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Balboa Island Ferry

410 S Bayfront, Newport Beach, CA 92662
(949) 673-1070
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New Jersey
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146 reviews 146 reviews
29 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This is a very small ferry. It fits only three cars. So, if it becomes crowded, you might have to wait to take it. We were lucky, as we had no wait. We were the second car and three went on. The ride is fairly short, with great views. The cost is fairly inexpensive - $3.00 for the two of... More

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Long Beach, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

This is fun to take across to Balboa Island to avoid traffic and/or parking on the other side. Great for tourists to see the Newport Beach harbor. Can catch a sea lion sometimes and of course plenty of sea gulls and Pelicans.

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Saudi Arabia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

i like the bicycle rent it was fun . also i rent small boat and took around dont forget your snack and ipod :D its really fun

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Palm Desert, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

The Balboa Ferry is a fun way to get back and forth from Balboa Island to the Peninsula. The ferry and the fun center, all the shops and eateries is a given "winner" with friends from out of town. A stroll on Balboa Island to the Ferry is a fun walk and all the interesting homes you see on the... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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143 reviews 143 reviews
24 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

You drive your car onto the ferry but be prepared to wait a bit until it's your turn. There is a fee for your car and each person in your car - kids under 10 are free I believe. Fast 4-5 minute ferry ride to the other side.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Ride on, walking bike, nice marina view, stand up paddle, good place to have good times with good friends.

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA
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233 reviews 233 reviews
61 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Very nice title 3 car ferry. Makes the crossing in about 5 minutes but avoids a 7 mile drive through crowded residential area.

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Houston, Texas
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94 reviews 94 reviews
37 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Walk on, ride a bike, or drive. You never have to wait more than a few minutes, which is great for impromptu trips to Balboa. Really friendly staff too.

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Everett, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

At $2 a car and $1 per person, what more can you ask for. I just didn't want my rental Cadillac dropping into the ocean while getting off and on the boats. Rickety. And you'd better have some higher clearance from road to bumpers, or you're going to scraping them.

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Grand Terrace, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It's a unique experience for a Inland Empire Valley dweller to take a ride on a ferry. It was fun sitting in our truck on top of the water! It wasn't so easy though to drive around the tiny island in our big Chevy. We'll take the Mustang next time ; )

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