FAQs

Below you find some of our most Frequently Asked Questions when planning a visit to Angel Island Immigration Station.

I’d like to bring my class or a large group to Angel Island. What do I need to do?

School, community, and private groups can schedule visits to the Angel Island Immigration Station year round by contacting the Tour Desk Coordinator tours.angelisland@parks.ca.gov. Space is limited and teachers are encouraged to reserve tours early in the school year. When scheduling please have the following information: a list of possible dates for your field trip, how many people in your group, and what boat your group is planning on taking.

Tours of the Immigration Station are led by park staff or volunteers and are approximately 1 hour in length. The site can accommodate 90 people (approximately 3 classes). School tour scheduling often depends on school and ferry schedules.

What should I bring when I visit?

There are restrooms, picnic benches and BBQs at the Angel Island Immigration Station Site. The weather on Angel Island can change quickly from warm and sunny to windy, cold, and foggy. We recommend dressing in layers including a jacket. You may want to pack a snack, lunch and drinks as there is no food service at the Immigration Station site.

Located at Ayala Cove, the Angel Island Company offers concessions including food and drinks, TramTours, Bike Rentals and the Cove Cafe. These operate seasonally. They are open weekends only in March, April, September (Thursday-Monday), October & until mid-November, and daily May through August. For more current information, please visit their web site: http://www.angelisland.com/

How can I dock my boat or camp on the Island?

To reserve a campsite call Reserve America at 1-800-444-PARK (1-800-444-7275). To reserve a picnic area for a large group call (800) 444-7275. There are 9 family campsite with an 8 person capacity, an ADA campsite (placard required upon arrival), and one group site with a capacity of 20 persons.

Private boats can use the boat slips or mooring buoys at Ayala Cove. Slips, 30′ to 50′, are open year round from 8 am to sunset and cost $15/day. Mooring fees are $30/night year round. Slips and buoys are on a first-come first-served basis.

For more camping and other State Parks information, call (415) 435-1915 or visit www.reservecalifornia.com

How is the Accessilbity getting to Angel Island Immigration Station?

Just about everything at the Immigration Station is accessible, though the grounds are steep so it's ideal if someone who uses a wheelchair can get assistance in the hillier sections of the immigration station. The ferries have ramps and crews from SF or Tiburon can make sure you can get on and off the ferry. Once on the island, the shuttle has wheelchair accessibility (check with the Angel Island Company to confirm).

Do You Have Tours?

Yes! Tours of the Immigration Station are led by park staff or volunteers and are approximately 1 hour in length. The site can accommodate 90 people (approximately 3 classes). School tour scheduling often depends on school and ferry schedules.