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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 Ferry is my 2 minute daily vacation.

When living on Balboa Peninsula Point - my preference is to take the ferry to Balboa Island to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mary Lou S
Love Crossing to Balboa Island

It's cheap and a fast way to get across. it's especially nice right now at Christmas time to see... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Allyoop77
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“balboa island” (508 reviews)
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410 S Bay Front, Newport Beach, CA 92662-1042
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+1 949-673-1070
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Reviewed 6 days ago

When living on Balboa Peninsula Point - my preference is to take the ferry to Balboa Island to connect to Pacific Coast Hwy - Newport Beaches main artery. The alternative would be to drive 8 miles around the peninsula to connect at the same intersection...More

Thank Mary Lou S
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's cheap and a fast way to get across. it's especially nice right now at Christmas time to see the lights

Thank Allyoop77
Reviewed 1 week ago

$4, for a car 2 adults a teen and a kid who DID NOT want to go on it. Its short, fun, saves on the traffic on the peninsula and its been there forever. Boat ride on history. The kid loved it, loved seeing the...More

Thank Deborah M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very short trip across the water but well worth it. Don't bother with the car you won't need it. Park the car and ride across.

Thank Shari K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Neat experience to ferry between sections of the beach. Certainly worth the $1 return fare. The views of the bay were fantastic from the ferry deck.

Thank Clark B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This ferry is the quickest and cheapest link from Newport Beach to the shops and restaurants of Balboa Island. It runs back and forth every 10 minutes or so and even in peak periods the wait isn't long. Cars and pedestrians are all welcome and...More

Thank Peter D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great way to see Balboa Island. Ride to the Ferry and cross over to the strand... so much fun people watching And a fun way to see the beach.

1  Thank Disnie Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

At first I questioned why we were taking a ferry such a short distance and then I understood. It’s easy! It’s quick! It’s cheap! And it got me on the water!!! Instead of driving around through traffic, take the ferry .

Thank John S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A convenient, inexpensive and fun way to get to the peninsula. The ferry gives you the opportunity to see Newport from the water, see local color and feel like you’ve been boating. It goes from the peninsula to Balboa island too.

Thank OrangeCountyOBJuan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I️ live near the Balboa Island Ferry...it cost $3.00 to cross the Balboa Bay! A great deal! There are ferries until midnight...a great way to party!

Thank Janet L
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Tia P
10 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!
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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...
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Cyndee A
1 December 2016|
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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
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