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Enjoy the Dock and Dine Experience in Newport Beach

September 19, 2018

We all know that traffic in Orange County can be ruthless at times, especially near the beach. So why not skip the streets and travel by water? With a Duffy boat, not only can you experience a fun and unique mode of transportation, you can also arrive to your dinner reservations in style.

For first-timers, a Duffy boat is a small electric boat that can fit up to twelve people. They’re easy to maneuver through the still waters of Newport Harbor, and as long as you’re over 21 with a driver’s license, you’ll be able to play captain for a day. If you have a passenger who’s willing to be the DJ, most Duffy boats have a docking station or cables ready to play your perfect playlist. Enjoy drinks and appetizers, grab a delicious meal to-go from a harbor-side restaurant, or have a champagne toast to kick off your best friend’s bachelorette party (just make sure the captain drinks responsibly).
Duffy cruising in Newport Beach

If you have already had the pleasure of renting or riding on a Duffy, then you know how enjoyable of a time it is. Perfect for intimate get-togethers on the water, Duffy boats give you a look at gorgeous waterfront homes and allow you to get up-close and personal with local marine life. If you really want to make a day of it, docking and dining is a great way for you and yours to enjoy more of your day out on and near the water.

Newport Harbor Boating

Fortunately, in Newport Beach, finding a restaurant or a shopping center with a docking option isn’t too difficult! When you climb aboard a Duffy in the Newport Harbor, you have a whole day’s worth of adventure ahead of you. Ride through the gentle waters of the Main Channel and see the untouched beauty of the Back Bay. You don’t have to stay on the Duffy to enjoy your time to the fullest, treat yourself to the local experience by docking at the Balboa Village Fun Zone to take a ride on the famous Ferris Wheel, or dock at Lido Marina Village for a luxury shopping spree. Dine next to the water at restaurants like The Cannery, a modern take on a historic fish cannery that’s serving up fresh-caught seafood and an unforgettable atmosphere that’s perfect for dining al fresco. Whether you watch the sunset over the Pacific from your table or from the plush, cushioned deck of your Duffy, there is no better way to end your day.

Enjoy the Dock and Dine Experience in Newport Beach Enjoy the Dock and Dine Experience in Newport Beach

For more information on renting a Duffy, click HERE and click HERE for a list of restaurants with a dock and dine option.

Written By: Jordan Nishkian, G Social
Photography By: Gabo Garcia, G Social

Written by Visit Newport Beach

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