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July 21, 1998 | E. SCOTT RECKARD, E. Scott Reckard covers tourism for The Times. He can be reached at (714) 966-7407 and at scott.reckard@latimes.com
Here's a small perk to offset the gloom for baby boomers approaching geezerhood: a free Newport Harbor cruise for anyone born in 1948. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the Fun Zone Boat Co. in Newport Beach is giving away complimentary cruises to people who also are hitting the half century mark this year. What's the catch? Well, you've got to prove you are really as old as you say you are, so bring proof of your birth date. And a paying customer must accompany anyone who gets the free ride.
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July 21, 1998 | E. SCOTT RECKARD, E. Scott Reckard covers tourism for The Times. He can be reached at (714) 966-7407 and at scott.reckard@latimes.com
Here's a small perk to offset the gloom for baby boomers approaching geezerhood: a free Newport Harbor cruise for anyone born in 1948. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, the Fun Zone Boat Co. in Newport Beach is giving away complimentary cruises to people who also are hitting the half century mark this year. What's the catch? Well, you've got to prove you are really as old as you say you are, so bring proof of your birth date. And a paying customer must accompany anyone who gets the free ride.
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February 2, 2003 | MICHAEL T. JARVIS
Sit right back and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a fateful trip. It starts in Orange County, aboard a trusty ship. By which, landlubbers, we mean the tour craft Belle of the Fun Zone Boat Co., cruising daily past Newport Harbor's celebrity ports o' call. The "Gilligan's Island" allusion is no accident.
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October 13, 1988 | PATRICK MOTT, Patrick Mott is a regular contributor to Orange County Life
There's a certain value to playing tourist in your own back yard. You don't want to wind up like the native New Yorker who has never been to the top of the Empire State Building or the Washingtonian who has never taken a tour of the White House. So, at least one visit to Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm should probably be a part of every county resident's life. And so should an excursion cruise around Newport Harbor.
TRAVEL
May 5, 1996 | HANK KOVELL
The Holiday Inn in Laguna Hills has a special offer for travelers who want to tour nearby Leisure World in Laguna Hills, one of the world's largest retirement communities. Senior guests of the Holiday Inn, one of whom must be age 60 or older, pay $52 per night, based on availability and double occupancy. The offer, which includes breakfast, is valid through December. For information, call (714) 586-5000. Leisure World offers free daily two-hour tours each day at 9:45 a.m. by appointment.
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October 14, 1989 | JON NALICK
For residents near Balboa's Fun Zone, the carnival-like atmosphere of summer can lose its appeal in the time it takes to block a driveway. So it is with no small joy this month that neighbors of the Newport Beach amusement park welcome the "secret season," as some call it, characterized by flawless weather, tamer visitors and lighter traffic.
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June 10, 1999 | KAREN NEWELL YOUNG, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Despite such cultural influences as "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy," not all dads spend the weekend balancing beer cans on their stomachs. Some fathers actually enjoy wholesome pursuits with the family. All the more reason to take Dad on an adventure for Father's Day. How long has it been since he's been fishing on a lake? Rock climbing? Bowling? This year, instead of the usual breakfast in bed and "be nice to Dad" promises, take the old man on an experience he'll never forget.
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February 11, 1985 | MARK LANDSBAUM and MELITA GARZA, Times Staff Writers
It wasn't quite spring, but Sunday showed a hint of things to come as dark clouds disappeared, temperatures reached into the mid-60s and throughout Orange County people began to stir out-of-doors. Officially winter will linger for 37 more days, but Sunday provided sun lovers with one of the few chances so far in 1985 to frolic outside unimpeded by the elements. It reached 64 degrees in El Toro and 61 in Newport Beach under clear skies.
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November 24, 1987 | LESLIE BERKMAN
If you yearn to try your sea legs but can't afford a yacht or even the day's rent of one, Newport Harbor offers less costly alternatives. For the price of a $5 or $7 ticket, anyone can board one of the 45-minute or 90-minute narrated harbor cruises operated daily by the Catalina Passenger Service and the Fun Zone Boat Co. Not only can you enjoy the harbor breezes, but you can gape at the houses of celebrities as they are pointed out by tour guides.
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June 13, 2006 | Kelly-Anne Suarez and Garrett Therolf, Times Staff Writers
It took a good 800 feet of water to separate Rick Parker from his dream of turning a historic glass-bottom boat into a Cajun eatery. City officials in Martinez had rejected the idea. They noted that their dilapidated marina near San Francisco Bay had some of the murkiest water in the state and therefore perhaps one of the worst sites for a glass-bottom boat.
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