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Address: 702 E Balboa Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92661-1306
Phone Number:
+1 949-723-5387
11:00 - 16:00
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Fri - Mon 11:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Balboa Water Sports is the most convenient and thrilling place to rent Jet...

Balboa Water Sports is the most convenient and thrilling place to rent Jet Skis in Newport Beach, CA. We provide the highest quality equipment with a fleet of Sea Doo GTIs that are launched directly from our dock. Rental includes fuel, the necessary equipment, safety instructions, and a tutorial catered to individual needs. Guided rides are also available in the morning Friday thru Sunday. This thrilling water journey allows you to explore a part of the California coastline not often traveled by most. The knowledgeable guide will point out landmarks, answer any questions, and offer comfort to those not familiar with the ocean.

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10 out of 10!!! Best place ever and so much fun! We had never drove before and it's awsome! Good price and friendly staff! Just dropped in and worked everything out👍🏻

Reviewed 4 August 2016
Uddevalla, Sweden
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Uddevalla, Sweden
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

10 out of 10!!! Best place ever and so much fun! We had never drove before and it's awsome! Good price and friendly staff! Just dropped in and worked everything out👍🏻

Thank ason74
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

Staying in Bel Air you think you'd think you'd have no end of options for jet skiing with the abundance of beaches near by, Venice, Long Beach, Malibu and Santa Monica to name a few! To our astonishment there was literally only one, MDR!!!! Read the reviews, complete rip off!!!!! Luckily we found that slightly further south, at Newport Beach... More 

1 Thank DBateman1980
Arlington, Virginia
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274 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2015

Pros: - Great service, great quality jet skis - Loved their location in a great area to walk around after your jet ski adventure - Were able to get close to seals, but did not see any dolphins Cons: - long 20 minute slow jet ski ride from rental location to where you can go above 5 mph

Thank WA2DC
San Diego, California
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2015

We rented 2 jet skis. They had our reservation on arrival, got us signed up for the waivers, we picked out our lifejackets, instructions were brief, yet thorough, made sure we understood how to operate the equipment, then off we went. For a one hour rental, they gave us an extra half hour to clear the bay where you can... More 

Thank lightofpamj
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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105 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2015 via mobile

I have rented an electrical boat (duffy) for an hour around the harbor. Very good experience to go around the island with fresh and cool air. Boat is slow like around 5 mph, and best time to go is about two hours before sunset. Highly recommended.

Thank Salah A
Mission Viejo, California
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197 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Our first visit was last year. We had only been riding for about an hour when the fog started to come in. Our guide said unfortunately, he had to cut our trip short. They told us to come back anytime for another tour. We didn't get back until the following May and they were happy to provide us with an... More 

1 Thank Dennis K
Collegeville, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2013

If you're thinking of jetskiing or paddle boarding Balboa Water Sports is a NOT TO BE MISSED place. Last year we visited and again this past week. The owner is fantastic and always goes above and beyond in making your time out there special. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this group and already cannot wait to see them on our next trek... More 

2 Thank Kris M
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2013

As jet ski rentals are 125/hour, I jumped on the opportunity to purchase a 2 hour Groupon for $130- a fantastic deal. The staff (Kelly) was very very helpful in getting me in/rescheduling as I travel very frequently. The two hour rental was actually 2.5 hours as it takes ~15 minutes to taxi out of the harbor. The Sea Doos... More 

2 Thank SMDoc1
Oswego, Illinois
2 reviews
Reviewed 24 June 2013 via mobile

I rented a jet ski and the people were very courteous and made sure I knew everything I needed to about the jet ski and the area to ensure I was safe on the water. The experience was breathtaking. Highly recommended!!!

Thank crickett35
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 22 June 2013

We bought a groupon for paddle-boarding. My mom was very hesitant due to cold water and her balance, however both proved to be non-issues. These boards are SUPER balanced. (You would purposely have to try to fall off one of them). With that being said, it is okay to wear a light jacket while standing on your board. Really only... More 

Thank lnpeter2

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