Ferry Service and Destinations

The best way to get around the Bay Area is also your ticket to adventure. Ride the ferry to or from the Port to exciting destinations across the water for weekend outings with friends or a local exploration with the kids. Relax on the outer decks, enjoy snacks and drinks from the onboard bar, and experience the Bay Area in ferry style!  

Ferries also provide service to Oracle Park and Chase Center on gamedays. Visit Golden Gate Ferry and San Francisco Bay Ferry for all ferry routes and fare information.  

Connect to San Francisco on the ferry! If you live in the East Bay, North Bay or up bay, hop aboard the ferry for a daytrip to visit Fisherman’s Wharf, the Ferry Building or take the kids to the Exploratorium and Aquarium of the Bay. With connections to Bart and Muni lines just steps away from the ferry terminal, ferry travel is also an effective and relaxing way to commute. 


Treasure Island ferry creates a wake in the bay as it heads towards San Francisco, credit: Treasure Island Community Development

Visit Treasure Island by boat instead of the car! Explore the island on foot or bike with a short 10-minute ride from San Francisco. It’s also a perfect vantage point to see the city skyline! Treasure Island ferries board at Gate B served by Treasure Island Community Development. 

Take the ferry to Tiburon for a taste of the North Bay. Visit the Tiburon Railroad and Ferry Museum, Lyford Stone Tower and enjoy lunch and shopping on Main Street. Tiburon ferries board at Gate B served by Golden Gate Ferry. 

Go from The City to The Town with a visit to Oakland’s Jack London Square. Jack London Square has plenty of bars and breweries, restaurants and shops to spend several weekends visiting. Oakland ferries board at Gate G served by SF Bay Ferry. 

Explore history with a visit to the USS Hornet in Alameda. Tour the ship and artifacts museum and stop by the hangar and flight deck to see historic aircrafts that would have flown off the Hornet. Alameda Seaplane ferries board at Gate F served by SF Bay Ferry.  

Ferry docks at the Richmond Terminal, photo credit to San Francisco Bay Ferry

Visit Rosie the Riveter National Museum near the Richmond Terminal and learn about the American homefront during WWII. Bike trek further north on the San Francisco Bay Trail from Richmond to Point Pinole or south to Oakland and Alameda. Richmond ferries board at Gate E served by SF Bay Ferry.  

Head up bay to visit Vallejo and Mare Island. Head to the Vallejo Farmer’s Market on Saturdays then take a peaceful nature walk with views of the Bay on Mare Island. Vallejo and Mare Island ferries board at Gate E served by SF Bay Ferry. 

Aerial of Sausalito and the ferry terminal, photo credit to Kyle Hawton

A ride on the Sausalito ferry is a perfect chance to see the best of the Bay. The ride offers views of the city skyline, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and Angel Island. Walk adorable downtown Sausalito for shopping and restaurants. Sausalito ferries board at Gate B served by Golden Gate Ferry. 

Take a ferry to Angel Island State Park for plenty of recreation and hiking on the largest natural island in San Francisco Bay. Learn about the island’s fascinating history and see the Bay Area from a unique location. Angel Island ferries board at Gate B served by Golden Gate Ferry.