San Francisco Bay Ferry to Offer Additional Service for S.F. Pride Parade
SAN FRANCISCO | JUNE 23, 2022 – The San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) today announced that its San Francisco Bay Ferry service will boost service on Sunday, June 26, to take passengers to the 52nd Annual San Francisco Pride Parade.
San Francisco Bay Ferry will operate on its normal weekend schedule on the Oakland & Alameda and Richmond ferry routes on Sunday, June 26. The Vallejo ferry route will have two special trips added to its normal weekend schedule:
- An 8:30 AM Vallejo departure to Downtown San Francisco (arrival at 9:30 AM, in time for the parade)
- A 7:30 PM Downtown San Francisco departure to Vallejo (arrival at 8:30 PM)
WETA is expecting high ferry ridership on Sunday due both to the Pride Parade in addition to a day game for the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park. San Francisco Bay Ferry weekend ridership has been high over the past year, frequently exceeding average pre-pandemic weekend ridership.
San Francisco Bay Ferry will operate a total of 53 transbay trips on Sunday. In addition, the free Ballpark Short Hop will be available to carry passengers between the Downtown San Francisco Ferry Terminal and Oracle Park before and after the Giants game.
Full schedules for Sunday, June 26 can be found at sanfranciscobayferry.com/pride-2022. Additional capacity will be available to support all three routes during peak travel times on an as-needed basis.
On Monday, June 20 as the Bay Area celebrated the Golden State Warriors’ 2021-22 NBA Championship with a parade and rally in Downtown San Francisco, the ferry system had one of its highest ridership days in a half-decade. San Francisco Bay Ferry carried 14,105 passengers on Monday, its second-highest daily total since 2017. The big day included all-time route records for the Richmond and Alameda Seaplane routes.