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Tiburon

1920 Paradise Dr, Tiburon, California

The Basics

The Tiburon waterfront is directly across from San Francisco, with impressive views of the bay and rolling hills of the Marin Headlands. Tiburon is an ideal shopping destination. On Main Street, you'll discover boutiques, galleries, restaurants, and historic Ark Row. For outdoor enthusiasts, there are nearby hikes and numerous bike trails.

Biking across the Golden Gate Bridge is the perfect way to end up in Tiburon; bike rental is available in San Francisco, and many vendors will even suggest a route for you. Bay cruises are also a great option, and some offer dinner or drinks. If you opt for a cruise, you'll need to find your own way into Tiburon, as most cruises do a loop, beginning and ending in San Francisco.

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Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Ferry to Sausalito or Tiburon
Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Ferry to Sausalito or Tiburon
$13.00 per adult
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Mobile ticket
Online ordering is simple to use. Just print your ticket or even easier, pull the ticket up on your phone.
Michael_L, Mar 2020

Recent reviews from experiences in San Francisco

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Purchasing tickets was...
Bruce_K, Sep 2021
Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Ferry to Sausalito or Tiburon
Purchasing tickets was quick and easy. However, it did not help us skip any lines. Once we lined up to board, we were told to go to another building to wait in line to have our tickets printed. So it actually took longer.
star-5
Was an Awesome time
Carherine_H, Mar 2020
Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Ferry to Sausalito or Tiburon
The ferry ride was a warm and friendly experience. The water views were awesome. The staff was very friendly and accomodating !!! 😊
star-5
easy way to Sausalito from SF
nathaliemori07, Nov 2019
Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Ferry to Sausalito or Tiburon
So easy to take the ferry, we booked online, just came at the right door and it was done! We reached Sausalito and manage to visit as we wanted then took the ferry back. Lavatory available, seated places and nice point of view to take pictures of the coast.
star-5
Love that ferry ride!
Mark_C, Aug 2019
Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Ferry to Sausalito or Tiburon
I have traveled all over the country and my favorite city is San Francisco. My favorite thing to do in San Francisco is to take the ferry to Sausalito for shopping and lunch with my wife. Straight to the gate made it all quite easy.
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Sausalito trip was great
Donald_K, Aug 2018
Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Ferry to Sausalito or Tiburon
We all had a great time me my mother my sisters a brother-in-law and nephews had a great time and were treated with respect and was able to get on and off the boat successfully without any issues
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Convenient travel to Sausalito
Kathy_U, Jan 2020
Straight to the Gate Access: San Francisco Ferry to Sausalito or Tiburon
Insider bonus: get in line early prior to departure; however, if you are in line for check in, it does move quickly. We rode on the very top and although it was cold and windy (we traveled in early January) the views of Alcatraz, Golden Gate and San Francisco skyline on our day were majestic. Captain handled the boat with ease and crew were friendly and helpful. A bonus ... after leaving Sausalito (return trip) you'll get a bonus ride to Angel Island and Tibouron before heading back to the San Francisco port. (more majestic views!).

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The ferry from San Francisco to Tiburon does not run on weekends and holidays.

  • Weather can change quickly in the Bay Area, so bring a sweater, and expect winds gusting off the bay.

  • Enjoy a picnic and watch the sailboats at Tiburon's Shoreline Park.

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How to Get There

One of the best features of Tiburon is its accessibility by ferry. During weekdays, cruise across the bay from downtown San Francisco via the Blue & Gold Fleet Tiburon Ferry. You may find skip-the-line tickets if you purchase in advance. On weekends and holidays, opt to drive. Tiburn is accessible on Highway 131 via Highway 101.

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When to Get There

Though Tiburon has an inviting climate year-round, spring has mild weather and minimal rain, and fall tends to be warmest. On weekends, Tiburon's Main Street is bustling, so arrive early to check out the boutiques and cafés. The town is sleepy during the week, so expect fewer people and some shops to be closed.

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Old St. Hilary’s Open Space Preserve

If you're looking for Tiburon's hidden gem and spectacular views, be sure to visit Old St. Hilary’s Open Space Preserve. With over 100 acres of protected land at the end of the Tiburon Peninsula, the site offers unparalleled bay views with the San Francisco skyline in the distance. It's a quick hike from the ferry terminal—and downtown parking lots—so be sure to wear comfy shoes.

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