Newport Harbor, CA

510 E. Edgewater Balboa
 Newport CA 92661
Monday – Friday 12pm – 6pm
Saturday – Sunday 10am – 7pm
Additional Hour Information
Labor Day 9/6 10am - 7pm

Hours may change based on season, weather or special events. Please allow extra time to find parking, especially on weekends.

Balboa Special:
10% off Retro Boat Rental


Harbor Fun

Happy Hour


Power Boats


Our 17′ In-Harbor Powerboat is perfect for a relaxing cruise within the calm and scenic boundaries of Newport Harbor.

Passenger Capacity: 6

Per Two Hours: $150

Electric Boats

18' Duffy Electric Boat
with Surrey Top

Cruise the harbor in a Duffy + Surrey Top with friends on a picnic. A great way to see all the sights. Comfortable seating. Surrey top provides shade, this boat has no enclosures. Includes dining table.

Passenger Capacity: 8

Per Two Hours: $190

duffy enclosure
Electric Boats

18′ Duffy Electric Boat with Full Enclosure

Perfect for cruising Newport Harbor, day or evening. Our 18 foot Duffy Electric Bay Cruiser with eizing glass enclosures will keep a maximum of 8 passengers (any age) warm and comfy. No dogs and no fishing.

Passenger Capacity: 8

Per Two Hours: $190

Electric Boats

21′ Duffy Electric Boat with Full Enclosure

Perfect for day and night time sunset cruises. Full eisenglass enclosures keep passengers toasty warm. Plush upholstery and dining table.

Passenger Capacity: 12

Per Two Hours: $210

red ruby
Retro Boats

Name: Ruby

This classic 1959 Bell Boy Banshee refit with a quit and eco friendly electric motor is the perfect way to cruise the harbor in style. With seating for 4 people this is the best way to soak up the sun on a warm day while turning heads at the same time.

Passenger Capacity: 4

Per Two Hours: $175

Retro Boats

Name: Baby Blue

This authentic 1959 Glass Slipper is perfect for getting the attention of every other boat on the water as your cruise the harbor with its quit electric motor. This is the perfect option for a romantic afternoon or evening date in the beautiful Newport Harbor.

Passenger Capacity: 4

Per Two Hours: $175

Harbor Fun

Life is great while cruising Newport Harbor. View the multi-million dollar bay front homes of the rich and famous. Navigate pass magnificent yachts with names that will bring a smile to everyone on board. Enjoy watching the beautiful sailing vessels gliding along the bay. Midsummer nights bring out the sailors and “Beer Can” yacht races. You’ll enjoy the frolic of sea lions and the whistling of sea birds. Yes, life is good while cruising the harbor.

The chart below has a couple of our recommended tours. Each tour (Red and Green) will take approximately 1 hour in one of our powered boats (speed limit is 5 knots).

Newport Interactive Map

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  • Balboa Boat Rentals Balboa Boat Rentals logo
  • Balboa Island Ferry
  • Balboa Fun Zone
  • Public parking areas
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  • ATM
  • Newport Landing Restaurant Newport Landing Restaurant logo
  • Balboa Pier
  • Pacific Yachting Club Pacific Yachting Club logo Pacific Yachting Club Pacific Yachting Club logo

Happy Hour

It’s been a long day, and unwinding with a harbor cruise at happy hour with some good friends, appetizers and your favorite beverages is the best way to unwind. Catch some rays in our outboard boats, enjoy the open air in our shaded Surrey Top electric boat, or relax anytime in our fully-enclosed model (shown below). Each model includes bluetooth stereo/speaker and built-in dining table.


A: No experience is necessary to drive our boats. We can teach you everything you need to know before you leave our dock. We suggest novice boaters or people with less experience take out boats on weekdays or earlier in day when traffic and congestion on the harbor are less.

A: We require a matching credit/debit card and photo ID from someone over the age of 21.

A: Yes, all boats require a contract to be signed by a legal adult who will be onboard the boat.

A: We keep a credit or debit card on file to be charge a minimum $500 damage deposit if damage occurs. If you do not cause damage to the boat, the charge is never processed.

A: No. You are fully responsible for any damages caused to the boat

A: Usage areas depend on the boat you chose. Please check with our office if you have a specific area in mind.

A: All drivers must be over the age of 21.

A: There is no age limit, though some boats have safety requirements.

A: Each boat has a maximum capacity, please check the specific boat you are renting. All persons regardless of age count towards the maximum capacity.

A: While strongly recommended for everyone, the U. S. Coast Guard requires passengers under the age of 14 to wear lifejackets at all times. If you cannot swim, you are also required to wear a lifejacket.

A: Yes, we provide lifejackets for all sizes.

A: All day parking can be found in the parking structure off of Adams St. and Bay Ave.(behind Newport landing restaurant), or the parking lot next to the Balboa Pier off Main St. Meter parking can be found throughout the area. Two hours is the maximum on all meters.

A: We are located just to the left of the Balboa Island Ferry and the Fun Zone. [directions]

A: Not necessarily. If someone else will be checking in for the reservation they must have the confirmation email and will be asked to put down a credit/debit card and photo ID under their name and assume any further financial liability for the boat. Payment can stay on the card that was initially charged.

A: Absolutely, highly recommended. Space is limited on the boats; call our office for more details. Keep in mind there can be a cleaning fee if the boat is left excessively messy. Excessive spilt food, drinks, trash or stains left on the boat can be charged an additional fee.

A: Yes, however the driver is not allowed to consume alcohol. Keep in mind there can be a cleaning fee if the boat is left excessively messy. Excessive spilt food, drinks, trash or stains left on the boat can be charged an additional fee.

A: No, we do not allow fishing off of any our boats.

A: Swimming is not permitted off any motorized water craft, it is against the law.

A: Pets are only allowed in the powerboats. Pets are not allowed on our electric boats.

A: No, but you are welcome to bring your own.

A: All rentals require a 2-hour minimum.

A: We require 24 hours advance notice to cancel a reservation.

A: Yes, same day reservations can be made through our website or by calling into the office.

A: No.

A: Yes, decorations are allowed with a few guidelines. No mylar balloons are allowed on the boat. Decorations cannot obstruct the view of the driver, our dockhands will notify you if something is a problem. Decorations with glitter, confetti or other hard to clean materials are also not allowed.

A: Last rental needs to be returned back by 9pm
Hours may vary based on weather or special events.

A: We only guarantee boarding the boat approximately 10-15 minutes before your start time as the boats need to be cleaned, sanitized and charged between every rental.