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Balboa Island Ferry

410 S Bay Front, Newport Beach, CA 92662-1042
+1 949-673-1070
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“balboa island” (492 reviews)
“short trip” (39 reviews)
“fun ride” (41 reviews)
410 S Bay Front, Newport Beach, CA 92662-1042
+1 949-673-1070
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Reviewed yesterday

It's a quick ride across the bay from either direction (balboa side or PCH) it's an open air ride of about 5 mins. you will wait longer in the summer just to get on the ferry as it only holds 4 cars. When on the...More

Thank Penny B
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a very inexpensive thing to enjoy while in Newport Beach by car, bike, walking with great destinations at both ends of the ride.

Thank joelflippen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took the ferry to Balboa; quick ride with great views; ferryman provided good options for lunch; best to park in neighborhoods and just ride the ferry - it only holds 3 cars

Thank duq66
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I went to Balboa Island for a boat tour and on the way the directions on our GPS led us to the ferry. We drove right on and were on the island in 5 minutes. No waiting. Can't beat the $3 charge...More

Thank knowbe4eyougo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Anytime I visit the area I make sure to stop by the Balboa Islands Ferry and take a ride across. U can ride with or without your car for a small fee. My family and I always visit the area during the Newport Beach Holiday...More

Thank Marisalovestraveling
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever I can I love taking this short ferry trip in Newport Beach. The ride is quite short but a nice little change that takes you from Balboa island to Balboa peninsula. The drive across Balboa island is a bit slow and takes you through...More

Thank DaQi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For less than five bucks you can bring your family on a ferry ride across the bay. The ferry only holds three cars at a time, so there may be a short wait but the ride is fairly quick, under 10 minutes. Kids loved it....More

Thank Toro9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I were cruising around in Balboa and she had just gotten home from school. I thought I would take her on the Ferry. The smile on both of our faces were priceless, we had a great safe fun trip across the channel....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I lived on Balboa Island for years and the Ferry was always an inexpensive treat and something I'd take visitors to experience all the time. Do it!

Thank rv92625
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ruff life for the dog on the ferry. I think it was only $1.25 per person. Not sure how much it cost for a car to cross.

Thank madaboutvegas
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Tia P
9 July 2017|
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Response from CharlieeMariee | Reviewed this property |
Agreed! The weekdays are not as crowded. Keep in mind it's not a long wait in general. I recommend walking on or taking a bike. Sometimes with a car you can get stuck in a line so that may take you longer!
Linda M
22 April 2017|
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Response from JBrinkmeyer | Reviewed this property |
Balboa Island has not really beaches - you better go to Laguna Beach or Huntington...
Cyndee A
1 December 2016|
Response from MisplacedCalifornian | Reviewed this property |
I just checked the website at balboaislandferry and it does not show any planned closures. They should be open 6:30 am to 2:00 am on that Saturday, but you always have the option to cross the bridge should you need another... More