Golden Gate Ferry Statistics

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Annual Ridership

Fiscal Year

(ending June 30)

 

Annual Ridership

 

Average Daily Ridership
(All Routes)
All Routes
Larkspur
Sausalito
Weekday
Saturday
Sunday/Holiday
FY 2014
2,470,583
1,677,050
793,533
7,812
4,861
4,172
FY 2013
2,324,874
1,605,989
718,885
7,465
4,482
3,685
FY 2012
2,195,414
1,526,375
669,039
7,016
4,116
3,488
FY 2011
2,031,219
1,432,039
599,180
6,532
3,615
3,237
FY 2010
1,922,095
1,338,764
583,331
6,057
3,779
3,341
FY 2009
1,949,035
1,370,400
578,635
6,273
3,681
2,999
FY 2008
1,979,843
1,414,588
565,255
6,340
3,535
3,259
FY 2007
2,024,935
1,477,762
547,173
6,590
3,561
3,015
FY 2006
1,870,169
1,402,668
467,501
6,099
3,075
2,876
FY 2005
1,750,678
1,335,816
414,862
5,719
2,997
2,549

NOTE: Larkspur ridership figures include special services such as service to San Francisco Giants baseball games at AT&T Park.

 

Annual Ridership (Historical)

Fiscal Year

(ending June 30)

Annual Ridership
(All Routes)

Average Weekday Ridership
(All Routes)
Comments
FY 2004
1,660,369
5,349
-
FY 2003
1,596,121
5,224
-
FY 2002
1,652,420
5,538
-
FY 2001
1,885,618
6,231
-
FY 2000
1,857,355
6,192
March 2000, service starts from Larkspur to AT&T Park (then called Pac Bell Park) for San Francisco Giants baseball games.
FY 1999
1,670,620
5,566
-
FY 1998
1,554,493
5,137
-
FY 1997
1,509,886
4,951
-
FY 1996
1,429,549
4,599
-
FY 1995
1,332,158
4,317
-
FY 1994
1,403,830
4,519
-
FY 1993
1,466,050
4,676
-
FY 1992
1,524,000*
-
-
FY 1991
1,506,000*
-
-
FY 1990
1,624,000*
-
In November and December 1989, following the October 17, 1989, Loma Prieta Earthquake, ferry ridership increased by 60%.
FY 1989
1,495,000*
-
-
FY 1988
1,452,000*
-
-
FY 1987
1,439,000*
-
-
FY 1986
1,279,000*
-
-
FY 1985
1,126,000*
-
December 1983 to November 1985, the three Spaulding vessels were sequentially taken out of service to be converted from gas turbine to diesel to cut operating costs.
FY 1984
1,025,000*
-
FY 1983
1,070,000*
-
FY 1982
1,274,671
-
Ferry ridership records were set during the January 1982 storms in Marin County.
FY 1981
1,816,731
-
-
FY 1980
1,117,508
-
-
FY 1979
2,059,908
-
During the fuel crisis in 1978/1979, a ridership record was set in May 1979, when ferries carried 53,271 passengers in a week.
FY 1978
2,142,448
-
-
FY 1977
1,708,321
-
December 1976, service starts from Larkspur to San Francisco.
FY 1976
1,103,810
-
-
FY 1975
1,087,804
-
-
FY 1974
1,061,494
-
-
NOTE: * indicates ridership is rounded

 

 

Highest Ridership Days

 

Larkspur

Sausalito
Total

Friday, July 21, 2006

Spare the Air Day (free rides by MTC/BAAQMD)

13,340

11,559
24,899
Friday, June 23, 2006

Spare the Air Day (free rides by MTC/BAAQMD)

10,522

6,295
16,817
January 6, 1982

Major Flooding in Marin County

12,275

4,118

16,393
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
World Champion San Francisco Giants Parade and Celebration
14,099
2,099
16,198

November 3, 2010

Giants World Series Victory Parade & Celebration

12,823
2,296
15,119
Friday, October 31, 2014
World Champion San Francisco Giants Parade and Celebration
10,622
1,365
11,987

July 30, 1977

A hot summer day

4,339

6,519

10,858
Saturday, April 28, 2012
South approach to the Golden Bridge, Doyle Drive, was closed for demolition
6,175
3,805
9,980
Sunday, April 29, 2012
South approach to the Golden Bridge, Doyle Drive, was closed for demolition
6,193
3,340
9,534
Saturday, October 6, 2012 Multiple events in San Francisco with Fleet Week, America’s Cup, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, SF Giants Playoff game, and more
6,266
3,090
9,356
Saturday, January 10, 2015
The Golden Gate Bridge was closed to install a moveable median barrier
5,617
3,308
8,925
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Multiple events in San Francisco with Fleet Week, America’s Cup, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, SF Giants Playoff game, and more
4,687
2,250
7,937

 

Ridership on Larkspur/San Francisco Giants Baseball Service

Season
Ridership
2014
79,307
2013
80,782
2012
92,299
2011
94,385
2010
87,456
2009
64,797
2008
63,321
2007
72,617
2006
80,844
2005
78,399
2004
90,589
2003
55,133
2002
105,962
2001
79,815
2000
83,300

NOTE: Ridership figures are for San Francisco Giants baseball games only and do not include other special event service.

Each season typically runs from April through September.

 

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