Atop Pirate Coast Paddle Company’s fleet of standup paddleboards, guests glide over the placid inlets of Newport Beach Back Bay in scenic excursions. The paddleboards—which look like slightly larger, heavier surfboards—offer a sturdy enough base for guests to stand upright and propel themselves with a single oar, an action that exercises core muscles better than doing sit-ups with a porpoise on your chest.
Led by a staff of nautical guides, paddleboarding tours send clients into the orange horizon during sunset paddle outings and enjoy an ocean view of the stars during full-moon SUP parties. Pirate Coast also offers private, semi-private, and group lessons. During all excursions, Pirate Coast provides boards and necessary equipment rentals, letting clients worry about how to stave off scurvy while on the ocean.
Adventures Boat Rentals' sea-loving staff outfits the Newport Beach area with both self-propelled and electric-powered vessels. The Duffy-brand electric boats produce zero emissions and carry up to 12 passengers, and Adventures Boat Rentals’ paddleboards and kayaks only produce a soft squeal when passengers board. The staff also equips each rider with a map of the harbor's restaurants to find grub after their adventure.
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.
Cast off from the ordinary and set a course for the extraordinary on a boating trip with Newport Aquatic Center in Newport Beach.
It's certainly time you stopped reading about this center with its amazing restaurant and finally came in for a bite.
Got kids? No problem at Newport Aquatic Center! This center is a fantastic spot for families to hang together.
Tired of driving in circles? Head to Newport Aquatic Center for a bite to eat and find quick parking in the lot next door.
If you want to traverse the calm waters of Newport Bay, Balboa Boat Rentals' kayaks, paddleboards, and pedal boats will suffice. But if you want to venture out into the sea, Balboa's staff also rents out sailboats, power boats, and harnessed sharks. Balboa's Coast Guard–licensed captains will even take the wheel if you want, either during parasailing trips or boat tours in cushy pontoon boats.
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If you've worked up an appetite, no worries! This center also has a fabulous restaurant.
Don't leave the kids at home — youngsters will love the family-friendly activities at this center just as much as mom and dad.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.