Between them, the coaches at Newport Sea Base Rowing, could fill shelves with the trophies and medals they've won during adventures in competitive rowing. This expertise translates into a passion for teaching, whether they're working with first-timers, competitive teenagers, or adults on the Masters team. The high-intensity, low-impact nature of the sport makes it a great workout, and rowers can burn up to 800 calories in an hour of energetic rowing. The activity also helps relieve stress by facilitating a deep, meditative trance via the rowing motion and boat's desire to float toward steel-tongue drums.
Located on the 880-acre Newport Harbor, Balboa Fun Tours launches self-guided or escorted jaunts that allow customers to explore the harbor’s sandy beaches, gentle surf, and varied marine life. Guests ride down the beachfront boardwalk on brightly hued beach-cruiser bicycles, taking in the sights of moored yachts and million-dollar mansions with moored yachts on their roofs. Chatty, knowledgeable Newport natives lead segway tours on land, and water excursions depart on kayaks and paddleboards.
The Royal Princess. The Ambassador. The Majestic?fitting titles for the regal fleet of Pacific Avalon Yacht Charters. For more than 33 years, the luxury vessels of Pacific Avalon have set sail for adventure, romance, and relaxation. Aboard each vessel, from the 150 foot span of The Ambassador to The Royal Princess's 100 feet of elegance, professional event planners dress the ship's interiors in inviting decor and fill the galleys with entertainment, dining, and service worthy of 5-star hotels. They specifically tailor every excursion, whether it's an intimate cruise for two, a corporate gala for hundreds, a wedding on the water, or even a burial at sea, all in custom built vessels whose quality exceeds even the stringent standards of the U.S. Coast Guard.
The party-loving minds behind Yacht Party Cruises wanted a creative way for locals and tourists to explore a city's late-night atmosphere. Eventually they launched a fleet of luxury yachts into the waters of eight of North America's most lively urban waterfronts. On each vessel, festivities abound as DJs spin everything from hip-hop to Sinatra, inviting passengers to shake a leg in between trips to the full bar or buffet lined with hot appetizers. All yachts boast extravagant details such as wraparound decks, fireplaces, or a glass atrium that hangs above the dance floor offering dancers a direct view of the man in the moon's game of solitaire. Guests can also step onto the decks for fresh air or panoramic views of city's skyline.
Bring your Italian-fairytale fantasies to life without enduring the cost and chaos of the international flight or another encounter with the Man on the Scooter. You'll set out from either Gondola Adventures’ floating headquarters or the nearby Omni Mandalay Hotel. A master gondolerino will either sing or play romantic music as he pokes and paddles through quiet canal inlets on to the foamy heads of waterfalls or across the glassy, mirrored-sky expanse of the lake. You'll be plied with chocolates and non-alcoholic sparkling wine. Thanks to Irving's 1888 anti-hoedown law, if you want alcoholic wine you'll have to purchase it from the Omni Mandalay Hotel and have them cork it and bring it down to the boat.
Helmed by a skilled Coast Guard captain, Ship 'N a Bottle's 26-foot sailboat sweeps passengers through Newport Bay as they sip wine and nibble hors d'oeuvres during exhilarating 90-minute tours. Following an accommodating schedule, crews disembark from the Lido Village shopping center throughout the day, hosting noontime outings to greet the midday sun and late night cruises to see if the moon actually changes colors when it thinks no one is looking. The 1967 sloop slices through waves along Newport Beach as passengers toast new nautical memories with a bottle of pinot grigio or merlot, paired with a plate of sopressata salami, asiago cheese, and flaxseed crackers. Ocean breezes waft over guests lounging on wooden benches as they take a narrated glide past Newport Bay's historical landmarks, scenic vistas, and celebrity homes, whose windows have been fitted with large sunglasses in order to throw off paparazzi.