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Balboa Island Ferry

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Address: 410 S Bayfront, Newport Beach, CA 92662
Phone Number: (949) 673-1070
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The balboa Ferry is a great way for locals and visitors to go from Balboa Peninsula to Balboa Island. It holds people and cars (3). It gives yo a nice view of the harbor, but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Newport Beach, California
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Newport Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The balboa Ferry is a great way for locals and visitors to go from Balboa Peninsula to Balboa Island. It holds people and cars (3). It gives yo a nice view of the harbor, but depending on the time of year and day of the week, the wait can be extensive. Not work a very long wait.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Worth the trip to Balboa Island! The ferry only holds about 3-4 cars however it's super quick and they get you off and on in no time! The island is so charming with a cute little town and shops.

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

What a bargain. For just one dollar a pedestrian can cross Newport harbor. The best way to get out on the water. Take the ferry round trip for a mere two dollars. Go at sunset and enjoy! Be sure to bring your camera.

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It's fun to take the short ride across the bay to Balboa island. One of the things we always do when we have out-of-town visitors. You might see a sea lion.

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Newport Beach, California
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Super fun way to go from Balboa Island to the peninsula. Small ferry takes 3 cars, bikers, pedestrians across Newport Bay.

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This quaint ferry holds 3 cars and doesn't need to go very far. It is a fun experience and I recommend it. Balboa island is a great place to shop and eat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

It is great to drive your car onto the ferry, or walk on to it as passengers. The price is very reasonable and the scenery is great while you are crossing the bay.

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Stow, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

It was only $2.50 round trip. We took our bikes on the ferry, and when we got off, we were able to ride around the island. Nice trinket shops there and some good places to eat, too. Check it out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Such a quick and easy trip from Newport/Balboa peninsula to/from Balboa island with our 2 teenagers and 3 younger kids on bicycles. Very reasonably priced and we waited both ways approximately 30 seconds

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

The ferry across was good but we did wait a while and this was not during peak hours so I think it could be a wait if it is a weedend! But really worth the wait and very cheap!

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Address: Address: 410 S Bayfront, Newport Beach, CA 92662
Phone Number: (949) 673-1070
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach

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