From San Francisco Bay Ferry:
San Francisco Bay Ferry invites the public to ride its Alameda/Oakland service in the 36th Annual Lighted Yacht Parade on Saturday, Dec. 1.
This Bay Area tradition features hundreds of festively decorated boats as they cruise along the estuary competing for prizes. The public can participate in the festivities by riding the Alameda/Oakland ferry, which will also be entered into the competition.
The special Lighted Yacht Parade ferry service is only available from the Alameda Main Street ferry terminal located at 2990 Main Street. The ferry departs from Main Street at 5:15 p.m. and returns to the terminal at 6:45 p.m.
As in past years, the ferry service is collecting toys onboard for the “Toys for Tots” program. As a special thank you, customers donating a toy may ride the parade ferry for free.
Fares for all other riders are:
- adults $6.25
- youth (5 to 12 years old) $3.50
- children under 5 ride for free
- seniors, the disabled, and Medicare recipients receive a discounted price of $3.10.
Please note that Clipper cards are not accepted for this event. Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis; tickets may be purchased onboard the ferry.
Onboard food and beverage service will also be available. Free parking will be provided at the Main Street terminal.
ABOUT SAN FRANCISCO BAY FERRY:
San Francisco Bay Ferry operates four ferry services across the bay. These are the Alameda/Oakland/San Francisco, Harbor Bay/San Francisco, Vallejo/San Francisco and South San Francisco/East Bay services. The San Francisco Bay Ferry is partially funded by the Alameda countywide Measure B half-cent sales tax for transportation and is administered by the Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA). For more information, please visit: www.sanfranciscobayferry.com.