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Balboa Island Ferry

410 S Bayfront, Newport Beach, CA 92662
(949) 673-1070
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Costa Mesa, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
59 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

It's so much fun to cross over to Balboa Island on the ferry. Very cheap and you feel like you're back in time with a lost classic. Great experience for anyone in the area. Kids love it and its fun to be on the water. Balboa Fun Zone is a great throwback too. Fun area.

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Redlands, California, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The only ferry I know of in SoCal! A throwback to the past! You have to take any out of town guest on the ferry! No matter which direction you go in, you'll be landing in interesting territory too. Balboa Island one direction, and Balboa Peninsula the other. Just good fun!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Ferry is very regular, only $1 per person (more for vehicles), and takes only a few minutes to cross.

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RIVERSIDE, CA
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82 reviews 82 reviews
26 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

What can I say? You drive, ride or walk up to the boat, they take you safely across to or from the island. It's convenient and it's cheap. A fun thing to do with visitors and locals -- ride, Have a ball.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is a drive your car on ferry, and it takes you to the other side, which is of course balboa. Over there, you will find great little shops, restaurants, ferris wheel, and arcade. Ferry ride is under 5 mins, but it can only take 3 cars at a time, so be prepared to wait a while during touristy season

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Southeastern Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Boarded the Balboa Ferry for the short ride over to Balboa and enjoyed the quaint nature of the 3 car ferry.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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82 reviews 82 reviews
17 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

For $5 three of us and a car took the trip from Balboa Island to the mainland. The wait for the ferry was about 20 minutes as each ferry can only take 3 cars at a time. The ride was no more than 5 minutes. It was very pleasant and I'm glad we did it.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Just a couple of bucks and takes only a few minutes to cross if the line up on isn't to long, we waited maybe 5-8 minutes to get on and were across in minutes. Busy little area.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

If you have the chance to park your car on balboa island, and take the ferry over to balboa peninsula.... DO IT. This could easily be the highlight of your trip. It costs a dollar each way on the ferry, and it only lasts about 2 minutes per trip, but, it is so so beautiful. Do it, you wont regret... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

I take it every day. It's s ferry great view and nice people. It get you from one island to a peninsula. Take it if you can. It's a car ferry.

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