Boat and Ferry Travel

Advertisement

Boat and Ferry Travel

For sheer romance, nothing beats the ferry; there's service from San Francisco to Sausalito and Tiburon in Marin County, and to Alameda and Oakland in the East Bay.

The Golden Gate Ferry crosses the bay to Sausalito from San Francisco's Ferry Building (Market Street and the Embarcadero). Blue & Gold Fleet ferries depart daily for Sausalito and Tiburon from Pier 41 at Fisherman's Wharf; weekday commuter ferries leave from the Ferry Building for Tiburon. The trip to Sausalito takes 30 minutes; to Tiburon, it takes 20 minutes.

The Angel Island-Tiburon Ferry sails to the island daily April through September and weekends the rest of the year.

The Alameda/Oakland Ferry runs several times daily between San Francisco's Ferry Building or Pier 39, Alameda, and the Clay Street dock near Oakland's Jack London Square; one-way tickets are $6.25. The trip lasts 30 to 45 minutes, depending on your departure point, and leads to Oakland's waterfront shopping and restaurant district. Purchase tickets on board.

Boat and Ferry Lines

San Francisco Bay Ferry (510/522–3300. sanfranciscobayferry.com.)

Angel Island–Tiburon Ferry (415/435–2131. www.angelislandferry.com.)

Blue & Gold Fleet (415/705–8200. www.blueandgoldfleet.com.)

Golden Gate Ferry (415/923–2000. www.goldengateferry.org.)

More travel tips

Advertisement

Travel Deals in The Bay Area

View all travel deals
* Some taxes, fees additional