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$21 -- Balboa: Cruise, Ferris Wheel & Pizza for 2, Reg. $43

Sold out - This deal was published April 26, 2013 and sold out May 13, 2013.
$21 -- Balboa: Cruise, Ferris Wheel & Pizza for 2, Reg. $43
By Travelzoo Staff
"Locals cherish the Balboa Fun Zone as a little vignette from the past," states the OC Register. For $21 (regularly $43), two can take a 45-minute narrated cruise from Fun Zone Boat Company, followed by a ride on the Ferris wheel at Balboa Fun Zone and a meal at Azar's Gourmet Pizza.

Why we love it

  • For half off, 2 can spend the day at historic Balboa Fun Zone, open since 1936
  • Start with a Newport cruise; choose either a sea lion or celebrity home tour
  • Follow with a ride on the Ferris wheel, and then get a slice of pizza and a drink


April 26, 2013 - Oct. 29, 2013


Balboa Fun Zone Rides
600 Edgewater Blvd.
Balboa, CA 92661
(See Map)
Tel: 949-673-0240

What's included

  • Start your day with one of two cruise options, both of which depart daily from 11 a.m. to sunset:
  • A sea lion tour that sails a mile out to spot sea lions as well as take in views of the coastline
  • A celebrity homes tour, where the captain points out mansions of the rich and famous
  • Then, take a ride on the historic Ferris wheel, and grab a slice of cheese pizza and a regular soft drink per person.
  • Both the Ferris wheel and Azar's are located within walking distance of Fun Zone Boat Company.

The fine print

Vouchers can be redeemed starting Monday, April 29, through Oct. 29, 2013. Reservations are required for the boat cruise and can be made online by clicking here. Children ages 4 and under do not need a ticket for the cruise. Riders on Ferris wheel must be at least 14 years of age and over 50" tall to ride without an adult. Cruises are subject to availability and are weather permitting. See below for full terms and conditions.

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$21   $42.66
51% off | 469 bought
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Balboa Fun Zone Rides
98% Enjoyed Balboa Fun Zone Rides
98% (179 ratings)
Sold out at
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98% Enjoyed Balboa Fun Zone Rides
(179 ratings)
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the people at the boat ride was friendly. But we could not find parking so four of us missed the boat ride and the ferris wheel. The parking in that area is not easily available.

Jul 25, 2014 anita CA, United States

The location! It was adorable and there were so many things you could do.

Jul 25, 2014 Cailyn CA, United States

Nice to be in Balboa than Menifee!

It was kind of boring for me but my friend enjoyed it. The boat ride was nice, I just wasn't amused by the "celebrity tour". This had nothing to do with our "Captains" btw, they were pleasant for the most part.

Jul 22, 2014 Maribel CA, United States

Celebrity home boat ride was fantastic. I always enjoy taking my out of town guests on this cruise.

Jul 21, 2014 Debbi California, United States

The boat tour was great and the guide was excellant

Jul 17, 2014 Kathy CA, United States

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600 Edgewater Blvd.
Balboa, CA 92661
Tel: 949-673-0240

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