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Balboa Island Ferry

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Address: 410 S Bay Front, Newport Beach, CA 92662-1042
Phone Number: (949) 673-1070
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It's a fun little ferry ride for your car, for cyclists or pedestrians that's well worth the paltry cost.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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San Fernando
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San Fernando
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's a fun little ferry ride for your car, for cyclists or pedestrians that's well worth the paltry cost.

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Spokane, Washington
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Short ferry ride was great. Took at night with the moon shining bright. Sounds romantic doesn't it? $4.00 from Balboa Island back to the other side. Fun ride for sure.

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Thank BossHog0113
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I took the ferry from the Newport side to Balboa Island. What a fun place. Ferris eheel..games..shops..restaurants...and of course the beach. What a great day to spend with friends and family. It is crowded during the summer but perfect from September on.

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Alta Loma, California
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11 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Been riding this for 50 years and it is enjoyable. The street in Balboa does get crowded on weekends.

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orange county ca
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For years I have taken friends and my little godchildren on this 3 minute tour from the mainland to the penninsula. It isn't a necessary trip- you can take the road around it and get to the beach side-- but this is the fun trip. The kids used to love being able to get out of the car while the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you ever need to go from Balboa Fun Zone to Irvine, use the ferry. It'll save you time and gas money. Going around the peninsula will take over 30 minutes with traffic. The operators are efficient and friendly.

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Thank BigBoyA77
North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've been riding across the bay on the Balboa ferry for as long as I can remember. my dad and I would ride our bikes down to the island and take the ferry across to the fun zone. It was great fun.

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Newport Beach, California
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've been riding this ferry for 55 years and it still is the best. You are magically in the middle of the bay with fresh air and breezes swirling around you. On a full moon lit night, on a stormy day, in the middle of a crazy weekend with boats darting all around, it never gets old. It is one... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The fastest way to travel between Balboa Island and Balboa Penninsula where the fun zone is located is by taking the Ferry. It's very inexpensive and a fun treat for kids and kids at heart. The Ferry can take cars, bikes, or pedestrians. And if you're lucky you will spot a sea lion. If you are REALLY LUCKY, you will... More 

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Yoxall, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It's great to park in one if the side streets and walk onto the ferry for the small trip to Balboa Island . The whole area around the waterway on both sides is full of character and beautiful to stroll around if you want to keep away from the hustle and bustle of the touristy part of the island .... More 

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