Details for Two Harbors Enterprises (Catalina Island)

Two Harbors Enterprises (Catalina Island)

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Average rating 4.3 stars from 7 reviews

Address PO Box 5086
Two Harbors, CA 90704


After hours contact

VHF 09 and 16.

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - YES
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO


VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager

Santa Catalina Island Company


Armando Eason


Dave Coiner, Asst. Harbormaster

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Cash or check accepted in all of the coves on the water. Credit card, cash, or check are accepted in Isthmus Cove at the Harbor Office on the pier.

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info: Harbor is open year round. 24 hours per day in the summer and 8-5 in the winter.


Navigational bouy marks the channel to the north of Isthmus Cove. There is a reef that is awash at low tide south of Bird Rock and East of the Navigational Bouy. The reef is marked with a light.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: 12

Other depth info: Deep water through the mooring fields, with the exception of the R, A, and J rows.

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - NO
Floating - NO
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info: No dockage at all. Only moorings.

Size restrictionsLOA max: 105
Beam max: Unknown

Other info: Stringline moorings for boats under 25 feet to outer moorings over 100 feet.


Transient: 0
Total: 0
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: Transient slips are reported to not be available, 2014. A dinghy dock and pump out are available for short term dock use.


Transient: Unknown
Total: 400
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: Contact the Harbor Patrol on the VHF, who will meet you just outside the mooring area to give you a mooring assignment and collect your mooring fees. Space may be limited during three-day and holiday weekends. Moorings are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you cannot reach the Harbor Department, take the closest mooring and pay your fees the next morning.

AC power30 amp - NO
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)

Yes - Available at the fuel dock. Water conservation is encouraged.

Dinghy access

Yes - There are docks in Isthmus Cove and Catalina Harbor for dinghies less than 14 feet in length. Please use a long bowline. The Isthmus Pier is used for the Shore boat and Harbor Patrol only, although quick passenger unloading is allowed.

Liveaboard info



Fuel brand: Hours of operation are 8:00 AM-4:00 PM, with extended hours during the summer.

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info:



Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Dogs must be leashed at all times. Always clean up after your pet. Free refuse bags are available at the end of the pier. Do not tie dogs to patio, walkways or other places, or leave them unattended. The Catalina fox population is still recovering from an outbreak of canine distemper virus. Prior to coming ashore, please make sure your pets have all their current shots, including the distemper vaccination.

Disability access

Launch service

Yes - Call on VHF 09 for Shoreboat pickup. $3 per person each way.

Pump out

Yes - Pump-out services are available in Catalina Harbor. Contact Harbor Patrol via VHF Channel 9 for this service when in Catalina Harbor. Pump out is also available at the Isthmus Dock.


Yes - At the Two Harbors General Store.


Yes - Trash must be separated. Put metals and glass in one bag and all else in another bag. The trash pick-up vessel services all leeside coves during the summer months. Taking your own trash home is greatly appreciated. Dumpsters and recycling cans are located on the east side of Two Harbors behind the restrooms.


Yes - Open year-round 24 hours per day, and are located east of the main plaza, just a short distance from the Isthmus Pier. The showers are coin operated.




Yes - Open year-round 24 hours per day, and are located east of the main plaza, just a short distance from the Isthmus Pier. The laundry is coin operated.


Yes - At the Two Harbors General Store.


Yes - At the Two Harbors General Store. Additional hardware can be purchased or ordered from the Two Harbors Warehouse.


Yes - Harbor Reef Resturant - reservations and informaton: 310-510-4215. Patio dining in season.


Yes - Harbor Reef - Outside patio bar (seasonal/weekends), entertainment (weekends), inside bar with pool table.

Hotels or motels

Yes - Banning House Lodge has just celebrated its 100th anniversary. Rustic Bed and Breakfast with awesome views of both Isthmus Cove and Catalina Harbor. Two large house, luxuriously furnished, with great views are available, as well.

Off season, the employee housing is available for rent.

Repair capabilities

Yes - Outboard Motor Shop. Behind the Outboard Shop is the Company warehouse. They have anything needed to repair their own boats and buildings They sell to the public and can have most anything they don't have FedEx'd the next day.

Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities

Yes - Boats up to 25 feet can be stored year round. The team will have your boat cleaned and launched when you arrive.

Fishing supplies

Yes - The General Store has lures, line weights, and bait for sale.

Chartering capabilities

Yes - Shoreboat charters are available to and from Emerald Bay to Avalon and anywhere in between.

Internet access

Yes - Verizon comes in strong, ATT strong, and no Sprint.

Boat ramp availability


Yes - Catalina Express has regular runs from either Long Beach or San Pedro to Two Harbors.

Other services


Reviews for Two Harbors Enterprises (Catalina Island)
Go now before the Island Company destroys it., 2014-07-25
Captain: , Redondo Beach, CA (260)

For most LA area boaters this is their mainstay. Excellent staff, great bartenders, adequate facilities. Because of ridiculous price increases the last couple years we can only give it four stars. But the Island Company is fully aware of their monopoly on this boaters paradise, and they are milking the pennies out of it. All the yacht clubs have been run out. It's all about money now, not boating. It's sad to see it happen. We will continue to go but will eat and drink on our boat.

My Favorite Destination , 2014-02-01
Captain: , Redondo Beach (112)

Quiet and friendly. Moorings are generally available except on major holidays like Fourth of July, Memorial Day weekend and Pirate Days. Fuel cost is higher. Currently about $7 per gallon for regular gas. Shore boats are available. Bring cash for those and tip the skipper on your final ride back to your boat. Hot showers (bring quarters). There is a two mile hike to the top of the island where you are rewarded with a 360 degree view of the island. Or you can hike across the isthmus to Catalina Harbor. Very laid back, which for me is the major attraction.

Some things stay the same, 2013-11-07
Captain: , Kemah, TX (234)

This place has remained pretty close to the same for many years and that is a good thing in this case. It may be a few short miles off the coast of Southern California, but it is thousands of miles away in terms of getting away from it all. From our recent trip to memories from 20 years ago, this place will always hold a special place in my heart and we have always had the best of times here.

Nice island getaway, 2013-02-11
Captain: , Salt Lake City (186)

We really enjoyed our visist to Two Harbors. The moorings are close to the beach and the dinghy dock for easy kayak friendly going ashore. The restrooms are large & clean. There is a bar, a resturant a cafeteria, a general store and lots of nearby hiking. What more could you ask for.

Two Harbors, 2012-08-14
Captain: , Kirkland, WA (4478)

Two Harbors area is picturesque full service village that is much quieter than Avalon. With several options for moorings and anchorages to choose from, the East side locations are more open to swell, wakes, and waves. Catalina Harbor, on the west side of the isthmus is a much better location. We stayed in Isthmus Cove 3 nights over a long weekend and always had a vacant mooring within sight around us.

The Better Harbor, 2011-08-16
Captain: , San Pedro, CA (90)

We've sailed to both Two Harbors and Avalon - both are great! We prefer Two Harbors, as Avalon is too commercial.

description of the Isthmus, 2010-09-18
Captain: , Marina del Rey, California (12)

Individual ratings given:
6: Current protection Great
5: Holding: fairly good
4: Wind protection: Generally good wind protection. Breeze blows from Cat Harbor then through the Isthmus. The average wind at the anchorage is 0 - 12
3: Wake protection On average, pretty good
2: Scenery quality: Excellent with extensive hiking and water sports availability.
1: Shopping facilities: Small general store, cafe and restaraunt

The Isthmus has a small resident community which includes dorms, small houses and not too far away is the Wrigley Marine Science Center. The cafe is reasonably priced and restaurant is above average in cost. Additional facilities include an outboard repair center (they also sell them along with supplies), propane sales and fuel. There is access to the mainland by ferries (San Diego, Long Beach area and Marina del Rey) and helicopter.
Be sure to try the signature "Buffalo Milk" at the bar. The Bar is the social center of the area where you may find a live band or disk jockey over the weekend, during the summer.

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