Sailing Across San Francisco Bay
San Francisco is a watery city, between crashing Pacific waves, fog creeping across the Golden Gate Bridge and a vibrant bay front. Yet most travelers arrive sealed inside of an aircraft or screaming up a freeway.
The most gentle and appropriate way to arrive in the City By The Bay is upon the currents of the bay, just as travelers did over one hundred years ago.
And you can do just that by catching the Golden Gate Transit District’s ferries plying the waters from Marin County to the Ferry Building in downtown San Francisco.
The most civilized aspect of your crossing?
The full bar! You gotta love San Franciscans – they know how to do commuting right.
Catching the Ferry from Larkspur Landing
Parking is plentiful at Marin County’s Larkspur Landing, where you purchase your $8.75 one way passage on automated machines.
You’ll pass iconic Mount Tamalpias and…
San Quentin, which holds the distinction of having the best Bay views, a panorama never enjoyed by its residents.
Next, we round Angel Island for a glimpse of the City By the Bay.
Then, an exciting appearance of the star of the show.
And then a pass by Alcatraz Island.
And, finally, an awesome cruise along the City’s bayfront, including Coit Tower and the Transamerica Pyramid.
The Ferry Building where we’ll land.
After disembarkation at the Golden Gate Terminal, you can walk to the Embarcadero, Chinatown, Market Street or Fisherman’s Wharf.
Next post to come:
Exploring the culinary paradise of the Farmer’s Marketplace inside the Ferry Building.
Want to Sail Across the San Francisco Bay?
Tickets for adults are $8.75 each way, a true bargain. Bring your camera and dress warmly – those are chilly breezes on the Bay!