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“Worth the wait in line”

Balboa Island Ferry
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$69.95*
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Newport Beach, California
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195 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Worth the wait in line”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

The view from the ferry is very remarkable. I enjoy taking it both during the day, and even more at night. This is another must do, if you want to really experience Newport Beach

Visited May 2012
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Reston, Virginia
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344 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Interesting mode of transpiration.”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

The three car ferry takes cars and drivers from Balboa Island to the other side of Newport Beach for 2 0r 3 Dollars depending on the number of people in the car. It is a nice and short ferry ride. It save you about 20 minutes of driving.

Visited September 2012
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Idaho
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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Very Quick”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

And Efficient. They are extremely good and getting folks on and off. we drove but I think that going on foot would have been very noce too.

Visited September 2012
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Green Valley, Arizona
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113 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Short and Scenic”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

The Balboa Island Ferry is a fun thing to do that doesn't take much time (unless you have to wait to get on) or money. The short ride (you are there almost as soon as you leave) gives you a great view of the water and boats. There are only 3 cars on the ferry (more like a raft). It docks and empties and fills to go back in what seems like seconds. Last time we took it there were 3 ferries operating, so we got to wait out in the water until the dock was clear. This gave us a bit more time to view the sights on the water.
It isn't a necessary thing to do if you are driving, as the bridge to Balboa Island isn't far away, but it is fun and entertaining and not something we can do at home.

Visited September 2012
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Stafford, Virginia
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147 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“No better way to get around!”
Reviewed September 25, 2012

There is no better way to get from the beach to the island. They were great with Mom's special mobility issues (she uses a motorized cart) too. Have been riding the ferry for 47 years - still only costs a dollar! What a deal.

Visited September 2012
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