The Catalina Flyer departs once a day from Newport Beach, arriving in Avalon in just over an hour. The boat is a three-deck boat and you can enjoy any deck! Sit inside or outside, or you can even go to the top deck and enjoy some extra sunshine. They have a snack bar on the first deck and an alcohol-serving bar on the second deck. They are cash only so be sure to come prepared. So why not get your tickets, relax, and enjoy the amazing views on your way to Catalina Island. If you’re looking for hotels, restaurants or things to do while in Catalina Island. Passengers should arrive at 8:00 AM for the 9:00 AM departure. Boarding begins thirty minutes prior to departure.