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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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The Balboa Island Ferry is an attraction in itself. Very cool way to avoid the massive traffic jams along the PCH and cheaper than a gallon of gas. The easiest way to get from the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Gracie3275
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Balboa Island Ferry is an attraction in itself. Very cool way to avoid the massive traffic jams along the PCH and cheaper than a gallon of gas. The easiest way to get from the Island to some of the best beaches on the in the OC. Cheap, efficient and fun. Truly, don't miss this one!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Ferry is tiny (3 cars at a time) but folks can walk on or bring bikes and strollers. The ferries cross regularly and captains call out greetings to locals.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

be prepared to wait for the ferry! using the island ferry is more about the fun of it than the necessity so plan for it to be a fun little thing to work into your vacation

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Burbank, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I LOVE the ferry!!! On foot, bikes, or in the car, we ride it almost every time we're in the area! It's a blast to just cruise across the harbor, look at the boats and people!! And it's cheap (relatively speaking) compared to most everything else in NB!! Go for a ride on the NB Ferry!! Take... More 

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San Fernando
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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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