You have several different options for enjoying a Newport Beach harbor cruise on your beach vacation. Some are not strictly in the harbor, but start out there.
Newport Landing Sportfishing and Whale Watching
They offer 1/2 day and 3/4 day sportfishing trips, plus whale watching cruises.
The Fun Zone Boat Company
Located on the Peninsula side of the bay near the ferry landing, the Fun Zone Boat Company has several different types of cruises around Newport Bay. They have both 45 minute and 90 minute narrated harbor cruises to choose from. They also offer one hour long sunset cruises in the bay and ocean, a Christmas Parade of Lights tour and seasonal whale watching cruises. For more information, call 949-673-0240.
This company has whale watching cruises from December to March. Also, they offer shark fishing trips and ocean fishing trips. They are located at 400 Main Street, Balboa. 949-673-1434
This company has gondola cruises for up to 6 adults. You can choose from dinner cruises or and romantic cruises with champagne and chocolates. Call 949-646-2067 or see www.gondola.com.
Hornblower Cruises & Events - Newport Beach
They have dinner dance cruises and Sunday brunch cruises. They are at 2431 West Pacific Coast Highway. Call 949-646-0155. Learn more
Shellback Yacht Cruises
They have a live narrated Newport Beach Harbor cruise. Their address is at 600 Edgewater, Balboa. Call 949-632-3736.
You can take a 45 or 90 minute harbor cruise on a double-decker riverboat complete with cocktails and a snack bar. Find them at 400 Main Street, Balboa. Their number is 949-673-5245
Watts on the Harbor Cruises
This company offers a 2 hour cruise on a Duffy Electric boat. A maximum of ten people can ride at one time. Lunch, brunch or dinner cruises are available. Call 949-291-1953.
Catalina Passenger Service, Inc.
Maybe you’d prefer to take a cruise on a luxury catamaran to Catalina Island in 75 minutes. It leaves from the Balboa Pavilion Call 949-673-5245 for their latest schedule.
Gondola Company of Newport
Located in Lido Marina Village, here is another option for a Newport harbor cruise via the ever romantic gondola. Their number is 949-675-1212.
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