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“Overall good experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Newport Fun Tours

Newport Fun Tours
Ranked #17 of 61 Tours in Newport Beach
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Orange county
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105 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Overall good experience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2012

We have used these guys several times and it has always been pretty consistent. Not bad service but not go-out-of-their-way either. It is true in a previous review that if you do a travel zoo or another local deal that they ALWAYS get booked up on the weekends. The trick is to buy the deal and call immediately! They sell a lot of these deals so everyone wants a weekend. Book it several months out and you will probably get the day and time you want.
We always do the Duffy boats, what fun! We take a bottle of wine and apps and try to go at sunset. It is so fun and relaxing!! Boats are always in good condition.

Visited July 2012
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Overall a fun time”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2012 via mobile

I purchased a Groupon for the two person kayak. We arrived early Saturday morning and there were immediately kayaks available. The office is easy to find but the dock itself is kind of hidden. I think kayaking was alot of fun. We did have a problem with the back seat though. One of the attachments to hold it upright was broken, so, I couldn't use the seat back as a support. Overall, it was a fun experience. Three stars given because of the seat issue.

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42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Offer to pay cash and demand a discount.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2012

Offer to pay cash and demand a discount. We saved almost 50% off our weekly bike rentals when we pre booked with them. We also showed up at their dock and offered $15 for paddle boarding for 2 hours and got it.

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California
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245 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
“A good workout on the water!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2012

Spoke with a representative during the week to clarify use of on-line coupons and also, to find out where to park and meet Sunday morning. Reservations NOT taken so best to go early especially with a large group. Fifteen of us met in the lot across Crab Cooker. Didn't mind feeding meters as we planned to stay for lunch. Being first customers, there was no waiting and after signing waivers, we were helped into our single or tandem kayaks w/o hiccups. No restrooms on premises, but told we could use facilities a few strokes away from the dock. After throwing in life vests, we were off to explore. Relatively few boats and catamarans out so a very pleasant day under overcast skies! Upon returning from our 'three-hour tour', we found the dock filled with waiting customers! Tip: go early, ask for a map(didn't offer, but available) and enjoy the workout!

Visited June 2012
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Newport Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“DO NOT RENT FROM NEWPORT FUN TOURS!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2012

We rented two paddle boards from Fun Rentals for half a day (got near close and were to return them at opening the next morning). We went for an evening paddle and about 50 strokes into it, one of the paddles broke at the handle. The yoke popped out of the handle and the exposed sharp end of the paddle gashed my stomach.

When we went to return the paddle boards in the morning (because we couldn't do anything about it over night) we thought it was only fair that we get some sort of refund for the broken equipment. The manager wasn't there and person at the counter said she couldn't do anything without talking to her boss, so she called him.

He wasn't willing to do anything so we then asked her if we could speak to him directly to discuss the situation. When she asked him to speak with us he responded with "I am not in the mood to speak to anybody"?!?

They did not offer any refund or explanation of what was causing his "mood". This is a pathetic way of running a business. There are several other companies to use for rentals and I strongly recommend that any visitors to Newport avoid this company.

Visited February 2012
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