Ferries of the Blue & Gold Fleet (tel. 415/705-5555; www.blueandgoldfleet.com) from Pier 41 (Fisherman’s Wharf; buy your ticket here or online) travel to both Angel Island and Tiburon. Boats run on a seasonal schedule; phone or look online for departure information. The round-trip fare to Angel Island is $17 for adults, $9.50 for seniors (65+) and kids (5-12), and free for kids 5 and under when traveling with an adult. The fare includes state park fees. A one-way ticket to Tiburon is $11 for adults, $6.75 for seniors (65+) and kids (5-12), and free for kids 5 and under.
By car from San Francisco, take U.S. 101 to the Tiburon/Hwy. 131 exit and then follow Tiburon Boulevard all the way downtown, a 40-minute drive from San Francisco. Good luck finding a parking spot in Tiburon; try the lot behind the Tiburon Playhouse movie theater at 40 Main St. Catch the Tiburon–Angel Island Ferry (tel. 415/435-2131; www.angelislandferry.com) to Angel Island from the dock at Tiburon Boulevard and Main Street. The 15-minute round-trip costs $13.50 for adults, $11.50 for children 6 to 11, $3.50 for kids 3 to 5, and $1 for bikes. One child 2 or under is admitted free of charge with each paying adult (after that it’s $3.50 each). Boats run on a seasonal schedule, but usually depart hourly from 10am to 5pm on weekends, with a more limited schedule on weekdays. Call ahead or look online for departure information. Tickets can only be purchased when boarding and include state park fees.
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.