This establishing shot of the real Orange County
was first seen on "The O.C." in Episode 13 of Season one: "The Best Chrismukkah Ever"

This is the Queen of Balboa, one of several tour boats operated by the Fun Zone Boat Company,
located near the Balboa Fun Zone, offering guided tours of the Newport Harbor.
(Here is a link to the company's official website.)

In this photo from the show, the boat is heading northwest up the channel leading to Newport Bay,
and it is passing the rocky east coast of that channel, near the south end of Way Lane.

(The maps below mark the Balboa Fun Zone, where the tour boats dock.)


Important:  These "establishing shots" of Orange County are not locations where The O.C. is actually filmed.
The O.C. is not really filmed in Orange County - it is filmed in Los Angeles County. These "establishing shots"
are brief aerial snapshots of actual Orange County locations, which the producers drop into the show to add color and
to help create the illusion that we are seeing the real Orange County. I have included this list of their "establishing shots"
to supplement the main list of actual filming locations. You can tell the difference by color: the actual filming location
pages are gold, while the "establishing shot" pages are blue.

To see a list of the L.A. locations where The O.C. is actually filmed,
click on the OC Filming Locations logo below.

By Episode - By Category - By Geographical Location - Clickable Map of All O.C. Locations - Establishing Shots 

THE O.C. screenshots from the show and all related characters & elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
All other photos & text are copyright 2006 © Gary J. Wayne and may not be used without written permission.

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