Adventures

Find a local dock for fishing… go paddleboarding, surfing or even visit Catalina! Your adventure awaits! Learn More

  • Would you like to enjoy a sunset view from one of the local cruises in the harbor? $15 Sunset Cruise For $15 promo, use code: BALBOACRUISE15 in voucher box at checkout....

  • It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on Balboa Island, and perfect timing because the Newport Harbor Christmas Boat Parade is just weeks away. The Parade of Lights will be shining bright from Wednesday December 19 to Sunday December 23. The parade begins after......

  • Riding the Balboa Ferris Wheel is a MUST DO when visiting. You will enjoy the most spectacular bay and ocean views on what feels like the world’s longest ferris wheel ride. They let you take a break at the top to take it all in.......

  • Since 1936, the Fun Zone at Balboa Village has been providing affordable entertainment for all ages. With no admission costs, you can stroll the bayside boardwalk and play as you like. Take a long, relaxing ride on our Ferris Wheel, which offers fantastic views of......

  • 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......

  • Tucked away in a little cottage on Marine Avenue is a wealth of island history at the Balboa Island Museum and Historical Society. The Museum’s mission is to “preserve the Island heritage and its sense of community,” and it does so beautifully through its collection......

  • Experience the thrill of floating through the air with California’s premier parasail operator. We specialize in providing the safest, easiest and most exciting watersports activity PARASAILING! Breathtaking panoramic views of Newport Beach await as you are gently lifted to your chosen altitude. All flights are......

  • Located in the historic Balboa Fun Zone, Balboa Water Sports provides high quality Sea Doo Rentals and Stand Up Paddle Board Rentals, year-round in Newport Beach, CA. All Sea Doos and SUPs are launched directly from our dock in Newport Beach Harbor and each rental......

  • All of the sculptures shown in the pictures are made by Chris Crosson and his family with the help of the amazing Sand Castle Kit! Get yours at www.sandcastlekit.com This is a must have for any resort, hotel, or coastal bed and breakfast and vacation......

  • Catalina Island offers the overnight visitor everything from tent-size camping to cozy beachfront hotels. Whatever your budget, Catalina has a place for you to unwind, rejuvenate, and relax. Many of these hotels have money-saving packages with the Catalina Flyer, so be sure to ask for......

  • Balboa Cruises & Boat Rentals Choose from a huge selection of public cruises including sunset, live music, evening, brunch, fiesta, holiday, and many more. Cruise Newport Beach also offers yacht and ship rentals for all size events. Included in our fleet is their two level......

  • Duffy Boat Cruising Don’t let the summer pass you by without taking a Duffy boat cruise. What are Duffy boats? Small electric boats that are so easy to steer, they’re almost like golf carts on the water. They’re designed for small groups to hang out......

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  • We are a private, luxury yacht charter offering custom itineraries for parties of six. We offer Sportfishing Trips, Whale Watching, Harbor Cruises and Island trips. We provide a complete full-service luxury experience so you can walk on and walk off our vessels without having to......

  • There’s not a kid on the planet who doesn’t love the Balboa Fun Zone! Games, prizes, rides and junk food – what more do you need? And if you’re vacationing on Balboa Island, it’s just a ferry ride away. Catch the Balboa Island Ferry at......

  • Have you taken the kids fishing on Balboa Island? There are several public docks where kids can fish for free. We love the dock on Little Balboa Island. We usually buy bait from JD’s Big Game Tackle, however it’s time we invest in the lure......

  • With a fast, fun, and safe military-style Zodiac inflatable boat, we take just six passengers on a semi-private or private 2 hour excursion that is sure to be a highlight of your year. Our boat is twice as fast as the competition, allowing us to......

  • Once Upon An Island is a one-of-kind wonderland where kids (and parents!) experience magic, mermaids, princesses, makeovers, dress-up, storytime, singalongs, and crafts all in sitting. Come join the princesses at Mermaid Monday, Tea-Time Tuesday, Frosty Friday or Storybook Saturday/Sunday! Daily activities are available by appointment......

  • You’ve cruised the boardwalk on bikes and roller blades, but have you ever tried a Segway tour? You’ve probably seen people on those space-age looking things and wondered what they’re like. Well, they’re a fast, fun way to see Newport! Invented in 2001 as a......

  • The Wedge is a spot located at the extreme east end of the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach, California known for its large wedge shaped waves that makes it a popular spot for surfing. During a south or south/southwest swell of the right size and......

Drinks & Happy Hour

Happy Hour with an Ocean Breeze? Time to relax and celebrate! Learn More

  • Comfortable place with a fireplace & bar serving American fare & offering nightly live music. Hours Monday: 11:00 am – Midnight Tuesday: 11:00 am – Midnight Wednesday: 11:00 am – Midnight Thursday: 11:00 am – Midnight Friday: 11:00 am – Midnight Saturday:  8:30 am –......

Parks

So many great parks in Newport Beach and all offering different amenities! Learn More

  • When Newport Beach spends $36 million developing a park on 10.5 bayfront acres, you get something pretty magnificent to enjoy. This is the first time I have ever referred to a playground as magnificent. It’s also much more than a playground. I have a 1.5......