Rent a Duffy: Balboa Fun Zone

Duffy Boat Rentals @ The Fun Zone
600 E Bay Avenue
Newport Beach, CA

Fun on Demand

For decades, Duffy Electric Boats have been synonymous with luxury, relaxation, and sharing unforgettable moments with friends and family. With Duffy Rentals, you can make your next outing unforgettable too. Duffy has partnered with Newport Beach Boat Rentals to offer rentals at the Balboa Fun Zone in Newport Beach, giving you another launching point for fun on the water. Come see why Duffy rentals are the best way to experience Newport Harbor!

Boat Rental Hours

  • Open 7 days a week
  • 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
  • All boats must be returned by 8:00pm
  • Reservations are recommended but not required. We welcome walk-ins!
  • Carpool / rideshare highly recommended
  • Max capacity of 12 people per boat
  • You must be 21 years or older to rent a Duffy Electric Boat

Boat Rental Rates

  • 2 Hours – $299
  • 3 Hours – $429
  • 4 Hours – $549

Details & Restrictions

  • Built-in bluetooth speakers
  • All-around windows provide option for fully enclosed boat
  • Dock at waterfront restaurants or bring your own snacks & drinks
  • Up to 12 people maximum
  • Must be 21 years old to rent and/or drive

Frequently Asked Questions

How many people can be aboard a Duffy Rental Boat?

We allow 12 people on board a rental boat, regardless of age or size, at any given time.

Where do we park?

There are public parking lots adjacent to the Fun Zone. The Balboa Pier has a large public parking lot, which is just across the street from the Fun Zone. Most have 2-hour maximum time limits. These get fairly busy during the summer, so we highly recommend carpooling or using Uber/Lyft.

Are dogs allowed on the boats?

Yes, we welcome dogs to come along! Preferably under 25 lbs and well-behaved!

Can I buy any food, drinks, or merchandise with our rental?

Feel free to bring your own food and drinks. There are also several restaurants at the Fun Zone that can provide food to take on the boat with you.

Are the boats easy to drive?

Our boats are very easy to drive. They top out at 5 mph, just like a golf cart. We give you instructions and maps before you leave the dock so that you have a detailed understanding of the Harbor and accessible areas.

How old do you have to be to drive a boat?

You must be 21 years old to rent and drive one of the boats.

Do you provide life jackets?

Yes, safety is extremely important to us here at Duffy Electric Boats. By law, children 12 and under must wear a life jacket while on board our boats. Adult life jackets are also on board, stowed under the seat cushions. Infants in a car seat or baby carrier do not have to wear a life jacket but they are provided just in case.

Can we play music on the boat?

Absolutely! Every boat has a stereo system on board. It has AM/FM Radio and Bluetooth, so feel free to connect your device to play music.

When should I get there for my reservation?

Please give yourself plenty of time to drive down the peninsula and find parking. We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before your reservation. We will get you checked in and hand over maps and instructions.

Will my kids enjoy a ride on a Duffy boat?

Of course! Renting a Duffy Boat is an extremely safe and enjoyable activity with the family. We hand out activity books, and the Harbor is filled with exciting sights. Look out for sea life including California sea lions, sailboats and commercial fishing boats, and even a Ferris wheel at the Fun Zone!

Is there a cancellation policy?

There is a 24-hour cancellation policy for standard rentals. Please cancel your reservation at least 24 hours prior, or you will be charged in full.

While my party is arriving, can I load or decorate the boat?

Unfortunately, we cannot allow you to access the boat until your entire party has arrived. There is limited functional dock space. If people are running late, you can load up, depart, and come back to pick them up. You cannot sit at the dock and wait for them. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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