From San Francisco
Blue & Gold Fleet
Pier 41, Fisherman’s Wharf
Group rates are available.
Angel Island Ferry
21 Main Street, Tiburon
Weekend service year-round. Weekday service April-October. Ferry service can be chartered (min. 30 people) during off peak dates and for earlier or later times.
California State accredited K-12 schools can request a fee waiver from the Angel Island Company and California State Parks when booking their tours. This waives the park entrance fee and reduces the cost of the ferry ride on the weekdays, minimizing the cost of the field trip for teachers and students.
Once You Get to Angel Island, You Can Hike, Bike, or take a Shuttle Service to us.
2 Hiking Options Below
Approximate Walking Time
30-40 minutes, 1.5 miles
The shortest route is to walk up the Northridge Trail (trail head at Ayala Cove dock area), the trail starts off with 144 trail stairs, turn left when you reach the paved Perimeter Road and travel approximately one mile along the road to the USIS. The USIS is on the left side and there are signs to direct you down the hill into the site.
Approximate Walking Time
1 Hour, 1.5 miles
To avoid the stairs walk towards the Visitor Center in Ayala Cove and follow the road up the hill, turning left when the road 'T's, the walk is approximately 1.5 miles.
Approximate Biking Time
Follow the green "Bike Route" signs from Ayala Cove up to the Perimeter Road, make a sharp left (u-turn) at the top of the bike trail and continue on the Perimeter Road until you reach the USIS. Visitors should expect to bike 1½ miles to the USIS, bicycles must be secured at the top of the hill into the site. Due to steep terrain and vehicle traffic, bicycles are not permitted on the USIS grounds.
Immigration shuttle service is available for a fee, to and from Ayala Cove (ferry landing) and the USIS. It is designed to get you there in time for scheduled tours and pick you up after the tour is completed.
Contact the Angel Island Company at www.angelisland.com for cost and schedule.
HINT!: Don't confuse the shuttle with the tram! The tram is a one hour tour around the island, the shuttle is a ride to the USIS.
The Angel Island Company has a limited schedule from November thru February, if you have special accessibility needs getting to the USIS please contact the Angel Island Company at least 1 week in advance.
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).
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