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Duffy Boat Frequently Asked Questions

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Duffy Boat rentals in Newport Beach are a fun yet exclusive way to experience the many sights around the area. Visitors to Newport Beach, as well as locals, can get a one-of-a-kind getaway on a private vessel. During this unique experience, you have the choice to relax, sightsee, whale watch, and more! Find out more about how to rent a Duffy boat with answers to your most asked questions. 

Before You Arrive

There are a few important items to be aware of before you start your Duffy boat journey. Guests can enjoy free parking on the nearby streets, but parking may be limited depending on when you are visiting. Be sure to set out extra time for parking so you don’t miss your appointment. Guests are encouraged to arrive at least 15 minutes early for check-in because reservation slots can’t be extended. 

Staying on schedule is important so you can avoid late fees. If you do have to cancel for any reason, we offer a company credit in place of refunds if you cancel prior to 48-hours. Once you are settled in on your private boat, we encourage you to sit back and enjoy the experience. Newport Beach and Balboa Island feature beautiful beaches, stunning sunsets, and plenty of wildlife sightings!

More of your questions answered

To get the full experience of your private Duffy boat, we’ve broken down the most commonly asked questions below. Review this guide before scheduling your Duffy boat rentals in Newport Beach.


How old do you have to be to rent a Duffy?

Anyone of any age can enjoy their time aboard a Duffy boat. You don’t even need a special boating license to operate one. However, boat captains (those driving the vessel) are required to be at least 21 years of age. Captains should take their responsibilities seriously and can not be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. This ensures the safety of all passengers, as well as the vessel itself.

If you’re unsure of where to explore, simply reference our Newport Harbor map that includes the best routes and areas of interest.

How many people can I bring?

One of the best things about Duffy boats is that you can enjoy your experience with friends and family! There are even two different sizes of private boats to accommodate your needs. Choose from a smaller vessel that seats up to eight people or a larger one that seats up to 12. Whether you’re traveling with a big party or a handful of your closest friends, Duffy boats offer a fun, unique experience for all.

What am I allowed to bring onto the boat?

Your private boat experience is completely customizable to your needs. Outfit your Duffy with themed decor to create a chill atmosphere with friends or an exciting birthday to remember. Just be sure to follow local balloon laws – yes, those do exist!

If you have a playlist for everything, don’t worry. Each boat is outfitted with a stereo that you can connect to via Bluetooth or AUX. Blast your favorite tunes as you explore all the local sights. You can even bring along alcoholic beverages if you’re of age, as well as snacks and food. Just be sure to clean up using the onboard trash can.

What is provided during the trip?

We provide the basics like safety equipment, directional guides, and cleaning items. Life jackets are required for guests 12 and under, plus you can find adult life jackets aboard. Contact Voyagers Rentals for any special accommodations or requests.

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