Catalina Passenger Service provides round-trip transportation to Catalina Island, as well as charters and cruises of Newport Harbor. The Catalina Flyer, a high-speed catamaran, makes one round trip daily from Newport to Avalon. The Pavilion Paddy, a double-deck Mississippi-style river boat, meanders the channels of Newport Harbor and points out the sights with an interesting historical narrative.Hours of OperationService to Catalina departs Newport at 9 a.m. and leaves Catalina at 4:30 p.m. daily, with limited service December - February. Call for the current schedule of sightseeing cruises.DirectionsGo south on Pacific Coast Highway. Take the Newport Boulevard ramp toward Balboa Peninsula. Turn right on Newport Boulevard and left on Main Street. Follow to the end of Main Street.