Weekend Richmond ferry service re-launching July 3

San Francisco Bay Ferry has introduced a new ticketing system for all non-Clipper fare payment through the new San Francisco Bay Ferry app. Tickets for regular service or special event (Giants, Warriors, etc.) ferry service are now available directly via the app in addition to real-time ferry information. Rider alerts and push notification within the app are coming soon. You are now able to purchase ferry tickets directly from the San Francisco Bay Ferry website. As a result of this launch which went into effect July 19, Vallejo ferry passengers are now required to show proof of fare payment at the end of their ride as opposed to at the beginning. This means that upon exiting the ferry at their destination, all passengers on all routes are now required to do one of the following: Tag their Clipper card/app (Clipper users should also tag on when boarding the ferry) Show a mobile ticket Present a paper ticket This flow now matches the current disembarkation process for all other San Francisco Bay Ferry routes. There is no change to this flow for Oakland & Alameda, Richmond, Harbor Bay, Alameda Seaplane or South San Francisco passengers. For Vallejo riders, we are closely monitoring this change while passengers and crew members adjust to this new fare validation flow. We appreciate your patience and are working to do everything we can to make it as smooth a transition as possible. Additional Changes Now in Effect ► As of July 19, paper tickets are scanned upon disembarkation instead of being torn. ► All valid San Francisco Bay Ferry tickets held in the Passage: Transit Ticketing app have been automatically migrated to the new SF Bay Ferry app. Ticketholders should log in with the same email they use for their Passage account. ► As of July 19, the Vallejo Ferry Ticket Office is no longer selling paper tickets or processing cash transactions of any kind. In addition to purchasing tickets via the San Francisco Bay Ferry app, tickets are also being sold onboard the ferry – riders no longer need to visit the ticket office before boarding the ferry. Ticket office staff are continuing to provide information and process debit/credit card transactions for Clipper through August 14. We strongly encourage passengers to add a Clipper card to their smartphone to be able to instantly load value themselves via the Clipper app. The $3 fee for new Clipper mobile cards is currently being waived.
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Weekend services will launch on several ferry routes — including the Richmond-San Francisco route — starting on July 3.

It’s two days after the San Francisco Bay Ferry will lower fares for one year as a promotion to spur ridership. The Richmond-SF route will be reduced from the current $7 one-way for the Clipper adult fare to $4.50.

The Richmond route will also see the addition of midday and evening service during the weekdays, and enhanced peak-hour services.

Weekend services are also set to resume for the Vallejo, Alameda and Oakland routes on July 3.

Official schedules will be released on Wednesday, May. 19, according to San Francisco Bay Ferry.

More info here.