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Golden Gate Sausalito Ferry

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A great way to see the Bay

The ferry from Sausalito, at $12.50, is much cheaper than you would pay for a tourist boat tour... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Clipper reduction for grand trip

Departing from the gorgeous Ferry Building, an added bonus was that the Clipper card gave almost... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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All reviews san francisco buy tickets fisherman's wharf clipper card nice ride smooth ride finding parking past alcatraz both ways great views of alcatraz bike ride top deck rented bikes great trip quick trip sunny day sausalito ferry
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The ferry from Sausalito, at $12.50, is much cheaper than you would pay for a tourist boat tour. It takes you from Sausalito to one of two piers in SF. To the right, you see views of the Golden Gate Bridge. The ferry steers around...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BeginsInWonder
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Departing from the gorgeous Ferry Building, an added bonus was that the Clipper card gave almost half price fare. Crossing the bay was grand, passing Alcatraz and seeing the bay traffic from pleasure to commerce. Approaching Sausalito we had fine views of the town on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank permia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The ferries don’t make proper allowance for the number of bikers that go to Sausalito and then ferry back to SF. If you have a bike, expect wait times near 3 hrs if you arrive later in the day. If you go to Sausalito after...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Antonio P
Reviewed 14 December 2018

We took a round trip from the Ferry Building Marketplace to Sausalito during a layover in SF. Best decision of the day! If you buy a Clipper Card at the airport, which can be loaded up with fares for both the Bay Area Rapid Transit...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank waterpen
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

Walked up and over from SFO and into Sausalito, grabbed a coffee and sales back to SFO across the bay as the most cleared Perfect

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank X5153EPandrews
Reviewed 16 November 2018

My friends and I walked the Golden Gate Bridge and continued to walk into Sausalito, but needed to get back to San Fran. The ferry at $12 seemed like a fun, cheap, efficient option and it totally was! It was only about 30 mins, so...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank starla729
Reviewed 22 October 2018

Enjoyable way to cross the bay for the views and enjoy a bit of exploring in Sausalito. My husband did a bike rental and biked the bridge to meet me there, while I opted for the lower-key ferry ride over. You can take bikes on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Jamie K
Reviewed 21 October 2018

We used the ferry to return to San Francisco and appreciated the ride on a relatively flat bay. A bit breezy but that just adds to the water borne experience. Beer and snacks on board if you want and we passed ay Alcatraz in close...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Reuben M
Reviewed 15 October 2018

I hadn't taken the ferry in several years and I was enchanted! I got on at Pier 39 and loved the crossing over into Sausalito. Even made some new friends along the way. You can take your bike with you if you like. Many people...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Marybart
Reviewed 11 October 2018

We took the ferry from San Francisco to Sausalito and back. The sun was shining, the sky was blue. It was a beautiful ride. We sat on the top poop deck and enjoyed the stunning views. It's a half hour there and a half hour...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michael W
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Marcus C
22 June 2017|
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Response from lisar216 | Reviewed this property |
Eat at the Spinnaker restaurant and shop !! There is great shops!!
Barbie Taylor B
30 April 2016|
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Response from muscletongue3000 | Reviewed this property |
agreed -- purchase tickets from the vending machine before boarding the ferry -- also suggest you purchase RETURN ticket to make sure there is space for you on the return ferry you want to travel on.
Barbie Taylor B
30 April 2016|
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Response from RafaelHerthel | Reviewed this property |
Hi Barbie, To the best of my knowledge, you can only buy Ferry tickets in TVM (ticket vending machines) located at all Golden Gate Ferry Terminals according to the following hours: - Larkspur Ferry Terminal - Weekdays... More