Photo: Long Beach Alamitos Bay Duffy Boat at Sunset
Duffy boats are small electric boats holding around 8 - 12 people. They were invented in Newport Beach, approx. 15 miles from Alamitos Bay where this photo was taken. In the background are the annual Trees in the Bay, lit platforms using strings of Christmas lights to illuminate stands built in the shape of trees. At night it is a magical sight to see. You can rent Duffy boats at Alamitos Landing and there are sometimes special offers. Like all boats, sometimes the small craft can malfunction. Here's one such account.