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“Great ride” 5 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 Attractions in Larkspur
Type: Ferries/ Boats, Sightseeing Tours
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Portland, Oregon
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Great ride”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

After easily purchasing our tickets from one of the convenient machines, we took the 9 am ride over to San Francisco from Larkspur. The ferry was full of commuters but we were among the first in line so we had a window and middle seat on the right side of the upper deck. It was a foggy morning but the ride was smooth and the view wasn't bad. The salt spray causes the windows to be dirty so you can't plan on taking pictures from inside. The 30 minute trip was uneventful and the boat quickly unloaded at the terminal. We caught a trolley right in front and went up to Fisherman's Wharf. After spending the day we walked back to the terminal and at 4:30 we were the first in line for the 5:00 return trip. This appears to be a well run, efficient, operation and tourists like us can easily figure it out.

Visited September 2013
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Maryland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Definitely the way to go to SF”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Definitely the way to go to San Francisco. Convenient and brings you directly into SF. Be sure to check out the commuter times--can be very full. Ferry was always on time and quick.

Visited August 2013
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West Hempstead, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 attraction reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Great way to SF”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

I took the ferry a few times on a recent trip to the area. High speed ferries like this are a great way to travel. Fast, smooth and great views of Angel Island, Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco.

Visited August 2013
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New Harmony, Indiana
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69 reviews 69 reviews
14 attraction reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Easy-peasy way to travel to SF from Larkspur Landing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Cannot recommend this enough. Ditto what other reviewers said about taking this ferry, no driving in traffic, no parking issues, nice views, great way to go!

Visited June 2013
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Corte Madera, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
30 attraction reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Quick and easy trip from Marin - San Francisco.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Want to get to San Francisco from Marin without getting stuck in traffic?

Want to see the Golden Gate Bridge from a boat?

This is the ferry for you! $18 return and you get a trip over the bay, taking in spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge and the Richmond Bridge. If your staying in San Francisco on vacation I would definitely recommend taking this trip and walking over to Marin Country Mart (a 5 minute walk from the Larkspur Ferry Terminal) and have a delicious lunch at one of the many restaurants.

Visited July 2013
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