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Balboa Island Ferry

410 S Bayfront, Newport Beach, CA 92662
(949) 673-1070
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New York City, New York
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137 reviews 137 reviews
61 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Was following my GPS directions which led me to this little 3 car ferry to get to Newport Beach. $3.00 to get across the water was reasonable enough, attendants were funny and welcoming. I enjoyed this little ride to my destination especially because it was the first time I have ever had my car ferried across the water. Great unexpected... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

It;'s worth the trip one time on the ferry. The kids love it and it's fun for the adults too. Very safe travel across the harbor from Balboa island to Balboa Peninsula/ Newport Beach area. Drops off at the little amusement park area.

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Dallas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

It's all part of the biking experience. I have never taken a car, but that option is always full. Takes less than 10 minutes from boarding to disembarking . Very inexpensive and open late. Take this every time when staying at Balboa

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Costa Mesa, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

The Balboa Island Ferry is old and wonderful. Don't let the line up of cars discourage you. The wait isn't long at all and it's a fun 5 minute trip across one of the most beautiful islands there is! It's still super cheap, I'm talking a dollar a person and you can driveon or walk. It's a fun way to... More

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I loved this ride when I was a little kid and I still love it today. For a dollar no less! It doesn't take long and of course you have to take it right back.

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London
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18 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Cheap and cheerful - $1 each for foot passengers for a short hop across. Continuous turnaround of ferry so you are only waiting a matter of minutes for the next one to turn up.

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angelousbabe
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014 via mobile

such a small little car ferry but lovely. Takes you across to Balboa Island and the staff who run it are very friendly. One dollar each way for foot passengers very reasonable. Worth taking the trip.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The Balboa Island Ferry is probably one of the smallest car ferries I have seen. The price is very inexpensive. One end is by the Balboa Fun Zone area; the other across the way.

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Newport Beach
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The ferry has not changed the last 62 years I have been using it. The most reasonable way to get a cruise in Newport Bay.

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Pleasanton, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is an easy way to get to Balboa--just go early to get a parking spot! For $1 this is a bargain!

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