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“Great way to see the Bay” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Golden Gate Ferry

Golden Gate Ferry
101 East Sir Francis Drake Boulevard, Larkspur, CA 94939-1803
(415) 455-2000
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Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Larkspur
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Minneapolis, MN
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“Great way to see the Bay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

We took the ferry from San Francisco to Sausalito as we were switching hotels. Easy to buy tickets and very easy to figure out how to get in/out. The ferry was running about 15 min late which is odd since it was the first run of the day. I imagine by the end of the day that could equal an hour. Get there EARLY, as the entire line did NOT make it on. Long wait in between ferry's (over an hour). Staff was friendly. Great bar on board. Ship was clean.

Visited May 2013
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Charlevoix, Michigan
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“nothing better than a ride to or from sf”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

grab a beer, wine or cocktail and sit outside if its nice. if not the inside of the boat is quiet and comfortable. great way to see the bay, bridge and alcatraz.

Visited May 2013
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Santa Monica, California
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“Best commute option from Marin”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013 via mobile

The ferry to and from SF is a delight. On time, beautiful views, relaxing and sweet crew. If you work in SF and live in Marin, give it a whirl. It may change your idea of commuting forever.

Visited August 2012
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San Francisco, California
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“Tour the Bay without annoying commentary”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013

The Golden Gate ferry system offers regular scheduled cruises from San Francisco to Sausalito or Larkspar and back again. The ferrys cover the main portions of San Francisco Bay and offer views of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, Angel Island, and the surrounding Bay Area. It's a great way to get out on the water and see the sights without having to listen to a tour commentary over loudspeakers or having to pay the higher price for a tour boat excursion. Snacks and drinks are sold on board and you can take your bike. Get off and shop in Sausalito or Larkspur and take a later boat back or follow the bike paths back to San Francisco. Be sure an bring your binoculars for sea lions, harbor seals, harbor porpoises and sea birds.

Visited March 2013
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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“great water trip for all ages”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

This ferry ride is wonderful for all ages. Relaxing for adults and exciting for children. Great views of golden gate bridge, Alcatraz, san Quentin, and other bridges. Both inside and outside seating for comfort. Very reasonably priced. Convenient times for returns from san Francisco. Parking lot very convenient and safe.

Visited March 2013
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