Newport Beach Harbor
Featuring the largest small boat harbor in the world, Newport Beach is a sailing and boating enthusiast's dream.
Newport is home to more than 9,000 boats and yachts and visitors can enjoy harbor cruises and charters, which tour the destination's charming bay.
and motor boat rentals are available, as are as romantic gondola rides through the intricate canals of the harbor.
Ferry rides to Balboa Island are offered throughout the day and for those with an adventurous spirit, there are luxury yacht excursions to Catalina Island.
A favorite spot for sportfishing, the waters of Newport Beach teem with barracuda, yellowtail bonito, shark and halibut.
Other aquatic activities include snorkeling, scuba diving, windsurfing, sailing or boogie boarding at Big Corona Beach.
During the winter months, visitors can observe the California Grey Whale migration as well as other marine life such as dolphins, sea lions and seals.
Newport Harbor Entrance at Big Corona State Beach