Employment : Catalina Express


The Catalina Express

Relax, Sit Back and Enjoy the Ride

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Celebrating 37 Years of Service

This year Catalina Express celebrates its 37th year of service to Catalina Island. Starting with only one boat and one phone, Catalina Express has emerged as the leader of marine transportation to Catalina Island. Each year, more than one million passengers set sail on board the Catalina Express fleet.

"It’s amazing to see how much the business has grown and changed over the past 37 years. I believe the success of Catalina Express has been made possible because of our loyal customers and employees”
- Greg Bombard, President

Catalina Express began in 1981 when three Catalina Island residents realized the need for fast, reliable transportation to and from the Island. Doug Bombard, his son Greg Bombard and long time colleague, Tom Rutter, worked tirelessly to make the vision a reality. Since then, more than 30 million passengers have set sail to Catalina Island onboard Catalina Express.

In its first year of service, Catalina Express operated with a 60-passenger vessel. The founders worked closely with boat builders to design vessels with innovative features like full ride control systems for stability, modern navigational systems, airline-style cabin seating, panoramic viewing windows, and on-deck seating, which won immediate acceptance from passengers.

Join Us At Catalina Express!

Catalina Express provides a unique, upbeat and friendly work environment. Offering seasonal and year-round employment on land and at sea, our passenger counts normally peak between April and September. We begin recruiting seasonal staff in February of each year to start training for the busy spring and summer months. With Labor Day officially ending summer, we gradually begin reducing our staff to compensate for the change in business demands during the fall and winter months. If an employee is not retained during our off-peak season, but maintained a positive employment record with Catalina Express he/she may be invited to come back the following season.

At this time we have filled all our seasonal positions for 2018. We will begin recruiting for seasonal positions for our 2019 season in January 2019.

We are currently hiring the following position for our corporate office.

Sales Representative

Under the direction of the Director of Sales, responsibilities include representing Catalina Express at various social and business events, participation in conferences, trade shows, and familiarization trips.  Customer markets include Senior and Youth, Consumer, and Southern California, US, Mexico, and Canada.  Goals are to increase awareness of Catalina Express services by developing new relationships through direct sales calls and to further develop existing relationships and programs.


  • College graduate preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Two years experience in marketing/sales, preferably in tourism industry
  • Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. 
  • Valid California drivers license with excellent driving record
  • Substantial weekend and evening commitments including overnight travel and boat travel

Submit your resume and cover letter to hrmail@catalinaexpress.com.

Daily Boat Trips To Catalina Island

Discover paradise on Catalina Island with daily ferry trips to and from the island. More than one million travelers choose Catalina Island as their getaway each year and Catalina Express' large fleet of boats make the trip in about an hour, operating every day, year round from three mainland ports - Long Beach, San Pedro and Dana Point.

Escape To Catalina Island

Leave the hustle and bustle of the "mainland" behind. Catalina Island is the perfect place to take a break from the demands of daily life. With so many activities to choose from, your visit to Catalina Island can be adventure-packed or filled with rest and relaxation. With its year round Mediterranean climate, it's the ideal place to enjoy ocean air and sunshine.