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Balboa Island Ferry

410 S Bayfront, Newport Beach, CA 92662
(949) 673-1070
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Peoria
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

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
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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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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Mountainside, New Jersey
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The ferry is very economical. I believe $1 per person. It takes you from Balboa Island to the Newport peninsula amusement park/boat rental area in no time. There are two ferries constantly going back and forth so there is practically no waiting.

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California, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I recommend driving to Balboa Island and park your car close to the "Main street with the shops". Walk towards the water or around the island and go towards the Ferry - hop on for a buck - and take the short ferry ride to the peninsula. walk to the beach and back (just 3 blocks) and have a fun... More

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Phoenix, AZ
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24 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

What an easy and quick way (and cheap!) to get over to Balboa Island. The 'crew' was friendly. And for $1.00 per person, the price can't be beat.

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Hamilton, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Staff were very, helpful. Tip- sit at the back of the boat. Fresh air and being at the back helps if you get sea sick.

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North Bend, Washington
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Walking to the ferry gives you a feeling about the nature of the community. It's something you simply can't see by driving down the pacific coast highway with the rest of the traffic. During the sunset time of the day make sure that you get off of pcw and take a peek at some of the sunsets.

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