We’ve been working hard to relaunch San Francisco Bay Ferry service that is better than ever, with flexible schedules, new routes and lower fares. Starting July 1, we’re increasing ferry service by 30 percent across all routes and offering more weekday service, with more options throughout the day. And to make a good thing even better, we’re significantly discounting fares on all routes for the next year. The fare reductions are up to 20 percent lower than regular fares, depending on the route.

San Francisco Bay Ferry will bring ferry service back to Oracle Park beginning Friday, June 25 as the Giants face off against their crossbay rivals the Oakland Athletics. For this special weekday Bay Bridge series, San Francisco Bay Ferry will offer direct pre- and post-game service connecting Oracle Park to Vallejo, Oakland and Main Street Alameda.

For the remainder of the 2021 season beginning July 1, we’ll offer the following service for Giants home games:
  • Pre- and post-game service for all evening games for Oakland and Main Street Alameda
  • Post-game service for all evening games for Vallejo
  • Pre-game service for weekend evening games for Vallejo

San Francisco Bay Ferry will also debut a new pilot service, the Ballpark Short Hop, on July 10. This short hop will serve weekend day games, and will provide a new connection to Oracle Park for all San Francisco Bay Ferry routes serving the Downtown San Francisco Ferry Terminal.

We encourage fans to ride ferries to and from Downtown S.F. for all day games beginning July 1 as new schedules go into effect, making transit to the ballgame even easier.

To see schedules, calendar and buy tickets, visit

The WETA Board of Directors recently announced that the agency will begin work on a business plan to establish a long-term vision for enhancing and expanding our world-class ferry system.

The WETA Business Plan will update and evolve the agency’s 2016 Strategic Plan, which set out a vision for greatly expanding water transit over 20 years, advocated for increased regional funding and led to several key policies that have helped expand the system.

Topics to be explored in the development of the WETA Business Plan include:

  •  Ferry service expansion and fleet planning
  •  Funding sources and priorities
  • Organizational structure
  • Performance measures and quality of service
  •  Equity and diversity policies
Our Vallejo and Richmond ferry passengers see the east shore of Angel Island closely, especially on trips into San Francisco. The largest natural island in the San Francisco Bay, Angel Island has a sad and important place in American history.

From 1910 through 1940, the Angel Island Immigration Station was the site of processing and in many cases long-term detention for Asian immigrants arriving to California. Some 175,000 immigrants made it to Angel Island over those three decades; not all were allowed to eventually make their homes in California.

Born of rampant racist anti-Chinese sentiments, the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 prohibited Chinese laborers from settling in the United States. The federal government commissioned the construction of the Immigration Station on Angel Island to serve as a sort of “Ellis Island of the West.” However, the Exclusion Act and other anti-Chinese practices by authorities led to an estimated one of every five immigrants arriving at Angel Island being denied entry. At Ellis Island in New York, where most immigrants hailed from Europe, the rate of denial was closer to between one and three per every 100 immigrants. Moreover, many would-be Chinese immigrants were forced to suffer long detentions at Angel Island, some more than a year.

The legacy of Chinese exclusion and detention was documented by the immigrants themselves, through poems detailing their suffering written and etched on the walls of the Immigration Station. Some of these poems can be seen in tours of the Angel Island Immigration Station provided by California State Parks, and guided tours can provide additional context on the island’s history. Access to Angel Island is currently restricted due to COVID-19 – for updates and details, visit

For more information on the history of Angel Island Immigration Station, visit