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“Much better than driving around to the Pen.”

Balboa Island Ferry
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Reviewed October 11, 2013

If you haven't taken the Balboa ferry you haven't really seen Balboa. It is as old as Balboa and just as much fun. You can walk, ride a bike, motorcycle, or drive onto the ferry and explore both sides of Balboa - the Peninsula and the Island.

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Reviewed October 11, 2013

we love the Balboa Ferry. when were in town, we ride our bikes from Newport beach down to the ferry so we can cross over to Balboa Island. we love to ride aroung the Island, shop, have lunch and people watch. When we take the ferry back to the mainland fun zone there are many great places to eat and drink. The ferry is a great way to see all the beautiful boats in the harbor and the gorgeous homes along the shore. "Just do it, its fun "

1  Thank bill t
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Reviewed October 10, 2013

I have loved this little boat for years and take every chance I get to sail on it. Short ride with great scenery.

Thank Gary H
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

The quickest way from Balboa peninsula, it is fun and cheap. The sight of the sea lions swimming alongside is fun. Far more interesting than the bridge.

Thank Elizabeth E
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

The Ferry has been running since the 20's or 30's...not much has changed since then except the price. Its a fun, short ride across the bay although the queue can be quite long in the summer. You can walk, bike or drive onto the ferry and you get a great view up and down the bay. During busy boating days, you'll see some skillful boat handling as the ferry captains avoid the variety of boats that use the bay. Keep you camera handy!

1  Thank smiths22_11
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