San Francisco Bay Ferry
|Locale||San Francisco Bay Area|
|Waterway||San Francisco Bay|
|Transit type||Passenger ferry|
|Operator||Blue & Gold Fleet|
|No. of lines||4|
|No. of terminals||9|
|Owner||San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority|
The San Francisco Bay Ferry (SFBF) is a passenger ferry service on San Francisco Bay, owned by the San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) and operated by Blue & Gold Fleet. SFBF is not affiliated with Golden Gate Ferry, which provides passenger ferry service to the Marin County.
The San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) is a government entity created by the California state legislature in 2007 by Senate Bill 976. The organization was formerly the San Francisco Bay Water Transit Authority (WTA), which the legislature established in 1999.
WETA has assumed ferry service previously operated by the City of Alameda and Port of Oakland. The ferry lines operated under the Alameda/Oakland Ferry and Alameda Harbor Bay Ferry names. Service to the city of South San Francisco began on 4 June 2012, which also coincided with use of the new San Francisco Bay Ferry name.
WETA plans to establish new service from Berkeley and Richmond to San Francisco. Its long-term vision also includes service from San Francisco to Antioch, Hercules, Martinez, Redwood City, and Treasure Island.
WETA currently operates regular passenger ferry service from Oakland and Alameda to the San Francisco Ferry Building, Pier 41, Angel Island, and Oyster Point in the city of South San Francisco. It also operates limited service from Oakland and Alameda to AT&T Park for San Francisco Giants baseball home games.
Free parking is available at the Oakland, Alameda, and South San Francisco ferry terminals. Paid parking is limited, but available, at San Francisco's ferry terminals.
Alameda Harbor Bay Ferry 
Service operates between the Harbor Bay Ferry Terminal (on Bay Farm Island) and the Ferry Building. This service began in 1992 and was previously operated as the Alameda Harbor Bay Ferry. The ferry line provides weekday rush-hour service only.
Alameda/Oakland Ferry 
Daily service operates between Oakland, Alameda, and San Francisco. Limited weekend service to Angel Island also is provided. This service began in 1980 and was previously operated as the Alameda/Oakland Ferry. Service is provided to these six terminals:
- Gateway Center, 2991 Main Street, Alameda
- Ayala Cove Ferry Terminal, Angel Island
- Clay Street Terminal, 530 Water Street, Jack London Square, Oakland
- China Basin Ferry Terminal, AT&T Park, San Francisco
- Ferry Building, San Francisco
- Pier 41, Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco
South San Francisco 
Service operates between the Clay Street Terminal in Oakland, Gateway Center in Alameda, and Oyster Point in the city of South San Francisco. Service began 4 June 2012 and is WETA's first new ferry line since its creation. The ferry line provides weekday rush-hour service only.
Service operates between the San Francisco Ferry Building and the Vallejo Ferry Terminal under the SFBF and Baylink Ferry names. The Baylink Ferry brand originated in 1997 by the City of Vallejo, who operated the ferry service from circa 1988 through June 30, 2012.
Weekday commuter service from Richmond to San Francisco was approved for funding and planning in 2012 to become operational by 2015 at a remodeled Richmond Ferry Terminal, in Richmond's Marina Bay District.
- "WATER EMERGENCY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AWARDS FERRY OPERATING CONTRACT TO BLUE & GOLD FLEET". Retrieved 19 July 2012.
- About Us, WTA website, retrieved August 5, 2007
- "Q&A: Emergency Needs Prompt Ferry Changes," San Francisco Bay Crossings October 2007.
- Proposed Routes
- Officials showcase proposed Richmond commuter ferry, Spencer Whitley, Richmond Confidential, 22-06-2012, access date 03-07-2012