Since 1919, Balboa Island Ferry has provided continuous service for drivers and passengers in vehicles, cyclists, and pedestrians between Balboa Island and Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach, California. Crossings approximate 800 feet. Via bridges, an alternate route is possible; but the traveling distance increases up to six miles. Many choose the the ferry’s direct route and enjoy a scenic crossing with historic charm.


Sunday – Thursday: 6:30 a.m. until 12:00 a.m.
Friday and Saturday: 6:30 a.m. until 2:00 a.m.


Adult: $1.00
Child (5 through 11): $0.50
Child (under 5): FREE

Vehicles (Passengers are extra): Car and Driver $2.00
Motorcycle and Driver: $1.50
Bicycle and Adult: $1.25
Bicycle and Child: $0.75

Commuter Pass Booklet Order Form

For frequent commuters, Balboa Island Ferry offers a booklet with tickets for 30 crossings. Each ticket is valid for one car, including the driver. Passengers are extra. The cost for the commuter booklet is $35.00, a savings of 43% off the regular fare.

To utilize this offer, please:

1. Print and enclose this page.
2. Include your check payable to Balboa Island Ferry in the amount of $35.00 per booklet.
3. Enclose a self-addressed and stamped envelope with your check.
4. Mail to: Balboa Island Ferry, 410 South Bay Front, Balboa Island, CA 92662.