Visiting the Bay Area

Escape on the Bay!

Sausalito - Larkspur - San Francisco

Ferry @ Port of SF

Golden Gate Ferries depart from the Foot of Market Street in the heart of Downtown San Francisco.


Whether you've lived here all your life or you're one of our welcome visitors, you'll treasure the stunning panorama of the Bay visible from the decks of our Golden Gate Ferries. These comfortable and convenient vessels depart San Francisco from behind the historic San Francisco Ferry Building (foot of Market Street) and cruise to sunny Sausalito or Larkspur in Marin County. Once underway, they offer dramatic views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Angel Island, and the San Francisco skyline. (The bridge at sunset is especially spectacular!)

Scenes on the ferry

Take advantage of our well-scheduled departures, reasonable fares, and family discounts. Vessels feature indoor and outdoor seating, a full bar, and room for bikes. All vessels are wheelchair accessible.

Some restrictions may apply. All information is subject to change.

Golden Gate Ferry Maps


Board Golden Gate Ferry at the historic San Francisco Ferry Building on the Embarcadero . . .



. . . and ply the bay to Sausalito or Larkspur in sunny Marin County.

Escape to Larkspur!

The Golden Gate Larkspur Ferry departs from the historic San Francisco Ferry Building at the foot of Market Street and arrives at the visually stunning Larkspur Ferry Terminal in the heart of Marin County, just a short walk from Larkspur Landing shopping center. Once a quarry near San Quentin State Prison, the landing now features a delightful array of unique shops, wonderful restaurants and relaxing outdoor areas.

Golden Gate's Larkspur ferry fleet includes large 725-passenger vessels, plus the smaller but swifter fleet of 4 catamarans. Trips across the San Francisco Bay range from 30 to 50 minutes (depending on vessel type) and offer spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island, Marin hill towns, and magnificent Mount Tamalpais. Larkspur ferries feature indoor and outdoor seating, full bars, and room for bicycles.


Larkspur Ferry

Enjoy the Bay on a relaxing trip between San Francisco and Larkspur aboard a sleek Golden Gate Larkspur Ferry.


Escape to Sausalito!

The Golden Gate Sausalito Ferry departs from the historic San Francisco Ferry Building at the foot of Market Street, and arrives in the heart of downtown Sausalito - a charming, Mediterranean-style sea village in sunny Marin County. Settled in the 1860's, Sausalito is a delightful little enclave featuring speciality shops, fine boutiques, and superb dining.

The Golden Gate Sausalito Ferry comfortably accommodates up to 725 passengers and features indoor and outdoor seating, a full bar and room for up to 75 bicycles. (NOTE: During the summer and other periods when the volume of bicycle rentals is very high, reservations for boarding the Sausalito Ferry with a bicycle are provided by and managed by San Francisco-based bike rental companies. The boarding reservation stand is location directly adjacent to the Sausalito Ferry Landing. Reservations for passengers with bikes are first come, first serve.)

The 30-minute trip across San Francisco Bay features fabulous views of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge.


Sausalito Ferry

The now-retired M.V. Golden Gate traveled between San Francisco and Sausalito. The Sausalito Ferry features fabulous views of the Golden Gate Bridge.


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