Tours + Transportation

Tours + Transportation

Air Combat USA
Dogfight training in actual high-performance small planes. Instructors handle takeoff and landing, riders have control in the air. Fullerton Municipal Airport, 3815 W. Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton, 800.522.7590 Map A2

Train service within Orange County and to destinations throughout California daily. There are stops in Anaheim, Fullerton, Irvine, Laguna Niguel, San Juan Capistrano and Santa Ana. 800.872.7245,

Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC)
New. Spectacular architectural achievement signals O.C.’s new commitment to mass transit. Metrolink and Amtrak trains, OCTA buses, Anaheim Resort Transportation, shuttles, taxis and charter buses—and, in the future, high-speed trains—converge. Restaurants and shops on upper levels. 1750 S. Douglass Road, Anaheim, 877.99.ARTIC,

ARTAnaheim Resort Transportation (ART)
Shuttles cover 19 routes with transfers to Disneyland, Anaheim GardenWalk and Anaheim Convention Center. Purchase passes online, at Amtrak station and select hotels. 888.364.2787,

Balboa Boat Rentals and Parasail
Boat, kayak and stand-up-paddleboard rentals. Parasailing: panoramic views of Newport Beach and harbor with choice of altitudes (65-$75). 510 E. Edgewater, Balboa, 949.673.7200 Map N15

Best Chauffeured Worldwide
Chauffeured vehicles available in as little as two hours’ notice. 866.323.2378; 714.375.9128. Map C2

California Yellow Cab
Transportation in sedans, town cars, minivans to/from airports, attractions, restaurants, nightlife, shopping. 877.935.5692

Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Safari
Dolphin and whale-watching excursions aboard catamaran. Departures daily. $35-$59, under 1 free. 24440 Dana Point Harbor Drive, Dana Point, 949.488.2828 Map J16

Catalina Express
Round trip to Catalina Island. Dana Wharf Sportfishing, 34675 Golden Lantern, Dana Harbor; 320 Golden Shore, Long Beach, 800.481.3470 Map K16, northwest of C1

Catalina Flyer
Triple-decker catamaran is fastest boat to Catalina Island: 75 minutes. Call for schedule. $53-$70, $6 children 2 and under. Balboa Pavilion, 400 Main St., Newport Beach, 800.830.7744 Map N15

City-of-NB_SurfCity of Newport Beach Surf Lessons
Schools include Endless Sun Surf, 949.533.1022; Newport Surf Camp, 866.787.3267; and Surf Newport Now, 949.505.5500.  Map D3

City Pass
Includes discounted admission to Disneyland Resort theme parks and admission to others in L.A. and San Diego counties. Purchase online or at attractions. $269-$306, under 3 free. 888.330.5008,

Classic Yacht Excursions
Coastal or bay cruise aboard Movin’ On; ocean sail aboard vintage sailboat Spartan; sunset wine tasting aboard either. Depart from dock between Bluewater Grill and the Cannery, Newport Beach. 949.612.8767; 949.689.3935. Map N13

costal azul[2]Costa Azul
Longest running year-round, full-service surf & SUP lesson operator in Laguna Beach. Specializes in semi-private and private surf and SUP lessons. Lessons are typically one-hour long and all inclusive; soft surfboards, soft sup paddle boards and wetsuits are provided when needed. 695 S. Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, 949.497.1423.

Country Trails and Riding School
Guided horseback rides among massive coast live oaks and California sycamores. Tu-Su. Irvine Regional Park, 1 Irvine Park Road, Orange, 714.538.5860. Map C5

Dana Point HarborDana-Point-Harbor-(1)
Known as the Whale Capitol of the West, Dana Point Harbor invites you to enjoy fun, sun, ocean activities, delicious dining, shopping and more. Dana Point Harbor is home to many marine activities perfect for celebrating summer—Dana Wharf Sportfishing & Whale Watching, the Ocean Institute and Captain Dave’s Dolphin & Whale Watching Safari offer excursions daily.


danawharfDana Wharf Whale-Watching and Sportfishing
Sportfishing, whale-watching expeditions and 82-foot schooner yacht for charters. Corporate parties, private fishing and twilight wine cruises. Dana Point Harbor, 34675 Golden Lantern St., Dana Point, 800.979.3370, Map K16

Davey’s Locker

Year-round whale-watching, deep-sea sportfishing, fishing charters and boat rentals at Balboa Pavilion. 400 Main St., Newport Beach, 949.673.1434, Map N15

Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Daily car rentals with some 25 locations throughout Orange County. Pickup service available. 888.484.4683,


Luxury service. Sedan and SUV, flat rates, special group services, frequent-flier points and miles with select airlines. 800.410.4444,

Gondola Adventures
Romantic gondola cruises through Newport Harbor canals. 3101 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, 949.646.2067; 888.446.6365. Map N13

HornblowerHornblower Cruises
Luxury party yachts. F-Sa dinner-dance cruises, Sa-Su Champagne brunch. Mariner’s Mile Marina, 2431 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, 949.646.0155 Map M13

Jetpack America
Water-propelled-jet-pack adventure in (and over, of course!) Newport Harbor. $79-$699. 2600 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, 888.553.6471. Map N13

JWAJohn Wayne Airport
Gateway to O.C., vastly superior to LAX in ambiance and ease of arrival and departure. Art exhibits; dining in Terminal C. Free Wi-Fi. Ticket counters open at 5 am. 18601 Airport Way, Santa Ana, 949.252.5200,

Laguna-Beach-TrolleyLaguna Beach Trolley
Free service year-round along Coast Highway. F 4-11 pm, Sa 11 am-11 pm and Su 11 am-8 pm. Map H15

Train system connects to San Diego, Riverside and Los Angeles; stops in San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo, Irvine, Tustin, Santa Ana, Orange, Anaheim, Fullerton and Buena Park. $10 Metrolink Weekend Pass (F 7 pm-Su 11:59 pm) for Metrolink rails and Southern California public transportation. 800.371.5465,

Newport Sailboat Rentals
Cruise the harbor under sail or power aboard a 27-foot Catalina sailboat; up to six people. Yachts in several sizes (for up to six, 12 or 86, respectively) also available. 3101 W. Coast Hwy., Newport Beach, 714.299.4006. Map D3

Orange County Transportation Authority buses. $2; day pass $5, 60 cents for 65 and older, under 5 free. Day pass for buses and Metrolink trains $7, $6 for seniors/disabled. Exact change. 714.560.6282,

pedegoPedego Electric Bikes
Electric bike rentals. $14 per hour with two-hour minimum or $50 per day. Tour three piers and Newport Harbor for $69. 301 Fifth St., Huntington Beach, 714.465.2782; 2515 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, 949.612.7989; 4624 Barranca Parkway, Irvine, 949.274.7944. Map N9, M16, D5

Aerobatics in biplanes. Receive instruction, assume control of the aircraft, execute maneuvers such as a loop, roll, spin or inverted pass over the coast—no experience necessary! Gentler flights in open-cockpit 1930s biplane. Includes recorded DVD. 230 Dale Place, Fullerton, 866.484.7455 Map A2

Transportation to and from all Southern California airports around the clock. Groups and charters welcome. 310.222.5500; 800.258.3826,


TMZTMZ Hollywood Tour 
Tour Bus with state-of-the-art audio/video explores celebrity haunts and scandal sites. $53-$63. Starline Tours, 6925 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, 855.486.9868


Toll RoadsToll Roads
Comprised of State Routes 73, 133, 241 and 261, The Toll Roads make up 20 percent of Orange County’s highway system and are the fastest, easiest and most predictable way to get to and through Orange County. All tolls on The Toll Roads are collected electronically—there are no toll booths to stop and pay cash.