Sausalito Ferry to/from San Francisco, CA

Blue & Gold FleetPier 39San Francisco, CA 94133
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Discover the historic Richardson Bay houseboat community and see San Francisco's cityscapes from Sausalito with Blue and Gold Fleet, the premier provider of ferry services on San Francisco Bay! Enjoy convenient ferry travel along with spectacular sightseeing throughout the entire ride.

up to 0.5 hrs 1 or more people

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our San Francisco Travel Experts
  • Book your Sausalito journey with the Blue and Gold Fleet!
  • Ferry ride lasts approximately 30 minutes. Arrive 30 minutes prior to your departure time.
  • One ticket is one way only. Guests must purchase 2 tickets for roundtrip.
  • Onboard snack bars sell snacks and a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Vessels are wheelchair accessible. However, wheelchairs can only access the main deck. Upper decks are only accessible by stairs.
  • All ferries have restrooms available on the main deck.


from Sausalito Ferry Tickets to/from San Francisco
Blue & Gold Fleet has been the premier provider of ferry and water excursion services on San Francisco Bay for over 40 years, providing regular ferry service to Sausalito.

Step aboard the Sausalito Ferry for a smooth, comfortable ride to this delightful community just across the Bay. The city of Sausalito offers the charm of a quaint Mediterranean seaside village tucked amongst the hills of Marin County.

Meander the narrow streets, browse through art galleries and shops, and dine at some of the best restaurants in the Bay Area, all the while enjoying stunning views of San Francisco.

All-year-round schedule from Monday to Sunday:
Depart San Francisco
  • 11:30 am / Arrive Sausalito: 12:00 pm
  • 1:45 pm / Arrive Sausalito: 2:15 pm
  • 3:25 pm / Arrive Sausalito: 3:55 pm
  • 5:05 pm / Arrive Sausalito: 5:35 pm

Depart Sausalito:
  • 12:15 pm / Arrive Pier 41 San Francisco: 12:45 pm
  • 2:30 pm / Arrive Pier 41 San Francisco: 3:00 pm
  • 4:15 pm / Arrive Pier 41 in San Francisco: 4:45 pm
  • 5:45 pm / Arrive Pier 41 San Francisco: 6:15 pm

Seasonal Schedule: From April 3 to June 25, 2023:
Departs from Pier 41 in San Francisco
Monday to Sunday
  • 11:45 am
  • 1:20 pm
  • 3:40 pm
  • 5:20 pm

Monday to Friday
  • 6:45 pm

Saturday and Sunday
  • 7:15 pm

Departs from Sausalito
Monday to Sunday
  • 12:30 pm
  • 2:00 pm
  • 4:25 pm
  • 6:05 pm

Monday to Friday
  • 7:30 pm

Saturday and Sunday
  • 8:00 pm

NOTE: Cruises may not operate during inclement weather.

Sausalito Ferry Tickets to/from San Francisco Reviews

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Susie Johnston
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"Best Christmas Parade Cruise in 20 Years"
December 2016
I have taken the Lighted Yacht Parade cruise for over 15 years. This year was remarkable because of Capt Tom and Crew. Capt Tom wanted all of us in the spirit and asked that we call attention to our Ferry Boat as we approached the judges viewing area. We all had snacks and drinks and were enjoying the mild night. I tried to pass it along to sing Jingle Bells as we were going but I couldn't get it to catch on. I saw the first mate and asked him to tell the Captain to suggest it on the speaker. Within i minute Capt Tom invited me up and said the singing was a great idea but he needed both hands to manage the boat. He gave me the mic and introduced me as the New Even Coordinator. He and I lead several christmas songs that Everone joined in on. I pointed out other boats and told jokes and everyone was laughing and really having fun. When we passed the judges even people on the toilets were singing. All because Capt Tom and the crew saw an avenue and took it. We had a fantastic evening and I thank Blue and Gold for opening my groups holiday in a Holly Jolly Way!!!!
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Tip: Get there early and dress warm

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Frequently Asked Questions about Sausalito Ferry Tickets to/from San Francisco

Where does the Sausalito Ferry depart from?

The Sausalito Ferry departs at the San Francisco Pier 41 Ferry Terminal. If you are using a GPS Navigation System, input: Pier 41, San Francisco, CA 94133.

How early should I arrive before my departure time?

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your desired departure time.

How long is the ferry from San Fransisco to Sausalito?

The ferry ride lasts approximately 30 minutes.

What happens if I miss my ferry?

Ferry service tickets may be used for the next available departure. Refunds or exchanges are not available.

Are restrooms available on the ferries?

Yes, restrooms are available on the main deck of each vessel.

Are the ferries wheelchair accessible?

Blue & Gold Fleet's vessels vary in age and design. The accessibility of each ferry is dependent on the age and renovation status of the vessel. All vessels are wheelchair accessible and have assessable restrooms. However, wheelchairs can only access the main deck which houses the bar, the restrooms and wide open interior deck and viewing spaces. The upper decks can only be accessed by stairs thus wheelchairs cannot access the upper exterior decks.

Are snacks available onboard?

Yes. Snack bars are available on each ferry that sell chips, chocolate and other snack foods, as well as a variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages including water, sodas and juices.

Are the boats covered?

Blue & Gold Fleet boats provide indoor as well as outdoor seating. Indoor seating is covered with weatherproof windows with protection against wind, rain and salt water. Outdoor seating is available in designated safe sections of the boats.

Are dogs allowed on board?

Trained service animals may be brought aboard provided they remain under the passenger's control and pose no threat. Pets, including comfort animals and emotional support animals, can only be brought aboard if they are within an enclosed carrier that fits on your lap. They must be kept inside the carrier until you disembark from the ferry.