Golden Gate Ferry Statistics

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Annual Ridership

Fiscal Year

(ending June 30)

Annual

(Larkspur & Sausalito)

Annual

Average Weekday

(Larkspur & Sausalito)

Average Weekday

Average

Weekend/Holiday

(Larkspur & Sausalito)

Larkspur
Sausalito
Larkspur
Sausalito
FY 2013
2,324,874
1,605,989
718,885
7,465
5,662
1,803
4,058
FY 2012
2,195,414
1,526,375

669,039

7,016
6,033
2,644
3,668
FY 2011
2,031,000
1,432,039
599,180
6,557
5,007
1,550
3,385
FY 2010
1,922,095
1,342,382
579,713
6,057
4,615
1,442
3,552
FY 2009
1,949,035
1,370,400
578,635
6,161
4,640
1,521
3,047
FY 2008
1,979,843
1,413,283
566,560
7,795
5,564
2,231
3,390
FY 2007
2,024,935
1,477,762
547,173
6,590
5,144
1,447
3,280
FY 2006
1,870,169
1,402,668
467,501
6,148
4,906
1,242
2,918
FY 2005
1,749,608
1,334,644
414,964
5,696
4,619
1,077
2,763
FY 2004
1,660,771
1,276,373
384,398
5,349
4,349
1,000
2,741
FY 2003
1,596,121
1,269,643
326,478
4,984
4,338
886
2,517
FY 2002
1,652,420
1,311,782
340,638
5,538
4,581
958
2,305
FY 2001
1,885,618
1,451,237
434,381
6,232
4,993
1,239
3,356
FY 2000
1,857,355
1,408,340
453,811
6,173
4,887
1,286
Not available

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

 

Annual Ridership (cont)

Fiscal Year

(ending June 30)

Golden Gate Ferry

System Ridership

(Source: GGBHTD Annual Reports)

Comments
1999
1,671,000*
 
1998
1,553,000*
 
1997
1,510,000*
 
1996
1,432,000*
 
1995
1,332,000*
 
1994
1,406,000*
 
1993
1,466,000*
 
1992
1,524,000*
 
1991
1,506,000*
 
1990
1,624,000*
In November and December 1989, following the October 17, 1989, Loma Prieta Earthquake, ferry ridership increased by 60%.
1989
1,495,000*
 
1988
1,452,000*
 
1987
1,439,000*
 
1986
1,279,000*
 
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.
1984
1,025,000*
1983
1,070,000*
1982
1,274,671
Ferry ridership records were set during the January 1982 storms in Marin County.
1981
1,816,731
 
1980
1,117,508
 
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.
1978
2,142,448
 
1977
1,708,321
December 1976, service starts from Larkspur to San Francisco.
1976
1,103,810
 
1975
1,087,804
 
1974
1,061,494
 

* 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

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, Giants Playoff game, and more
6,266
3,090
9,356
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Multiple events in San Francisco with Fleet Week, America’s Cup, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass, Giants Playoff game, and more
4,687
2,250
7,937

 

Ridership on Larkspur/San Francisco Giants Baseball Service

 
Operating from Larkspur
2013
80,782
2012
91,503
2011
94,385
2010
92,493
2009
60,425
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 shown is for San Francisco Giants baseball ferry service only

and does not include additional special event services to the baseball park.

The service operates during the baseball season, typically April through September.

 

Ridership on Special Event Service Serving San Francisco Giants Stadium

Special Event Service Ridership

Larkspur to/from AT&T Park (formerly PacBell) Park

Total Ridership
September 24, 2010, San Francisco Opera Simulcast
677
July 10, 2010, Paul McCartney Concert
2,615
July 18, 2009, Kenny Chesney Concert
1,042

June 6, 2009, Bookstock 2009!

932
June 8, 2008, Kenny Chesney Concert
1,275
November 8, 2002, Rolling Stones Concert
915
November 9, 2002, Rolling Stones Concert
994

 

 

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