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Balboa Island Ferry

Address: 410 S Bayfront, Newport Beach, CA 92662
Phone Number: (949) 673-1070
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Type: Ferries, Transportation
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Anaheim Hills, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We were in Newport Peninsula & my friend suggested to take the Ferry across to Balboa Island. It was pretty cool as we just drove on to the ferry & within a few minutes we were in the Island. It was pretty reasonable & lots of fun. I understanding during holidays, there is a long wait to get on the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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108 reviews 108 reviews
47 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

These three small ferrys run back and forth from Newport Beach to Balboa Island - a short distance. So one is loading at both ends , while another is sailing across. Each can carry up to three cars, plus bicyclers and pedestrians. It's cheap; you can bring your bike across for $1.25. They operate all day. Once on the Island,... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

It's a must when I have out of town guests. It is especially delightful at sunset or after dark when the lights of the bay are shining.

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Irvine, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

Takes a few minutes to ride your car by cycle or whatever your driving to get from one side of the channel to the other. Either way takes a few minutes as they adjust the number of ferrerys based on demand. It's different and fun and just a few dollars ! If your in Newport Beach you must try it... More 

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Berkeley, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

This must be the shortest (and quickest) ferry I have ever been on. It was a great way to avoid a lot of traffic if you happen to be traveling to the Balboa Peninsula -- and if there is no line of cars waiting for the ferry. It only holds three!

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Newport Beach, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

It's fun having the ferry experience either for ur bike or just to get to the other side It's a very very short ride maybe 5 minutes so enjoy

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This inexpensive ferry ride can be taken by car, or on foot. The pedestrians sit around the outside and are given a good view of Newport Harbor and able to enjoy the ocean breezes. The whole ride takes about ten minutes and the kids love it. No matter which side you start on, there are eating places and the walking... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We took the ferry from Balboa Island across the channel to the peninsula. It was really fun, took about 10 minutes, cost $3, and saved us about 30 minutes of driving. A must do if you are checking out Balboa Island.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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303 reviews 303 reviews
168 attraction reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Such nostalgia associated with this cute little ferry. The short shore-to-shore ferry ride is fun especially when you travel from Balboa Island and see the Ferris wheel across the water on Balboa Peninsula. We took Marine Avenue to Balboa Island, visited various sites and took the ferry to Balboa Peninsula to the beach. Others had bicycles and a few walked... More 

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Newport Beach, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Line up, sit in your car, or shop the nickle and dime street vendors, ten to fifteen minutes later you will be driving your auto onto a small ferry that holds three vehicles. Feel the breeze wafting across the bay, notice the various craft negotiating the many piers, and hold your honey tightly, kiss slowly and then get back into... More 

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