After yearning for the return of ferry service between San Francisco and Richmond, Richmond commuters will celebrate their answered wishes Thursday, January 10 starting at 6:10am, with the launch of what the city hopes will be just a stepping stone to a full ferry schedule.

SF on the Bay will be there to help greet WETA’s San Francisco Bay Ferry, which stocks the Richmond Trail Guide – the popular guide to where to eat, drink, stay and play in Richmond. The new terminal is located at the bottom of Harbor Way South where it meets the water at Craneway Pavilion. It’s the perfect launch pad for your Richmond Trek, whether it’s drinks and dinner after your workday in the city or a quiet bike ride back home to unwind.

Looking for things to do? has quick access to events, restaurants, shops, pubs, trails, the regional parks and much more – for visitors and locals alike. Matt Lewis from Visit Richmond tells us that they are thrilled that a new Ferry will begin in Richmond, January 10th, with return service to San Francisco. “Come and experience the wonderful and diverse story of Richmond. Try our great restaurants, breweries and wine bars, shop in our eclectic shops, and get a fresh course in Bay Area history with our wonderful Rosie the Riveter Museum, and Richmond Museum of History. The Richmond Trail Guide will help you find your favorite places in Richmond!”

Every city has its unique vibe – Richmond’s is easy, friendly and welcoming.

So, join Visit Richmond, WETA (San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority, which oversees ferry service) and SF on the Bay and, well, the whole city, in welcoming our new San Francisco Bay Ferry. Pick up the Trail Guide and enjoy Richmond!

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About SF on the Bay

San Francisco On the Bay is a lifestyle brand and online visitors hub providing a curated experience of the community through art, music food & drink, style and the outdoors. SF on the Bay provides tours, stories, events and listings for locals, visitors and the sailing community. The  Dock, Stay, Dine, Shop and Play directory includes over 1600 businesses and is growing every day and the popular printed Trail Guides help inspire your outing. If you’re a traveler, or just a traveler at heart, SF on the Bay  invites you to visit and our 12 sister sites.

About WETA

The San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) is a regional public transit agency tasked with operating and expanding ferry service on the San Francisco Bay and with coordinating the water transit response to regional emergencies. Under the San Francisco Bay Ferry brand, WETA carries over 2.8 million passengers annually utilizing a fleet of 14 high speed passenger-only ferry vessels. San Francisco Bay Ferry currently serves the cities of Alameda, Oakland, Richmond, San Francisco, South San Francisco and Vallejo.