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Ferry Voice Message Alert System

The Ferry Voice Message Alert System (VMAS) is a free service to notify riders of the San Francisco Bay Ferry of major service disruptions, delays and cancellations due to technical or environmental difficulties on the following routes:

  • Alameda / Oakland / San Francisco
  • Alameda Harbor Bay / San Francisco
  • Alameda / Oakland / South San Francisco

For the Vallejo / San Francisco route, email alert notification service is available by signing up here.

Riders subscribing to this service will receive a recorded alert message at their home, office or mobile phone. Major events that would initiate the call system include: major weather disruptions, equipment failures, fires, earthquakes, or any other delays of 30 minutes or longer. You can register to receive alerts for one or more ferry routes. Please note: Only directly accessible phone numbers will work; if the number dialed requires operator intervention or an extension dialed, the system will not work.

To register for the Ferry Voice Message Alert System, click here and fill out the form accurately and completely.

You will need to provide the following:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Phone number (with area code)
  • Select which ferry alert system you want to receive, or both

Once received, your phone number will be processed and added to the system(s) within two weeks. To change the phone number at which you receive alerts, or to unsubscribe from this service, click on one of the links above.

All phone numbers and names are treated confidentially and will not be used for any purpose other than ferry alert notifications. This service is provided to Ferry riders free of charge. Participation is voluntary. The service is powered by Call-Em-All, Inc.. Your information will not be shared with or sold to third parties. For more information on privacy and security of this system please visit their website at

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