We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Angel Island - Tiburon Ferry

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 21 Main St, Tiburon, CA 94920-2533
Phone Number:
+1 415-435-2131

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 102 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 66
  • 20
    Very good
  • 6
  • 0
  • 0
Use it

Tired of all the environmental buzz, take the old style mass transit, walk to station.... easy ride one stop to mainland.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ralph R
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

102 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 92: English reviews
Level Contributor
40 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tired of all the environmental buzz, take the old style mass transit, walk to station.... easy ride one stop to mainland.

1 Thank Ralph R
Village of Oak Creek, Arizona
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ferry right in the middle of Tiberon. How Fun! saw the birds swooping over the water, the golden gate and the bay bridges and Alcatraz. Great time! Fully recommend

Thank Nancy H
San Francisco
Level Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

A local treasure is Angel Island, visited by sailing the Tiburon ferry from downtown tiburon. The short ferry ride leads to wonderful walking paths on the island and vistas galore.

Thank tamalpais
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

We took the ferry from San Francisco, where we live, to Tiburon where we ate a delicious California-inflected Mexican late lunch at Guaymas. Took the ferry back for a delightful exotic cruise that we didn't even have to pack for.

Thank Ellen B
Beverly Hills, California
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

When in Marin county go and take this ferry ride to angel island. Fun for the whole family. But remember it can be cold. Bundle up.

Thank H9473TErobertn
Level Contributor
140 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

This ride is much shorter and much more accessible than the ride from San Francisco. The boat is small and older, something of a throwback to the past. Of course the ride is in one of the most beautiful spots in the world.

Vista, California
Level Contributor
52 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Finally made time for Angel island. Cool older Garrisons, Internment camp, Batterys and cold war era missile installation(fenced off and scraped clean) we walked the perimeter loop in 2-1/2 hours kinda skipping the chance to investigate the garrison camps much. Saw many deer. Ferries keep to their schedule and take cash or something called a "check"- historic right? - there... More 

1 Thank Castlepete
Corona, California
Level Contributor
290 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

The ferry is easily accessed from Main Street in Tiburon. The seating is comfortable with great views of the area The Golden Gate Bridge, Oakland Bridge, Alcatraz and Angel Island. It took about 15 minutes. You purchase tickets before boarding. There are several restaurants and shops nearby to enjoy while you wait.

1 Thank ArleneB435
Tiburon, California
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Maggie (the owner and often the boat captain) and her family will treat you to a wonderful ride from idyllic Tiburon to Angel Island. It's a short trip, but the views (with occasional wildlife sightings) are great. Bring the family and a picnic (and your bikes) and spend the day. Don't forget to visit the Immigration Station, often called the... More 

1 Thank JHarb1
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

By far, taking the ferry is way more fun than driving there. You get a nice view of San Francisco bay. Highly recommended

Thank CHHinRiceMilitary

Travelers who viewed Angel Island - Tiburon Ferry also viewed

Tiburon, Marin County
Tiburon, Marin County

Been to Angel Island - Tiburon Ferry? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Angel Island - Tiburon Ferry staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?