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Address: 600 E Edgewater Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92661-1345
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Relaxing, Entertaining and a Good Value

Based on other Trip Adviser reviews, my wife and I gave the harbor tour a try. We did the 45 minute tour and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The Captain was informative and... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2017
Paul G
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Based on other Trip Adviser reviews, my wife and I gave the harbor tour a try. We did the 45 minute tour and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The Captain was informative and entertaining. The sights were wonderful. A strong recommendation for sure.

Thank Paul G
Cincinnati, Ohio
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215 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

I was very disappointed with both the customer service and the actual tour. I called the phone number for this company 30 minutes before our tour’s departure to tell the office that we were only 1 mile away but that the traffic was stopped on Balboa Blvd. He said they would wait 5 minutes for us, which was very nice.... More 

Thank GoSeeGlutenFree
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We too the #3 combo cruise. It was very pretty. We loved seeing the sea lions and we also saw some Dolphins. The views of the houses were really cool. It was fun to hear about who lived in some of the houses. We were glad we brought jackets because it did get a little chilly around 4. There is... More 

Thank Beach18
Hartford, Connecticut
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

This is the best thing we did in Newport Beach. I learned a huge deal about the town--little stories I would've never known. We saw like 20 sea lions on a buoy. They were about 20 ft away. Very cool. Great guides. Recommend 100%

Thank C K
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261 reviews
71 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I took this tour mainly to see the seals & some of the surrounding areas. The boat was a good size the two crew were really quite friendly & made all 5 of us feel very welcome. The tour was only 45 mins we motored slowly along the front of some very impressive homes & the captain pointed out some... More 

1 Thank cortez48
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159 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This was a good little afternoon adventure. We took the 1 1/2 hr tour. Got to see some neat things. The Captain we had was pretty funny and entertaining. The weather was perfect. I would recommend this tour.

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Needham, Massachusetts
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65 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

We enjoyed both parts of this tour. There is a 45 minute harbour tour that brings you in one direction, and another 45 minute tour that brings you in the other direction. You should definitely do both parts if you can, since the sights are different and enjoyable. There is about 15 minutes in between when you can leave the... More 

4 Thank soxfan1975
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We took a harbor cruise around Balboa Island and had a great time. We wanted to enjoy a drink while on the 90-minute tour so the boat company suggested buying a drink from the local liquor store. The trip was broken into two 45 minute segments so we were able to get off and get a mid cruise snack to... More 

Thank live2vacation
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 July 2016

We rented the Showboat for a small private family party. We had guests in town from around the country and our Newport Beach harbor cruise was one of the highlights of our weekend. Mike and Tara were amazing! They arranged catering for us and did a great job setting up the food. Tara was wonderful and always kept our glasses... More 

1 Thank Theresa A
Scottsdale, Arizona
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Everyone enjoyed! Saw great houses, boats and sea lions. Good activity to do on overcast day. Took the back to back tour. Kids grabbed pizza on middle break

Thank Stephanie M

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