Recently took the Flyer out to Catalina and back. A gorgeous weekend in August, you better believe we weren't the only ones heading out for a nice time. I noticed right away that the staff was professional, friendly and helpful, which really set the tone for the trip. I was impressed by how smoothly everything went; there wasn't your typical waiting about that I've come to expect with the transport of lots of people. We were bringing our bikes out to the island, and the staff showed us where to secure them on the boat. The captain greeted us as we boarded and as we got underway told us about the safety features, which set me at ease. In fact, on the way home after an active couple days on Catalina I fell asleep for nearly an hour, which tells you something about how comfortable the ride is. I suppose on a day with bigger waves the boat might rock more, but it was fine for us. Can't think of what more you could want from a ferry service.
Pros: Smooth and efficient trip