Recreation

Anchors up on Adventure

Our idyllic weather and glittering harbor views set the scene for your next spectacular adventures. Discover fun and relaxation, from sailing your own Duffy boat to a curated beach picnic at Crystal Cove. Whether on land or sea, our activities are designed for those sun-kissed Newport Beach days you hope will never end.

Email [email protected] or call 949-645-5000 to book your experiences.

On Property

Duffy Rentals

Cruising isn't just a relaxing activity in Newport Beach—it's a lifestyle. Captain your own Duffy boat and glide through the sparkling waters of Newport Harbor, passing gorgeous coastal estates and magnificent yachts and sailboats. Meander past sophisticated Lido Island, catch views of the Newport Beach coastline, and soak up a sun-kissed afternoon. Easy to maneuver and lots of fun to drive, our electric Duffy boats invite you to cruise in classic nautical style and comfort.

Guests must sign waivers.

What To Wear: We suggest casual daywear. Bring a sweater in case of cooler weather. Guests will receive a map of Newport Harbor. Duffy boats can be docked at many waterfront restaurants or while shopping on Lido Island. Food is allowed on the boat.

Days Available: 7 days a week 10:00 am to dusk. Based on availability

Location: Balboa Bay Resort Marina

Restrictions: Must be at least 21 to rent. Children are welcome onboard

Length Of Time: 1-2 hours (Or longer if requested)

PRICE: $95 per hour

On Property

Duffy Experience

Price: ($250-1 hour/$345-2 hours) ($250 for 4 people/$20 additional PP)

Cruising isn't just a relaxing activity in Newport Beach—it's a lifestyle. Captain your own Duffy boat and glide through the sparkling waters of Newport Harbor, passing gorgeous coastal estates and magnificent yachts and sailboats. Meander past sophisticated Lido Island, catch views of the Newport Beach coastline, and soak up a sun-kissed afternoon. Easy to maneuver and lots of fun to drive, our electric Duffy boats invite you to cruise in classic nautical style and comfort.

Experience will include:

  • 1-2 hour Duffy boat ride
  • Charcuterie board for four people
  • Bottle of sparkling wine
  • Keepsake Balboa Bay Resort blanket

Guests must sign waivers.

What To Wear: We suggest casual daywear. Bring a sweater in case of cooler weather. Guests will receive a map of Newport Harbor. Duffy boats can be docked at many waterfront restaurants or while shopping on Lido Island. Food is allowed on the boat.

Days Available: 7 days a week 10:00 am to dusk. Based on availability

Location: Balboa Bay Resort Marina

Length Of Time: 1-2 hours (Or longer if requested)

 

Add-on: Ultimate Duffy Boat Experience **add on to Duffy Experience-cost is in addition to the Duffy Experience**

Price: ($250 for 4 people/$20 additional PP)

  • Small balloon arch on the Duffy
  • Personalized place settings
  • Personalized welcome sign
  • Florals
  • Bottle of sparkling wine
  • Bluetooth speaker
  • Ice and Light refreshments (flavored water, orange juice, and cranberry juice)
  • Alcohol menu available for purchase
  • 7-day cancellation

Restrictions: Must be at least 21 to rent. Children are welcome.

Off Property

Sunset at Crystal Cove

There’s nothing as breathtaking as a Southern California sunset. Let us transport you to one of Orange County’s most-loved spots to watch the sun go down—Crystal Cove. Savor a beach picnic with chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne, while you watch the sky fill with shades of pink and orange over the Pacific Ocean. It’s a stunning front-row show you’ll never forget.

*Image courtesy of Seaside Picnic & Party Rentals

Experience includes:

  • Transportation to and from the beach
  • 2 keepsake Balboa Bay blankets
  • Chocolate-covered strawberries
  • 2 split bottles of champagne
  • 2 water bottles
  • Throw pillows for your comfort
  • Picnic basket

Guests must sign waivers

What To Wear: We suggest casual daywear suitable for the sand. Bring a sweater for cooler weather.

Days Available: 7 days a week

Location: Crystal Cove State Beach

Length Of Time Of Activity: 1-2 hours (Or longer if requested).

Price: $140 for 2 people $70 per additional person

Restrictions: Must be 21 years old

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Off Property

Family Beach Day

Get ready for sand, sun and fun! Leave the video games and electronics behind for a fun-packed beach day. Experience a laid-back family excursion on the sunny shores of Newport Beach, full of laughter, splashing, and sand castle-building. The only thing on your agenda? Savoring good eats and making great memories.

Experience will include:

  • Transportation to and from beach
  • Four packed lunches
  • Four beverages (sofa, water, etc)
  • Beach towels, chairs and an umbrella
  • Beach toys
  • One boogie board

Guests must sign waivers

Cancellation/Refunds: 72 hour cancellation. Full refund.

Location: Newport Beach Peninsula

Length Of Time Of Activity: 2-4 hours (Or longer if requested)

Price: $125 for 4 people. $30 for each additional person

On Property

Spa Experience

Turn your getaway into the ultimate escape at the Balboa Bay Spa. Indulge in any of our luxurious spa treatments and therapies, including rejuvenating facials, massages, and exfoliations. Afterwards, savor a day of decadence swathed in our fluffy spa robeswhile enjoying chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne. Soak in the calm and relax—this is your time.

Experience includes

  • Two split bottles of champagne
  • Chocolate-covered strawberries
  • Spa treatment of your choice
  • Two keepsake Balboa Bay robes

Guests must sign waivers. Robes will be delivered to room.

Location: Newport Beach Peninsula

Length Of Time Of Activity: 2-4 hours (Or longer if requested)

Price: $120 in addition to the price of the treatment. Does not include gratuity.

Restrictions: Must be 21 years old

Off Property

Beachside Picnic Experience

Savor the ultimate picnic experience, where curated charcuterie meets chic design. Our intimate beach picnics are the perfect way tospend an afternoon in Newport Beach with your friends and family. Let the idyllic coastline bring the mood. We’ll create the ambiance with a fully styled tablescape, topped with individual place settings and fresh florals. All you have to do is show up!

*Image courtesy of Let's Soiree

Experience includes:

  • Transportation to and from the beach
  • Complete beach picnic set-up, including
    • Beach table and chairs
    • Place settings
    • Personalized welcome sign
    • Florals
    • Individual charcuterie box for each guest
    • Bluetooth speaker
    • Umbrella
    • Barcart with ice and light refreshments (flavored water, orange juice, and cranberry juice

Guest must sign waivers

Cancellation/Refunds: 7 day cancellation for full refund.

Days available: 9:00 am -6:00 PM seven days a week

Location: 15th Street, Newport Beach, CA

L Street, Newport Beach, CA

Length Of Time Of Activity: 2-4 hours (Or longer if requested)

Price: $500 (4 guests)-$30 each additional guest)

On Property

Whale Watching Experience

The thrill of a lifetime awaits. Cruise alongside magnificent whales and dolphins in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Newport Beach. Learn more about the wonderful, gentle mammals that live in our waters and see them in their natural habitat. Get your cameras ready to spot giant blue whales, humpback whales, dolphins and more!

Experience will include:

  • Ticket for whale watching experience
  • A keepsake Balboa Bay blanket to stay warm on the breezy ocean waters

Guests must sign waivers

Days Available: 7 days a week.

Length Of Time Of Activity: 3-4 hours (Or longer if requested)

Price:

  • Adults - $50
  • Children 3-12 - $42
  • Children infants to 2 - $10

Restrictions: Children must be accompanied by an adult.

On Property

Kayaking

Single Kayak ($30 per hour)
Paddle along the exciting waterways of Newport Harbor, while exploring this scenic waterfront enclave. Glide along past magnificent yachts and sailboats, while soaking up abundant sunshine and scenic wildlife.

Double Kayak ($40 per hour)
Paddle and explore the exciting waterways of Newport Harbor together. Glide past colorful yachts and sailboats, while soaking up abundant sunshine and scenic wildlife.

Kayaks are not allowed for dock and dine.

On Property

Paddle Boarding

Paddle Boards ($30 per hour)
A top active adventure in Newport Harbor, paddle boarding is the ideal way to experience our spectacular scenery and gorgeous weather, while combining outdoor fitness.

On Property

Biking

Bikes
Let the bike do the work! Hop on our electrical bikes for a smooth and effortless SoCal adventure. Pedal along the famous Pacific Coast Highway, take your bike onto the Balboa Ferry, then explore all the sun-drenched sights of the Balboa Peninsula.

$15 - 2 hours
$25 - 4 Hours
$30 - 6 hours

Electric Bikes

$30 per hour

 

Where do you ride bikes? Our favorite routes include riding the Pacific Coast Highway, crossing onto the Balboa Island Ferry and onto Balboa Peninsula.

Bed and Breakfast

Begin your day of fun in the sun with a delicious breakfast at A+O Restaurant|Bar or while relaxing in your guestroom.

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Book Early & Save

Book early and save on your Newport Beach vacation! Soak up the endless summer with activities like paddle boarding, kayaking on the Bay, or exploring the local area by Duffy boat or electric bicycle. 

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Business On The Bay

Make the most of your business trip at Balboa Bay Resort, from hosting clients at the Resort to doing business in Orange County to enjoying some leisure time by the pool or taking in the bay views.

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Suite Arrival

More room, more time, and more value. Extend your stay in a spacious suite and enjoy a complimentary fourth night on us. Also includes overnight valet parking.

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