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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” (453 reviews)
“short trip” (36 reviews)
“fun ride” (38 reviews)
410 S Bay Front, Newport Beach, CA 92662-1042
+1 949-673-1070
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The ferry is only $1 dollar and runs all day. It was so much fun to see and highly recommend it if you have never been to the area.

Thank L0la88
Reviewed 4 days ago

The ferry is very inexpensive. Just $1 per person. It is a short crossing so they run all the time. If you miss a ferry, don't fret. there will be another one in just a couple minutes.

Thank brasilborn
Reviewed 5 days ago

What a fun way to spend the day - a ferry ride and then venturing around the Island. And the fact that I am a desert-dweller made the ferry even more exciting for our group. The ferry itself is pretty slow moving and the cars...More

Thank ShellBell914
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Balboa Island Ferry has been around for at least 60 years shuttling people, bikes, and cars to and from Balboa island. It is inexpensive and highly efficient. The wait is worth it for a family adventure. Most kids will not forget driving onto a...More

Thank Phil S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Cost is $2 for car and driver. Walk on and pay $1. 2 minute ride to Balboa island. Ferry goes each direction every few minutes. Very nice.

Thank Rxpls
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We felt that the ferry ride gave us time to appreciate the view of Catalina island going and the California coast coming back. It is clean and comfortable. It was a good way to also see some of the beautiful homes,wildlife and boats along the...More

Thank mmmande
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a cool little trip across the water. and it's only a dollar for ppl and 2 bucks for a car. Great way to get back and fourth

Thank joseph d
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Balboa Ferry is a lifesaver in the summer and really is convenient when you need to get across! Located on Balboa Island, it takes you across the water to the Balboa Fun Zone, where there is tons of entertainment for children and great restaurants!...More

Thank CharlieeMariee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took Uber from our hotel to Balboa where we took the ferry. It was quick and very easy. Ferry goes back and forth only taking a few minutes. You can walk or drive on.

Thank MontanaVacation1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether you are on the peninsula or the island, this is a quick and easy way to cross the bay. It is only a dollar per person if you walk on. They can accommodate cars too, but depending on the time, you may have a...More

1  Thank Samndjsdad
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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.