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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
97% Enjoyed Balboa Fun Zone Rides
97% (248 ratings)
Sold out at
11:47 a.m. CT on May 13


M – F, 9am – 9pm ET

97% Enjoyed Balboa Fun Zone Rides
(248 ratings)
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This was a Birthday gift to my husband and I from Mrs. Andrews. We are Mr. Ans Mrs Vincent Gallo. We had an exceptional time, we were able to eat our pizza which we both love and The Sea Lion Cruise, which also included some Celebrity homes. The gentleman who ran the boat and spoke was amazing and funny so very entertaining, he really made the cruise so wonderful! Unfortunately we completely forgot to take our Ferris Wheel ride...I will do this again and absolutely recommend to friends. I would love to purchase again for my very good friend and her two younger kids! Great time! I will be back no doubt! Jennifer Gallo 949-228-2654

Thank you for a wonderful day! Loved it!

Oct 02, 2014 Judith CA, United States

The Celebrity homes tour of as a entertaining. The tour guide was funny and knowledgeable.

Being cash for a tip, and pay to get crowns the tour to the other side if the harbor.

Sep 23, 2014 Rebecca CA, United States

The celebrity boat tour.

My husband is hard of hearing and had a hard time hearing the guide. Probably if we sat in front of him he could hear better. I heard him most of the time and repeated what he said. If there was a way to help that it would be good for others as well. I have highly recommended the boat tour.

Sep 22, 2014 Star CA, United States

The boat ride was awesome!

As was the Ferris Wheel!

Sep 22, 2014 Nadia California, United States

The atmosphere - the entire place is a great place to relax and enjoy the day!

Highly recommend!!

Sep 17, 2014 Meagan Australia

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

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