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Riding the Ferry

Visiting the Bay Area

Visit our Ferry Schedules & Maps page for route timetables and system maps. 

Larkspur -  Sausalito - Tiburon - San Francisco - Angel Island

Whether you've lived here all your life or you're one of our welcomed visitors, you'll treasure the stunning panorama of the Bay visible from the decks of our Golden Gate ferries. These comfortable and convenient vessels travel to & from the historic San Francisco Ferry Building (foot of Market Street) to sunny Sausalito, Tiburon, and/or Larkspur in Marin County. While underway, they offer dramatic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Angel Island, and the San Francisco skyline. (The bridge at sunset is especially spectacular!)

Take advantage of our well-scheduled departures, reasonable fares, and family discounts. Vessels feature indoor and outdoor seating, and room for bikes. All vessels are wheelchair accessible.

Some restrictions may apply. All information is subject to change.

Escape to Larkspur!

Golden Gate Larkspur Ferry travels between the San Francisco Ferry Building and the visually stunning Larkspur Ferry Terminal in the heart of Marin County, just a short walk from Marin Country Mart shopping center. Once a quarry near San Quentin State Prison, the shopping center now features a delightful array of unique shops, a weekly Saturday morning farmers market, wonderful restaurants, and relaxing outdoor areas.

Golden Gate's Larkspur ferry fleet includes large 750-passenger vessels, plus the smaller but swifter fleet of 4 catamarans. Trips across the San Francisco Bay range from 30 to 50 minutes (depending on vessel type) and offer spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island, Marin hill towns, and magnificent Mount Tamalpais. Larkspur ferries feature indoor and outdoor seating, and room for bicycles.

Sightsee in Sausalito!

Golden Gate Sausalito Ferry travels from the San Francisco Ferry Building and arrives in the heart of downtown Sausalito - a charming, Mediterranean-style sea village in sunny Marin County. Settled in the 1860s, Sausalito is a delightful little enclave featuring specialty shops, fine boutiques, and superb dining.

Golden Gate Sausalito Ferry comfortably accommodates up to 750 passengers and features indoor and outdoor seating, and room for bicycles. 

The 30-minute trip across San Francisco Bay features fabulous views of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Enjoy Tiburon!

Golden Gate Tiburon Ferry travels from the San Francisco Ferry Building and arrives in beautiful downtown Tiburon - a former railroad town that was the terminus of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad. Tiburon's classic main street offers antique, wine, and specialty shops and more.

Golden Gate Tiburon Ferry comfortably accommodates up to 750 passengers and features indoor and outdoor seating, and room for up to 150 bicycles.

The 30-minute trip across San Francisco Bay features fabulous views of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge.

NEW! Explore Angel Island!

Golden Gate Ferry Angel Island Service began December 13, 2021. Golden Gate Ferry operates 7 days a week to and from San Francisco Ferry Terminal (SFFT) and Angel Island State Park

Situated in the middle of San Francisco Bay, Angel Island has a storied military history dating back more than a century. Also known as the "Ellis Island of the West," the island's Immigration Station, which has recently been restored, was the first stop for millions of Asian immigrants entering the United States. With miles of superb hiking trails, camping sites, beaches, and breathtaking views of the entire Bay Area, visitors are guaranteed to have a rich outdoor experience.

Visit the Angel Island page for fare and ticket information, and to read through FAQs. 

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