We were on our way to Catalina Island by ferry and our car experienced the ferry ride prior to us, haha! This special auto ferry let us drive on (in our car!) and get us across the sea to Balboa pier in a short cut route instead of going via bridges which increases the travelling distance to 6 miles! While the adults (and our car) enjoyed the scenic crossing and old fashion classic pier charm, the kids are busy discussing grammar and spotting seagulls, LOL!