Afternoon in Tiburon


Sep 26th, 1999, 07:48 AM
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Afternoon in Tiburon

My Wife and I are traveling to San Francisco in two weeks. We arrive on a Thursday at noon. Do we have enough time to take a shuttle to the Westin St. Francis, check in our bags, catch a boat to Tiburon for dinner (Guyamos) and be back by 7:30 p.m.? Will we be running around too much? Our friends are arving at 7 p.m. and we're afraid it may take to long for the boat and dinner? Thanks for your help.
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Sep 26th, 1999, 09:21 AM
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This is a lovely idea but I'm afraid you won't make it. The ferry to Tiburon does not run frequently enough for you to make it over and back by 7 or 7:30. It will take you until 1:30-2 to pick up your bags, catch Super Shuttle to SF and get checked in to your room. Then you'd have to take the cable car (could mean a wait in line) or a cab (definitely quicker) down to Fisherman's Wharf (Pier 43 1/2) to take the ferry, and even then the schedule is usually not that accomodating. If you want to pursue, local phone number for ferry info is (415) 673-2900.

As an alternative, I would suggest waterfront dining on the Embarcadero in SF with a view of Alcatraz and the Bay Bridge at either the Waterfront Cafe (seafood -- excellent! and very nice wine list), Palomino (part of an upscale chain, but still very lovely atmosphere) and the newest hot spot -- Red Herring. The Waterfront Cafe and Palomino both offer outdoor dining. All of these are located between Fisherman's Wharf and the Bay Bridge with waterfront views.
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Sep 26th, 1999, 08:34 PM
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It might be helpful if you said when you are planning on having dinner.

If you havn't seen the schedules for the ferry, here they are:

from the Ferry Building (real ferry):

from Fisherman's Wharf (tourist ferry):
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