The village of Two Harbors and the secluded coves nearby each have mooring and anchorage options to make discovering these areas an easy experience. When you arrive, contact the Harbor Department via VHF Channel 9 to find your assignment and pay your fees. If you cannot reach the Harbor Department, take the closest mooring and pay your fees the next morning.
Isthmus Cove has 249 moorings and more than 100 anchorages. It is the mooring area for the romantic village of Two Harbors.
Located next to Isthmus Cove, 4 th of July Cove has 42 moorings and no anchorages. The Banning Family held many 4th of July celebrations here. The Fourth of July Yacht Club leases the on-shore facilities.
Cherry Cove has 99 moorings and no anchorages. On shore there is a Boy Scout camp and up the nearby canyon are large groves of Catalina cherry trees and Ironwoods. A point of land, called Lion’s Head, protects this cove from the afternoon winds.
Little Geiger Cove is an intimate cove with only one mooring. Little Geiger Cove’s on shore area is leased to the Offshore Cruising Club.
West of Little Geiger Cove is Big Geiger Cove, with 10 anchorages and facilities for the Blue Water Cruising Club.
Howland’s Landing has 40 moorings. Catalina Island Camp is located on shore and the Los Angeles Yacht Club has shore-side facilities. The Howland’s Landing watershed is the largest one on Santa Catalina Island’s West End.
Catalina Harbor is Santa Catalina Island’s most protected harbor, as well as one of two U.S. Coast Guard-designated “Year-round Safe Harbor” in Southern California. It has 97 moorings and anchorage for more than 200.
There is a dinghy dock, pump-out services, and on-shore picnic facilities. From the dock, it’s a half-mile walk on flat terrain to the village of Two Harbors. A shuttle is available on summer weekends.
West of Howland’s Landing is beautiful Emerald Bay. It has 100 moorings and anchorage for five to 10 boats. There is a long strip of natural sandy beach. The Corsair Yacht Club and a Boy Scout Camp have facilities here.
Buttonshell Cove is situated seven miles east of Isthmus Cove. It has seven moorings and anchorage for 10. Camp Fox, located on shore is leased to the Catalina Island Marine Institute.
Hen Rock Cove has 25 moorings and anchorage for 40. On-shore facilities are leased to the Balboa Yacht Club. This is a great snorkeling area.
White's Landing and Moonstone Cove are east of Two Harbors past Long Point. Combined they have 60 moorings and anchorage for 50. The Newport Harbor Yacht Club has on-shore facilities at Moonstone.