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Balboa Island Ferry

410 S Bayfront, Newport Beach, CA 92662
(949) 673-1070
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Fountain Valley, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Best taken around sunset, from Balboa Island to the Newport Peninsula, when the moon may be rising from the palm trees to the east, and the sun dipping below the palm trees to the west. Can be gorgeous when the weather conditions are right. Don't text or phone, you'll miss some of the ride and scenery. $2 for the car... More

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Orange County, CA
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72 reviews 72 reviews
5 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I always like taking the Ferry (that has been there for decades) to get a different perspective of Balboa Island and the Balboa Peninsula. It's not a long ride and shortest way from point A to B.

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
46 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Great way to travel between Balboa and the Beach by car, motorcycle, or bicycle. The lines are not too long and very inexpensive. October 2011

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La Habra, California, United States
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88 reviews 88 reviews
14 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We rode our bike through Balboa Island and then decided to take the ferry back to the pier. The workers were friendly and the price was reasonable. As we left, we saw a fisher with a small stingray.

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Colusa, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was a fun little trip across the water over to Balboa Island. Only costs $2. and puts you almost right at the beach!

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Peoria
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Very quick service and inexpensive and staff was very nice. Answered all my questions and were very friendly.

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Houston, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We rode our bikes onto the ferry $1 each each way. The ride takes a few mins and is very frequent. The island is quaint, from the ferry stop turn right and walk along the pathway in front of the gorgeous houses to the end and turn left at Marine Ave ....lots of great shops and restaurants. No bike riding... More

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California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My kids like the short ride from Balboa Island to Balboa Peninsula (and back). There's always the ice cream treat and the corn dog that makes it super fun.

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San Diego, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Take the Balboa Island ferry across the harbor and walk around the beautiful little island with all its shops and restaurants. It's quaint and worth a two-hour visit.

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Newport Beach, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It's always fun to walk or drive onto the Balboa Ferry for a quick trip (usually to grab pizza at New York Pizza). It's nice to be on the harbor and see the boats and kayakers on the short trip over.

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