How fun is this! A jaunt across the bay from Newport Beach to charming Balboa Island on the always-fun Balboa Island Ferry! It’s waiting for you, ready to take you, your kids and your car across the water. The trip is a short ten minutes, and the Ferry runs until midnight every single night. It’s a fun diversion of children, who love the novelty of riding on a ferry. You’ll love the convenience of a quick and easy way to the island, and its many quaint shops and restaurants.