Belmont Pier Opens for Summer Aqualink Service
2011-05-27 · By Editor
Long Beach Transit (LBT) and Catalina Express announced today the official opening of the Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier AquaLink stop. This new stop enhances existing service to Alamitos Bay Landing, the Queen Mary, and the Aquarium Pacific. Summer service starts Saturday, May 28 and will continue through Labor Day, September 11, 2011.
“We started this unique service in the summer of 2001 and are proud to be here 10 years later to serve the residences, tourists and conventioneers. This is truly a unique way to see our beautiful coastline,” said Larry Jackson, President & Chief Executive Officer of Long Beach Transit.
The 68-foot catamaran ferries up to 75 passengers from the Queen Mary, to the Aquarium of the Pacific, then over to the Belmont Pier and lastly to Alamitos Bay Landing. The boat then makes a return trip to the Belmont Pier and back to the Queen Mary. Snack and drinks are available and fare is just $5 upon boarding. Children under 2 years old ride free. Wheelchair boarding is available at Doc 4 near the Aquarium of the Pacific, the Queen Mary and the Belmont Pier. Bike racks are also available. Late night evening service is available on Friday and Saturday nights and private charters are available by calling 310-519-7971 Ext. 4.
AquaBus service also begins May 28. For one $1 per ride, visitors can ride from the Queen Mary to the Aquarium, Pine Avenue and Shoreline Village. The forty-foot boat ferries up to 49 passengers. Additional information is available by calling Long Beach Transit at 562-591-2301 or by visiting www.lbtransit.com.
About Long Beach Transit
Long Beach Transit serves over 29 million boarding customers in Long Beach, Lakewood and Signal Hill—as well as portions of Artesia, Bellflower, Carson, Cerritos, Compton, Hawaiian Gardens, Norwalk, Paramount and Seal Beach—with regular bus and shuttle services including the Passport, AquaBus, and AquaLink. For more information visit www.lbtransit.com.