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Address: 410 S Bay Front, Newport Beach, CA 92662-1042
Phone Number: +1 949-673-1070
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This is the most affordable item on the island. It's a quick 5 minute ride across from the island to Newport Beach. What else is still a $1 person. Simply board the ferry and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Biloxi, Mississippi
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Biloxi, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is the most affordable item on the island. It's a quick 5 minute ride across from the island to Newport Beach. What else is still a $1 person. Simply board the ferry and they collect your money on the way. Make sure you have cash or I quests you get to swim. There were 3 ferry's operating so there... More 

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newport beach
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Island Grill has been around longer than I have and offer a very good snack either at the window or by phone. I have been going there for almost 20 years and am always satisfied with good food ,service and friendly price.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It costs $1.50 and it only travels 400 yards but hey, you can say you did it. You can drive your car onto the ferry or be a walk-on but do it to get to Balboa Island instead or driving around to get to it.

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Thank Arthur Y
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Balboa Ferry is unusual experience as it takes just two cars at a time. Cost is $3 for car and 2 passengers It saves going around the loop of Newport Boulevard We rolled on and rolled off seamless Very safe and well controlled I would image long queue in summertime

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Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fun thing to do with great water views Best dollar you will ever spend and a must to go and see Balboa Island from Newport

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a nice little ride on the Balboa Island Ferry, from the Balboa Fun Zone area over to the Island. Usually a wait, but it's worth it. We have ridden on it for many, many years and always feel safe.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

my partner and I took the ferry to sight see. its around 15mins from john wayne airport. ferry was $1 we visited balboa island, it was quaint, and stopped by the locals shops. fun trip out.

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Roosendaal, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fast connection to the other side, and that just for only 1 US$ (one-way). For cars only 3 each time, yet intended mainly for pedestrians and bikers.

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Bakersfield, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our kids on the Ferry for their first time. The ride was smooth. You can drive your car on but we just walked on. There was plenty of seating. It's a great way to get from the Island to the Peninsula.

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Laguna Niguel, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are visiting Balboa Island, you can spend hours (literally) trying to figure "how to get over THERE". Well, that's what the Ferry is for. The small, twisty, dead end streets are cute and frustrating. GET A GOOD MAP. I mean the old school paper kind. GPS frequently gets confused in this area. I'm a local and have tested... More 

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