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This page will describe remaining ferries in California.

California

Summary: Total: 7? auto + 19+ passenger; Longest segment: 80 miles; Shortest segment: less than 0.1 mile

Car Ferries:

Balboa Island Ferry: to Balboa Island, in Newport Bay, from Balboa; $0.65 auto, $0.25 pedestrian; 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.; 0.2 mile; since 1906; 3 boats currently: Admiral, Captain, Commodore. (949) 673-1070 (Orange County)

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

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

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

Venice Ferry: Private cable-drawn ferry across Little Connection Slough to Venice Island at Herman and Helen's Marina. (San Joaquin County)

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

private ferry: Across Middle River, from Bacon Island to Woodward Island; To reach dock: Take SR 4 west of Stockton, turn northwest on Bacon Island Rd.; 0.1 mile?; cable-drawn ferry. (San Joaquin 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; 50 minutes; $13 roundtrip adult; To reach dock in Alameda: From SR 61, go west on Atlantic Ave., then north on Main St.; 8 miles; 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; several times on weekdays, 4 times on weekends; about 20 minutes; $4.75 adult; 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; 5 miles; 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 pm, leaves Angel Island at 12:50 am; 30 minutes; 4 miles; serviced by Blue and Gold Fleet. (415) 705-5555 (San Francisco and Marin Counties)

Harbor Bay Island to San Francisco?: Several times daily (as of 1998), from Alameda to San Francisco Ferry Building; 30 minutes; $4.50 adult; To reach Harbor Bay Island terminal?: Near SR 61 bridge on south side of Alameda?; To reach San Francisco Ferry Building: Take Market Street northeast from US 101; 8 miles. (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; $2.85 adult weekdays, $4.80 adult weekends; 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; 10 miles; part of Golden Gate Ferry system. (415) 455-2000 or (415) 923-2000 (Marin and San Francisco Counties)

Long Beach to Avalon: Across San Pedro Channel, from Long Beach to Avalon (Catalina Island); daily; $25 adult roundtrip ($35 express); 2 hours (1 hour express); check in 45 minutes before; To reach terminal in Long Beach: From I 710, exit to Golden Shore St.; 30 miles. (800) CATALINA (Orange County)

Oakland to Alameda: Across Oakland Inner Harbor; several times a day; about 10 minutes; $4.75 adult; 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.; 1 mile; part of Alameda/Oakland Ferry system, also known as Blue and Gold Fleet; city operated. (510) 272-1466. (Alameda County)

San Diego to Coronado: Across San Diego Bay, between San Diego Broadway Pier and Coronado Ferry Landing Marketplace; several times a day; 30 minutes; To reach terminal in San Diego: From I 5, exit west on Broadway and continue to Broadway Pier; 1 mile. (619) 234-4111 (San Diego County)

San Francisco Ferry Building to Pier 41: Along northwest side of San Francisco Bay; about 4 times a day; about 10 minutes; $4.75; 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; 1 mile; 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 to Alcatraz Island; many times daily; $8.75 adult roundtrip; To reach San Francisco Ferry Building: Take Market Street northeast from US 101; 2 miles; 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 to Angel Island; twice daily on weekdays, 3 times a day on weekends; $12 adult; 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; 4 miles; serviced by Blue and Gold Fleet. (415) 705-5444 (or 705-5555?). (San Francisco and Marin Counties)

Sausalito to San Francisco: Across San Francisco Bay, between Sausalito and San Francisco; several times daily, except major holidays; $4.80 adult; 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; 6 miles; 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; several times daily; $6 adult; 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; 5 miles; 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; $7 adult; To get to Tiburon dock: From SR 131 in Tiburon, turn south on Main St.; 1 mile; (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; 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; 6 miles; 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; several times a day; $6 adult; 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; 5 miles; serviced by Blue and Gold Fleet. (415) 705-5555 (Marin and San Francisco Counties)

Vallejo to Angel Island: Across San Francisco Bay, from Vallejo to Angel Island; once a day on weekends; leaves Vallejo at 9:00 am, leaves Angel Island at 3:30 pm; 1 hour; $15 adult; To reach Vallejo dock: From SR 29 in Vallejo, turn west on Curtola Pkwy. which becomes Mare Island Dr.; 20 miles. (707) 643-3779 (Solano, Contra Costa, and Marin 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; $8 adult; 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; 25 miles; serviced 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; several times a day; $8 adult; 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; 25 miles; serviced by Blue and Gold Fleet. (415) 705-5555 (Solano, Contra Costa, and San Francisco Counties)

Discontinued Ferries:

Parker Dam ferry? (autos): Across Lake Havasu (Colorado River) just above Parker Dam. (San Bernardino County)

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