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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” (461 reviews)
“short trip” (37 reviews)
“fun ride” (38 reviews)
410 S Bay Front, Newport Beach, CA 92662-1042
+1 949-673-1070
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We've been coming here for many years and it's always a pleasure! Our children grew up enjoying it, now we take our grandchildren. Our most recent trip was with 3 of our granddaughters, they loved watching the sea lions following us!

Thank Beverly S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband was in a conference and my son and I were on our own. We walked to Balboa Island and took the ferry to Balboa Peninsula. We enjoyed the ferry ride and the walk on Peninsula.

Thank Rylee14
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took the ferry as pedestrians and it only cost us $1 per person! If you are taking a car, it is $3 (2 passengers). It is a quick, low cost and efficient way to get from one side of the bay, to the other.

Thank areteacher
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great three car plus passenger service. Friendly and professional. Both my grandfather and my dad piloted them back in the day.

Thank 2inluv
Reviewed 4 days ago

Whenever we visit Newport Beach we take the car ferry to Balboa Island. It is so entertaining and cheap. You drive your car onto the ferry and it takes you across. You can get out of your car and sit on the side. It is...More

1  Thank Karen M
Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the ways to get to balboa island, you can go by your car or as a pedestrian. The boat leaves every couple of minutes, it can and hold 3 cars. The staff are super nice, the fare is $1 for pedestrians and $3...More

Thank Hany G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Was it luck? Maybe. We pulled up to the ferry, they waved our car on and within one minute we were crossing. My kiddos enjoyed the ride and I enjoyed cutting quite a bit of time off the drive. Balboa island is pretty cute :)...More

Thank Marchelle l
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a short trip but so neat for the kids to travel from the Fun center over to the island. A must do for the area!

Thank Sarah E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well run very friendly fun operation. Very short ride and safe. Super convenient and unique. Passengers can ride to over to Balboa are Newport Beach.

Thank Kevin W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Cheap 5 minute ride between Island and fun zone. Great homes to walk by on Island. If lucky enough to be there on halloween thousand go and they give Huge candy bars not bites. Fun Zone has a range of restaurants and rides for the...More

Thank richard s
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Linda M
Is this a beach day to relax,water sports,sunning lay on beach?
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
Will the ferry be running on Saturday night Dec 17th? Looking to get from Bahia Corinthian Yacht club to Catalina Express.
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
What are streets like to drive on?narrow or y not drive to tour area?y walk?
25 October 2016|
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Response from katestarb | Reviewed this property |
It's a beach town so the streets are somewhat narrow but very easy to drive on.