: 6:30 p.m.

A Mini-Cruise Getaway to Catalina Island!

A perfect “staycation” trip!

Local boaters know Catalina Island to be a little piece of paradise, located only about 30 miles off our coast. Every year Captain Dave enjoys taking his family to visit the island. And he would like to take you and your family to visit, too!

During the two and a half to three-hour travel time to and from the island, you have ample opportunities to see and learn about marine life which may include humpback whales, blue whales, fin whales, common dolphins, bottlenose dolphins, sharks, pelagic birds, elephant seals, and more. Our luxury power catamaran Lily is so much more comfortable and less crowded than an express boat to Catalina!

Upon arrival at Avalon or the Isthmus, you have several hours to go ashore and eat, explore, and enjoy the many delights of Catalina. Get to Catalina in comfort and style with our Dana Point to Catalina cruise!

Note: In the unlikely event of unfavorable weather conditions, your captain reserves the right to alter the trip itinerary.

About the Boat

Enjoy a relaxing and pampered voyage to Catalina Island! Lily features a beautifully appointed cabin and pilothouse, both with comfortable seating and panoramic windows. The bow and shaded upper sundeck have cushioned seating and rails enclosed with Lexan glass for extra wind protection. The galley is open with an assortment of snacks and beverages available to purchase. Learn more about Lily here.