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Balboa Island Ferry

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Address: 410 S Bayfront, Newport Beach, CA 92662
Phone Number: (949) 673-1070
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Great local attraction

Enjoyable five minute ferry ride from/ to Balboa Island to Newport Peninsula. Good value with beautiful scenery

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Laguna Beach, California
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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Enjoyable five minute ferry ride from/ to Balboa Island to Newport Peninsula. Good value with beautiful scenery

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verde valley
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

i have been using this ferry service for as long as i can remember. its the best way to get from the Peninsula to Balboa island. tip: park on harbor drive and ride your bike out here.

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Tustin, CA.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The Ferry is a great short cut to Fashion Island from the Balboa Peninsula. Busy in the summer. Great "trip" across the bay when entertaining family and friends.

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Super convenient way to get across and avoid extra traffic! Pice is very cost effective. It is wheelchair accessible- just be careful. The ferry takes cars, walking persons and bikes!

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Riverside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a fun trip for a family or lovers. You can cross from either Balboa Island or the peninsula. Either way it's cool. On weekends it takes a bit of a wait to drive on the ferry. It's a quick trip across the bay but very cool. On the Balboa side you'll find a ton of very unique shops... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The ferry to Balboa Island was convenient, quick and easy. The fair is only $1 if you walk on and $2 if you drive on.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The Ferry was Nice but very Short. We ride round trip and didn't have to wait at all. Our children liked it.

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Santa Clarita, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Excellent ferry, they keep those suckers going back and forth fast. Reviews complaining about the dollar per person charge are, to be polite, a bit amusing. Yes, it's a dollar per person. Have you ever paid a full-time skipper, gas prices, upkeep, licenses, permits, etc., for a boat ferry capable of carrying cars? No? It actually costs money.

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Fountain Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The ferry is simply fun. It is short and sweet, but a fun way to cross the channel over to the island. You can take bikes, walk or drive your car. The cost is minimal and it is a fun activity while in Newport and Balboa.

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Costa Mesa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

It is a very short trip but a must do if you have never been. It is great to just walk on or ride your bike onto it. We always take company from out of town there and shop in the little stores on Balboa.

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