|About The Fun Zone Boat Company|
Our Newport Harbor Cruise company began offering speed boat rides, boat rental, paddle board rentals and Harbor tours of Newport Beach California Harbor and Bay in 1948. Now known as the Fun Zone Boat Company, we still operate seven days a week from the same location. Our vessels depart on the hour from the Harbor Cruise boat docks adjacent to the Balboa Ferry. Look for the Ferris wheel at the Balboa Fun Zone on 600 Edgewater blvd. Balboa - Newport Beach California. Email or call us today for reservations! (First departures leave at 11:00am)
Adult fares are $14.00 for the 45 minute tour, children under 12 are $7.00 under 5 are free, $11.00 senior rate. For $3.00 more - double your fun with a 90 minute harbor tour upgrade.
The Belle, Showboat, Queen and Tiki provide family fun and entertainment, as the captain cruises around, pointing out the sights and sounds of Newport Harbor. See the sea lions, celebrity homes, enjoy a Newport beach Sunset Cruise and much more on one of our daily narrated boat tours or Newport Beach Harbor cruises or private charter boat trips.
Newport Beach Harbor's finest double deck tour boat. U.S.Coast Guard licensed for 99 guests and crew - a great 20-50 guest dinner boat. The Show Boat offers the best view of the Newport Beach Harbor from the upper deck. A very good cheese and wine tour, sight seeing boat.
M.V. Tiki "TikiBoat"
Newport Beach Harbors first charter boat - The M.V. Tiki bears a casual atmosphere and a striking resemblance to a tropical rain forest. Tiki Boat is a double deck party boat from bow to stern, and can accommodate 120 guests comfortably for a private function. On the lower deck, there are facilities for a DJ or small band, a dance area, tables and chairs, which can be arranged for dining. Once inside the facilities present more like a Tiki room or Tiki club venue than boat. The majority of the boat is enclosed with an outside area around the perimeter of the upper deck. The M.V. Tiki is most commonly used for our Newport Beach Harbor Charters, when she is not "working" a charter having fun,fun,fun. Tiki Boat may be seen on the bay offering a Sunset Tour. Our Tiki Boat U.S.C.G. licensed for 149 passengers & crew.
We often get requests for private charter large Sail Boats. Although not part of our company, Dulcinea has a great reputation, and is my favorite Whale Watch platform. Without engines or sonar - Whales have come right to the boat (link to news - whale watching noise impact story) and some scientific background (link) and (link).
Captain Don is also a pinch hitter on our daily harbor cruise and charter captain line up - when he is not out gunk holing out in the channel islands, you may see him at the wheel of our Belle or Sunset Cruise. Dulcinea rents for $210.00 per hour - 3hr minimum - six passenger maximum. Captain Don said he would toss in the soft drinks for free if you mention "Fun Zone Boats" or use the response form and we will forward it to him - please specify "Dulcinea" in your note. Here is Dulcineas link and Capt. Don's number (949) 632-3736
Newport Beach Harbor Guide and map
About Our Daily Tours: The Odds and the Evens
On the odd hours: 11,1,3 and added 5 & 7pm departures in season.
On the even hours: 12,2, and added 4 & 6pm in season
Every hour: 11,12,1,2 and seasonal 3,4,5 & 6 pm departures
Tour #3 - Our 90 minute tours view the whole harbor. All of the sights and sounds, including the Seven Islands of Newport Bay, will be pointed out by our experienced Captain and Crew. Fun Zone Boat Company was the first, and still the most experienced harbor cruise and charter boat company providing live narrated tours of Newport Bay. #3 - 90 minute whole harbor tour (Tour 1 and 2 combined) $19.00 adults $14.00 senior $7.00 kids Departs Hourly
Christmas "Parade of Lights Tour"
The Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade started in the early 1920s when local gondolier J. Scarpa installed lighting on his gondola. Scarpa might be surprised at what his simple act has spawned, with some entrants in today's Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade spending over $50,000 to decorate their vessels for the event. It's a popular Newport Harbor tradition, the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade has also been ranked one of the country's top holiday happenings by the the media. Every Christmas Newport boasts the largest harbor parade in California, with 100's of boats, cruising our harbor with Christmas lighting to turn night into day. Tickets on sale now.
Links and Photos:
Our favorite wildlife photographer has been about on the Newport Harbor here are some links to Mr Beeningas work :