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Near 10 Clay St, Jack London Square, Oakland, CA 94607
+1 415-705-8291
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't take the ferry to SF often, but when I do I am reminded of how gorgeous the city is! I love taking my bike over to SF on the weekends or taking out of town friends on this scenic tour of the Bay!...More

1  Thank Holly N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love the ferry! I take the ferry from Vallejo to SF once in a while and each time have enjoyed it. It takes about an hour and when the weather is nice it is a beautiful way to see the SF Bay. Views of...More

Thank Matt R. D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Taking the ferry to work is soooo much more enjoyable than BART. Relaxing, always a seat, great staff, coffee, serene views and peace on the way to work.... priceless!

Thank mjtab01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Jack London square is the place to hang out or chill Ltd like another world you can find anything your heart desires clean safe the day time is nice but jack London square comes alive at night the beautiful light the water everything is beautiful...More

Thank Mista P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous views. Great ride over the bay, refreshments on board and great photo ops. What else is needed. Truly a breath taking experience and better not in the fog. Try to go on clear days and you will love the trip. Easy on and off...More

2  Thank Allansha
Reviewed October 13, 2018

We used the ferry to travel over to downtown San Francisco for a day trip and back. Staff is friendly & helpful and the view is the best way to see it all.

Thank _yellowbrick1955
Reviewed October 11, 2018

this ferry is a great way to travel between San Francisco Alameda and Oakland and avoid the really horrible freeway traffic This 20 min trip is a lovely relaxed trip sipping a drink and eating a treat

Thank alameagirl
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

The ferry rides themselves were just fine in both directions, the Ferry Building in San Francisco - Oakland (Jack London Square) - San Francisco (Ferry Building). But buying tickets and locating the ferry itself at the very crowded Ferry Building was a big mystery. I...More

Thank EED5
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Living in the Bay, you only have so many options to get to work. Driving leaves you stuck in traffic for hours and constantly fighting for inches of pavement, not to mention the bridge tolls and outrageous parking fees. The bus is great, if you...More

Thank James M
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We flew to the Bay Area to Oakland Airport and were staying in Oakland near the USCG Base. We decided to have dinner in San Francisco. We drove our rental car to the Oakland Ferry Terminal at Jack London Square (free parking with a validation...More

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Lin L
April 1, 2018|
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Response from gregorys247 | Reviewed this property |
Search San Francisco Bay Ferry for ferry schedules. Ferries leave the Ferry Building and Pier 41 (near Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf) and go to Jack London Square. If your goal is a ferry ride, search Golden Gate Ferry. You... More
July 28, 2017|
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Response from Chch_NZ_couple | Reviewed this property |
$6.80 one way if paying on the ferry, or $5.10 using a clipper card Youth (5-18), Seniors (65+) and disabled $3.40 one way If you are just taking the 'Short Hop' between Oakland and Alameda or between the SF Ferry Building... More
Michelle H
June 15, 2017|
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Response from astephenz | Reviewed this property |
I have never taken the Larkspur so I cannot answer. Living in Oakland I am partial there but getting to Marin and San Rafael and then Angle Island, the Larskpur works better I believe.