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  • Location:San Francisco, California
  • Duration:40 minutes departing from San Francisco55 - 70 minutes departing from Angel Island

San Francisco Ferry: Angel Island

Hop aboard the San Francisco ferry for a trip to Angel Island. This one-way or round-trip ferry service takes you across San Francisco Bay with beautiful views of the Bay Bridge, Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz. On Angel Island, enjoy a variety of recreational activities on your own and capture unbeatable vistas of the San Francisco skyline, Marin County Headlands and Mt Tamalpais. This is the most convenient way to get to Angel Island, and makes for a great day trip with family and friends.


  • One-way or round-trip ferry service from San Francisco to Angel Island
  • Cruise along San Francisco Bay and soak in views of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Choose from several great hiking trails and a variety of recreational activities
  • Enjoy views of the San Francisco skyline, Marin and Mt Tamalpais from the island
  • Drinks and snacks available for purchase on board

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What You Can Expect

San Francisco Ferry: Angel Island

Come Visit Beautiful Angel Island State Park

From Fisherman’s Wharf, board the morning ferry and relax on the ride on San Francisco Bay to Angel Island. Along the way, enjoy views of the Bay Bridge, Alcatraz and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. This comfortable vessel features several amenities for your comfort and convenience, and drinks and snacks are available for purchase on board.

When you arrive on Angel Island – a state park and wildlife reserve – you’ll be treated to some of the best views of the surrounding Bay Area: the stunning San Francisco skyline, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Marin County Headlands, Mt Tamalpais and, on a clear day, even Sonoma and Napa from the north side of the island and San Jose from the south side.

Angel Island offers great hiking trails and a variety of recreational activities suitable for the whole family. At your own leisure and expense, hop on an electric scooter, Segway or tram for a scenic ride, or rent a bike for more adventurous exploration. You can also learn about the island’s fascinating military history.

Enjoy some fresh oysters (own expense) from the island’s restaurant before hopping back on the ferry to return to San Francisco.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Very enjoyable and relaxing trip. Love to learn the history about the island. The little café food was great. Love it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2013

The ferry trip to the Island was a busy one, as the same ferry also went to other further destinations - Tiburon, Sausalito etc.

The island was much larger than I anticipated. I almost thought I was going to get lost. Good thing GPS with Google Maps works on the island.

Trekking to the top of Mount Livermore is a light workout, and the sights from the top are breathtaking, especially on a clear day.

It will take quire a few hours to get around the entire island, but I was satisfied with where I went.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

What a surprise!! Thought it was just a rock from a distance, but once there you ate taken in by the beauty and peacefulness of it all. Abundant deer and even more cyclists made the place quite special.
Took the $13.50 one hour tour around the island by cart, and sat back and just took it all in
The ferry trip over there was worth every penny.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

Loved it, peace quiet and beautiful sights.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

It was a wonderful trip! Great weather when I came, sunny, lots of wind, a perfect day to walk around the island. Next time I come, I would definitely bring a picnic. There were tables right next to the coast! The kids had lots of fun too!

4 star rating: Recommended September 2014

See more on the top deck! The crew is always professional. We had a sailboat steer too close that forced the captain to slow, but we never had any abrupt coarse change. Warning horn blasts were sounded, and finally the sailboat cleared.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better November 2013

We missed the ferry as Viator printed the wrong ferry departure time on the voucher and the only other ferry to Angel Island was too late. Thankfully, we were permitted to re-book the following day.

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