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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

When

April 26, 2013 - Oct. 29, 2013

Where

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
97% Enjoyed Balboa Fun Zone Rides
97% (220 ratings)
Sold out at
11:47 a.m. CT on May 13
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97% Enjoyed Balboa Fun Zone Rides
(220 ratings)
4.7
Quality of Service
4.4
Quality of Activity
4.6
Value for the Money
Overall Enjoyed Most Other Comments

Sharing past experiences with our granddaughter.

The vendors made using the vouchers very easy.

Aug 30, 2014 Patricia CA, United States

Boat ride

Wheel was great

Aug 28, 2014 Stephanie CA, United States

The celebrity home cruise was great and we were able to add the sea lion cruise for a nominal fee. The guides did a nice job and kept it interesting. Folks at the Ferris wheel were super nice and helpful. Pizza experience was ok.

Only down was the pizza place, the guy running it was not friendly and it seemed as though I was putting him out by giving him the vouchers, and I was trying to buy more pizza! Maybe try a different vendor, there seemed to be more than one pizza joint.

Aug 25, 2014 Patrick California, United States

The cruise was great!

It is a great deal for a fun afternoon in the sun :)

Aug 24, 2014 Sandra California, United States

The boat tour.

Friendly people. It was really fun and beautiful background for pictures.

Aug 23, 2014 Elizabeth CA, United States

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

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