Free Ferry Tours of Vallejo Waterfront on October 2

MV Mare Island from the San Francisco Bay Ferry fleet


San Francisco Bay Ferry will offer free ferry tours of the Vallejo and Mare Island waterfronts as a part of the Vallejo Waterfront Weekend on Saturday, October 2, 2021.

The Vallejo Waterfront Weekend is a celebration of all that the Vallejo waterfront has to offer and will include entertainment, boat races, the famous Lucky Ducky Derby, food and more. San Francisco Bay Ferry is, of course, a huge part of the Vallejo waterfront with its daily service to San Francisco and the WETA Charlene H. Johnson North Bay Operations and Maintenance Facility on Mare Island.

Vallejo Waterfront Weekend logoOn Saturday, San Francisco Bay Ferry will offer six tours of the waterfront within the Mare Island Strait aboard one of its ferries. Docents will be on board to educate passengers on the history of the waterfront, as well.

Attendees can come on board for a tour at either the Mare Island Ferry Terminal (1050 Nimitz Avenue) or the Vallejo Ferry Terminal (289 Mare Island Way). Each ferry tour will stop at both locations, so passengers can feel free to disembark at either terminal.

Parking is limited, especially at the Mare Island terminal. We encourage passengers wishing to board at Mare Island to use Soltrans’ waterfront bus tour, which will stop at both ferry terminals.

Tours will depart from the Mare Island Ferry Terminal at 1 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 4:45 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Tours will depart from the Vallejo Ferry Terminal at 1:10 p.m., 1:55 p.m., 2:40 p.m., 3:25 p.m., 4:55 p.m. and 5:40 p.m.

Tours will last an estimated 35-40 minutes each. Boarding is first come, first served. The schedule is subject to change. We expect all those who come on board to respect and follow the Passenger Code of Conduct. No outside alcoholic beverages will be permitted. Anyone violating our policies will be asked to disembark.

Masks are required to be worn to board San Francisco Bay Ferry. See our current mask rules.

San Francisco Bay Ferry will also run a special free shuttle from Vallejo to Mare Island at 6:30 p.m. for participants of Glo Run Vallejo.

Normal service between Vallejo and San Francisco will also run on Saturday, October 2. See the normal weekend schedule.

Direct any questions about waterfront ferry tours to