Santa Catalina Island is a rocky island off the coast of Southern California in the Gulf of Santa Catalina. The island name is often shortened to Catalina Island or just Catalina. The island is 22 mi long and 8 mi across at its greatest width. The island is located about 29 mi south-southwest of Long Beach, California. The highest point on the island is 2,097 ft Mount Orizaba. Santa Catalina is part of the Channel Islands of California archipelago and lies within Los Angeles County.
Catalina was originally settled by the Tongva, who called the island Pimugna or Pimu and referred to themselves as Pimugnans or Pimuvit. The first Europeans to arrive on Catalina claimed it for the Spanish Empire. Over the years, territorial claims to the island transferred to Mexico and then to the United States.
Travelling to the island is relatively easy. You can travel by Catalina Express, Catalina Flyer from Newport Beach, Catalina Freight Line or Yacht Charters. Check the websites for departure times and also the shuttle service to terminals.
Official website http://www.catalinachamber.com/
Address (Unnamed Road), 90704, United States
Coordinates 33°22'54.636" N -118°24'54.311" E