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“Giant Blue Whale Watching Winter 2015. Enjoy $16 Whale Watching Special”
Giant blue whales were once considered quite rare off Newport Beach, but over the last five years this has changed dramatically with hundreds-thousands of giant blue whales spotted each year.  Over 1100 giant blue whales were viewed from May-October with multiple blue whales sighted during one whale watching cruise, a regular occurrence.  Along with viewing blue whales, finback whales (second largest whale) are also frequently viewed as well as the smaller minke whales.  Humpback whales and even killer whales are also possible during the summer and fall months. Giant pods of common and bottlenose dolphin are also very common with mega pods numbering a thousand or more dolphins quite frequent as well and amazing to witness.
Join Newport Landing’s whale watching cruises offered multiple times daily from Balboa Penisula in Newport Beach and view the largest creatures on earth.

Phone 949-675-0551
Address 309 Palm Street Suite A Newport Beach Ca 92661.
Times 10 am, 1 pm, 3:30 pm, & 6:00 pm daily. (2 1/2 hour whale watching cruise)
Price $16 Whale Watching Cruise Special
Website http://www.newportwhales.com,
Offer http://www.newportwhales.com/newport_beach_whale_watch_offer.html




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BALBOA ISLAND MUSEUM AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY
HISTORICAL HOME TOUR
Saturday June 20, 2015
11 am - 3:00 pm
A Light Lunch will be Served!
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased through the following options:
By Mail: Balboa Island Museum PO Box 147, Balboa Island, CA 92662 or on the Day of the Tour at the Museum 331 Marine Avenue, Balboa Island, CA 92662
Cost: Members - $25.00
Non-Members-$30.00

http://balboaislandmuseum.org/historic-home-tour/


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OLD GLORY BOAT PARADE, JULY 4 NEWPORT HARBOR
The American Legion 4th of July Boat Parade
California’s largest and one of the nation’s most well - established Patriotic boat parade, Newport Harbor Christmas Boat parade. The boat parade sees over 100+ vessels cruise through the harbor of Newport Beach, CA
When:: Saturday, 4th of July, 2015
1 pm - 5 pm
Where: Newport Harbor/Balboa Island
Price: Free!
American Legion Yacht Club
The parade will form at 12:30 off Collins Island (see Parade Map enclosed). The Harbor Patrol Fire Boat, followed by the VIP Boat, will lead the parade. The parade will begin promptly at 1300 (1:00 pm).
http://www.alyc291.com


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FIREWORKS AT THEDUNES
Saturday July 5, 2014
STARTS AT DARK - 9:00 pm
VIEW ON BALBOA ISLAND FROM NORTH BAYFRONT!!!
The only Legal Fireworks in Newport Beach!!!
We love our houses here on Balboa Island and would prefer that they don’t burn down - so PLEASE don’t bring any fireworks to the Island - there is plenty to see at the Dunes!!!


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Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade
Wednesday December 16, 2015 - Sunday December 20, 2015
http://www.christmasboatparade.com/


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THE 26th ANNUAL BALBOA ISLAND ALL ISLAND GARAGE SALE
DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
IN THE ALLEYS



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Mary Hardesty Realty Presents the Balboa Island Artwalk
Sunday, May 15th, 2016
9am-5pm

Beautiful Outdoor Art Show on Balboa Island, CA,
Over a Mile of Art & Live Music!


The Balboa Island Artwalk is the premier showcase for talented local artists and marks the start of the Island’s summer season. Celebrating its 21st Anniversary, the Artwalk will take place on Sunday, May 15th, 2016 from 9am to 5pm along the South Bayfront Promenade of Balboa Island. Admission is free. 
This fine art show features 100 artists exhibiting paintings, fine jewelry, blown glass, sculpture, and photography. Spectators will enjoy live music throughout the day on five stages along the walk. Performing musicians include the Retros, Don Ross Duo, Garry Gould, Rick Sherman and Alan Remington, Jim Roberts, and Grant Peacock.  Local restaurants will be open to serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The Balboa Island Artwalk is presented by Mary Hardesty Realty and sponsored by the Balboa Island Improvement Association. 
Please visit http://www.balboaislandartwalk.info for additional information.
http://www.maryhardestyrealty.com