is one of California's last surviving examples
of the great waterfront recreational pavilions
from the turn of the century. Built in 1905
by the Newport Bay Investment Company, it
played a prominent role in the development
of Newport Beach as a seaside recreation
area. In 1906, it became the southern terminus
for the Pacific Electric Railway connecting
the beach with downtown Los Angeles. The
railway's Red Cars connected the beach with
Los Angeles in only one hour.
Discovery Cube’s Ocean Quest inspires, educates and engages the explorer within. Visit with local tide pool creatures like: sea stars, urchins, limpets, sea hares and more!
At Ocean Quest, visitors can see the latest traveling exhibit, explore hands-on learning in the Ocean Lab, and then enjoy the rest of the day exploring the Balboa Village with rides and great food at the Balboa Fun Zone (just steps away on the Balboa Peninsula).
Although Balboa Island is accessed by bridges
from the mainland, why miss the opportunity
to cross on the ferry! Balboa Island Ferry
has provided continuous service between
Balboa Island and Balboa Peninsula since
1919. This scenic crossing is about a quarter
mile long, is open daily and carries automobiles,
bicycles, pedestrians. Hours vary, payment
is due once on aboard.
Located between the Balboa Pier and the Auto Ferry, the Balboa Fun Zone is the place for family fun in the sun. For 80 years the Fun Zone has been an iconic attraction for locals and tourists to eat, play, and discover. Visitors can experience thrilling rides here including the Ferris Wheel, Happy Swing, Tower Drop and the Arrcade with 30 classic games.
This is also a popular place to rent bikes, whale watch, take a harbor cruise or visit Discovery Cube’s Ocean Quest for ocean science demonstrations and traveling exhibitions.
Located in historic
Balboa Pavilion in Newport Beach. Providing
year round whale watching cruises daily
& deep sea fishing trips daily. View giant
blue whales, grey whales, & more. Fishing
trips of all lengths and first time fisherman
round whale watching cruises daily view
giant blue whales, grey whales, and much
more. 96% viewing success rate. Open party
fishing trips, day charters & overnight
trips. Newport Landing's Coast Guard licensed
skippers know the most productive fishing
grounds and how to get there fast, with
modern craft designed for maximum fishing
action! Featuring state-of-the-art navigational
and fishing electronics! Some of the extra
comforts their boats offer include indoor
snack bars & outdoor sundecks with seating.
Providing frequent service with three routes
which allow for easy and convenient connections
between hotels, the Newport Pier, Balboa
Pier, Corona Del Mar, shopping areas such
as Fashion Island, dining and evening entertainment.
Visitors can count on The O.C. Cruiser to
get them to Newport Beach's landmarks and
hot spots. Cruisers are also available for