Ferry information for San Francisco Bay Area Ferry Riders
San Francisco Bay Ferry
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 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.
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.
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.