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Newport Pontoons

Cruise the Harboor

and enjoy the sunset

FAQs

Newport Pontoons
504 South Bay Front
Balboa Island
Newport Beach, CA 92662
949-631-3333

The boat is very easy to drive. Even if you don’t have any boating experience it is very easy to maneuver. We will go over all the controls of the boat and answer any questions that you may have prior to departure.

There is a 5 MPH no wake limit in the harbor. If you see a wake behind your boat —- slow down. You are fully responsible if you get a ticket for any reason.

We rent our boats from 10:00 AM to 8:30 PM.

We require that you have to be 25 years of age or older with a valid drivers license and credit card.

Our boats range in sizes from 19′ to 26′ and 8 1/2 feet wide. Some or our boats are rated for up to 15 people. However, it is a coastguard law that limits it to 12 people if you rent a boat and drive it yourself. We have larger boats to ensure you have plenty of room for your enjoyment. You are able to stand up walk around and enjoy everybody’s company on the boat with 12 people in your group. Our boats are the newest and largest to rent in Newport Harbor allowing more room for comfort and for fun.

It is legal for guests 21 or over to consume alcohol on a boat. It is illegal to operate a boat/vehicle under the influence of alcohol or any drugs. Be aware that you can get a DUI if pulled over and under the influence.

We provide life Jackets and all other safety equipment on the boats. Children 12 and under are required to wear a life jacket at all times. We have children’s life jackets for your use. If you have an infant we also have infant life vests on hand. If the infant is in a baby carriage or car seat they are not required to have on a life vest. All adult life jackets and flotation devices are under the front seats of the boat. Newport Pontoon believes in providing the safest boating experience possible for all its customers.

Our boats are equipped with a radio that has i-pod connection. We provide the connection cord for the i-pod. The harbor has many boats and houses on it. Please be respectful to all others on the harbor by not playing your music to loud. Please remember there are residences located throughout the harbor and they may not want to hear your music.

You can reserve by calling us directly (949-631-3333). Your reservation can then be secured by a credit card. You decide at that time how many hours you want to rent the boat.

There is a 48 Hour cancellation policy on regular reservations. We require 7 day cancellation on Captained Charters, Holidays and boat parade. Additionally, If more than 1 boat is reserved for a large party we need 7 days cancellation. You must cancel per this policy, otherwise your card will be charged for the full amount.

There are no refunds even if the boat is returned early.

Your credit card is kept on file for security purposes for potential loss or damage to the boats, extra clean up required and for late returns. The boats are thoroughly inspected prior to each reservation and when each reservation is returned. If there is damage to the boat the credit card on file will be charged for that damage at Newport Pontoons Discretion. If repair is required you will be responsible for the repair plus down time of that repair for every hour the boat can not be rented while the repair is being done. In the event of a late return the card is subject to late fees double the standard rental rates rounded up to the next hour. Extra clean up charge may be required at the sole discretion of Newport Pontoons. These charges are non-negotiable.

NO, you cannot remove the top for safety reasons. Customers can not request this either.

We recommend your entire party arrive 30 minutes prior to your reservation time. This will allow you time to check in, get refreshments if needed, and receive instructions on the operation of the boat.

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