Duffy boat exploring the waterways
DUFFY ELECTRIC BOAT COMPANY
What: Canopy-topped electric boats for up to 12 people; pilot around the harbor and up narrow channels lined with multimillion-dollar homes.
When: Open daily.
How much: $95 per hour.
Where: 2001 W. Coast Hwy. (State 1); 949/645-6812.
CHINA COVE KAYAK ADVENTURES
What: A guided tour of Newport Harbor in brightly colored sit-on-top kayaks, with a stop for a swim at one of Newport's best beaches, Pirates Cove, where Gilligan's Island was filmed.
When: Open daily; reservations required.
How much: From $39.
Where: Meet at the harbor, or arrange to have the tour operator pick you up; 949/632-4694.
DEBRA HUSE GALLERY
What: Paintings of harbor scenes ― the Balboa Pavilion, Crystal Cove, and Catalina Island's Avalon ― by local artists.
When: Open Fri-Mon.
Where: 229 Marine Ave., Balboa Island; 949/723-6171.