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Angel Island - Tiburon Ferry

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Address: 21 Main Street, Tiburon, CA 94920
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In our backyard

A local treasure is Angel Island, visited by sailing the Tiburon ferry from downtown tiburon. The short ferry ride leads to wonderful walking paths on the island and vistas... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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San Francisco
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San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A local treasure is Angel Island, visited by sailing the Tiburon ferry from downtown tiburon. The short ferry ride leads to wonderful walking paths on the island and vistas galore.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the ferry from San Francisco, where we live, to Tiburon where we ate a delicious California-inflected Mexican late lunch at Guaymas. Took the ferry back for a delightful exotic cruise that we didn't even have to pack for.

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Beverly Hills, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

When in Marin county go and take this ferry ride to angel island. Fun for the whole family. But remember it can be cold. Bundle up.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

This ride is much shorter and much more accessible than the ride from San Francisco. The boat is small and older, something of a throwback to the past. Of course the ride is in one of the most beautiful spots in the world.

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Vista, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Finally made time for Angel island. Cool older Garrisons, Internment camp, Batterys and cold war era missile installation(fenced off and scraped clean) we walked the perimeter loop in 2-1/2 hours kinda skipping the chance to investigate the garrison camps much. Saw many deer. Ferries keep to their schedule and take cash or something called a "check"- historic right? - there... More 

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Corona, California
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290 reviews
114 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The ferry is easily accessed from Main Street in Tiburon. The seating is comfortable with great views of the area The Golden Gate Bridge, Oakland Bridge, Alcatraz and Angel Island. It took about 15 minutes. You purchase tickets before boarding. There are several restaurants and shops nearby to enjoy while you wait.

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1 Thank ArleneB435
Tiburon, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Maggie (the owner and often the boat captain) and her family will treat you to a wonderful ride from idyllic Tiburon to Angel Island. It's a short trip, but the views (with occasional wildlife sightings) are great. Bring the family and a picnic (and your bikes) and spend the day. Don't forget to visit the Immigration Station, often called the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

By far, taking the ferry is way more fun than driving there. You get a nice view of San Francisco bay. Highly recommended

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Beautiful ferry that presents gorgeous views of San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge (a bit far away but still nice). Ferry was clean, on-time and got over to Angel Island in about 20 minutes. Only leaves Tiburon two times a day on most days so check the schedule online - it changes daily. The downside is that it... More 

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Fair Oaks, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

There's very little line, lots of parking, plenty of place to sit on the ferry especially on top, and while it's a short trip from Angel Island and back, it's a lovely view the entire way with little boat traffic.

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