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Itinerary
Catch your ferry at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. Board the ferry and choose to sit inside or outdoors to take in views during the roughly 30-minute ride to Sausalito or Tiburon.

Catch views of the Bay Bridge, Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz while you cruise northward.

You have time to snag a drink or snack (own expense) before disembarking. After you disembark, you can catch any of the return ferries
running during your day of travel.

Browse Sausalito’s galleries and boutiques, or rent a kayak or bike to check out the town’s famous houseboats. Visit the concrete elephant sculptures at the entrance to Vina del Mar Park.

If you stop at Tiburon, check out Main Street, home to wine stores, antique shops, and galleries. Spend the day exploring the waterfront, Uplands Nature Preserve, or the Richardson Bay Audubon Center. You can also visit the local Railroad Museum or a restored redwood Gothic Church.

If you have a round-trip ticket, hop back on the ferry when you’re ready and finish the tour back at Fisherman’s Wharf.
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Sausalito Visitors Center
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Overview
Skip the traffic on the Golden Gate Bridge with these ferry tickets to Sausalito or Tiburon. Cruise across the San Francisco Bay past Angel Island and Alcatraz to the waterside towns, and hop right off the ferry instead of stressing about parking. Opt for a round-trip ticket to spend the day exploring restaurants, boutiques, and galleries before heading back to San Francisco.
Highlights
  • One-way or round-trip ferry service from San Francisco to Sausalito or Tiburon
  • Skip traffic and parking and focus on enjoying your vacation
  • Enjoy views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge, and Alcatraz while you travel
  • Multiple departure times during the day make it easy to explore at your own pace
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Disorganized mess of a ferry

Terrible experience returning from Sausalito with a bike! We arrived at the ferry terminal 30 minutes prior to the ferry departure and after waiting in the hot sun, were told that the ferry had reached capacity for bikes. The next ferry would not be for...More

Thank Rquinn09
Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We're sorry to hear you did not have a good experience. This is disappointing to hear as we strive for excellent customer service and pleasant journeys for our passengers. Please note that the dock staff you are referring to do not work for Blue &...More

Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile
Great Staff

Mrs Spangler was very helpful and understanding when we approached her regarding pre-booked tickets and waiting in line. Thank you very much for your patience and your friendliness. You made our day! Waiting can be long, but that’s not the ferries fault 😀 that’s due...More

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Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2018

Thank you for your kind feedback. We'll be sure to let Mrs Spangler know that you were happy with her service.

Reviewed 2 March 2018
Boat Ride and Island Visit

Ticketing was easy. The available times were sufficient. It was a sunny day, so we rode outside - a little windy, but it felt so good. Mid-day so not a lot of people going over. However, on the way back about 6pm it was overloaded...More

1  Thank crayonline
Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Thank you for your kind review and feedback. We appreciate your thoughts. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your trip. Unfortunately there is no way for us to predict the number of passengers including cyclists that are ready for a ride across the bay. We...More

Reviewed 10 December 2017
Photography heaven

I frequently ride my bike from SF to Sausalito or Tiburon then take the ferry back. It is a great opportunity for some amazing pictures (I'll add a few of mine). Be sure to wander all over the boat - you may find the perfect...More

Thank djordan777
Dennis S, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 15 December 2017

Thank you for your kind review! We appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear you enjoy taking the ferry back home after your bike ride. Thanks again! - Dennis

Reviewed 18 October 2017
Efficient ferry

They left on time both ways. Nice clean and tidy ship with no dramas at all. The trip to Sausalito isn't cheap at $12.50 per person each way ($50 for a couple return). Lots of people do one way by bike and return by boat...More

Thank Wayne K
Miguel G, Manager at Blue & Gold Fleet, PIER 39, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2017

Thank you for your kind review and feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your trip. All the best!

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