Ferry Schedules Expanded for Big San Francisco Weekend

Music, baseball, sailing races and the Blue Angels are all happening this weekend in San Francisco.

According to a release from San Francisco Bay Ferry, ferry service "will more than triple its normal weekend capacity between the East Bay and San Francisco, and double service between Vallejo and San Francisco, this weekend October 6 & 7, 2012.   The extra service is needed because of the confluence of events in and Around San Francisco this weekend."

The release goes on to say "tens of thousands of people are expected to converge on San Francisco over an unprecedented weekend of concurrent special events including Fleet Week, America’s Cup trials, Giants’ playoffs, 49ers football, Castro Street Fair, and the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival, among others – San Francisco Bay Ferry is ramping up to serve passengers during what could be one of the City’s busiest and most traffic congested weekends of the year."

East Bay residents can take advantage of ferries on the Alameda-Oakland- San Francisco route running every 30-45 minutes beginning at 9:00 a.m. at the Main Street Terminal in Alameda.  The last ferry from San Francisco to the East Bay will depart the Ferry Building at 10:45PM. 

Solano and Napa County ferry riders will have four additional Vallejo departures to choose from during the weekend of October 6-7.  The first ferry is scheduled to leave Vallejo at 8:30 a.m. and service will continue every one-and-a-half hours until 7:30PM both days.  The last ferry back to Vallejo will depart Pier 41 at 8:40 p.m.

San Francisco Giants fans who are going to the games this weekend can catch a boat going directly to AT&T Park.  Direct ferry service to AT&T Park departs Alameda Main Street at 4:40PM, Oakland Jack London Square at 4:50PM, and the Vallejo ferry terminal at 4:30PM.

BART is also running extra trains this weekend to help relieve congestion on the bridges and city streets.

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Joe Feltcher October 06, 2012 at 12:26 AM
I love the ferry. It's the best way to get to SF in my opinion. Unfortunately I am stuck on BART due to the departure times and location of the ferry terminal in SF.
"The Black Panther of Poetry" October 06, 2012 at 05:55 AM
I am 6feet4 inches tall!!! "MEMBER THAT"
John Headley October 06, 2012 at 04:06 PM
No Jobby Bobby I'm confused. When I see you at the church on first street you are about 5'5" and as pudgy as an overweight 3 year old on Maury Povich. Who is 6'4" person you speak of?
"The Black Panther of Poetry" October 06, 2012 at 04:11 PM
Do the math brother. I already gave you the numbers!!! And next time you see me come up and say Hi
"The Black Panther of Poetry" October 06, 2012 at 04:43 PM
OK, maybe I gave the numbers to Joe Feltcher. Well here they are again. I am 5feet and 7inches plus nine which equals to 6feet4inches on any planet. Now if you want to make me 5feet5inches thats your business, but I am not going down from 6feet4, which means I have to add those two inches you stole from me somewhere else!!! YOU DIG!!!
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