Welcome to Balboa Island
THIS IS THE UNOFFICIAL - FUN - FUNKY - LOVING - MOSTLY HUMOUROUS - WEBSITE OF BALBOA ISLAND!! SINCE 1990
Welcome to Balboa Island...where the cats are numerous fat and lazy, the dogs are spoiled, the houses are quaint and enchanting, and the living is creative and carefree. You can spend your day walking around our beautiful boardwalk, boating, biking, shopping, or lounging.
Don’t be surprised when you can’t choose between mouth watering mandarin, authentic mexican, spicy italian, premium prime-rib, rack of lamb, or good ol’ broiled burgers. And as your fun-filled day comes to a close and you watch the sun gently set in glittering hues of orange and red.... .. . . . . . . .
“Newport Beach/Balboa Island Boat Parade 2012 & December Holiday Cruises “$20 Holiday Cruises Special
The 2012 Newport Beach Boat Parade is the premier Christmas event not only for Orange County and Los Angeles but Southern California. Celebrating 104th year, the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade is viewed by over one & half million people each year. Newport Bay comes alive with decorations for the boat parade. Homes, yachts, docks whole landscapes are fully decorated and transformed into a magical holiday experience. Newport Beach begins its holiday decorations after Thanksgiving and by the first of December the bay is richly illuminated with thousands of lights and hundreds of themed estates. The parade takes place over 5 nights from Dec 19 to Dec 23 for 2012.
Newport Landing provides three general admission cruises each night from the beginning of December until December 31st including the 5 nights of the parade. Each of our ships are fully decorated and travel in the parade during each night of the parade. Newport Landing also offers private rentals throughout the month including each night of the parade. Private rentals are a favorite for holiday parties, company Christmas parties, and other holiday celebrations.
HOLIDAY HOME TOUR
DECEMBER 8, 2013
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
HOME DECORATIONS JUDGING
DECEMBER 13, 14, 15, 2013
Be Sure To Turn On Your Lights If You Want to Be Judged!!
CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE
DECEMBER 18-22, 2013
Balboa Island Parade June 2, 2013
“Giant Blue Whale Watching Summer/Fall 2013 . Enjoy $16 Whale Watching Special”
Giant blue whales were once considered quite rare off Newport Beach, but over the last five years this has changed dramatically with hundreds-thousands of giant blue whales spotted each year. Over 1100 giant blue whales were viewed from May-October with multiple blue whales sighted during one whale watching cruise, a regular occurrence. Along with viewing blue whales, finback whales (second largest whale) are also frequently viewed as well as the smaller minke whales. Humpback whales and even killer whales are also possible during the summer and fall months. Giant pods of common and bottlenose dolphin are also very common with mega pods numbering a thousand or more dolphins quite frequent as well and amazing to witness.
Join Newport Landing’s whale watching cruises offered multiple times daily from Balboa Penisula in Newport Beach and view the largest creatures on earth.
Address 309 Palm Street Suite A Newport Beach Ca 92661.
Times 10 am, 1 pm, 3:30 pm, & 6:00 pm daily. (2 1/2 hour whale watching cruise)
Price $16 Whale Watching Cruise Special
GREAT VIDEO OF NEWPORT BEACH, THE PENINSULA and LITTLE BIT OF BI - But Well Worth Watching
Sent to me By Our Friend and BI Resident Greg Topper
For Driving Directions to Balboa Island please Click MAP QUEST and enter your starting location. AND DON’T FOLLOW ANY DIRECTIONS USING THE FERRY UNLESS YOU HAVE A LOT OF TIME TO TAKE A FIVE MINUTE RIDE ACROSS THE BAY (The Ferry Line can be HOURS long in the summer). USE THE BRIDGE AT THE END OF JAMBOREE ROAD!!!
ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL PICTURE TAKEN BY GAR TRAVIS http://www.garphoto.com
TERRY LEWIS AND RANDY SETON - THE LAST SUNSET OF 2011 - FUNNY!!