San Francisco Bay Ferry

Vallejo/Mare Island Ferry
The Vallejo Ferry arriving at the San Francisco Ferry Building terminal

About San Francisco Bay Ferry

San Francisco Bay Ferry provides public transit passenger ferry service for six different routes:

  • Alameda/Oakland – San Francisco Ferry Building
  • Harbor Bay (Alameda) – San Francisco Ferry Building
  • Richmond – San Francisco Ferry Building
  • South San Francisco – Alameda/Oakland
  • South San Francisco – Harbor Bay (Alameda)
  • Vallejo/Mare Island – San Francisco Ferry Building & Pier 41

During the Major League Baseball Season, San Francisco Bay Ferry operates a Giants Ferry which provides service between Vallejo/Mare Island and Oracle Park as well as service between Alameda/Oakland and Oracle Park.

The San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) oversees the ferry service. Currently, the San Francisco Bay Ferry fleet of vessels is comprised of 15 high-speed ferries with the 2 newest being Pyxis, which entered service in March 2019, and Vela, which recently enter serviced on August 28th, 2019.

San Francisco Bay Ferry boasts an annual ridership of over 2.8 million passengers, as reported in 2018, but due to increase popularity, one would expect that number surpass 3 million in the near future.

Also due to the increasing demand, San Francisco Bay Ferry plans to expand ferry service between San Francisco and other cities such as Berkeley, Redwood City, Antioch, Hercules, Martinez and Treasure Island. For the 2019-2020 NBA season, SFBF will be operating a Chase Center Ferry which will provide service between Alameda and Oakland and the Golden State Warriors new arena, Chase Center.

San Francisco Bay Ferry News & Updates

FREE Vallejo Waterfront Ferry Tours on October 5th, 2019

San Francisco Bay Ferry is excited to announce that they will be offering FREE ferry tours in celebration of the Vallejo Waterfront Weekend! The tours will take place on Saturday, October 5th, 2019 at various times and from both Mare Island and Vallejo. Tours are child-friendly and will be fun for the whole family.

Vela, a new 445 passenger ferry, begins service for San Francisco Bay Ferry

The San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) welcomed Vela, a new 445-passenger ferry, into the San Francisco Bay Ferry fleet. Vela is the second of three new high-speed, high-capacity ferries that will primarily serve North Bay routes. A third ferry, Lyra, is expected to arrive in early 2020.

Public Hearing: Chase Center Ferry Service Fares

The Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) is holding a Public Hearing on proposed fares for Chase Center ferry service from Alameda and Oakland. The Public Hearing will be held at 1:30 PM on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Port of San Francisco, Pier 1, San Francisco.

Bay Ferry schedule changes on April 29, 2019

San Francisco Bay Ferry’s 2019 summer schedule takes effect on Monday, April 29. Full schedule previews will be available soon. In an effort to give our passengers as much notice…