The PREMIER Harbor & Sunset  Cruise on Newport Bay!

The Fun Zone Boat Company, provided our first Newport Beach Harbor Cruise in 1948. Today we 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,  600 Edgewater blvd. Balboa - Newport Beach  California. 

 First departure of the day  leaves at 11:00A.M.

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(949) 673-0240

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About Our Daily Tours: The Odds and the Evens

On the odd hours: 11,1,3 and added 5 & 7pm departures in season.

Tour #1 -  we cruise out to the harbor entrance to spot California Sea Lions(and passing migrating  Gray Whales in season) in their natural environment. $20.00 adults $15.00 senior $5.00 kids

On the even hours: 12,2, and added 4 & 6pm in season

Tour #2 - Our classic narrated "Celebrity Homes and Yachts Tour." Departing on the even hours. For over 59 years we have been providing our famous narrated tours featuring Newport Bays' majestic, multi million dollar homes and their celebrity owners. $20.00 adults $15.00 senior $5.00 kids

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)  $30.00 adults $25.00 senior $10.00 kids, Departs Hourly 



About Our Newport Beach Harbor Charter Boat Fleet

The Cool Breze, 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.

All of the Fun Zone Boat Company’s vessels are available for Rental and Charter! Our Newport Beach Harbor based charter boats also provide a cost effective venue for private, casual and business functions from 49 to 149 passengers. Catering is available for all of our charter boats. Rent a Boat  for your next event from the company that pioneered private boat charters and cruises on Newport Beach Harbor. Fun Zone Boat Co. since 1948


M.V. Showboat

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Newport Beach Harbor's finest double deck tour boat. U.S.Coast Guard licensed vessel. A great 20-35 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.

  • The Show Boat rental rate is $450.00 per hour - 2 hour minimum 


M.V. Cool Breeze

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$350.00 per hour.  10-25 passengers 


  • M.V. Queen  

Fun Zone Boats - M.V. Queen - Newport Beach Harbor
Our group tour workhorse.  Two bus loads, guides and crew, fit comfortably. Our Queen, still offers best value for Newport Harbor and Bay boat charter group trips and excursions. The Queen is our commercial tour operator and pre school sea lion tour favorite. Over the years the Queen has proven to be our passengers' favorite Sunset Cruise Boat ... long live the Queen.

  • The Queen is our best boat rental value at $650.00 per hour - 2 hour minimum 
M.V. Tiki  "TikiBoat"

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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. 

  • The Tiki Boat rents at $850.00 per hour 3 hour minimum or try our all inclusive "packages"
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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. 




Contact us

Fun Zone Boat Company 

  • Phone: (949) 673-0240
  • Fax: (949) 673-8413
  • 700 E. Edgewater Place
    Balboa, California 92661