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Balboa Island Ferry

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Address: 410 S Bay Front, Newport Beach, CA 92662-1042
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America's Best Boat Ride for a Dollar

More than a century old, the historic Balboa Ferry travels less than a quarter-mile but will take you back to bygone times. Crossing the wonderfully scenic Newport Harbor, the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Orange County, California
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Orange County, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

More than a century old, the historic Balboa Ferry travels less than a quarter-mile but will take you back to bygone times. Crossing the wonderfully scenic Newport Harbor, the ferry provides a vital connection between whimsical Balboa Island and the gorgeous beachside coast of Balboa Peninsula. Even better, it is a great shortcut, saving you driving 7 miles to get... More 

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Quarante, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Quick efficient and lots to see on the 5 minute trip across. Very cheap and no waiting! You can take the car or just be a passenger!

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Newport Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love the Balboa Island Ferry. I use it all the time and it is afordable and easy to use. Great way to get over to the peninsula to eat or escape from the rat race!

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Lake Forest, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

For only a dollar per person and or car, you can traverse the harbor between Balboa Island and the Balboa peninsula (parts of Newport Beach). Best ride--ever.

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Georgetown, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The short trip on the ferry to Balboa Island is well worth it. The views of the island and the coastline are awesome and the jaunt is fun. The staff are great too.

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St. Paul, MN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Two minute ferry ride, with continuous service (multiple ferries.) Fun, easy way to get across the harbor. Cash only!

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Union, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the ferry over to watch the sunset. Was a little diffrent thing to do. Never ride a ferry before .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are taking your car on Balboa Island ferry you might have to pay more for parking depending up on season. We parked this side and crossed on this ferry, it was great experience. You pay $1.25 to cross and it takes a few minutes.

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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We got to use this quaint little ferry many times during our stay. Cheap, cute and very efficient service!

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Alway fun to take visitors and kids on a short ferry ride across Newport Harbor. Only 3 cars fit on the ferry for the 7 minute ride between Balboa Island and the Balboa Peninsula! You can also leave the car parked and get on as a walker or biker for $.50 each way. Kids love it!

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