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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% (170 ratings)
Sold out at
11:47 a.m. CT on May 13
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98% Enjoyed Balboa Fun Zone Rides
(170 ratings)
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The boat tour was great and the guide was excellant

Jul 17, 2014 Kathy CA, United States

The boat trip

Jul 16, 2014 Mary CA, United States

Convenient location. Boat tour was wonderful.

Jul 14, 2014 William California, United States

The narrated tour of star homes was wonderful

Jul 12, 2014 Joy CA, United States

Everything, the cruise was nice and short, Ferris wheel was good and the pizza was huge.

Jul 11, 2014 Alfredo CA, United States

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

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