The bright hues of the AquaLink water taxi make a colorful alternative for tourists eager to see what Long Beach has to offer.
Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the red, yellow and purple catamaran makes leisurely, 90-minute round trips among three top tourism spots. For a mere dollar, a passenger can catch the AquaLink at the Alamitos Bay Landing, just steps from the man-made canals of the Naples area, and ride to downtown.
The 60-foot catamaran will drop you off at the Queen Mary or the Aquarium of the Pacific. Kids age 2 and younger ride free.
Of course, the catamaran runs the other way, too. After riding from downtown to the bay, hop a red Passport shuttle if you're in the mood for one of the restaurants along 2nd Street in Belmont Shore.