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Fun, fast and soooo cheap

$1. I about fell over. The young guys running the boat were funny too. Ride at night to see... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
McKinney, Texas
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A must when in Newport.

Walk or drive on the ferry to and from balboa island to the peninsula. If you do drive - GET OUT of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Hilo, Hawaii
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410 S Bay Front, Newport Beach, CA 92662-1042
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed April 14, 2011

There are many locals who will argue that you have not been to Newport Beach unless you have ridden the historic Balboa Island Ferry. It is a short ferry ride...just a couple of minutes, connecting the Balboa Peninsula with Balboa Island. It used to be...More

32  Thank ebrynnie
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed March 16, 2012

Balboa Island is delightful with friendly people & good food. The ferry ride is a quick float that isn't too scenic but well worth the trip if you want to head ocean side & see the sea lions or play on the beach.

2  Thank Judy G
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

$1. I about fell over. The young guys running the boat were funny too. Ride at night to see all the lights

Thank Dapger
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Walk or drive on the ferry to and from balboa island to the peninsula. If you do drive - GET OUT of the car and enjoy the breeze.

Thank bethdS6605DC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly captains who make sure cars, bikes and pedestrians get aboard safely. Beautiful views of the harbor and all the boats.

Thank CaptainJoe360
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visit Balboa Island's cute shops and restaurants, and then take this ferry over the bay to Newport peninsula to the ferris wheel and the beach beyond (or vice versa). Even if you get queasy on boats (like me), this trip is mild, calm, and short...More

Thank rebelbelleLosAngeles
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a short but fun ferry. A must do if you have a convertible. Drive on with your top down to feel like you're on your private yacht crossing the bay.

Thank guchino
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a quick ride (a few minutes) to Balboa Island. $1 per person (walk on). Faster than driving! Park, then walk onto the ferry and enjoy the ride.

Thank 1Waterford
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not a necessary way to get to Balboa Island but it sure is fun and quick! 2-3 cars only along with pedestrians and bicycles. I went off season and got right on. The ferry is located amoung cottages/homes on tight small streets. Be sure that...More

Thank 176annemariec
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even better than Disneyland. Loved the trip both ways: we even joked that we could spend the whole day on the ferry for a perfect day.

Thank M H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Discovered this little gem walking on balboa island if your going to balboa peninsula take this ride car and 2 peeps 3 bucks each way saves 10 miles of driving and 30 minutes

Thank Roy1155
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You are only on the ferry for a few minutes, but it’s fun and saves you driving all the way round. It costs $3 for a car and 2 passengers. You can get out of your car and take a quick photo. For what it’s...More

Thank 465RobertH465
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Elizabeth G
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Response from DenaJones | Reviewed this property |
$1 per adult, $2.50 with a bicycle.
July 20, 2018|
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Response from vwinshop | Reviewed this property |
Very short, less than 5 minutes