Ferry service to San Francisco Giants games to resume

Ferry service to San Francisco Giants games resumes
Photo courtesy of San Francisco Bay Ferry

Ferry service is returning to San Francisco Giants games starting Friday, June 25, when the Giants host the Oakland Athletics for a weekend series, according to the Water Emergency Transportation Authority, which oversees the San Francisco Bay Ferry.

There are a number of ways to use the ferry to reach Giants games. San Francisco Bay Ferry will offer direct service for 34 regular season games, connecting Oracle Park to Alameda, Oakland, and Vallejo. In 2021, direct ballpark service will not be offered for day games (with the exceptions of June 27 and July 5), and fans are encouraged to use regularly scheduled service at the Downtown San Francisco Ferry Terminal. Ballpark ferry tickets can be purchased here.

For weekend afternoon games, you can also get to Oracle Park by taking the Richmond Ferry to downtown San Francisco, then riding the free San Francisco Bay Ferry’s Ballpark Short Hop connection between the SF ferry terminal and the ball park. Schedules will be posted at here in the coming weeks.

Starting July, ferry service will ramp up, with weekend ferry service on the Richmond line re-launching July 3. Two days before, 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.

WETA lifted capacity restrictions on ferries to align with local and state public guidelines. While masks must still be worn in interior spaces on board ferries, per federal transit rules, they do not have to be work on the outside areas of the ferries. Passengers must wear masks when boarding, disembarking and any time they are inside the ferry or ferry terminal, according to WETA. Passengers sitting inside may briefly lower their face covering to eat or drink, “provided they wear their masks properly in between bites and sips,” WETA said.