balboa island improvement association

improving the island since 1918

about biia - visit and see what we are about and who our leaders are... see the links below...

RENTALS - Whether your renting, buying, or just staying a day or two... see the links below...

Destinations - Here are just some of the greater destinations on the island... see the links below...

Shop & Dine - Activities are in abundance here on the island. Learn more about us by selecting from the links below...

about balboa island - Activities are in abundance here on the island. Learn more about us by selecting from the links below...

Maps and travel - balboa island -whether your flying, driving, or walking, here are the maps that can get you there...

Events - balboa island - Has Several Annual Celebrations - Make sure you catch one of these...

Find out more about the BIIA or read our Bi-Monthly Newsletter to See Whats Happening... See links below...

Welcome to Balboa Island, CA

This is the Balboa Island Improvement Association's guide to Balboa Island. This guide offers listings of accommodations, activities, activities, maps, and travel information. Hopefully, this guide shall assist our visitors in enjoying the best of what Balboa Island has to offer. Stop by and stay a while, and see why many refer to this beautiful island as "The Host of the Coast".


17th Annual Balboa Island Holiday Home Walking Tour

Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

A day that features eight of Balboa Island's beautiful homes, interior designs, and holiday decor. 11am to 4pm. Refreshments in some stores will be available and remember to check out Marine Avenue for your Holiday shopping.

Tickets are $25.00 and available at the following stores: Even Sisters, Island Home, Martha’s Bookstore, Persimmon Tree, and The Gift Box. 

Will Call:

BIIA Home Tour
P.O. Box 5593,
Balboa Island, CA 92662
For both will call and ticket sales call: 949/338-8918
Please have checks made out to “BIIA”.

No credit cards - cash or check please.


Sponsored by Balboa Island Improvement Association; Rain or Shine - Children welcome with ticket and parents.

The 2010 Parade will utilize the same starting and ending point as last year, located off Bay Island

Welcome to Balboa Island :

History of Balboa Island - Come see what made this historic island great.

About The balboa island improvement association

In 1918 the Balboa Island Improvement Association was started (and is still going strong). The BIIA was a strong motivating force in working with the City on bulkhead repair, ferry service, a sewer system, water, gas, electricity, paved streets and sidewalks, and street lighting.


Events on The Island

Balboa Island has several activities and events throughout the season and 2012 is no exception. Hotels and pubs provide music and entertainment in high season and at weekends. Visit the Event Directory. This list shows some of the events taking place this summer; more will be added as they are announced and full details will be published as soon as they become available. It is advisable to check local papers and tourist offices to ensure you don't miss any of the local events!