Vallejo Ferry FAQ

Vallejo Ferry FAQ or Frequently Asked Questions

Who owns VallejoBayFerry.com?
VallejoBayFerry.com is owned by a ferry rider. It was created to give voice to the ridership since often those of us paying for monthly passes are often seemingly taken for granted and ignored. Got a problem with the ferry? Post it.
Can I park my car in the ferry lots or parking garage overnight?
Monthly pass holders can pay an additional $4 per day for 24 hour parking. Normal pass holders can pay $5 for up to 24hour parking. Please email:parkingpermits@ci.vallejo.ca.us for additional information, or call Ty Robinson at 707-648-4529
Where can I find the Vallejo to San Francisco Ferry Schedule?
Here is the Vallejo Ferry Schedule
Where can I find the Vallejo to San Francisco Bus Schedule?
Here is the Vallejo Bus Schedule
I’d like to keep informed on the Vallejo Ferry and get news and updates, fare increases etc. Where can I find this information?
We keep up to date as well as archived Vallejo Ferry News.
Where do I find out pricing and location of Vallejo Ferry Parking?
Vallejo Ferry Parking information
How much are tickets for the Vallejo Ferry? Where can I buy Vallejo to San Francisco Ferry Tickets?
Vallejo Ferry ticket pricing and purchase location.
Where can I contact the operators of the ferry?
The Vallejo Bay Ferry can be contacted atSanFranciscoBayFerry Contact: Contact the VallejoBayFerry.com folks.
Can I get a group fare discount for the Vallejo Ferry?
yes, please see Vallejo Ferry Group Fares
Where can I find directions for the Vallejo Ferry Buidling?
You can find directions and location map for the Vallejo Ferry Building Directions.
Which Vallejo Ferry is the M/V Vallejo?
The M/V Vallejo is the oldest ferry of the Vallejo to San Francisco Fleet.
M/V Vallejo - BayLink Ferry
M/V Vallejo – BayLink Ferry
Which Vallejo Ferry is the M/V Mare Island?
M/V Mare Island - Vallejo Ferry
M/V Mare Island – Vallejo Ferry
Which Vallejo Ferry is the M/V Intintoli?
M/V Intintoli -Vallejo Ferry
M/V Intintoli -Vallejo Ferry
Which Vallejo Ferry is the M/V Solano?
M/V Solano - Vallejo Ferry
M/V Solano – Vallejo Ferry
Is Smoking allowed on the Vallejo Baylink Ferry?
No, smoking of tobacco or any controlled substances including marijuana is forbidden anywhere on the ferries, including inside, in the bathrooms, and on the deck
Is there food and drink onboard the Vallejo Ferry?
Yes, the snack bar on the ferries sells water, soft drinks, juice, beer, wine and mixed cocktails, as well as coffee, tea, and snacks such as chips, nuts, candy bars etc. Perhaps one day the ferry will serve hot dogs, fresh popped popcorn and sandwiches. Seems to me that the people running the ferry are still not thinking out of the box.
The Vallejo ferries are parked on Mare Island when not in service and yet they are called San Francisco Ferries, and even the schedule refers to the ferry trip from Vallejo to San Francisco as the return trip. What’s up with that?
I think it’s bull crap that’s what I think. The Vallejo Ferry originated in Vallejo, and it is and always will be referred to buy the riders as the Vallejo Ferry, not the San Francisco Ferry. Someone obviously thinks that attaching the Vallejo moniker to our ferries is a slap or something. People who ride the Vallejo Ferry overwhelmingly live in Vallejo, Benicia, American Canyon and Napa. NOT San Francisco. &*&^%$
There used to be more ferry and bus available departure times. What happened.
Many years ago there were even fewer rides scheduled. Then around 2001-2002 they went the opposite direction and greatly increased the number of ferry and bus rides, but of course they hadn’t bothered to do the math and pretty quickly figured out that running empty boats and buses was a money losing proposition. So they raised the fare which was pretty hard on working class folks, and the ridership protested by not riding the ferry. So they cut way back on the ferry and bus schedule, and it’s been pretty crummy since.
Does it ever get really rough on the ferry?
Several days a year during the winter storms, it will get pretty rough, and I’ve seen folks run for the bathrooms to puke their guts out. That’s pretty rare, and if bridges are getting shut down over high winds, then the ferries will usually not run either. If it does get rough, here’s a bit of friendly advice. Close the book or electronic device you are looking at, and look out the window at the horizon. Breath in through your nose and out through your mouth with a nice deep rhythm, and center yourself. If your mouth starts watering or you feel dizzy, zoom to the bathroom or if that’s occupied on the rear deck and hang your head overboard and just let it go. You’ll feel better and folks around you will greatly appreciate you not puking in the seating area. Do that and a bunch of others are gonna start puking too.
Are pets or service animals allowed?
Customers may transport small pets on San Francisco Bay Ferry boats in a completely enclosed cage or carrying case that is small enough to fit on the customer’s lap. The animal must not endanger or annoy other customers. Pets are allowed on boats with the following conditions:

The pet must be in a carrier or portable kennel – Not on a leash or in a lap.
The pet is non-disruptive (no barking, growling, constant whimpering, etc.) Should the pet become disruptive during the voyage the crew shall direct the pet owner to move the pet to the utility room for the remainder of the voyage.
SERVICE ANIMALS: Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), businesses and organizations that serve the public must allow people with disabilities to bring their service animals into all areas of the facility where customers are normally allowed to go. Service animals and service animals in training are also permitted to ride on board San Francisco Bay Ferry boats.

Service animals are animals that are individually trained to perform tasks for people with disabilities – such as guiding people who are blind, alerting people who are deaf, pulling wheelchairs, alerting and protecting a person who is having a seizure, or performing other special tasks. Service animals are working animals, not pets.

Employees may ask if an animal is a service animal, but cannot require special ID cards for the animal or ask about the person’s disability.

People with disabilities who use service animals cannot be charged extra fees, isolated from other patrons, or treated less favorably than other patrons. A person with a disability cannot be asked to remove his service animal from the premises unless: (a) The animal is out of control and the animal’s owner does not take effective action to control it. (b) The animal poses a direct threat to the health or safety of others.

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