First views of Santa Catalina Island and the town of Avalon, Tuesday, November 22, 2011

View of Long Beach harbor from the Catalina Express, Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Catalina Express is a boat service of fairly fast catamarans, which run a regular schedule from Long Beach to the town of Avalon on Catalina Island, 26 miles away. The journey takes about an hour.