Santa Catalina Island (called also Catalina Island, or simply Catalina), is a rocky island situated off the coast of the United States' California state in the Gulf of Santa Catalina. Santa Catalina Island is 35 km (22 miles) long and 13 km (8 miles) across at its greatest width. It lies about 35 km (22 miles) southwest of Los Angeles, California and has a highest point of 639 m (2,097 feet) Mt. Orizaba. Santa Catalina Island is part of the Channel Islands of California archipelago. It lies within LA County.
Originally, Catalina was settled by Native Americans who named the island Pimu (Pimugna) and referred to themselves as Pimuvit (Pimugnans). The first Europeans who arrived on Catalina Island claimed it for the Spanish Empire, but over the years, territorial claims transferred to Mexico and later to the United States. During the time, Catalina was sporadically used for otter hunting, gold-digging and smuggling, before successfully being developed into tourist destination by William Wrigley, Jr. (chewing gum magnate) beginning in the 1920s.
In 2010 the population of the island was 4,100 and 90% live in Avalon, isle's only incorporated city. The second population center is the unincorporated village of Two Harbors at Catalina's isthmus. Development also occurs at the smaller settlements of Middle Ranch and Rancho Escondido. The remaining inhabitants are scattered over between the two population centers.
Santa Catalina Island cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Santa Catalina Island California dock (anchor) at Avalon - port town on the southeastern coast.
Web searching for "Isla Catalina" often results in finding three Catalina-named islands - the namesakes Isla Catalina (Baja Mexico) and Isla Catalina (Dominican Republic) and the island Santa Catalina (in California, USA).
The Santa Catalina Island cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Santa Catalina Island, California.
If you lose the Santa Catalina Island location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Santa Catalina Island cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Santa Catalina Island, California. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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