The Balboa Island Car Ferry is a short/800ft, about 5 minute trip between Balboa Island and Balboa Peninsula. Though the trip is pretty short and supposedly saves you about 8 miles of driving, I just enjoy the few minutes. Mainly its the breeze, sun, and water that makes the about 5 minutes and 2 bucks (driver/car) worth it. Makes me kind of miss the long car ferry rides across Pamlico Sound and the Cape Fear River, back in North Carolina.
Typical sites viewable from one of the three ferries in the fleet during the short ferry ride include:
Boats and More Boats
A Water Taxi
Whale Watching Cruise Heading Out