Featuring the largest small boat harbor in the world, Newport Beach is a sailing and boating enthusiast's dream. Newport is home to more than 9,000 boats and yachts and visitors can enjoy harbor cruises and charters, even on John Wayne's former yacht. Sail and motor boat rentals are available, as are gondola rides through the intricate canals of the harbor. Ferry rides to Balboa Island are offered, as are luxury yacht excursions to Catalina Island.
A favorite spot for sportfishing, the waters of Newport Beach teem with barracuda, yellowtail bonito, shark, and halibut.