Nasty Rumor about 5:20 boat to Larkspur – UPDATED

It is no secret that the “managers” at Golden Gate Transit do not like the “Spauldings”. These gorgeous old boats that are so reliable and hold so many people take as long as an extra 15 minutes to cross San Francisco bay.

Imagine the horror of having to spend an extra 10-15 minutes on San Francisco bay, watching the sun set behind the Golden Gate bridge, or just enjoying the fresh air on the back of the boat after a stress filled day at the office.

So we have heard a rumor, from reliable sources, that they plan to remove the 5:20 boat from the schedule.

Now this boat (which tonight, Jan 4, 2011 carried 292 passengers home) is the single most popular crossing of the day ( ANY day) and adding 292 passengers to the next crossing is going to result in safety issues with overloaded boats as well as long delays for those trying to get home.

For years the Golden Gate Transit managers have acted as though they actually HATE public transportation. So enough is enough.

Send them YOUR comments and emails by going to  and tell them to keep their stinking paws off  OUR boats!


The 5:20 p.m. San Francisco to Larkspur ferry will be discontinued as of Tuesday, February 1.

You may now expect an average of 242 MORE passengers for the 5:45 p.m. ferry ride. You better get there arely (VERY EARLY) if you don’t want to stand all the way back to Larkspur.

The new schedule can be found here: