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410 S Bay Front, Newport Beach, CA 92662-1042
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fun todo while in Newport. Ferry from the Balboa Island to the peninsula. Well run and affordable ride across. Lots of fun things to do after you come across and of course the beach and Balboa Pier.

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank CesarElToro
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's a great experience to see the harbor, and a simple inexpensive way to get to Balboa Island. Easy car and walk-on access.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JPCLThetravlers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth the ride over to Balboa Island! The ferry was fun though a short ride. Great way to get to the beach!

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank mhandy7
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ferry runs continuously, and they often have several running. We were on foot, so it only cost $1 each, paid onboard. They take 3 cars at a time, so the line can get quite long on popular days. The ride itself takes a few...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank AndyB5542
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There’s really not a good reason to take this ferry, other than because you want to. But it’s definitely something worth doing. Your kids will think it is amazing! So do this: go to Balboa Island and enjoy yourself. Like around the shops and grab...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank focusedaction
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an okay ferry. Loved seeing the homes on the island but not sure the 40 minute tour was worth it to me - my mom loved it.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank cooperhawk02
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is not much to review here...it's the only way to get to Balboa Island. Two ferries running, I think it was $1-2 per person to ride over. Even with one ferry out of commission during the busy part of a Saturday morning and having...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank raychampagne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took 24 people over to Balboa Island on the ferry. We only had to wait a few minutes. It was easy to walk on and a short ride over. It was inexpensive at $1 per person. It is worth the experience to go over...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank mezollinger
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ride is short, but it is fun and the crew is always friendly and competent--easiest way to get from Newport to Balboa Island--make use of it!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Fearless730216
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Park on the Balboa Island and walk on to the ferry or take a bike! great Sushi bar on the other side . Sushi that you won't find anywhere. Go omikasa! ( shhhh- expensive!) mostly VERY rich people frequent this place. They don't like to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Elizabeth G
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Response from DenaJones | Reviewed this property |
$1 per adult, $2.50 with a bicycle.
July 20, 2018|
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Response from vwinshop | Reviewed this property |
Very short, less than 5 minutes