Balboa Island Ferry

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  • Address: 305 Palm Street, Newport Beach, CA 92661, United States
  • Timings: 06:30 am - 02:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-9496731070
  • Ticket Price: 1 USD
  • Time Required: 00:40 Mins
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Ferry

Offering ferry rides from the Balboa mainland to the Balboa Island and back, the Balboa Island Ferry provides a trip through the Newport Bay. The rides cover a distance of 800 feet and has a ferry ready every 5 minutes. Currently, it is the most preferred way to travel to the island since the road route stretches for about 6 miles. The beginnings of the ferry started in 1919 when a small wooden rowboat was introduced after Joseph Allan Beek got the rights to provide a ferry service in Newport. In 1921, the first vessel was introduced that could carry 20 people at a time.

Today, the Balboa Island Ferry has completed almost 100 years of service and has multiple boats- some of them even have double decks only for passengers while others are used for transporting vehicles. Tourists love to take a small ride here to see the island but the view of the gorgeous Balboa mainland from the ferry-especially after dark, is what makes these ferry rides a must!

Entrance Ticket Details For Balboa Island Ferry


  • Child (5 through 11): $0.50
  • Child (under 5): $0.00


Vehicles (Passengers are extra):

  • Car and Driver: $2.00
  • Motorcycle and Driver: $1.50
  • Bicycle and Adult: $1.25
  • Bicycle and Child: $0.75

For other prices, visit the official website.

How to Reach Balboa Island Ferry

  • By Bus: Balboa-Adams
  • By renting a Car/ Bike
  • By hiring a Yellow Cab Taxi

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  • Balboa Island Ferry Address: 305 Palm Street, Newport Beach, CA 92661, United States
  • Balboa Island Ferry Contact Number: +1-9496731070
  • Balboa Island Ferry Timing: 06:30 am - 02:00 pm
  • Balboa Island Ferry Price: 1 USD
  • Best time to visit Balboa Island Ferry(preferred time): 07:00 am - 11:20 am
  • Time required to visit Balboa Island Ferry: 00:40 Mins
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