There is so much to discover at the Balboa Fun Zone and throughout the Newport Harbor. From ocean science demonstrations and traveling exhibitions at Discovery Cube’s Ocean Quest to whale watching and harbor cruises, families will enjoy the many options to choose from!

Discovery Cube’s Ocean Quest is looking for Ride Operators for the FunZone Boardwalk Rides located on Balboa Peninsula along the Newport Harbor.
How to Apply:
Interested applicants should forward resume and e-mail a completed job application to

Click here to view Ride Operator Job Description

Click here to download an employment application

Home to Newport Harbor’s largest and most diversified rental fleet. Visitors can take a relaxing self-guided tour of the beautiful homes and yachts of the harbor in their choice of five types of power or sail watercraft, enjoy a healthy workout on a kayak, or put their sportfishing skills to the test in a top-of-the-line Boston Whaler.

Newport Harbor is one of the most iconic locations in all of California. With multi-million dollar homes lining the waterfront, an abundance of sea life, and infamous surf spots, like The Wedge, a harbor tour and whale watching experience is a must when visiting the Balboa Peninsula!

There’s nothing like jumping on a beach cruiser and peddling around the Balboa Fun Zone and Village to explore the variety of shops, restaurants, and boardwalk. Bikes can be rented at multiple locations throughout the Balboa Village and Fun Zone. Rental prices vary.

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