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.

At The Resort

Pool + Pool Bar

Spend a day of family fun or rest and relaxation at our courtyard pool. The pool features lounge chairs, daybeds and private cabanas, with a variety of options for food and beverage packages. Deck chairs are available on a first come, first serve basis. Enjoy a drink or lunch at the Pool Bar to make the most of your perfect pool day. See CABANAS/DAYBED offerings.

 

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Shopping

Bayfront Boutique

The Bayfront Boutique offers apparel and accessories for men and women from local and well-known brands including Joes Jeans, Hammitt and Suzan. Also features stylish gifts, candles and home goods.

Hours: Monday - Sunday | 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

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On The Water, At The Resort

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

Cabanas + Daybeds

Poolside Cabanas

 

Enjoy your own cabana for the day! Includes 4 bottled waters and your choice of a bottle of house champagne or a bucket of beer (6).

 

Cabanas Mo-Th: $400 Fr/Sa/Su $600

Cabanas + Daybeds

Poolside Daybed

Rent a Daybed for the day! Includes 4 bottled waters

(2 Lower, 4 Upper)

Upper Deck: Mo-Th $150 | Fr/Sa/Su $$250

Lower Deck Mo-Th $250 | Fr/Sa/Su $350

 

Cabanas + Daybeds, At The Resort

Elite Cabana Package - Captain Jack

$1,000 - Enhance your cabana with our Elite Captain Jack package that includes:

  • 1 Bottle of Sun Bum Tanning Oil
  • 1 Bottle of Don Julio 1942 
  • 4 Carafes of juice mixers from the Pool Bar
  • 4 Don Julio Branded Towels
  • 4 Pink Himalayan Sea Salt shot glasses to take home
  • 1 Don Julio branded blanket

Call to book number: 949-630-4241

*Image courtesy of Tesla Sanchez

Cabanas + Daybeds, At The Resort

Elite Cabana Package - Pirate

$250 - Enhance your cabana with our Elite Pirate package that includes:

  • 1 Large fruit platter
  • 1 Large bag of Pirate's Booty 
  • 1 Bottle of Captain Morgan Rum
  • 3 Carafes of juice mixers from the Pool Bar
  • 2 Balboa Bay Resort branded flasks to take home

Call to book number: 949-630-4241

*Image courtesy of  Tesla Sanchez

Cabanas + Daybeds, At The Resort

Elite Cabana Package - Mermaid

$500 - Enhance your cabana with our Elite Mermaid package that includes:

  • 1 Bottle of Grey Goose Essences Vodka
  • 4 Floppy Sun Hats
  • 4 Corkcicle Flutes to take home
  • 4 Raw Juicery Mermaid Lemonades
  • 1 Grey Goose Male Baseball Cap

Call to book number: 949-630-4241

*Image courtesy of  Tesla Sanchez

On The Water, At The Resort

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.

Cabanas + Daybeds

Premium Family Fun Cabana

Be cool and bring your family to the pool! You will make a splash with them when they see your beach themed cabana. Included is decor using inflatables, sand buckets, dried florals and pinwheels. Whimsical and fun! Throw pillows with corresponding primary colors and some of our favorite summertime beach sayings. Additionally we provide paper goods such a paper plates and matching fringed paper cups. Linen cocktail napkins with theme incorporated part of your package as well. Large bucket of pool toys such as water guns & pool rings provided.

  • 4-6 People (1 Cabana)
    • Weekday $975
    • Weekend $1,175
  • 7- 10 People (2 Cabanas)
    • Weekday $1,275
    • Weekend $2,075

*$250 cleaning and service fee will be applied to all Premium cabanas

Add on a standard balloon installation for a single cabana $380

Add on a premium double cabana balloon installation by Sunny Bunny Balloons for $2000

Add on 3 fresh floral  arrangements to enjoy in your room after for $250, upgrade to premium exotic florals for $375

Add of Marquee Number or Letter $65 Each

 

 

*Email [email protected] or call to book number 949-630-4241

Cabanas + Daybeds

Premium Mermaid Cabana

Have a Merdorable Shell-a-bration at your own poolside cabana. Included in our package are an eclectic mix of mermaid paper goods and decor. Party plates, stylish cups, large decorative lanterns, large floor pampas grass accent piece, throw pillows in a variety turquoise, silver, and purple solids as well as some with our favorite mermaid sayings like SHELL Ya, a backdrop of sea netting and seashells with paper lanterns reminiscent of bubbles that will leave you feeling like you’re under the sea. 3 dried floral arrangements included.

 

  • 4-6 People (1 Cabana)
    • Weekday $875
    • Weekend $1,075
  • 7- 10 People (2 Cabanas)
    • Weekday $1,475
    • Weekend $1,875

 

*$250 cleaning and service fee will be applied to all Premium cabanas

Add on a standard balloon installation for a single cabana $380

Add on a premium double cabana balloon installation by Sunny Bunny Balloons for $2000

Add on 3 fresh floral  arrangements to enjoy in your room after for $250, upgrade to premium exotic florals for $375

Add of Marquee Number or Letter $65 Each

 

 

*Email [email protected] or call to book number 949-630-4241

Cabanas + Daybeds

Premium Pirate Cabana

Ahoy Matey! Grab your crew and adventure with us in your own private cabana. Ye be invited fer birthday spirits with yer birthday Captain! Who says pirate parties are just for kids! We will deck out your cabana in red, black and white pirate decor. Pirate flags, fish netting, acrylic goblets, linen pirate themed cocktail napkins, neutral dried florals and a variety of little treasures. Also included are a mix of red, black & white throw pillows tie your whole theme together.

 

  • 4-6 People (1 Cabana)
    • Weekday $875
    • Weekend $1,075
  • 7- 10 People (2 Cabanas)
    • Weekday $1,475
    • Weekend $1,875

*$250 cleaning and service fee will be applied to all Premium cabanas

Add on a standard balloon installation for a single cabana $380

Add on a premium double cabana balloon installation by Sunny Bunny Balloons for $2000

Add on 3 fresh floral  arrangements to enjoy in your room after for $250, upgrade to premium exotic florals for $375

Add of Marquee Number or Letter $65 Each

 

*Email [email protected] or call to book number 949-630-4241

Cabanas + Daybeds

Premium Tropical Luau Cabana

Tropic like it’s hot! Luau inspired bachelorette party. We are bringing “flocktail” hour to your private cabana so you can flamingle with your girls. Included is an eclectic mix of disco balls, flamingos, gold pineapples and palm leaf decor.  Extra large pampas grass floor arrangement & large decorative colorful lanterns. Throw pillows in tropical solids, prints and our favorite sayings like: Tropic like it’s hot & Flocktail Hour. Also included are linen cocktail napkins with corresponding sayings, acrylic drinkware and disco ball cups. Tropical back drop of palm & banana leaves because we know it’s about the “gram” ... perfect backdrop to capture your Instagram moments. Plus 3 dried floral arrangements with pops of neon pink & palm leaves.

 

  • 4-6 People (1 Cabana)
    • Weekday $975
    • Weekend $1,175
  • 7- 10 People (2 Cabanas)
    • Weekday $1,275
    • Weekend $2,075

*$250 cleaning and service fee will be applied to all Premium cabanas

Add on a standard balloon installation for a single cabana $380

Add on a premium double cabana balloon installation by Sunny Bunny Balloons for $2000

Add on 3 fresh floral  arrangements to enjoy in your room after for $250, upgrade to premium exotic florals for $375

Add of Marquee Number or Letter $65 Each

 

*Email [email protected] or call to book number 949-630-4241

On The Go

Newport Beach Gondola Adventures

Cruise through spectacular Newport Harbor in one of the world’s most beautiful gondolas. Create a memory with that special someone as you glide silently through quaint canals.

 

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Cultural Activities

Orange County Art Museum

A modern and contemporary art museum, OCMA comprises more than 4,500 objects with a concentration of the art of California and the Pacific Rim from the 20th century to the present. www.ocma.art

Shopping

Lido Marina Village

Just a duffy ride or 10 minutes by car, Lido Village is a waterfront outdoor shopping experience with 29 stores, enjoy a fresco dining waterside explore a mix of charming boutiques and stylish shops.

 

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Cultural Activities

Lyon Air Museum

An aerospace museum located on the West Side of John Wayne Airport. The museum features military aircraft, rare automobiles, military vehicles and motorcycles and related memorabilia with a emphasis of World War II.

 

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Attractions

Disneyland

Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure are about 25 minutes from Balboa Bay Resort. One of the happiest places on earth, Disneyland is fun for all ages and a very easy day trip from Balboa Bay Resort.

 

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Shopping

South Coast Plaza

Home of the extraordinary collection of 250 luxury and contemporary boutiques and 30 restaurants. A regional shopping mall in Costa Mesa, largest shopping center on the West Coast, 20 minutes from Balboa Bay Resort.

 

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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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Attractions

Balboa Fun Zone

One of Southern California's oldest and last great coastal amusement areas, enjoy the waterfront Ferris wheel, play games in the arcade or tour the nautical museum while enjoying your favorite beach treats. Rent bikes, book a harbor cruise, go whale watching, or enjoy a day trip to nearby Catalina Island on the Catalina Flyer. The Balboa Fun Zone is located on Balboa Peninsula across from the Balboa Pier.

 

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Attractions

Knott's Berry Farm

What started as a small berry farm soon began to grow into a family theme park destination thanks to famous fried chicken dinners, boysenberries and Old Ghost Town. Knott's Berry Farm now bursts with attractions and entertainment for all ages, including first class roller coasters, stage shows, interactive experiences, delicious food creations and family friendly fun featuring Snoopy and the Peanut Gang.

 

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Attractions

Universal Studios

Universal Studios Hollywood™ , The Entertainment Capital of L.A., includes a full-day, movie-based Theme Park and Studio Tour plus Universal CityWalk®, an entertainment, shopping and dining complex, which includes the Universal Cinema and the “5 Towers” state-of-the-art outdoor concert venue.

 

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Attractions

Legoland

Interactive family rides, live shows, building workshops, and amazing attractions, including inspiring miniland areas reflecting ionic buildings and attractions from the recent location all built using the ionic Lego Brick.

 

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Cultural Activities

Sherman's Gardens

Sherman Gardens is an inspiring horticultural oasis and nationally renowned botanical garden. There are over 100 species of palms from around the world, 130 unique varieties of begonias, A lush tropical conservatory featuring a koi pond, carnivorous plants and an extensive orchid collection, An artistic succulent garden, A formal garden, A tea garden with numerous hanging baskets of fuchsia, begonias, and seasonal favorites.

 

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Shopping

Fashion Island

Ocean views highlight the extraordinary Fashion Island just minutes from Balboa Bay Resort. This outdoor shopping plaza that is the core of Newport Center in Newport Beach.

 

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Shopping

Rogers Gardens

The Gardens offers an incredible array of botanical beauty and natural inspiration that you can truly pick up and take home with you! Our outdoor environment inspires its visitors with beautiful foliage, flowering plants, creative plantings, seasonal herbs and vegetables, designer fountains, pottery, outdoor furniture and accessories. Also enjoy The Farmhouse restaurant supporting local artisinal and boutique products.

 

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Cultural Activities

Marconi Automotive Museum

Discover an impressive 30 million dollar collection of historical, exotic and classic cars.

 

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Curated Experiences

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

Golf

Oak Creek Golf Club

Tom Fazio designed 18 hole course with ambience of authentic Spanish Architecture, Rustic Stone Terraces, and Lavish Grounds.

 

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Golf

Tustin Ranch

Located in the heart of Orange County, Tustin Ranch Golf Club is a premiere golf facility offering public play with a private feel. The signature Ted Robinson designed course has repeatedly been voted “Best Orange County Golf Course and Range” by Orange County Register readers.

 

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Golf

Strawberry Farms

Strawberry Farms Golf Club combines the rural beauty and tranquility of the surrounding area with the challenge of true championship golf. The 18-hole, par-71 course is set amid canyons and wetlands and offers stunning vistas across the 35-acre reservoir, and rolling greens surrounded by wildlife and natural vegetation.

 

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At The Resort

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.

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

Restrictions: Must be 21 years old

On The Water

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 The Water, At The Resort

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.

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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 The Go

Hiking

Lots of amazing hiking opportunities in the local area. One of our favorite locations is Crystal Cove, one of the most expansive and beautiful beaches in Newport Beach.

 

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On The Go

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.

Relax, Refresh, Renew

Take some time to Relax, Refresh, Renew this fall by treating yourself to a treatment at the Balboa Bay Resort Spa. 

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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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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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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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