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California

Summary: Total: 11? auto + 40 passenger; Longest segment: 30? miles; Shortest segment: less than 0.1 mile

Car Ferries:

Balboa Island Ferry: To Balboa Island, in Newport Bay, from Balboa (on Balboa Peninsula); $0.65 auto, $0.25 pedestrian; 0.2 mile; To reach dock on Balboa Island: From SR 1 in Corona del Mar, go south on Jamboree Rd. which becomes Marine Blvd., go west on Park Ave., then south on Agate Ave.; To Balboa Peninsula dock: From intersection of SR 1 and SR 55, go south on Newport Blvd. which becomes Balboa Blvd., then turn northeast on Palm St.; Admiral, Captain, Commodore; since 1906. (949) 673-1070 (Orange County)

Howard Landing Ferry: Across Steamboat Slough, between Grand Island and Ryer Island, on SR 220; daily, 24 hr; free; 0.3 mile; cable-drawn, J-Mack. (Sacramento and Solano Counties)

Mandeville Island ferry?: Across Middle River, between McDonald Island and Mandeville Island; private?; 0.1 mile. (San Joaquin County)

McDonald Island Ferry?: Across Turner Cut to McDonald Island; private?; 0.1 mile. (San Joaquin County)

Medford Island ferry?: Across San Joaquin River to Medford Island; private?; 0.5 mile. (San Joaquin County)

Mildred Island Ferry?: Across Empire Cut from Lower Jones Road to Mildred Island; private?; 0.1 mile. (San Joaquin County?)

Princeton Ferry: Across Sacramento River, between SR 45 and CR 67, just north of Princeton; daily, 6am-5pm; $0.50 per vehicle; 0.1 mile; cable ferry, using electrical power; Note: appeared to be out of service in 2000. (Colusa and Glenn Counties)

Ryer Island Ferry: Across Cache Slough, on SR 84 north of Rio Vista to Ryer Island; daily, 24 hr; free; 0.15 mile; twin diesel engine powered, Real McCoy. (Solano County)

Venice Ferry: Across Little Connection Slough to Venice Island at Herman and Helen's Marina; private; 0.1 mile; cable-drawn ferry. (San Joaquin County)

Woodward Island Ferry: Across Middle River, from Bacon Island to Woodward Island; 0.1 mile; To reach dock: Take SR 4 west of Stockton, turn northwest on Bacon Island Rd.; cable-drawn ferry. (San Joaquin County)

private ferry: Across False River, from Jersey Island to Webb Tract and Bradford Island; private; 0.2 mile; To reach dock: Go east-southeast of Antioch on SR 4, go east on Cypress Rd., then north on Jersey Island Rd. to end; boat: Victory II (Contra Costa County)

Passenger Ferries:

Alameda to Angel Island: Across San Francisco Bay, from Alameda to Angel Island; weekends only, May through October; leaves Alameda at 11 am, leaves Angel Island at 4:45 pm; $13 roundtrip adult; 8 miles; 50 minutes; To reach dock in Alameda: From SR 61, go west on Atlantic Ave., then north on Main St.; M.V. Encinal and two other boats; part of Alameda/Oakland Ferry system, also known as Blue and Gold Fleet; city operated. (510) 272-1466 (Alameda, San Francisco, and Marin Counties)

Alameda to San Francisco Ferry Building : Across San Francisco Bay, between Alameda and San Francisco; several times on weekdays, 4 times on weekends; $5 per adult each way; 5 miles; about 20 minutes; To reach dock in Alameda: From SR 61, go west on Atlantic Ave., then north on Main St.; To reach San Francisco Ferry Building: Take Market Street northeast from US 101; M.V. Encinal and two other boats; part of Alameda/Oakland Ferry system, also known as Blue and Gold Fleet; city operated. (510) 272-1466 (Alameda and San Francisco Counties)

Alcatraz Island to Angel Island: Across San Francisco Bay, from Alcatraz Island to Angel Island; once a day on weekends, April through October; leaves Alcatraz Island at 11:50 am, leaves Angel Island at 12:50 pm; no ticketed separately; 4 miles; 30 minutes; serviced by Blue and Gold Fleet. (415) 705-5555 (San Francisco and Marin Counties)

Capistrano Beach to Avalon: From Dana Point in Capistrano Beach to Avalon on Catalina Island; daily; $22.50 adult each way, $17.25 child; check in 45 minutes before; 37 miles; 1 hr 30 min; parking $7 per day; 8 different boats; operated by Catalina Express. (800) 481-3470 (Orange County)

Capistrano Beach to Avalon: From Dana Point in Capistrano Beach to Avalon on Catalina Island; daily in summer, weekends only in winter; $41 adult roundtrip, $31 child; 37 miles; 1 hr 30 min; parking $6 per day; R/V Catalina Explorer, 149 passengers. (877) 432-6276 or (310) 510-9404 (Orange County)

Coronado Ferry: Across San Diego Bay, between San Diego (at Broadway Pier) and Coronado (at Ferry Landing Marketplace); once an hour; 1 mile; 15 minutes; To reach terminal in San Diego: From I-5, exit west on Broadway and continue to Broadway Pier. Alternate website (619) 234-4111 (San Diego County)

Harbor Bay Isle to San Francisco: Across San Francisco Bay, from Alameda to San Francisco Ferry Building; several times daily on weekdays; $5 adult; 8 miles; 30 minutes; To reach Harbor Bay Island terminal: Take Hegenberger Rd. south from I-880, then north on Doolittle Dr., then south and west on Harbor Bay Pkwy.; To reach San Francisco Ferry Building: Take Market Street northeast from US 101. (510) 769-5500 (Alameda and San Francisco Counties)

Larkspur to San Francisco: Across San Francisco Bay, between Larkspur and San Francisco; several times daily, except major holidays; $5.60 adult; 13 miles; To reach Larkspur terminal: From US 101, go east on Sir Francis Drake Blvd. toward San Quentin and the Richmond Bridge; To reach San Francisco terminal: From US 101, take Market St. northeast to Embarcadero, near the "Ferry Building" and Gabbiano's Restaurant; M/S Sonoma, M/V Del Norte, M/V Mendocino, and two other boats; part of Golden Gate Ferry system. (415) 455-2000 or (415) 923-2000 (Marin and San Francisco Counties)

Long Beach Aquabus: Aquarium of the Pacific to Shoreline Village: Across Long Beach Harbor between Aquarium of the Pacific and Shoreline Village; daily, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm; $1 per person one-way; 0.3 mile; 49 passenger capacity; operated by Catalina Express. (800) 481-3470

Long Beach Aquabus: Queen Mary to Aquarium of the Pacific: Across Long Beach Harbor between Queen Mary and Aquarium of the Pacific; daily, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm; $1 per person one-way; 0.7 mile; 49 passenger capacity; operated by Catalina Express. (800) 481-3470

Long Beach Aquabus: Shoreline Village to Queen Mary: Across Long Beach Harbor between Shoreline Village and Queen Mary; daily, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm; $1 per person one-way; 0.4 mile; 49 passenger capacity; operated by Catalina Express. (800) 481-3470

Long Beach Aqualink: Aquarium of the Pacific to Alamitos Bay: Through Long Beach Harbor and Pacific Ocean, from Aquarium of the Pacific (Dock 4 at Rainbow Harbor) to Alamitos Bay Landing (near Seal Beach); daily, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm; $2 per person one-way; 5 miles; 75 passenger catamaran; operated by Catalina Express. (800) 481-3470

Long Beach Aqualink: Alamitos Bay to Queen Mary: Across Long Beach Harbor and Pacific Ocean from Alamitos Bay Landing (near Seal Beach) to Catalina Express terminal at bow of Queen Mary; daily, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm; $2 per person one-way; 5 miles; 75 passenger catamaran; operated by Catalina Express. (800) 481-3470

Long Beach Aqualink: Queen Mary to Aquarium of the Pacific: Across Long Beach Harbor from Catalina Express terminal at bow of Queen Mary to Aquarium of the Pacific (Dock 4 at Rainbow Harbor); daily, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm; $2 per person one-way; 0.7 mile; 75 passenger catamaran; operated by Catalina Express. (800) 481-3470

Long Beach (Catalina Landing) to Avalon: From Catalina Landing in Long Beach to Avalon on Catalina Island; daily; $21.50 adult each way, $16.50 child; check in 45 minutes before; 30 miles; 1 hour; To reach terminal in Long Beach: From I 710, exit to Golden Shore St.; parking $7-$9 per day; 8 different boats; operated by Catalina Express. (800) 481-3470 (Orange County)

Long Beach (Queen Mary) to Avalon: From Queen Mary in Long Beach to Avalon on Catalina Island; daily; $21.50 adult each way, $16.50 child; check in 45 minutes before; 30 miles; 1 hour; To reach terminal in Long Beach: From I 710, exit to Golden Shore St.; parking $10 per day; 8 different boats; operated by Catalina Express. (800) 481-3470 (Orange County)

Long Beach to Avalon: From Long Beach to Avalon on Catalina Island; daily; $20.50 adult each way, $15.50 child; 30 miles; 1 hour; parking $6 per day; To reach terminal in Long Beach; R/V Catalina Explorer, 149 passengers. (877) 432-6276 or (310) 510-9404 (Orange County)

Marina del Rey to Avalon: From Marina del Rey to Avalon on Catalina Island; four times daily; $26 each way; 1.5 hours; catamaran; operated by Sea Planes, Inc. (310) 305-7250, (800) 66-FERRY (? County)

Newport Beach to Avalon: From Balboa Pavilion in Newport Beach to Avalon on Catalina Island; departs daily from Newport Beach at 9:00 am, from Avalon at 4:30 pm; $42 adult roundtrip, $25 child; 30 miles; 1 hr 15 min; parking $7 per day; catamaran, Catalina Flyer; operated by Catalina Passenger Service. (949) 673-5245

Oakland to Alameda: Across Oakland Inner Harbor, between Oakland and Alameda; several times a day; $4.75 adult; 1 mile; about 10 minutes; To reach dock in Oakland: Exit from I-880 onto Broadway/3rd St., go southwest to Embarcadero, then northwest to Clay St. at Jack London Park; To reach dock in Alameda: From SR 61, go west on Atlantic Ave., then north on Main St.; M.V. Encinal and two other boats; part of Alameda/Oakland Ferry system, also known as Blue and Gold Fleet; city operated. (510) 272-1466. (Alameda County)

Oxnard to East Anacapa Island: Oxnard Harbor to East Anacapa Island (Landing Cove); $32-$37 daytrip, $48 camping; 2 hours; free parking; Island Adventure; operated by Island Packers Cruises. (805) 642-1393 or (805) 642-7688

San Francisco Ferry Building to Pier 41: Along northwest side of San Francisco Bay, between Ferry Building and Pier 41 in San Francisco; about 4 times a day; $4.75; 1 mile; about 10 minutes; To reach Pier 41: From US 101, go north on Van Ness Ave., east on Bay St., and northwest on Embarcadero to Fisherman's Wharf; To reach San Francisco Ferry Building: Take Market Street northeast from US 101; M.V. Encinal and two other boats; part of Alameda/Oakland Ferry system, also known as Blue and Gold Fleet; city operated. (510) 272-1466 (San Francisco County)

San Francisco Pier 41 to Alcatraz Island: On San Francisco Bay, from Fisherman's Wharf (in San Francisco) to Alcatraz Island; many times daily; $11.50 adult roundtrip; 2 miles; To reach Pier 41: From US 101, go north on Van Ness Ave., east on Bay St., and northwest on Embarcadero to Fisherman's Wharf; serviced by Blue and Gold Fleet. (415) 705-5555 (San Francisco County)

San Francisco Pier 41 to Angel Island: Across San Francisco Bay, from Fisherman's Wharf)(in San Francisco) to Angel Island; twice daily on weekdays, 3 times a day on weekends; $12 adult roundtrip; 4 miles; To reach Pier 41: From US 101, go north on Van Ness Ave., east on Bay St., and northwest on Embarcadero to Fisherman's Wharf; serviced by Blue and Gold Fleet. (415) 705-5444 (or 705-5555?). (San Francisco and Marin Counties)

San Pedro to Avalon: From San Pedro (in south Los Angeles) to Avalon on Catalina Island; July 5-Sept. 8?; leaves San Pedro at 9:45 am, leaves Avalon at 6:00 pm; $31.50 adult roundtrip, $26 child; 28 miles; 2 hours; operated by Catalina Classic Cruises. (800) 641-1004 or (800) 995-4386

San Pedro to Avalon: From San Pedro (in south Los Angeles) to Avalon on Catalina Island; daily; $21 adult each way, $16.25 child; 28 miles; 1 hr 15 min; parking $10 per day; 8 different boats; operated by Catalina Express. (800) 481-3470

San Pedro to Two Harbors: From San Pedro (in south Los Angeles) to Two Harbors on Catalina Island (sometimes direct, sometimes via Avalon); at least 4 days per week; $21.50 adult each way, $16.50 child; 25 miles; 1 hr 30 min; parking $10 per day; 8 different boats; operated by Catalina Express. (800) 481-3470

Sausalito to San Francisco: Across San Francisco Bay, between Sausalito and San Francisco; several times daily, except major holidays; $7.25 adult one-way; 6 miles; To reach Sausalito terminal: From US 101, take Marin City exit southeast on Bridgeway, turn east on Park Circle, and north on Humboldt Ave.; To reach San Francisco terminal: From US 101, take Market St. northeast to Embarcadero, near the "Ferry Building" and Gabbiano's Restaurant; M/V Golden Gate; since 1970; part of Golden Gate Ferry system. (415) 455-2000 or (415) 923-2000 (Marin and San Francisco Counties)

Sausalito to San Francisco Pier 41: Across San Francisco Bay, from Sausalito to Fisherman's Wharf (in San Francisco); several times daily; $6 adult; 5 miles; To reach Sausalito dock: From US 101, take Marin City exit southeast on Bridgeway, turn northeast on El Portal; To reach San Francisco Pier 41: From US 101, go north on Van Ness Ave., east on Bay St., and northwest on Embarcadero to Fisherman's Wharf; serviced by Blue and Gold Fleet. (415) 705-5555 (Marin and San Francisco Counties)

Tiburon to Angel Island: Across San Francisco Bay, from Tiburon to Angel Island; 4 times a day on weekends; $8 adult roundtrip; 1 mile; To get to Tiburon dock: From SR 131 in Tiburon, turn south on Main St.; Angel Island (396 passenger capacity), Bonita (114 passenger capacity); family operated since 1959. (415) 435-2131 (Marin County)

Tiburon to San Francisco Ferry Building: Across San Francisco Bay, from Tiburon to San Francisco Ferry Building; weekdays, during morning and evening commute; $6 adult; 6 miles; To reach Tiburon dock: At corner of SR 131 and Main St., near Belvedere Cove; To reach San Francisco Ferry Building: Take Market Street northeast from US 101; serviced by Blue and Gold Fleet. (415) 705-5555 (Marin and San Francisco Counties)

Tiburon to San Francisco Pier 41: Across San Francisco Bay, from Tiburon to Fisherman's Wharf (in San Francisco); several times a day; $7.25 adult one-way; 5 miles; To reach Tiburon dock: At corner of SR 131 and Main St., near Belvedere Cove; To reach San Francisco Pier 41: From US 101, go north on Van Ness Ave., east on Bay St., and northwest on Embarcadero to Fisherman's Wharf; serviced by Blue and Gold Fleet. (415) 705-5555 (Marin and San Francisco Counties)

Vallejo to San Francisco Ferry Building: Across San Francisco Bay and San Pablo Bay, from Vallejo to San Francisco Ferry Building; several times daily; $9.50 adult one-way; 25 miles; To reach Vallejo dock: From SR 29 in Vallejo, turn west on Curtola Pkwy. which becomes Mare Island Dr.; To reach San Francisco Ferry Building: Take Market Street northeast from US 101; M/V City of Vallejo, M/V Intintoli, M/V Mare Island, M/V Vallejo; operated by Blue and Gold Fleet. (415) 705-5555 (Solano, Contra Costa, and San Francisco Counties)

Vallejo to San Francisco Pier 41: Across San Francisco Bay and San Pablo Bay, from Vallejo to Fisherman's Wharf (in San Francisco); several times a day; $9.50 adult one-way; 25 miles; To reach Vallejo dock: From SR 29 in Vallejo, turn west on Curtola Pkwy. which becomes Mare Island Dr.; To reach San Francisco Pier 41: From US 101, go north on Van Ness Ave., east on Bay St., and northwest on Embarcadero to Fisherman's Wharf; serviced by Blue and Gold Fleet. (415) 705-5555 (Solano, Contra Costa, and San Francisco Counties)

Ventura to East Anacapa Island: Ventura Harbor to East Anacapa Island (Landing Cove); $37 daytrip, $48 camping; 18 miles; 2 hours; free parking; Island Adventure; operated by Island Packers Cruises. (805) 642-1393 or (805) 642-7688

Ventura to East Santa Cruz Island: Ventura Harbor to east end of Santa Cruz Island (Scorpion Anchorage); $42 daytrip, $54 camping; 22 miles; 2 hours; free parking; Island Adventure; operated by Island Packers Cruises. (805) 642-1393 or (805) 642-7688

Ventura to Middle Santa Cruz Island: Ventura Harbor to middle of Santa Cruz Island (Prisoners Harbor); $48 daytrip, $60 camping; 2 hours; free parking; Island Adventure; operated by Island Packers Cruises. (805) 642-1393 or (805) 642-7688

Ventura to San Miguel Island: Ventura Harbor to San Miguel Island (Cuyler Harbor); $90 camping; 4 to 5 hours; free parking; Island Adventure; operated by Island Packers Cruises. (805) 642-1393 or (805) 642-7688

Ventura to Santa Barbara Island: Ventura Harbor to Santa Barbara Island (northeast side); $49 daytrip, $75 camping; 3 hours; free parking; Island Adventure; operated by Island Packers Cruises. (805) 642-1393 or (805) 642-7688

Ventura to Santa Rosa Island: Ventura Harbor to Santa Rosa Island (Bechers Bay); $62 daytrip, $80 camping; 3.5 hours; free parking; Island Adventure; operated by Island Packers Cruises. (805) 642-1393 or (805) 642-7688

Discontinued Ferries:

Parker Dam ferry?: Across Lake Havasu (Colorado River) just above Bill Williams River, to Larned Landing in Arizona; 0.4 mile. (San Bernardino County)

Liberty Island Ferry?: Across Cache Slough to Liberty Island; private ferry?; 0.1 mile. (Solano County)

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