Activities in Balboa Island


One or Two Junior or Adult Whale-Watching and Drink Tickets from Ocean Explorer Cruises (Up to 63% Off)

Ocean Explorer Cruises

Newport Beach

2.5-hour tour takes passengers around the Newport and Laguna Beach coastlines in search of whales, dolphins, and other marine life

$41 $16

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$25 for Sunset or Evening Cruise with Drinks for Two from Cruise Newport Beach ($60 Value)

Cruise Newport Beach

Newport Beach

Cruises coast along Newport Bay and rugged coastline for 75 minutes against a stunning waterfront backdrop

$60 $25

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Tandem Parasail Flight for Two or Three with Digital Photo Package from Balboa Parasail (Up to 49% Off)

Balboa Parasail

Newport Beach

Float safely through the air below a parasail tethered to a boat beside friends or family ages 5+; digital photos document the ride

$190 $99

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One or Two Kid or Adult Tickets to Whale/Dolphin-Watching Cruise from Newport Landing Whale Watching (Up to 62%)

Newport Landing Whale Watching

Newport Beach

Spot giant blue whales, California gray whales, finback whales, dolphin pods, and other native creatures in their natural habitat

$36 $14

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One or Two 3-Hour Painting Classes at Painting & Vino - Orange County (Up to 46% Off)

Painting & Vino

Multiple Locations

Professional artists give step-by-step instructions that teach guests how to recreate works of art while enjoying wine or cocktails

$45 $25

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45-Minute Newport Harbor Boat Tour for One, Two, or Four from Fun Zone Boat Company (Up to 54% Off)

Fun Zone Boat Company

Fun Zone Boat Company

Tours offer glimpses of Newport Bay, wildlife, and the celebrity yachts and mansions of Newport Beach

$14 $7

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$28 for $50 Groupon — Corner Of Paradise Bike Rental

Corner Of Paradise Bike Rental

Balboa Peninsula Point

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$50 $28

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Culinary Walking Tour for One or Two from Flavors of Newport Beach (Up to 26% Off)

Flavors of Newport Beach

Balboa/Newport Beach

Take in the sights and tastes of Balboa as guides regale you with historical and cultural insights

$72 $59

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$55 for a VIP Package for Two at Newport Beach Beerfest on Saturday, April 25, at 6 p.m. ($100 Value)

Newport Beach Beerfest

Newport Dunes Waterfront

Scott Russo of Unwritten Law and Metro Station rock the beach as vendors pour samples of 100+ craft beers; VIP lounge with limited releases

$100 $55

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Standup-Paddleboard Rental for One, Two, or Four from Pirate Coast Paddle Company (Up to 48% Off)

Pirate Coast Paddle Company

Bayside

Guests glide across the placid waters of Newport Beach’s Back Bay on standup paddleboards; giant board keeps 10 riders afloat at once

$40 $21

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$59 for Four Weeks of Introductory Golf Lessons for Kids at Tiny Tees Golf ($129 Value)

Tiny Tees Golf

Multiple Locations

In four weekly group lessons, youngsters learn golf basics and foster overall coordination in a fun environment

$129 $59

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5 or 10 Women’s Fitness Classes at Body Design (Up to 75% Off)

Body Design

Newport Center

Yoga, cardio, Pilates, and strength-training classes tone and sculpt bodies at this personable wellness center for women

$110 $31

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5 or 10 Pilates Classes at Pilates on Purpose (Up to 83% Off)

Pilates on Purpose

Pilates on Purpose

Students gain strength, muscle tone, and flexibility during Pilates workouts tailored to their specific needs

$175 $45

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$63 for $180 Worth of Personal Training — Udofit One On One Personal Fitness

Udofit One-on-one Personal Fitness

Corona Del Mar

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$180 $63

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10 Yoga Classes at Find Your Zen (65% Off)

Find Your Zen

Find Your Zen

From the merchant: We offer four types of yoga classes ranging from slow stretch to strength to cardio-based classes

$150 $53

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Three Personal-Training Sessions and a Dietary Consultation from SKIN FIT

Skin Fit

Corona Del Mar

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$240 $84

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10 Beach Pilates Classes or One or Two Months of Beach Pilates Classes from Soul Symmetric (Up to 80% Off)

Soul Symmetric

Soul Symmetric

On Corona del Mar's scenic beach, students build core strength and flexibility with a mix of Pilates exercises and fat-burning intervals.

$220 $45

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10 or 20 Fit-Camp Classes at Better You Health and Fitness (Up to 80% Off)

Better You Health and Fitness

Multiple Locations

Burn calories and sculpt muscles during one-hour outdoor sweat sessions led by two upbeat, encouraging trainers

$100 $25

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Four Group Tennis Lessons from Potapkin Tennis (75% Off)

Potapkin Tennis

Newport Beach

We specialize in technique, and we believe great technique leads to a great player!

$100 $25

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$99 for a Two-Hour Chauffeured Cruise for Up to Six on Newport Harbor from Watts on the Harbor Cruises ($534 Value)

Watts on the Harbor Cruises

Newport Beach

Captains highlight historic sites and points of interest as passengers nibble hors d’oeuvres on cruises available from morning to sunset

$534 $99

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Four or Eight Reformer Pilates Classes at Core Reform Pilates (Up to 66% Off)

Core Reform Pilates

Newport Beach

Certified instructors guide exercisers through the notoriously challenging Reformer routines

$116 $39

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Four or Six Weeks of Unlimited Boot Camp at Graviti Fitness (Up to 61% Off)

Graviti Fitness

Corona Del Mar

Boot camps enhance strength, agility, and stamina with exercises such as weightlifting, crabwalking, sprinting, and plyometrics

$100 $49

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Private Half-Hour Surfset Fitness or Pilates Classes at Pilates Ten (Up to 73% Off). Three Options Available.

Pilates Ten

Costa Mesa

During one-on-one sessions, clients learn the necessary basics or challenging advanced movements of Pilates or surfboard-centric fitness

$70 $31

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One or Three Personal-Training Sessions for One or Two at House of Fitness (Up to 57% Off)

House of Fitness

House Of Fitness

Expert trainers lead one or two students through customized workouts that use medicine balls, kettlebells, and kickboxing techniques

$70 $35

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3, 5, or 10 Bari Fitness Classes from The Bari Studio (Up to 60% Off)

The Bari Studio

The Bari Studio

Fitness classes blend high-intensity floor and trampoline cardio with muscle sculpting to improve strength, endurance, and confidence

$90 $45

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10 or 20 Classes or One Month Unlimited Yoga or Meditation Classes at Yoga Center of California (Up to 75% Off)

Yoga Center of California

Costa Mesa

Instructors help students boost health and inner peace with authentic asanas during Hatha, Ashtanga, prenatal, Chinese styles, and mediation

$120 $39

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Luxury Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Optional Take-Home Bottles at Orange Coast Winery (Up to 60% Off)

Orange Coast Winery

Orange Coast Winery Ocean Cellar

Soft leather chairs hug guests as they sample limited-production wines paired with gourmet cheese bites

$60 $34

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90-Minute Segway Tour for One, Two, or Four from Balboa Fun Tours (Up to 51% Off)

Balboa Fun Tours

Newport Pier

Segways glide along Newport Harbor, as tour-goers take in picturesque views of harbor islands and the local fish market

$75 $37

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Two-Hour Balboa Peninsula Segway Tour for One or Two from Newport Fun Tours (Up to 58% Off)

Newport Fun Tours

Newport Pier

Segways glide along Newport Beach coastline, past historic sites of Balboa Peninsula and its piers, harbors, homes, and fish market

$90 $39

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One- or Three-Month CrossFit Membership at CrossFit Body X (Up to 80% Off)

CrossFit Body X

Body X Newport Beach LLC

Ever-changing workouts challenge gym-goers with functional movements that prevent fitness plateaus

$200 $45

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Single or Tandem Kayak, Pedal-Boat, or Standup-Paddleboard Rental from Wayward Captain Paddleboards (50% Off)

Wayward Captain Paddleboards

Wayward Captain Watersports

Traverse the waters in a choice of single or tandem kayaks, pedal boats, or on a standup paddleboard; rentals range from one to two hours

$30 $15

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One-, Two-, or Four-Hour Paddleboard Rental for One or Two at Jetpack America (Up to 78% Off)

Jetpack America

Multiple Locations

Glide across the water atop a paddleboard

$30 $10

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Californians realize their nautical dreams at six harbors along the coast, thanks to the skilled guidance and boat rentals of Marina Sailing Newport Beach. The company's instructors?who are certified by the American Sailing Association or who are USCG licensed-captains?have been teaching people how to safely navigate Pacific waters since 1962. Whether looking to skipper a sloop-rigged keelboat, navigate the ocean by following celestial bodies and stalled spaceships, or just spend a few sunshine-filled hours on the water, fledgling sailors can find the proper training and equipment from Marina Sailing's crew. A fleet of more than 80 boats features convenient amenities such as marine barbecues, stereos, and hot showers.
121 Agate Ave
Newport Beach,
CA
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Water laps against the edge of the boat as a a dolphin leaps over waves just off the port side. Its smooth, graceful body arcs through the water, swimming with the speed only a set of flippers can muster. Ocean Explorer Cruises seeks out magical moments like this one on the deep blue sea, giving guests a chance to encounter everything from sunsets to Humpback whales. Cruises depart from Newport Bay and set off in search of marine environments on whale watching cruises, romantic settings on sunset cruises, and Christmas light displays or American flags and fireworks on holiday cruises.
400 Main St.
Newport Beach,
CA
US
Catalina Island may reside a mere 75 minutes from Newport Beach, but that's no reason why visitors shouldn't travel there in style. The Catalina Flyer allows them to do just that, accommodating as many as 600 passengers who spend their speedy journey relaxing on the sun decks, enjoying a drink in one of two full-service cocktail lounges, or gazing out the viewing windows and watching for migrating schools of sushi rice. After disembarking in Avalon, visitors are encouraged to take advantage of Catalina Island's many shopping, dining, and recreational opportunities, which include everything from golf, ziplines, undersea tours, and even buffalo watching. Hotel accommodations facilitate overnight stays, ensuring that weekenders have ample time to enjoy the island before taking the afternoon voyage back to the mainland.
400 Main Street
Newport Beach,
CA
US
The sailors at Davey's Locker cruise the seas off California all year round, but it's hard to imagine they ever get bored. They're too busy taking passengers on all kinds of maritime adventures. On cruises, guests can try to spot up to 10,000 migrating gray, finback, and blue whales, as well as dolphins and other aquatic wildlife. Sunset or evening cruises promise breathtaking views, and July Fourth fireworks cruises celebrate our independence from the tyranny of the metric system. Additionally, new and experienced anglers alike can nab catches from yellowtails to barracudas on deep-sea fishing trips. The company's well-equipped ships keep passengers comfortable with amenities such as large indoor salons, full bars, and sun decks. All cruises depart from Newport Bay, and at Christmas time, the spot twinkles with lights as the famed Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade commences.
400 Main St.
Newport Beach,
CA
US
Balboa is a dance form crafted in California across the first half of the 20th century. The closely-knit variation on swing dancing was shaped by antsy jitterbugs within the halls of historic locations like the Balboa Pavilion, where the conclusion of the Balboa Rendezvous event is held on Sunday. After Balboa strutters complete their sojourn at the educational stomping grounds of San Diego's Portuguese Hall and The Dance Center, a scenic voyage north to the Balboa Pavilion on the Balboa Peninsula ushers in one final day of swift-footed prancing, along with a question-and-answer session with the original masters of Balboa from the 1930s, still swingin' after all these years. Click here for the entire schedule of events.
400 Main Street
Newport Beach,
CA
US
Scenic boat rides to and from Catalina Island pass by stunning vistas of Long Beach Harbor and gamboling dolphin families—but the boat trips' main attraction is the island itself. The clear waves that lap at its shores are ideal for kayaking, scuba diving, or doing an emergency load of laundry. Meanwhile, mainland attractions range from art galleries and shops to winding hiking trails. Armed with a round trip boat ticket, visitors from four mainland California ports can explore the island for anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks.
400 Main Street
Newport Beach,
CA
US