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.
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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.
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San Francisco Bay Ferry News & Updates
San Francisco Bay Ferry wants to ensure all passengers understand the policy for bringing animals aboard.
Beginning in August 2019, all Vallejo Ferry monthly passes will feature security stickers to combat counterfeiting.
San Francisco Bay Ferry will be piloting a summer weekend ferry service from Richmond to San Francisco starting on August 3, 2019.
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.
On July 1, 2019, the Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) will implement the fifth of five annual fare increases in accordance with the FY2015-2020 Fare Program adopted by the WETA…
A message from ATT PARK/ALAMEDA/OAKLAND Hello. We have a new departure time for San Francisco Bay Ferry service to weeknight Giants games at Oracle Park from Oakland and Alameda effective…
San Francisco Bay Ferry’s summer schedule takes effect on Monday, April 29. Please review the updated schedules to ensure you don’t miss your departure. Below is a brief summary of…
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…
A message from HARBOR BAY/SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco Bay Ferry is adding an additional departure from Harbor Bay to San Francisco on weekdays beginning Monday, January 7. The vessel will…
Beginning on Thursday, December 20, all arrivals and departures on San Francisco Bay Ferry’s Alameda/Oakland/ San Francisco route will occur at the newly opened Gate G. Gate G is further…