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Riva De Balboa

Boat Rentals in Newport Beach

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Classic And Elegant

Travel back in time for the day in our version of the classic wooden boat. Our rental fleet of Mahogonite and electric finished boats lets you recreate the nostalgic years on an 8-person bay cruiser. The plush seating, Bluetooth stereo, collapsible table, and other amenities make your cruise around the bay perfectly enjoyable. A truly unique experience awaits you!

Offering Something Unique

At Riva de Balboa, our values are at the core of everything we do. We’re always striving to improve the customer rental experience, and that drive helps distinguish us and our product as unique. Have a look at a few of the special features we provide to all of our customers and get in touch for more information. Life jackets for children under 13 will be provided.



Guests will be subject to a $100 cleaning fee for excessive trash or messy decorations.


Credit & Cash Accepted

Available When You Need Us

We strive to provide the highest level of professionalism.

We are constantly looking for new ways to improve and grow our business. We welcome your feedback, want you to leave happy, and are confident you’ll come back.

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Catering Options

Charcuterie Platters

Lori Bousman owns one of our preferred companies. She is located close by and can deliver right to our boats and save you the hassle. Her charcuterie platters come in a variety of sizes. Call her at 949-612-2789.

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Join The Club!

Membership Has Its Benefits

At Riva de Balboa, we have a limited number of club memberships for those who want priority status for boat rentals.

Each member will also receive a welcome gift and exclusive specials.

What Our Guests Are Saying

Our Favorite

We've rented from several different boat rentals in Newport/Balboa and this is by far our favorite. Absolutely love their Chris-Craft looking boats and the owners are so nice and friendly. Love their dogs too! We've rented from them twice and boats are so well cared for and we love the Bluetooth stereo. Highly recommend!

– Kelli S. | Yelp
Highly Recommend

I would highly recommend this business for any celebration. I just spent my 23rd birthday here and it was one of the most enjoyable and pleasurable experiences. The owners were incredibly helpful and accommodating. Take a trip back in time as you rent from Riva de Balboa

– Emily Van A. | Facebook
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The Place to Rent a Boat on the Harbor

This is the place to rent a boat on the harbor. The boats are beautiful and they don't look like rentals. You'll feel like you are on a mini vacation. It's a family owned business and Matt and his staff were great. Highly recommend. This was my third time going out. They take great care of their boats and just redid the cushions on the boat.

– Kiandra H. | Google Reviews
Couldn't Have Had More Fun

Hit the water in a European romantic watercraft for your birthday! At least that's what I did. The owners were so generous and accommodating; I rented for a sunset trip for my 23rd birthday with seven of my friends and we couldn't have had more fun. Of course Balboa is beautiful, the boat was clean and luxurious and the experience was worth every penny. 100% would recommend Riva De Balboa.

– Emilie H. | Yelp
Most Amazing Time

I cannot sing enough praises for Riva de Balboa and the entire experience from start to finish. We had the most amazing time and it started from the moment we were greeted on the dock. Matt and Jodi were so kind and fun and ensured we were going to have a blast and feel safe. I can’t recommend them enough!!

– Megan O. | Facebook
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Great Experience from the Beginning

Our experience was great right from the beginning. All my questions were answered immediately, booking was easy and the communication was very helpful (especially the parking tips) The boat itself was clean and super easy to operate. We went out with our grown children for Father’s Day and had a great time. It was a prefect day on the water! We will definitely do it again!

– Laura G. | Google Reviews