Vallejo Ferry Updates: Winter Schedule Begins 11/2/13 – Solano Undergoing Maintenance

A reminder that Vallejo’s winter ferry/bus schedule starts this weekend on Saturday, November 2, 2013. Weekend round trip sailings reduce from seven to three, and the 11:30 am weekday Vallejo departure, and the corresponding 12:45 pm weekday San Francisco departure, change from a ferry to a bus.  Please take a moment to review the full schedule on our website ( or pick up a printed schedule from the Vallejo Ticket Office, or on one of the vessels.

Be advised that for the next three weeks (11/4-11/24) we will be completing major maintenance items on the SOLANO and she will be offline.  The project includes changing out the port main engine and generator for overhaul, installing passenger information screens, upgrading the public address and general alarm systems, replacing the CCTV system, and upgrading all of the navigation electronics in the Pilothouse. We will have backup buses staged in the event that we have mechanical issues with any of our three operational ferries.

After analyzing our ridership numbers and patterns, we have determined that during this extended maintenance period we can best serve the ridership as a whole by placing the VALLEJO in a fixed position in the boat lineup.  VALLEJO will complete the 7:00 am, 2:00 pm, and 4:45 pm Vallejo departures as well as the 8:30 am, 3:30 pm, and 6:00 pm San Francisco Ferry Building departures.

We appreciate your patience during this time, and look forward to the completion of this major preventative maintenance project and having all four ferries back in service.