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Balboa Island Ferry

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410 S Bay Front, Newport Beach, CA 92662-1042
+1 949-673-1070
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Quaint way to get across the marina

Friendly service, we walked on with two bicycles for a total of $2.50. Very pretty little boat ride.

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Mona A
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Seattle, Washington
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If you are in the area you have to try it. It is so cheat. You can even get out of your car if you... read more

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410 S Bay Front, Newport Beach, CA 92662-1042
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Reviewed yesterday

Friendly service, we walked on with two bicycles for a total of $2.50. Very pretty little boat ride.

Thank Mona A
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Reviewed yesterday

If you are in the area you have to try it. It is so cheat. You can even get out of your car if you want.

Thank Beverly K
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Reviewed yesterday

We took the ferry back and forth from the Island to the Peninsula. Price is very reasonable you can go on with a car, bike or just walk on. They have more than one running so wait time is none to a short wait

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Reviewed yesterday

Its highly reliable, cheap and lots of fun. I try and use it whenever possible. I just wish the hours of operations were a bit more extensive.

Thank NewportCoast1
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Reviewed yesterday

Reliable, convenient, saves time! We live in Newport Beach and use the ferry often. Good for biking and just getting across Newport Harbor without driving.

Thank debtodd1
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Reviewed yesterday

Road this ferry as a kid. Nice to know it's still here even though the Fun Zone has changed a lot. Still, fun to do it again

Thank Gina M
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Reviewed yesterday

The ferry is a great way to cross between the Balboa Peninsula and Balboa Island. Lots of locals use the ferry for convenience; visitors have a unique experience riding the 100 year old ferry.

Thank Peggy S
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Reviewed yesterday

By far the shortest ferry ride in the world this long-standing public utility is a novelty that should be experienced if possible. Riding the ferry gives a glimpse of the beaty of Newport Harbor and a quick way to really feel Newport Beach.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

such a good service, nice people around, fast car delivery and the best view of sunset. Enjoy the short trip

Thank Olga Z
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Take the ferry from the island to the peninsula. It’s a cheap way to take your family out on the water.

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Michele M
June 2, 2018|
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Response from venckman2017 | Reviewed this property |
At the end of Agate Avenue off of S. Bay Front.
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Tia P
July 9, 2017|
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Response from CharlieeMariee | Reviewed this property |
Agreed! The weekdays are not as crowded. Keep in mind it's not a long wait in general. I recommend walking on or taking a bike. Sometimes with a car you can get stuck in a line so that may take you longer!
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