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Catalina Express Invites Passengers to Share Their Birthday on Catalina Island

June 8, 2017 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

Catalina Express announced its new birthday promotion program. Two passengers can ride for the price of one full fare Adult ticket when traveling together round-trip, starting travel on a passenger’s actual birthday.  More than 28 million passengers have ridden Catalina Express since its inception in 1981, more than 350,000 people have ridden free on their birthday since the program started in 2011, and of those, more than 90 percent of previous birthday passengers have ridden to the island with at least one other passenger.

Greg Bombard, president of Catalina Express, notes, “A healthy percentage of our birthday passengers or their guests are visiting the island for the first time so we are delighted that birthday passengers can continue to save money and celebrate their special day while sharing the island with friends and family who have never visited.” 

Catalina Express passengers can travel to Catalina on their birthdays, effective now through December 31, 2017, subject to availability. The offer is good for travel from all of Catalina Express’ mainland or island ports saving  the birthday passengers up to $75.50 round trip.

Travel must begin on the passenger’s actual birthday, subject to availability, and the return trip must be completed within 30 days. Interested birthday passengers need to pre-register online at CatalinaExpress.com. The registrant will then receive a birthday code and can make the  boat reservation  online, or by calling 800.995.4386 and providing the Birthday Pass  coupon  code  unique  to the passenger. In order to make  a reservation,  registrants must purchase at least one Adult full fare ticket and travel together  round-trip. Birthday celebrants need to present both the Birthday Pass and valid photo ID to the Catalina Express ticket window at

time of check-in. Birthday celebrants must be 13 years or older to register online. If a registrant is under the age of 13, an adult 18 or over must register for the party. When making a birthday reservation, reservations must be made for a minimum of two adults. Should the birthday passenger or their travel companion be a Senior, Child, or Infant, the reservations must be made for two full fare Adult tickets to participate in the Birthday Promotion.

Birthday Island,  also a popular program for birthday celebrants, has been completely revamped with all new offers worth hundreds of dollars in savings and value, including Catalina restaurants, attractions and hotels with nearly 50 deals, discounts and freebies.

Passengers can download a Birthday Island PDF from the Catalina Express website while registering and are given updated information at their ticket window.

A sampling of Birthday Island offers includes:

AVALON HOTEL

Stay at the Avalon Hotel on your birthday and receive a

complimentary bottle of wine or sparkling cider. Receive a

15% discount for your birthday stay

(can’t be combined with any other discounts).

Must mention birthday when booking

over the phone or use code: birthday15 when booking

online. ID required at check-in.

310.510.7070 • TheAvalonHotel.com

THE AURORA HOTEL

Stay at the Aurora Hotel and Spa on Catalina on your

birthday and receive two complimentary tickets to the

Catalina Island Museum. Visit the Aurora Hotel and Spa on

your birthday and receive a complimentary gift.

310.510.0454 • AuroraCatalina.com

 

CATALINA ISLAND INN

Receive a complimentary box of Lloyd’s of Avalon chocolates

plus your choice of champagne or sparkling cider. Must ask

for the “BIRTHDAY SPECIAL” at the time of reservation

and present ID with proof of birth date at check-in.

310.510.1623 • CatalinaIslandInn.com

HOTEL VISTA DEL MAR

Stay at Hotel Vista Del Mar and receive a complimentary

bottle of champagne or wine on your birthday, celebratory

balloons, continental breakfast, milk & cookies each evening,

10% off at Avalon’s best retail stores and a complimentary

gift! Must mention “Birthday Special” at the time of

reservation. Proof of birth date required at check-in.

310.510.1452 • Hotel-VistaDelMar.com

CATALINA POTTERY BATH & BODY

– Soy Candle

or Handmade soap

Receive a complimentary soy candle or handmade soap

with each $10 minimum purchase per person.

310.510.1937 • CatalinaPotteryBathBody.com

ISLAND THREADZ

– Complimentary Gift & Discounts

What better way to celebrate your birthday than with a

complimentary gift with a purchase and a 10% discount on

all regular priced merchandise.

310.510.2433

THREE PALMS AVALON ARCADE – Arcade Tokens

Birthday Special

Have some fun and play a little! Buy $5 in tokens and get

an additional $5 in tokens as our Birthday Special!

310.510.0967 • ThreePalmsAvalonArcade.com

CATALINA ISLAND CONSERVANCY – 3 Gifts

Stop by the Conservancy House on your birthday for a

complimentary Catalina Island Conservancy decal.

Complimentary admission to the Wrigley Memorial &

Botanic Garden on your birthday and BOGO on the

Wildlands Express on your birthday. Must travel at least

one direction on your birthday. Reservations required.

310.510.1445 • CatalinaConservancy.org

CLIMBING WALL – 2 for 1 Climb

Purchase one climb at the Catalina Climbing Wall and

receive an additional climb complimentary on your

birthday. Open weekends and holidays only.

310.510.7431 • VisitCatalinaIsland.com

DESCANSO BEACH OCEAN SPORTS – Rental Deal

Rent 1 hour kayak, snorkel equipment or SUP and receive

a 2nd hour complimentary – good for you and one buddy!

Proof of your birth date necessary. No reservation needed,

subject to availability.

310.510.1226 • KayakCatalinaIsland.com

CATALINA ISLAND GOLF CART

– Golf Cart &

Bike Rentals

Buy one hour, get 1/2 hr complimentary. Experience

Catalina’s charm in your own golf cart! Complimentary

1 hour bike rental with a one hour rental or 1/2 off a daily

rental. Must show proof of birth date!

310.510.0369 • CatalinaIslandGolfCart.com

PARASAIL CATALINA – Free Parasailing Flight

2 fly for the price of 1 with paid 800′ flight, must fly

tandem or triple on your birthday. Subject to availability.

Please reserve online and use the promo code “birthday”.

Must show proof of birth date.

310.510.1777 • ParasailCatalina.com

CATALINA SEGWAY – Rental Deal

Buy any Segway Tour get 2nd of equal or lesser value 1/2

off. Reservations required, must show proof of birth date.

310.510.9665 • CatalinaSegways.com

TASTE OF CATALINA FOOD TOURS – Birthday Special

All adult tickets in your party are 20% off ! Use promo

code: BDAY20. Tours run daily at noon. Call or book

online. Birth date confirmed at check-in with valid ID.

424.226.9443 • CatalinaFoodTours.com

BEN’S BAKERY

– 1/2 Off Lunch

Buy one lunch time sandwich or salad and receive 1/2 off

a second sandwich or salad for the birthday traveler.

Ben’s Bakery is conveniently located in Shops at the

Atwater on Sumner and Metropole Avenues. Must show

ID for proof of birth date.

310.510.7414 • VisitCatalinaIsland.com

CATALINA COFFEE & COOKIE CO.

Complimentary Coffee or Tea

One complimentary cup of 12oz gourmet coffee or tea for

the birthday person. (

$3 value, no substitutions). Must be

wearing the Catalina Express birthday button and provide

an email address. May be required to show ID.

310.510.2447 • CatCookieCo.com

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