Captain Maggie McDonogh with her family Marin Magazine 2013 Editor's Choice Awards event

Captain Maggie McDonogh with William Bryerton & family

U.S.C.G. Certified “Captain Maggie” McDonough and the Angel Island Tiburon Ferry extend a warm note of thanks to KTVU Channel 2 News and John Sasaki for taking the time to visit their Tiburon, Calif. dock, take a ferry ride…and report on the unique history of Angel Island -Tiburon Ferry Co., a popular family owned and operated Marin County business located in Tiburon, California.

U.S.C.G. Certified Captain Maggie McDonogh is the 4th generation captain and president & CEO of Angel Island – Tiburon Ferry Company.  “Captain Maggie” is the recipient of numerous community awards and accolades including the recent distinction of being named the Tiburon Chamber of Commerce’s “Tiburon Peninsula’s 2014 Business Citizen of the Year.”  Please visit our “Press Page” for the inside look at “Captain Maggie” in the community and in the news.

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Captain Maggie McDonogh with her family Marin Magazine 2013 Editor's Choice Awards event

Captain Maggie McDonogh with her family

The ongoing story of how U.S.C.G. Certified Captain Maggie McDonogh and her family lineage have shaped San Francisco Bay history reads like an “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” novel.   You see, it was over a half a century ago when Captain Maggie’s father Captain Milton McDonogh founded the public ferry passage from his Tiburon dock to Angel Island State Park’s Ayala Cove when the military made its final departure from Angel Island.   This milestone in Angel Island State park history was responsible for the transition that took place allowing the rest of the island to become public parkland under the California State Park system.

Today, Angel Island State Park still possesses all the magic and wonderment it did back in 1959 when Ayala Cove first opened up its arms to the public with the passion and undying support of 3rd generation Tiburon sailor Captain Milton McDonogh, son of Samuel McDonogh II, who established what is today a true piece of California”living history” ~ the Angel Island Tiburon Ferry.

Prior to launching Angel Island Tiburon Ferry, which provides dedicated ferry service to Angel Island State Park via the McDonogh family’s Tiburon, Calif. dock, the McDonogh family duo – an a tour and charter boat service on San Francisco Bay.

“It really is a family affair,” offers McDonogh, adding, “My fiancé Skipper William Bryerton runs the boats along with me, and my 19 year old son Sam is a deck hand and actively pursuing his 100 Ton Captain’s license so he can also get behind the wheel.  Our daughter and younger son are alsoon-board to help out when ever they can…so I guess you can say this ferry boat business is really in our blood.”

Fast forward to 2014, Margaret McDonogh, AKA:  “Captain Maggie,” daughter of the late Milton McDonogh is following in her family’s seafaring footsteps as the owner and 4th generation Captain of the McDonogh family on San Francisco Bay.  As Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Co. President & Chairman of the Board, Captain Maggie McDonogh manages the day-to-day activities for what is now the last remaining family owned & operated ferry service in California.

In the community, Captain Maggie can be found playing “Ferry Godmother” to groups of gifted and at-risk children by providing them with ferry rides and an outdoor experience of a lifetime. The role of captain also means being prepared for anything, from transporting firefighters and island personnel as needed, to saving the lives of troubled boaters on San Francisco Bay.  Community involvement plays an important role in Angel Island Ferry’s mission to serve the public, and give back.  To this end, Captain Maggie McDonogh and Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Co. are recipients of The American Red Cross Lifesaving Hero Organization Award, and Bank of Marin’s 2012 Business of the Year.  A true humanitarian, Captain Maggie is involved with many charitable organizations, and is noted as an esteemed North Bay Business Journal Woman of The Year.

Media and journalists on a deadline please contact Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s media relations @ 415.209.0722.

In addition to providing entertaining sunset cruises and private charters on San Francisco Bay, Captain Maggie McDonogh and her expert crew are dedicated to providing the public with daily, round-trip ferry service to Angel Island State Park via the San Francisco Bay out of Tiburon, CA.  The scenic 10-minute ferry ride from Tiburon to Angel Island State Park offers riders some of the best sights on San Francisco Bay including the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco skyline.

Get to know the family.  Visit AngelIslandFerry.com to explore all the fun things you can do on San Francisco Bay…and take a ride with us!

Also visit Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s main website:

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Get ready to take your romance quota up a notch with an Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Sunset Cruise getaway on San Francisco Bay and “take a ride with us!” ~ Captain Maggie

Getaway without going away™ with an Angel Island Tiburon Ferry on San Francisco Bay

Getaway without going away™ with an Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Sunset Cruise on SF Bay

Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Sunset Cruises run every Friday & Saturday Evening from 6:30 – 8 p.m. May 16, 2014 through October 11, 2014.

HIGHLIGHTS:  During this 1.5 hour Tiburon Bay Cruise you’ll take in spectacular views of:

  • Alcatraz Island
  • The Golden Gate Bridge
  • San Francisco Skyline
  • Angel Island State Park
  • Tiburon, Belvedere and surrounding areas

Plus, indoor & outside seating and a full bar are available on-board for your cruising pleasure.

Book your Angel Island Sunset Cruise online!

Considered one of the Top Ferry Rides by Sunset MagazineAngel Island Tiburon Ferry’s Sunset Cruise is a California experience not to be missed.

Pack appetizers, a casual picnic dinner, or pick up a few nibbles at one of the gourmet shops in Tiburon, and feel free to bring along your favorite bottle of wine to enjoy as you relax aboard The Angel Island during a Sunset Cruise on San Francisco Bay.

Want to host a party for a large group or event?  Give Angel Island Ferry Private Charters a call @ 415.435.2131 or email aiferry@angelislandferry.com and we’ll help you plan the perfect party on San Francisco Bay that will be talked about for years to come.

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Your perfect "Baycation" awaits angel-island-2014Captain Maggie McDonogh says, “You don’t need to go far to enjoy a “Baycation” this Summer…discover adventure, fun and that ‘getaway feeling’  right in your own backyard with an Angel Island Tiburon Ferry ” to Angel Island State Park this season.”

Check out our Summer 2014 “Baycation” Events on San Francisco Bay: Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Sunset Cruises on Friday & Saturday evenings – now you can book online! Book Online:  Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s “4th of July San Francisco Fireworks Cruises”

Day Tripping:  Plan your “Baycation”getaway on San Francisco Bay with Angel Island Tiburon Ferry – offering the most direct, non-stop ferry rides to Angel Island State Park. For Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s current ferry schedule click here. How to enjoy your “Baycation” like an “Angel Island Ferry Insider:” If adventure is your game, Angel Island State Park is your destination for fun and exciting outdoor activities.  Nature lovers and photographers will find plenty of  photo ops – as well as revel over the amazing natural beauty to discover when spending the day on Angel Island the “Jewel of San Francisco Bay.”

“Getaway without going away” with a ride on the Angel Island Tiburon Ferry this Summer. That’s right. You’re invited to sit back and relax as Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s scenic 10-miniute ferry ride transports you to Angel Island State Parkthe perfect venue for your Summer 2014 “Baycation” getaway, on San Francisco Bay the perfect venue for family reunions, and weekend BBQs with charcoal BBQ’s for public use near Ayala Cover.

Angel Island is your “close to home getaway” for whatever outdoor activities you’re into such as:

  • Hiking (Appropriate for all skill levels)
  • Biking (Bring your own bike on the ferry for just a $1.00 or rent on the island)
  • White Sandy beaches with million dollar views of the San Francisco skyline & the Gold Gate Bridge
  • Boating…and  even camping overnight.

Click here to read more about Angel Island State Park’s  white sandy Beaches such as  Ayala Cove (pictured above), which is the most kid-friendly beach on the island, as it is the easiest to get to with small children.  Additional Angel Island Beaches – some with amazing views of the San Francisco Skyline and the Golden Gate Bridge can be accessed by foot to include:

  • Perles Beach
  • Quarry Beach
  • Camp Reynolds Beach
  • China Cove

Access to some of the beaches may be limited at times, so do pick up a map at the Visitors Center located near the dock at Ayala Cove when you arrive, and ask about any beach and trail closures and/or updates. We’ve made getting away to your paradise island a breeze ~ with our “Angel Island Getaway Guide” below: Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Schedule to Angel Island “At a Glance” Where to Eat: There are a number of fantastic spots on Angel Island to enjoy a picnic, and as mentioned above, Charcoal BBQ grills are located near Ayala Cove (BYO charcoal and food to cook)

PS:  You can also pre-order delicious box lunches from Angel Island Cafe here.

Paradise Island Getaway Essentials ~ What to Bring:
  • Spending money
  • Sunscreen
  • A broad rimmed hat or visor
  • sunglasses
  • Water and snacks
  • Blanket or beach chairs to sit on
  • Swimsuit and towels
  • Keep in mind, the weather can change at any time so dress in layers.
 Your Captain Maggie of The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Company
Your Captain Maggie of The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry

Feel free to give us a call @ 415.435.2131 with any questions you may have, and let us know if there is anything we can do to help you plan and enjoy your Summer 2014 “Baycation” on San Francisco Bay…with us! ~ Captain Maggie Current round trip fares between Tiburon and Angel Island (includes Angel Island State Park Admissions Fee):

Adults (ages 13 and over) $13.50
Children (ages 6 – 12) $11.50
Small Children (ages 3 – 5) $3.50
Toddlers (ages 2 and under) Free*
Bicycles/Beach Chairs (Bike rentals are available on the Island seasonally). $1.00

Directions to the Angel Island Tiburon Ferry, CA Where to park in Tiburon: ferrymap

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Here at Angel Island Tiburon Ferry we know weekends are all about enjoying quality time with friends and family, and this Summer - Angel Island State Park is all about FREE live music and FREE fun family events on the weekends to get you and the kids out of the house and enjoying the great outdoors…in the middle of San Francisco Bay. ~ Captain Maggie McDonogh

Weekends this Summer 2014:  Keep the party going with Live Music on the Angel Island Cantina DeckAngel_Island_LIVE_web_button-l

There’s no keeping this Bay Area music venue a secret any longer – The Angel Island Cantina’s deck is the place to be weekends this summer for great food & drink, amazing views…and of course FREE live music from a line-up of popular Bay Area music groups, with styles ranging from blue grass to jazz.

Visit AngelIsland.com for Summer 2014 Live Music Series

Get on Board and "Be Prepared" Today!

We Get You There.™ We hear it time and time again – “half the fun of going to Angel Island is getting there with a ride on the Angel Island Ferry.”  Whether you’re looking to plan a day-trip to Angel Island State Park, host a private party on San Francisco Bay…or enjoy a Sunset Cruise to the Golden Gate Bridge – Angel Island Tiburon Ferry has the perfect boat experience for you.

Click here to learn more about Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s Sunset Cruises

Click here for our current Tiburon Ferry Schedule to Angel Island

Camp-Reynolds-from-BayTake a step back in time…every Saturday & Sunday now thru October – WWII Re-enactors at Ft. McDowell: Change up your Saturday or Sunday morning routine with a fun Angel Island Tiburon Ferry ride to Angel Island State Park to check out volunteer WWII re-enactors in period attire share stories about Angel Island’s role in WWII - 11am-2:30 pm, at the Chapel or Guard House (AKA:  East Garrison Visitor Center). Take a free Ft. McDowell walking tour (when staff available). For information call (415) 435-5390.

PLUS you can experience Cannon Firings now thru October:  Wake up that Saturday and Sunday routine with a visit to Angel Island State Park to check out the Cannon Firings between 12pm & 1pm on the grounds of Civil War era Camp Reynolds. For information call: (415) 435-5390.August 2nd & 3rd – “Guardians at the Gate” living history event taking place at Camp Reynolds provides the unique opportunity to experience what soldier and family life was like on Angel Island from the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, Philippine-American War, WWI, and WWII. Demonstrations on baking in the historic Bake House and cannon firings add to a day of stories and history come to life. This is a free event at Camp Reynolds, from 11am to 4pm. For information call (415) 435-5390.

Click here for directions to Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s dock in Tiburon, Calif., parking map & information

Click here for information on Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s Sunset Cruises

Plan your day-trip getaway to Angel Island State Park (AKA: Paradise) with Captain Maggie’s Summer 2014 “San Francisco Baycation Guide”

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Angel Island Tiburon Ferry has the perfect vessel for your next event.

Angel Island Tiburon Ferry has the perfect vessel for your next event.

“When it comes to planning your party with Angel Island Ferry, your only limitation is your imagination.”

~ Captain Maggie

Providing you with stress free entertaining – that’s our mission.  Imagine you and your guests enjoying delicious food and drinks with the dynamic beauty of the San Francisco Bay as your backdrop…

Great for weddings, holiday office parties, team dinners, or even a girls night out on the Bay – we have a boat that’s right for your party size and budget.


Call or text 415.326.4188, or contact the Angel Island Tiburon Ferry @ 415.435.2131 for more information and/or to reserve one of Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s 3 unique vessels :
  1. “The Bonita” – is ideal for sightseeing tours and/or when your group needs a water taxi service.
  2. “The “Tamalpais” is Angel Island Ferry’s luxury vessel with a dance floor, booth seating, full bar and galley kitchen, 2 TV’s with surround sound, and capable of servicing 80+ persons in comfort and style.
  3. The “Angel Island” is your “go-to-boat” for your next large party with two levels, two bars, a bandstand,  & dance floor.

 Your Captain Maggie of The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Company

Your Captain Maggie of The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry

We are looking forward to helping you plan a party they’ll be talking about for years to come ~

Captain Maggie

PS:  For day trips to Angel Island State Park please check our Tiburon ferry schedule on AngelIslandFerry.com…and take a ride with us…

Captain Maggie’s additional recent media attention

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Captain Maggie on June 7th, 2013
The View from the top of Angel Island State Park's Mt. Livermore

The View from the top of Angel Island State Park's Mt. Livermore

Captain Maggie’s Father’s Day 2013 Special:  The 1st 100 Dad’s on-board receive a FREE Sunset Cruise ticket to use this season!

Treat the special Dad in your life to some serious R&R with a fun family picnic or BBQ on Angel Island State Park this weekend.

The Bay Area’s best view spots can be found on Angel Island – from it’s secluded beaches, to the Island’s summit – Mt. Livermore where you will experience top of the world views of San Francisco city skyline and Bay Area bridges such as the Golden Gate Bridge.  If Dad enjoys hiking, taking him on a hike to Angel Island’s Mt. Livermore may be an especially rewarding activity for the family to do together.

AngelCam of Ayala Cove Angel Island State Park compliments of Angel Island Conservancy

AngelCam of Ayala Cove Angel Island State Park compliments of Angel Island Conservancy

There are BBQ grills set up for public use at Ayala Cove, as well as at the beach near Camp Reynolds – just a short hike from the ferry dock.  (BYO charcoal and food),

Whether you decide to pack a picnic basket full of Dad’s favorite fare, enjoy a bite at the Angel Island Cafe & Cantina, or bring along a cooler with all the fixins for a grand Father’s Day BBQ – Angel Island State Park offers the most spectacular party venue with some of the best sight seeing the Bay Area has to offer.

Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Schedule: Angel Island Tiburon Ferry makes trips to Angel Island between 10 AM and 5 PM on the hour on weekends & holidays.  Return trips to the Tiburon Ferry dock run 20 minutes past the hour with the last return trip from Angel Island at 5:20 PM on weekends & holidays.  Click here for weekday Tiburon Ferry Schedule

Getaway without going away"with an Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Sunset Cruise

"Getaway without going away" with an Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Sunset Cruise

Father’s Day Weekend Sunset Cruises:  Create memories Dad will remember forever by planning a Sunset Cruise Getaway this weekend. Pack a picnic dinner and Dad’s favorite bottle of wine or beverage (full bar and snacks also available on board) and enjoy a Sunset Cruise on the Angel Island Tiburon Ferry which runs Friday and Saturday evenings from 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. now through mid-October.

Click here to book your Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Sunset Cruise Online!

For current ferry schedules, more information on Angel Island State Park, and our Sunset Cruises please visit:  AngelIslandFerry.com

Click here for more information on things to do on Angel Island State Park.

For the inside look at Captain Maggie’s “hot list” of San Francisco Bay events also check out:

 Your Captain Maggie of The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Company

Your Captain Maggie of The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Company

Captain Maggie’s 2013 SF Bay Travel Guide

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Get on Board and "Be Prepared" Today!

Get on Board and "Be Prepared" Today!

Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s Public Awareness Campaign  “On Board For Safety” is an ongoing effort to get the word out on “preparedness” – because when it comes to your family’s safety there is no time like the present to do what it takes to “Be Prepared Today!”

Aprilanne Hurley and Captain Maggie encourage you to "Be Prepared" TODAY!

Aprilanne Hurley and Captain Maggie encourage you to "Be Prepared" TODAY!

Captain Maggie and the Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s “On Board with Safety” Program is the focus in the California Living Community Awareness TV Campaign  World Premiering February 2010 on-air and on-demand!

 Please check out our free Online Survival Guide and click here to receive your FREE Companion Ferry Ride with each $5.00 “Captain Maggie Stay-On-Board” Round Trip purchase!

Every step you take will go a long way in helping you and your family survive in the event a natural disaster strikes.  You can do the most good in the shortest amount of time by following these 3 easy steps:

1.  Prepare a safety kit for your car, home, and office.   See our “Survival Guide” for detailed checklists, safety tips, and suggestions.

2.  Create a Family Emergency Plan so everyone is familiar with how to act in the event of a disaster.

3.  Stay informed on the types of natural disasters that affect your area and what you can do to continuously “be prepared” by keeping up on the latest safety information provided by your local fire and police agencies, FEMA’s - Ready.gov, and your local American Red Cross Branch.

Com’ on California – “Get on Board” and Be Prepared Today - Captain Maggie

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Who said there was no such thing as a "free ride?"

Who said there was no such thing as a "free ride?"

Now you can “Get that getaway feeling without going away” and bring along a companion – for FREE when you get “On-Board” with “Captain Maggie’s $5.00 Roundtrip Special”- which includes a “Stay-on-Board”  Roundtrip Ferry Ride to Angel Island!

Extended through December 2011 – Simply fill out the form below to receive you FREE Companion Ticket to Ride TODAY!

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Captain Maggie on February 18th, 2010
At Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Co. Our history is as much a part of us as our present...

Check out our new "View Book" on Angel Island Tiburon Ferry's rich, historic, past!

We are very excited to launch our NEW site, which has been designed to provide web-visitors with a user-friendly, content rich online experience.

Please take a few moments to look around, explore, and discover all the great things to do on and around San Francisco Bay on AngelIslandFerry.com – and “take a ride with us! ” Captain Maggie

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Get On-Board and Be Prepared Today!

Get On-Board and Be Prepared Today!

Check out “Heroes Happen – Find the Hero in YOU”™ Public Awareness TV Campaign  recently debuting on air in Marin County, CA on the top Comcast Cable Networks.

HeroesHappen.com - is a unique “Volunteer-Opportunity Match-Making” site for people of all ages interested in creating more meaning in their lives through volunteerism.  Web-visitors can check  out a number of different Volunteer-Op’s based on their interests and lifestyle!   Site users can be confidant in the fact that program creator and California Living producer/host  Aprilanne Hurley has either had a personal or professional experience with  every organization recommended on HeroesHappen.com assuring potential volunteers will have the best experience possible.

"You don't need super powers to be a hereo." -------- Masi Oka
“You don’t need super powers to be a hero.” ——– Masi Oka

In the HeroesHappen.com Public Awareness TV campaign, Hurley and Captain Maggie encourage viewers to “find the their “inner hero” with the support of superstar hero – Masi Oka - who plays a “hero” in the hit TV series “Heroes.  Viewers are encouraged to “get out and volunteer – and unleash their inner hero” through community volunteerism.  Angel Island Tiburon Ferry encourages volunteering and giving back to the community and recommends visiting Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation’s web-site for volunteer opportunities on Angel Island, especially if you enjoy gardening and/or working with people as a docent tour guide!  The Angel Island Association also has volunteer opportunities that may fit your lifestyle in park maintenance, administrative support, visitor services, and the gift shop so check into it – and “volunteer today!”

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Toast aboard the Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Sunset Cruise

Toast aboard the Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Sunset Cruise

Moms of all ages will enjoy a scenic and relaxing Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Sunset Cruise to celebrate her special day with the family!  Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s Sunset Crusies dock out of Tiburon, CA and are now running Friday and Saturday nights 6:30 PM – 8 PM May through October.  Pack a picnic dinner, your favorite bottle of wine or bubbly to celebrate and hop on-board to take in some of the best sights the Bay Area has to offer of the Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco Skyline, and Angel Island State Park! 

Now everyone can “Get that Getaway Feeling without going away with a ride on the Angel Island Tiburon Ferry!”  Watch Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s  Captain Maggie McDonogh review the best ways tourists and locals can take in the sights, explore Angel Island, and enjoy life to the fullest with her and her crew on SF Bay as seen on California Living with Aprilanne primetime Bay Area Wide:

For more information on ferry schedules to Angel Island State Park, Sunset Cruises, and to plan your next private event on San Francisco Bay give Captain Maggie and crew a call @ 415.435.2131 and/or visit:  AngelIslandFerry.com today!

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Look for the big "square deck" ferry - it's the Official Angel Island Tiburon Ferry to Angel Island out of Tiburon, CA

Look for the big "square deck" ferry - it's the Official Angel Island Tiburon Ferry to Angel Island out of Tiburon, CA

Calling all Outdoor Lovers ~ Angel Island Island State Park is the perfect place to “Get Away Without Going Away” When You Get There With Angel Island Tiburon Ferry.

Noted as one of the “Top 8 ferry trips” by  Sunset Magazine ~ you’ll enjoy every minute of your ride to Angel Island State Park on The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry out of Tiburon, CA.

On the scenic 10 minute ride to Angel Island State Park you’ll enjoy some of the best views the Bay Area has to offer of the Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco Skyline and San Francisco Bay!

Visit AngelIslandFerry.com for more information/current ferry schedules – and…”take a ride with us!”  Captain Maggie

Truly one of the best low cost getaways, once docked at Angel Island State Park’s Ayala Cove…paradise simply awaits – with secluded beaches, fabulous hiking trails, bike paths, BBQ grills, seasonal segue tours and more.

Make it a special event and book a private charter on one of our boats such as the  The Tamalpais – our luxury vessel, complete with a galley, booth seating, stocked bar and lounge.

Originally airing primetime on California Living TV Bay Area Wide -Watch Private Charters with Captain Maggie a 1-minute video on Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s Private Chartered Events.  Contact us @ 415.435.2131 for more info and to book your next private party on San Francisco Bay today.
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Be a part of the tradition ~ Get on-board Angel Island Tiburon Ferry's Annual July 4th Fireworks Cruise.

Be a part of the tradition...get on-board Angel Island Ferry's July 4th Fireworks Cruise.

A tradition for over 24 years – Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s “July 4th Fireworks Cruise” to the San Francisco waterfront is the “must-attend” San Francisco Fireworks Cruise of the year! ~ Captain Maggie

THIS EVENT IS SOLD  OUT – Thanks for your interest!  Click on top right of main page to become an Angel Island Ferry Insider for advanced notice on all our specialty cruises and “take a ride with us!”

This July 4th, experience the magic of the annual “San Francisco 4th of July Fireworks Show” aboard  Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s Angel Island Premiere Charter Vessel or on our smaller luxury party boat - The Tamalpais for an exciting cruise from Tiburon, CA to the San Francisco waterfront to take in the thrilling San Francisco July 4th Fireworks Cruise

For Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s July 4 Cruises reserve your tickets online by credit card, by calling 415.435.2131, or email aiferry@AngelIslandFerry.com for more information today.

4th of July San Francisco Bay Fireworks Cruise Event details:

What: Celebrate the 4th of July with a BANG aboard our Annual Angel Island Tiburon Ferry San Francisco Bay 4th of July Fireworks Cruise featuring an up-close look at San Francisco Bay’s Annual 4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza.

When:  Friday, July 4th, 2014:  8:30 p.m departure (We start boarding at 8:00 p.m).

Return to the Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Dock approximately 10:30 PM after the show.

Where:  Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Dock, Tiburon, CA.  Click here for directions and parking info.

Ticket Pricing:

$65.00  - People Age 13+

$45.00 Age 5 – 12

Children under 5 Free.

Experience the most spectacular fireworks event of the season on San Francisco Bay from the view deck of The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry and Tamalpias luxury vessel.

Details:  Wine, beer, soft drinks, and snacks are available on the cruise (Please Note: No BYO food or alcohol is permitted on Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Specialty Cruises such as the July 4th Fireworks Cruise, which is permitted on our Sunset Cruises- thank you for your cooperation).

Looking forward to seeing you on-board for this exciting, annual event ~ Captain Maggie

Please note, The Tamalpais vessel is best suited for adults.  Families with small children will want to book reservations on The Angel Island Ferry boat.

Visit  AngelIslandFerry.com

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Experience an Angel Island Ferry Sunset Cruise this weekend.

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Captain Maggie on August 20th, 2012
Angel Island Tiburon Ferry has the perfect vessel for your next event.

Angel Island Tiburon Ferry has the perfect vessel for your next event.

Carpe Diem ~ This is Your Chance to Enjoy Every Moment of The 2012 America’s Cup Events in San Francisco in Total Comfort and Style with an Exclusive Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Private Chartered Vessel.

Call or text 415.326.4188 for more information and/or to reserve one of Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s 3 unique vessels :

  1. “The Bonita” – is ideal for sightseeing tours and/or when your group needs a water taxi service.
  2. “The “Tamalpais” is our luxury vessel with a dance floor, booth seating, full bar and galley kitchen, 2 TV’s with surround sound, and capable of servicing 80+ persons in comfort and style.
  3. The “Angel Island” is your “go-to-boat” for your next large party with two levels, two bars, a bandstand,  & dance floor.

Upcoming 2012 America’s Cup Events:

America’s Cup World Series

San Francisco, USA

August 21 – 26, 2012


Each regatta is a combination of practice and championship racing, with additional practice sailing on-site ahead of each event.

San Francisco, USA

October 2-7, 2012

This AC World Series event will take place during San Francisco’s annual Fleet Week.

Hosting your next event will be a breeze when you plan it with Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Private Charters.


Great for wedding parities, birthdays, anniversaries, reunions, or even a girl’s night out - you’ll find the perfect party venue with Angel Island Tiburon Ferry.

As far as the planning, “your only limitation is your imagination” – we can take care of all the details from the theme creation and decorations such as a Hawaiian or *Tiki Party, to selecting the caterer and the menu – or you can – it’s your party.  And remember, we take care of all the clean up so you can relax and enjoy every minute of your special event completely.

Planning your next party will be a breeze with Angel Island Ferry Private Charters – for more information please call 415.326.4188 – and “Take a Ride with Us!”  Captain Maggie

Join us for a spectacular Sunset Cruise running every Friday and Saturday evening through mid-October.  Bring your own picnic dinner and favorite bottle of wine to enjoy while you take in the most romantic sunsets and views the Bay Area has to offer.

*Captain Maggie and the Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s “Tiki Party” were featured on California Living with Aprilanne primetime Bay Area wide.

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Heres to you enjoying an Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Sunset Cruise!

Here's to you enjoying an Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Sunset Cruise!

GREAT weather is in the stars for this weekend -  join us for a spectacular Sunset Cruise!  Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Sunset Cruises depart our Tiburon, CA dock every Friday and Saturday Evening at 6:30 PM and return at 8 PM!

Pack a picnic dinner, your favorite bottle of wine, or beverage of choice and sit back and relax on board The Angel Island as you take in incredible sights of the Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco Skyline, and Angel Island State Park!

Purchase tickets at our Tiburon, CA dock:

Adults and seniors: $20
Children (6-12): $10
Small Children (3-5): $5
One free child (under the age of 3) is allowed per paying adult.

Thinking of spending the day on Angel Island?  Great choice!  Please visit AngelIslandFerry.com for daily roundtrip ferry schedules and ticket information to Angel Island State Park.

Check out our $5.00 “Stay-on-Board” & Companion Rides FREE Captain Maggie Special…and “Come and take a ride with us!”  Captain Maggie

Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s famous Sunset Cruises have been featured on California Living with Aprilanne primetime Bay Area wide.

Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Official Website

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The View From The Top of Your Paradise Island...Angel Island State Park
View From the Top of Your Paradise Island…Angel Island State Park

An Entire Day of Fun and Adventure Awaits You on Your Paradise Island – Angel Island State Park…Where You Can:

Savor a Glass of Wine, and a Tasty Meal or Snack at Angel Island’s Waterfront Dining Venue – The Cove Cafe and Cantina

Rent Bikes and/or Kayaks for a Unique Island Exercise Experience

Take a Segue Tour or Island Tram Tour to Learn about Angel Island’s Rich History

Enjoy a Relaxing Picnic, orVisit The Angel Island Immigration Station

Hike to one of Angel Island’s Enchanted, Secluded Beaches

Head to the Top of Mt. Livermore for Unparalleled Views of the San Francisco Skyline, Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge, and “See Forever” Views of San Francisco Bay!

Watch 30 Sec. TV Commercial for Angel Island Tiburon Ferry – “Your Ticket to Paradise!”

Below please find our Summer 2011 Ferry Schedule:

Ferry runs on the hour 10 AM - 5 PM July 4th & July 5t - Take a Ride with US!

May 1, 2011 thru October 16, 2011 Monday – Friday 10:00, 11:00, 1:00, 3:00 10:20, 11:20,1:20, 3:30
Saturday – Sunday 10:00 - 5:00 hourly 10:20 - 5:20hourly

Take advantage of everything your Paradise Island – Angel Island State Park “Jewel of San Francisco Bay” –  has to offer and “Take a Ride with Us!”  Captain Maggie

Current round trip fares between Tiburon and Angel Island:

Adults (ages 13 and over) $13.50
Children (ages 6 – 12) $11.50
Small Children (ages 3 – 5) $3.50
Toddlers (ages 2 and under) Free*
Bicycles $1.00

(*Limit one free child, ages 2 and under, per paying adult.)

Prices are round-trip and include the Angel Island State Park admission fee.

Please purchase tickets as you board the vessel (no ticket sales in advance, with the exception of group reservations).

For more information on Angel Island State Park please visit:  AngelIslandFerry.com

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From the top of Mt. Livermore, Angel Island - you can see forever!
Those are birds in this picture (not planes!)
Combine the thrill of being on top of the world with the awe of watching the Blue Angels Fleet Week Air Show from the top of Angel Island’s Mt. Livermore and you’ve got one incredible experience on SF Bay in the making.

Blue Angels Fleet Week Air Shows takes place from 12:30 pm – 4 pm on Saturday 10/6/2012 and 12:30 – 4 pm Sunday, October 7, 2012.

Where to See the Show:  The top of Angel Island State Park’s Mt. Livermore is without a doubt one of the best places to catch the Blue Angels Fleet Week Air Show.

How do you get there?  Angel Island Tiburon Ferry offers round trip rides out of  Tiburon, CA  to Angel Island State Park week days and weekends.   Click here for a current ferry schedule.

blueangelscommonsClimb it.  This “moderate level” hike to the top of Angel Island is approximately 2 1/2 hours round trip, and offers a few great places to stop along the way to enjoy a picnic while taking in breathtaking views of San Francisco Skyline, SF Bay, and Bay Area bridges.  Be sure to bring your camera to capture snaps of the Island’s indigenous wildlife, plants, and of course – the incredible 360 degree views from the middle of San Francisco Bay and the Blue Angels in Flight.

Park it:  Before heading up the mountain – be sure to plan a visit to the Cove Cafe And Cantina – a dynamite waterfront foodie destination on Angel Island.  Savor a relaxing glass of wine  and enjoy  one of their fabulous sandwiches or specialty salads  - which can all be taken to-go as well.
Tram it.  Angel Island State Park offers Angel Island tram tours - please check here for more information.

To get there – Angel Island Tiburon Ferry runs numerous roundtrip ferry rides from Tibuorn to Angel Island daily and on weekends.  For daily round-trip ferry schedules please visit: AngelIslandFerry.com.
BONUS:  Bring your bike on the Angel Island Tiburon Ferry for just 1 buck!

(Angel Island Ferry’s Annual Blue Angel Air Show Cruises are now Sold Out) You can also take in the 2012 Annual Blue Angels Air-show with an Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Blue Angels Fleet Week Cruise:

When:

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Time:  2 pm – 4:30 pm

(Saturday cruise on 10/6 has been sold out)

NEW!  Book your Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Blue Angels Air Show Cruise Online. Advance ticket purchase required, please call 415.435.2131 for more info.

Please Visit FleetWeek.US for flight time details.

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Captain Maggie on October 8th, 2012
"Get that getaway feeling without going away" with an Angel Island Ferry Sunset Cruise

View of the Golden Gate Bridge on an Angel Island Ferry Sunset Cruise

Now you can “Getaway without Going Away” with an Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Sunset Cruise running this Friday & Saturday Evening from 6:30 – 8 PM.

Book your Angel Island Tiburon Sunset Cruise online here!

HIGHLIGHTS:  During this 1.5 hour Tiburon bay cruise you’ll take in spectacular views of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Skyline, Angel Island, Tiburon, and surrounding areas.

Enjoy a truly unforgettable experience on San Francisco Bay.

Considered one of the Top Ferry Rides by Sunset Magazine – a bay cruise on Angel Island Tiburon Ferry is a California experience not to be missed.


Pack appetizers, a casual picnic dinner, or pick up a few nibbles at one of the gourmet shops in Tiburon, and feel free to bring along your favorite bottle of wine to enjoy as you relax aboard The Angel Island during a Sunset Cruise on San Francisco Bay.

Indoor & outside seating; wine, beer, and soft drinks available for purchase.

Entertaining Tip:  Host your holiday party on one of Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Private Charters.

Watch a 1-minute video with Captain Maggie on Proivate Charters here.

Give Angel Island Ferry Private Charters a call @ 415.435.2131 and we’ll help you plan the perfect party on San Francisco Bay that will be talked about for years to come.


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Angel Island Immigration Station Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary!

Angel Island Immigration Station Celebrates 100 Year Anniversary!

Attention history buffs, tourists, and people of all ages – check out the Angel Island Immigration Stations NEW LOOK and gain a better understanding of California’s rich past through the cultural performances, audio kiosks, self guided tours, and new historical exibits offered in celebration of the Angel Island Immigration Station’s 100th Year Anniversary!  Festivites will be held on Angel Island State Park Saturday, July 31, 2010 beginning at 11 AM and overlap throughout the day!

 

Click here for the 100th Year Anniversary Celebration Itinerary 

Getting there:  Discounted Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Ride Ticket Coupons for this event via ferry service out of Tiburon, CA are available by emailing a request to:   info@aiisf.org and/or by contacting Julie @ 415.262.4429.

Angel Island-Tiburon Ferry from Marin County: Round-trip discounted tickets from Tiburon will be $10.50 for passengers 13 years old and up; $9.50 for passengers aged 6 through 12, and $3.50 for passengers 3 years to 5 years old with AIISF coupon. Guests must have printed coupons to present at the Tiburon dock for discounted rate.   Upon arrival at Ayala Cove, you can either walk 1.5 miles to the Immigration Station or take the tram, which costs $5 round-trip.  Tickets for the tram can be purchased at the Angel Island Café in Ayala Cove. A limited number of free tram rides will be available for seniors courtesy of the Angel Island Company. Please contact AIISF if you are a senior and need a free tram ride

As indicated on the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation website: 

“Upon arrival at Ayala Cove, you can either walk 1.5 miles to the Immigration Station or take the tram, which costs $5 round-trip.  Tickets for the tram can be purchased at the Angel Island Café in Ayala Cove. A limited number of free tram rides will be available for seniors courtesy of the Angel Island Company. Please contact AIISF if you are a senior and need a free tram ride
Persons with wheel chairs must reserve a tram ride to the Immigration Station in advance by calling 415 435.3392 or via e-mail to deewagner@mac.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  The Immigration Station is wheel chair accessible.”

The ferry leaves the Tiburon dock at 10 a.m. and every hour on the hour. Return trips to Tiburon from Angel Island are at 20 minutes past the hour with the last return ferry at 5:20 p.m.   For more information visit Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s official website:  www.AngelIslandFerry.com

For more information on the Angel Island Immigration Station’s 100th Year Anniversary Celebration visit:  www.aiisf.org

Don’t miss out on your chance to experience the Angel Island Immigration Station – an important piece of California’s rich, meaningful history!

PS:   Top off your day on San Francisco Bay with a glorious Angel Island Ferry Sunset Cruise – 6:30 – 8 PM – bring your favorite bottle of wine, a picnic dinner, and “Take A Ride With Us!”  Captain Maggie

 

Angel Island Immigration Station - The Ellis Island of the West.

Angel Island Immigration Station - "The Ellis Island of the West."

About the Angel Island Immigration Station - The following is an excerpt from Angel Island Immigration Station Foundations Website: 

“The immigration experience is a common thread binding the histories of most Americans. Whether escaping persecution, poverty or lack of economic prospects, immigrants have come to the United States for the ideals it represents — freedom, democracy, and opportunity. Most Americans know the story of Ellis Island, where immigrants crossing the Atlantic Ocean were processed. But the story of its West Coast counterpart, Angel Island, is little-known.

Located in the middle of San Francisco Bay, Angel Island Immigration Station was routinely the first stop for immigrants crossing the Pacific Ocean. The Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation (AIISF) is the nonprofit partner of California State Parks and the National Park Service in the effort to preserve, restore and interpret the historic immigration station.”  

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Captain Maggie on September 17th, 2012
Blue Angels Fleet Week 2011 - 10/9 - 10/10 - "Take a Ride With Us and "See the Show"

Angel Island Tiburon Ferry's Annual Blue Angels Air-Show Cruises take place Saturday 10/6 & Sunday, 10/7/2012.

Thank you for your interest.  Due to an overwhelming response, all of Angel Island Ferry’s Annual Blue Angels Air Show Cruises are sold out.

Please check out another great way to see the Blue Angels air shows – from the top of Mt. Livermore – the peak of Angel Island State Park.  We have ferries running out of Tiburon on the hour 10 – 5 pm to Angel Island.

Get ready to experience the 2012 Annual Blue Angels Air-show taking place in Northern California by booking your Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Fleet Week Cruise today:

When:

Sunday, October 7, 2012 (Sold Out)

Time:  2 pm – 4:30 pm

(Saturday October 6, 2012 is sold out)

NEW!  Book your Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Blue Angels Air Show Cruise Online. Advance ticket purchase required, please call 415.435.2131 for more info.

Boarding takes place at 1:30 PM for our 2 PM – 4:30 PM Blue Angels Viewing Cruises.

Plan an exciting bay cruise with a group of friends and take in the sights during this exciting event with “front row” seats on San Francisco Bay.

Tickets:

$60.00 – Adults

$40.00 Children ages 5 – 12

FREE for children 0 – 4 years

Enjoy the best sights the Bay Area has to offer of the Navy’s Blue Angels Air-show aboard our spacious vessel – sit back, relax, and leave the driving to us.  Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture memories that will last a lifetime.

There will be a no-host cash bar on board, and additional snacks/non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. (Please note: You are welcome to bring a picnic however No BYO alcoholic beverages are allowed on AITF specialty cruises – thank you for your cooperation.)

SPACE IS LIMITED so please act quickly to be a part of the this rich, exciting, and visually amazing California tradition.

For directions to to our Tiburon Dock and more information on ferry schedules and other special events please visit our website:  AngleIslandFerry.com – and “take a ride with us!”  Captain Maggie

For more information on Blue Angels Fleet Week 2012 visit:  Fleet Week Official Site

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Get Away without Going Away - with Angel Island Tiburon Ferry!

Get Away without Going Away - with Angel Island Tiburon Ferry!

It’s the perfect time to enjoy our “Buy 2 Get 1 FREE”  Sunset Cruise Special celebrating Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s 50th Anniversary – running Friday and Saturday evenings now through October 16, 2010 – 6:30 PM – 8 PM out of Tiburon, CA!

Pack a picnic dinner, your favorite bottle of wine or beverage, and your camera to enjoy the most romantic sunsets and sightseeing the Bay Area offers on San Francisco Bay with Angel Island Tiburon Ferry!

Please mention “Anniversary Special” to receive your FREE Sunset Cruise ticket with the purchase of 2 regularly scheduled/priced Sunset Cruise tickets.

Reservations
Adults and seniors: $20
Children (6-12): $10
Small Children (3-5): $5
One free child (under the age of 3) is allowed per paying adult.

Please call (415) 435-2131 or  for further information or to make reservations and check out AngelIslandFeryy.com for current ferry schedules and specialty cruise information.

As always, tickets may be purchased at the gate (subject to available space). Reservations are recommended. Groups and individuals with reservations will be allowed to board the vessel before guests without reservations. Please note that there are NO REFUNDS and NO EXHANGES on sunset cruise reservations. In addition, for passenger comfort and safety, our usual route may change due to weather conditions (ie. wind, fog, swell, etc.). The decision on which route to take will be made by the captain.

Please note:  All tickets purchased through this promotion must be used this season through October 16, 2010 – thanks and looking forward to seeing you on-board this season!  Captain Maggie

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angel-island immigration stationGet On-Board Angel Island Tiburon Ferry to Celebrate The Immigrant Heritage Wall Dedication Ceremony at the Angel Island Immigration Station on July 23, 2001!  Ceremony is from 11 AM to 12 PM, with Various Free Cultural Programs and Self Guided Tours Offered from 12 PM – 4 PM.

Angel Island Tiburon Ferry is Special roundtrip fares ALL DAY -to Angel Island State Park  on 7/23/2011:

Adults:  $10.50

Children:  (Ages 6 – 12) $9.50

Small Children (3-5) – $3.50

(Bikes and beach chairs travel on the ferry for just $1.00 each!)

Special Ferry Schedule for Saturday, July 23, 2011

Depart Tiburon: 9 am – 5 pm hourly

Depart Angel Island: 9:20 am – 5:20 pm hourly

About the Event as provided by aiisf.org:

Key speakers on the program include the following:

Rep. Lynn Woolsey,  Assembly member Paul Fong, California State Parks Director Ruth Coleman, and Buck Gee, President of the AIISF Board of Directors

Cultural performers include the following:  Charlie Chin, singer and story teller; Francis Wong, musician and composer; Sinag-tala, a Filipino folk  dance group; Tai Chi/Qi Gong demonstration; Art exhibit showcasing artworks from Cynthia Tom and Flo Oy Wong and more.

The Interfaith Coalition on Immigrant Rights will present two discussion workshops linking Angel Island’s history with contemporary immigration issues.

The seating will be festival style on grass, so please bring portable chairs and blankets. Please pick up your trash.

The Immigrant Heritage Wall was created through the donations of over 600 individuals, and over 350 immigrants are honored on the plaques.  Many of the Chinese and Asian immigrants were among thousands detained at the Angel Island Immigration Station between 1910 and 1940 during the era of racially discriminatory immigration laws. 

Parking
In Tiburon, there are various parking lots located all along Tiburon Blvd a few blocks from the ferry terminal. The price varies from around $5 -$15 for the day.

Shuttle/Tram Service on Angel Island

The Angel Island Company will offer a special discount rate of $3.00 round-trip on tram rides between Ayala Cove and the Immigration Station for seniors.  All other passengers will be charged the regular rate of $5.00 round-trip. Tram tickets will be sold on the Blue and Gold Fleet on the 9:15 a.m. run from Pier 41, and riders will be issued wrist bands to allow you to board the tram. Tram tickets may also be purchased at the Angel Island Café at Ayala Cove. 

Trams will leave from the Angel Island Cafe at Ayala Cove every 20 minutes from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Hiking
The Immigration Station is located 1.5 miles from Ayala Cove.  You can walk to the Immigration Station or take the Angel Island tram.

Lunch on Angel Island
The Angel Island Company will offer bag lunches for advance purchase for $12.00. Bag lunches must be ordered and paid for by July 19. To order bag lunches, send an email toaibaglunch@live.com . In the email, please include: name, phone number, menu choice, and how many. (No substitutions, please). You will be called back to process your credit card information securely over the phone. Please email any questions to aibaglunch@live.com . Pre-paid lunches will be available at the US Immigration Station. Bag lunches will not be available for purchase on the day of the event; however the Cove Café in Ayala Cove will be open 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM.

$12 Bag lunch options:
1. East Garrison Lunch
Roasted Turkey with Cheddar Cheese, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Pimentón Aioli on a Ciabatta 
Regular Potato Chips
Chocolate Chip Cookie
Crystal Geyser Bottled Water

2. Alcatraz Veggie Lunch
Wrap with Hummus, Yogurt Sauce, Roasted Peppers, Artichokes, Lettuce, Tomatoes Regular Potato Chips
Chocolate Chip Cookie
Crystal Geyser Bottled Water

3. Ayala Cove Fried Chicken Lunch
2 piece Crispy Fried Chicken
Potato Salad
Buttermilk Biscuit
Crystal Geyser Bottled Water

Hope to see everyone at this fun and cultural event – Captain Maggie

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Click Photo to watch Captain Maggie - SF Bay Travel Experts 1-Minute Island Adventures Video

Click Photo to watch Captain Maggie - SF Bay Travel Expert's 1-Minute "Island Adventures" Video

Looking for a Fun and Unique Outdoor Venue to Hold Your Next Get-together or Labor Day Weekend Celebration?

Pack a Picnic and Head to Angel Island State Park – Your Paradise Island in the Middle of San Francisco Bay!

Labor Day Weekend Ferry Schedule:

Saturday, September 3, Through Monday September 5, 2011:

10 AM – 5 PM Hourly – Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s Tiburon dock to Angel Island State Park

Return trips from Angel Island State Park to our Tiburon Dock run  20 Minutes past the hour:

10:20 AM – 5:20 PM


Enjoy a Scenic Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Ride With Roundtrip Service out of Tiburon, CA – and Experience One of The Best Day-Trip Destinations The Bay Area Has to Offer!
An Entire Day of Fun and Adventure Awaits You on Your Paradise Island – Angel Island State Park…Where You Can:
  • Rent Bikes and/or Kayaks for a Unique Island Exercise Experience!
  • Savor a Glass of Wine, and a Tasty Meal or Snack at Angel Island’s Waterfront Dining Venue – The Cove Cafe and Cantina

  • Take a Segue Tour or Island Tram Tour to Learn about Angel Island’s Rich History
  • Enjoy a Relaxing Picnic, orVisit The Angel Island Immigration Station
  • Hike to one of Angel Island’s Enchanted, Secluded Beaches
  • Head to the Top of Mt. Livermore for Unparalleled Views of the San Francisco Skyline, Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge, and “See Forever” Views of San Francisco Bay!
View from Angel Island's Peak ~ Mt. Livermore

View from Angel Island's Peak ~ Mt. Livermore

Hike it:  This “moderate Level” hike to the top of Angel Island is approximately 2 1/2 hours round trip offers a few great places to stop along the way to enjoy a picnic while taking in breathtaking views of San Francisco Skyline, SF Bay, and Bay Area bridges.  Be sure to bring your camera to capture snaps of the Island’s indigenous wildlife, plants, and of course – the incredible 360 degree views from the middle of San Francisco Bay!

…Or Bike it!  Bicycles are welcome aboard the Angel Island Tiburon Ferry for just $1.00 per bike round-trip!  Enjoy abundant biking trails on Angel Island suitable for beginners, intermediates, as well as advanced riders. Please visit Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s main site for more information if you are planning a group excursion to the Island with bikes.
For daily round-trip ferry schedules please visit: AngelIslandFerry.com.
Everyday is the perfect time to enjoy a special get-together with family and friends on your paradise island in the middle of San Francisco Bay…and “take a ride with us!”  Captain Maggie
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Angel Island Tiburon Ferry with Angel Island State Park in the Background

Angel Island Tiburon Ferry with Angel Island State Park in the Background

Planning an Unforgettable Labor Day Weekend Celebration on a Paradise Island in the Middle of San Francisco Bay is as “Easy as Pie” with a Ride on The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry to Angel Island State Park from Tiburon, CA.

PS:  We hear quite often one of the best parts of the Angel Island Experience is…getting there!

Labor Day Holiday Weekend Ferry Schedule:

Saturday, September 3, Through Monday September 5, 2011:

10 AM – 5 PM Hourly – Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s Tiburon dock to Angel Island State Park

Return trips from Angel Island State Park to our Tiburon Dock run  20 Minutes past the hour:  10:20 AM – 5:20 PM

  • Rent Bikes and/or Kayaks for a Unique Island Exercise Experience!
  • Savor a Glass of Wine, and a Tasty Meal or Snack at Angel Island’s Waterfront Dining Venue – The Cove Cafe and Cantina
  • Take a Segue Tour or Island Tram Tour to Learn about Angel Island’s Rich History
  • Enjoy a Relaxing Picnic, orVisit The Angel Island Immigration Station
  • Hike to one of Angel Island’s Enchanted, Secluded Beaches
  • Head to the Top of Mt. Livermore for Unparalleled Views of the San Francisco Skyline, Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge, and “See Forever” Views of San Francisco Bay!

For daily round-trip ferry schedules please visit: AngelIslandFerry.com.
Check out our fabulous Sunset Cruises running Friday and Saturday evening through mid-October!
Find out why Sunset Magazine calls Tiburon to Angel Island one of the “top 8 ferry rides!”
Everyday is the perfect time to enjoy a special get-together with family and friends on your paradise island in the middle of San Francisco Bay…and “take a ride with us!”  Captain Maggie
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Captain Maggie on January 14th, 2012

 

Angel Island Tiburon Ferry's Vessels The Angel Island (foreground) and The Tamalpais

Angel Island Tiburon Ferry's Vessels The Angel Island (foreground) and The Tamalpais

Looking for a Fun & Affordable Day Trip This Weekend?   ‘Getaway Without Going Away’ with a Ride on The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry!

The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry runs roundtrips to Angel Island State Park on the weekends throughout the winter months!

Enjoy a truly unforgettable sightseeing experience on San Francisco Bay!

Pack a picnic (and your favorite bottle of wine or beverage) and sit back and relax on board The Angel Island as you take in spectacular sights of the Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco Skyline, and Angel Island State Park!

Please vist AngelIslandFerry.com for daily roundtrip ferry schedules and ticket information to Angel Island State Park.   Visit AngelIslandFerry.com and/or call 415.435.2131 for more information and current ferry schedules.

BONUS:  Bring your own bike or beach chair to Angel Island on the Angel Island Tiburon Ferry for just a buck!

Play Captain Maggie’s Private Charters – 1 minute

Play Captain Maggie’s Island Adventures – 1 minute

Find out why Sunset Magazine calls Tiburon to Angel Island one of the “top 8 ferry rides!”
We Do Private Parties on San Francisco Bay!  Plan your own Private Charter by calling 415.435.2131 to reserve your front row seat on SF Bay today and “take a ride with us!”

Captain Maggie

 

PS:  Enjoy this unseasonably beautiful weather and enjoy a day-trip to Angel Island State Park.   Angel Island offers a bevy of outdoor activities from biking to hiking, to kayak and segue rentals, to secluded beaches and more!

 

 

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Breast-Cancer-RibbonFrom the Captain’s Quarters

As the owner and operator of the Angel Island Tiburon Ferry, it is my pleasure to support the 2011 Susan G. Komen San Francisco Bay Area 3-Day for the Cure event.

Angel Island Tiburon Ferry will be providing ferry services to Treasure Island for 3-Day participants during the event weekend, September 9-11, 2011.

“I’m honored to support this organization as breast cancer is one of the most prevalent form of cancers today, and the leading cause of cancer death in women. We owe it to ourselves to help an organization that helps so many. Remember, we ALL have a mother!”

“To support the cause with a donation or for more information, please visit:  The3Day.org.”  Captain Maggie

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angel island ferry dock“This is a $20.00 savings & a Sweetheart of a Deal!”

~ Captain Maggie

Grab your Valentine & Join Us for a Ferry Ride to Angel Island February 11th or 12th, Wear Red in Support of National Heart Health Month – and Get a 2 For 1 Sunset Cruise Pass per couple when You Mention our Sweetheart Sunset Cruise Special!

WHEN:  Take a Ferry Ride to Angel Island on February 11 or 12 2012 during our regularly scheduled Ferry Rides to Angel Island State Park.

WHAT: Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s “Valentine’s Weekend Special” promoting Healthy Hearts & Lifestyles for National Heart Health Month with a 2 for 1 Sunset Cruise Pass per couple Special!”

WHERE: Aboard The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry, Tiburon, CA.

Directions to The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Dock.

The weekend before Valentines Day is the perfect time to pack a picnic and grab your sweetheart for a romantic day trip to Angel Island State Park where you can hike, bike,  BBQ, etc.  On the way – take in the amazing sights of the San Francisco Skyline, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the San Francisco Bay!

Rules:  Ferry Passengers wearing red and mentioning this promotion on February 11 and/or 12, 2012 will receive a 2 for 1  Sunset Cruise Pass on the Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s regularly scheduled Sunset Cruises during the 2012 Season beginning mid-May through mid-October.  ($20.00 Value) Limit 1 Sunset Cruise Pass per couple, or per 2 full fare ferry rides on the same day/ride to Angel Island on the specified dates.


WHO:  Join Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Captain Maggie McDonogh and Party Girl Diet Author Aprilanne Hurley
WHAT:  In Celebration of The 1st National Go-Red For Women Wear Red Day – “Get Your Red On” for a Glass of Red & Sampling of Decadent (Heart Healthy) Treats on a Fun “Wine & Dessert Cruise to Nowhere!”
WHERE: Aboard The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s Luxury Vessel “The Tamalpais,” at The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry dock, Tiburon, CA.
WHEN:  February 3, 2012 from 7 PM – 9 PM
WHY:  Wear something Red to show your support for The American Heart Association’s 1st National Go-Red for Women Day – Designed to Increase Awareness That Heart Disease is the #1 Killer of Women Today – More than All Cancers Combined.
HOW:  Take in the amazing sights of the San Francisco Skyline glittering at night across the San Francisco Bay as you “mix n’ mingle” aboard The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s Vessel “The Tamalpais.”
*This event is FREE! A no-host bar will be available, and you are welcome to bring a bottle of your favorite “Red” to share!
You may RSVP to this event privately to media@thepartygirldiet.com or call 415.209.0722is the info for the Go-Red for Women party next Friday night on one of Captain Maggie’s party boats…check it out and hope to see you and your friends there!  Aprilanne
WHO:  Join Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Captain Maggie McDonogh and Party Girl Diet Author Aprilanne Hurley
WHAT:  In Celebration of The 1st National Go-Red For Women Wear Red Day – “Get Your Red On” for a Glass of Red & Sampling of Decadent (Heart Healthy) Treats on a Fun “Wine & Dessert Cruise to Nowhere!”
WHERE: Aboard The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s Luxury Vessel “The Tamalpais,” at The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry dock, Tiburon, CA.
WHEN:  February 3, 2012 from 7 PM – 9 PM
WHY:  Wear something Red to show your support for The American Heart Association’s 1st National Go-Red for Women Day – Designed to Increase Awareness That Heart Disease is the #1 Killer of Women Today – More than All Cancers Combined.
HOW:  Take in the amazing sights of the San Francisco Skyline glittering at night across the San Francisco Bay as you “mix n’ mingle” aboard The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s Vessel “The Tamalpais.”
*This event is FREE! A no-host bar will be available, and you are welcome to bring a bottle of your favorite “Red” to share!
You may RSVP to this event privately to media@thepartygirldiet.com or call 415.209.0722is the info for the Go-Red for Women party next Friday night on one of Captain Maggie’s party boats…check it out and hope to see you and your friends there!  Aprilanne
WHO:  Join Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Captain Maggie McDonogh and Party Girl Diet Author Aprilanne Hurley
WHAT:  In Celebration of The 1st National Go-Red For Women Wear Red Day – “Get Your Red On” for a Glass of Red & Sampling of Decadent (Heart Healthy) Treats on a Fun “Wine & Dessert Cruise to Nowhere!”
WHERE: Aboard The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s Luxury Vessel “The Tamalpais,” at The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry dock, Tiburon, CA.
WHEN:  February 3, 2012 from 7 PM – 9 PM
WHY:  Wear something Red to show your support for The American Heart Association’s 1st National Go-Red for Women Day – Designed to Increase Awareness That Heart Disease is the #1 Killer of Women Today – More than All Cancers Combined.
HOW:  Take in the amazing sights of the San Francisco Skyline glittering at night across the San Francisco Bay as you “mix n’ mingle” aboard The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s Vessel “The Tamalpais.”
*This event is FREE! A no-host bar will be available, and you are welcome to bring a bottle of your favorite “Red” to share!
You may RSVP to this event privately to media@thepartygirldiet.com or call this is the info for the Go-Red for Women party next Friday night on one of Captain Maggie’s party boats…check it out and hope to see you and your friends there!  Aprilanne
WHO:  Join Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Captain Maggie McDonogh and Party Girl Diet Author Aprilanne Hurley
WHAT:  In Celebration of The 1st National Go-Red For Women Wear Red Day – “Get Your Red On” for a Glass of Red & Sampling of Decadent (Heart Healthy) Treats on a Fun “Wine & Dessert Cruise to Nowhere!”
WHERE: Aboard The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s Luxury Vessel “The Tamalpais,” at The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry dock, Tiburon, CA.
WHEN:  February 3, 2012 from 7 PM – 9 PM
WHY:  Wear something Red to show your support for The American Heart Association’s 1st National Go-Red for Women Day – Designed to Increase Awareness That Heart Disease is the #1 Killer of Women Today – More than All Cancers Combined.
HOW:  Take in the amazing sights of the San Francisco Skyline glittering at night across the San Francisco Bay as you “mix n’ mingle” aboard The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s Vessel “The Tamalpais.”
*This event is FREE! A no-host bar will be available, and you are welcome to bring a bottle of your favorite “Red” to share!
You may RSVP to this event privately to media@thepartygirldiet.com or call 415.209.0722
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Captain Maggie on February 14th, 2013

wine & oysters

With Angel Island’s pristine, secluded beaches, views of the San Francisco skyline, the Golden Gate Bridge and the vast beauty of the San Francisco Bay – Angel Island State Park offers many scenic picnic areas for you to enjoy a day trip “getaway” on the bay.

The secret to pulling together the perfect picnic is all in the planning.  It is also a fun idea to keep the whole event a surprise, which will add excitement and mystery to your rendezvous.

In addition to helping you travel to Angel Island on the Angel Island Ferry from Tiburon, CA, below are some of Captain Maggie’s top tips to planning the perfect picnic menu, and pulling together the basics with ease:

  • Beverages:  In addition to having bottled water on hand, decide on the main beverage you will be serving such as a nice bottle of red wine or champagne.
  • Starters That Double as Main Fare:  For those who “like it hot” – take advantage of the BBQ’s available on Angel Island to grill up your favorite meats and/or a few dozen fresh oysters (just 110 calories per dozen!), and serve them with a fresh cocktail sauce, a classic Cesar or Spinach Salad, and a loaf of crusty french bread.
  • For a meatier affair – prepare an assortment of finger sandwiches such as:
  1. Chicken salad on rye
  2. Smoked turkey and gouda on wheat
  3. Smoked salmon, capers, and cream cheese on crostinis
  4. You can even make ahead a few roasted veggie panini sandwiches to take along
  5. Bring on some real Amore’ – and treat your sweetie to a traditional Italian Antipasti which pairs perfectly with a nice red, and consists of an array of olives, cold meats, and hard cheeses, served with assorted crostini, breads, and crackers.
  • Sweet endings: A picnic is not a picnic without a few decadent desserts in the picture.  Pack chocolate covered strawberries in a totable container, a few bars of dark chocolate, and of course, brownies or some quick n’ easy Skinny Fudge Having some easy to eat fresh fruit on hand is always a nice idea too.
  • Plan Ahead: Make sure you have your serve-ware, napkins, wet-naps, and utensils packed, and try to think ahead to include anything you may need such as a blanket or beach chairs to lounge on, and an extra sweater or jacket so you stay comfortable and cozy no matter what the weather may bring…and just remember to pack perishables in a cooler with lots of ice to keep everything fresh.

View from Angel Island's Peak ~ Mt. Livermore

View from Angel Island's Peak ~ Mt. Livermore

Check out a quick video on all the fun things you can do on Angel Island:

Play Captain Maggie’s Island Adventures – 1 minute

Find out why Sunset Magazine calls Tiburon to Angel Island one of the “top 8 ferry rides!”

We Do Private Parties on San Francisco Bay!  Plan your own Private Charter by calling 415.435.2131 to reserve your front row seat on SF Bay today and “take a ride with us!”


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The Spirit of Uganda Dance Troop enjoys a ride on SF Bay with Captain Maggie & her family and Crew

The Spirit of Uganda Dance Troop enjoys a ride on SF Bay with Captain Maggie, her family, and Crew,

While in Marin to perform as a way to raise money for their mission, The Spirit of Uganda Dance Troop makes it a tradition to take a ride with Angel Island Tiburon Ferry & Captain Maggie.

“We met the troop several years ago and were so touched by their mission and the talented beautiful children.  My children befriended them and it was natural for us invite the troop out for a boat ride.

It is inspiring to be with these children who come from very impoverished conditions. They possess such joy and happiness.”  Captain Maggie

For more information on The Spirit of Uganda Dance Troop please visit:  EmpowerAfricanChildren.org
Appearing in the photo:  Captain Maggie, William Bryerton, Ben Bryerton, Becky McDonogh, and the following members of The Spirit of Uganda Dance Troop Company:

Brian Aine performer
Solace Ataho performer
Jimmy Ayo performer
Rajab Basoga performer
Helen Beecherl chaperone
Joseph Chan performer
Alexis Hefley CEO and tour producer
Faith Kansiime performer
Daniel Kasata performer
David Kasata assistant to artistic director
Peter Kasule artistic director
Elizabeth Kingman company mgr
Anthony Kiranda performer
Sharon Kyomugisha performer
George Lukwago performer
Moses Mudiope performer
Peter Mugga audio supervisor and assistant to production mgr
Yudaya Nabbanja performer
Noeline Nabesezi performer
Faith Nabukenya performer
Joyce Nagujja performer
Mary Nakabubbi performer
Percy Nakaggwa performer
Donatina Nakimuli performer
Rukia Nalwoga chaperone
Miriam Namala performer
Maria Namanda performer
Brian Odong performer
Dan Ozminkowski production mgr and lighting designer
Mukusin Wasswa performer

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Captain Maggie on March 28th, 2013

Angel Island State Park is a Nature Lover's Paradise in the middle of San Francisco Bay

Angel Island State Park is an Adventure Lover's Paradise in the middle of San Francisco Bay

Spring is the perfect time to “Getaway Without Going Away” with a ride on the Angel Island Tiburon Ferry – now offering daily, round trip ferry service to Angel Island State Park, a spectacular venue for fun and adventure.

Spring is the symbolic time of rebirth.  Re-invent yourself with a day trip getaway to Angel Island State Park for a magical outdoor experience on San Francisco Bay.

While there are practically a limitless number of  reasons why you will want to visit Angel Island State Park, -here are my all-time Top 3 Reasons to experience Angel Island – “Jewel of San Francisco Bay:”

Reason #3:  Outdoor Adventure  - There is something very natural and freeing about being on an island surrounded by the deep blue waters of the beautiful San Francisco Bay.

From walking paths and biking & hiking trails, to the wildlife and secret beaches to discover, to Angel Island’s unique history and culture, you can literally “get lost” in nature’s beauty with a visit to Angel Island State Park anytime of year.

Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s 2013 NEW Spring Ferry Schedule:

Weekends ~ Saturday and Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM HOULY out of Tiburon, CA.

Return ferries from Ayala Cove, Angel Island State Park to Tiburon, CA are at 10:20 AM – 4:20 PM HOURLY

Weekdays:

Monday & Tuesday:  10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. (Additional runs may be scheduled)

Monday & Tuesday returns from Ayala Cove, Angel Island to Tiburon are at 10:20 a.m, 1:20 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

Wednesday – Friday:  10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. with return ferries to Tiburon, CA at 10:20 a.m., 11:20 a.m., 1:20 p.m & 3:30 p.m.

Plan Ahead!  Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Sunset Cruises start May 17 2013, and can be booked online!

Click here to review Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s annual ferry schedule on AngelIslandFerry.com

For more visitor information and camping permits please visit AngelIsland.org.

The View from the top of Angel Island State Park's Mt. Livermore

The View from the top of Angel Island's Mt. Livermore

Reason #2: “The Views” - Granted, there are lots of amazing vista points around the Bay Area to gaze at the spectacular sights our beautiful little corner of earth offers. Yet no view spot offers sights quite as mesmerizing as the top of Angel Island State Park’s Mt. Livermore.

You’ll want to have your camera ready because it is true…when you are on top of Angel Island “on a clear day you can see forever.”

In addition to the full on view of the San Francisco City Skyline pictured here, from Angel Island’s summit – Mount Livermore, you’ll get top of the world views of  California icons such as the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge, Mount Tamalpais, and neighboring Island – Alcatraz.

View of the Golden Gate Bridge from Reynolds Beach, Angel Island

View of the Golden Gate Bridge from Camp Reynolds Beach located on Angel Island

The views from Angel Island State Park’s beaches are also something to write home about.  Imagine enjoying a delicious picnic while basking on a white sandy beach and gazing across the sunlit San Francisco Bay to feast your eyes on the sparkling San Francisco Skyline and the Golden Gate Bridge. With an enjoyable, moderate level hike to Camp Reynolds Beach or Pearls Beach located on Angel Island State Park – you too can have a beach picnic in paradise.

When you disembark from The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry, pick up a park map and head for the park visitor center where you can learn more about the highlights and historic spots to check out on Angel Island.

"C'mon and take a ride with us" - $5 roundtrip "stay on boat" rides!

Look for the big, "square" ferry boat ~ The Official Angel Island Tiburon Ferry.

…And the #1 Reason to Visit Angel Island is: Getting There – with a Ride on The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry…

It’s true.  People tell us all the time, the part they enjoy most about their visit to Angel Island is the ferry ride there with us.

Consider this extraordinarily scenic 10-minute ferry ride to Angel Island State Park out of Tiburon, CA your “getaway without going away.”

Whether you are a resident tourist or visitor to California, the magical views of the Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco Skyline, and the San Francisco Bay on the ferry ride to Angel Island State Park will revive your mind, body and spirit.

Looking forward to seeing you on-board ~ Captain Maggie

PS:  Stay Connected with us and be sure to join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for insider info on what’s happening in Tiburon, CA, and on Angel Island State Park and San Francisco Bay.

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Quarry Beach ~ a little slice of Haven on Angel Island State Park

Quarry Beach ~ one of a few beautiful beaches on Angel Island State Park

August is National Family Fun Month – making this the perfect time to plan a fun family day trip to Angel Island State Park with Angel Island Tiburon Ferry…considered one of the best Bay Area day trips and “family friendly” local attractions.

No time to getaway?  No problem.  An incredible day trip is just moments away when you take a fun ferry ride on the Angel Island Tiburon Ferry to Angel Island from Tiburon, CA.

Looking to create a “win-win” this National Family Fun Month?  Angel Island State Park is known as one of the best Bay Area day trips for family fun as it offers plenty of activities to keep the kids happy…while providing parents with some much needed R&R ~ especially if your destination is one of Angel Island’s sandy beaches with “million dollar” views of the San Francisco Skyline, San Francisco Bay and Golden Gate Bridge.

Make the most of your day trip to Angel Island State Park with Captain Maggie’s San Francisco Bay Travel Guide tips:

There are a number of fun ongoing events offered by Angel Island State Park the entire family will enjoy such as:

  • Cannon Firings at Camp Reynolds
  • Ranger “Meet-N-Greets”
  • Barracks Guided Tours
  • Ranger Talks
  • Chapel or Guardhouse Museum excursions at Fort McDowell

Check out Angel Island Ferry's boatload of fun events this month..."and take a ride with us!"

Check out Angel Island Ferry's boat-load of family fun events "and take a ride with us!"

Getting there is half the fun.  It’s true.  We are told time and again – one of the best parts of visiting Angel Island State Park is getting on-board Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s scenic 10-minute ferry ride on San Francisco Bay:

Angel Island Ferry Schedule Weekdays: 10 a.m, 11 a.m., 1 p.m, & 3 p.m. with return ferries to Tiburon, CA @ 10;20 a.m., 11:20 a.m., 1:20 p.m & 3:30 p.m.

Weekends:

Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Weekend Ferry Schedule to Angel Island: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. hourly, with a return ferry 20 minutes past the hour 10:20 a.m. – 5:20 p.m.

AngelCam of Ayala Cove Angel Island State Park compliments of Angel Island Conservancy

Where to Eat: If you’re looking for the perfect family picnic spot, there are a plethora of fantastic picnic spots on Angel Island to enjoy a yummy picnic.  Charcoal BBQ grills are located near Ayala Cove (pictured left) as well (BYO BBQ and charcoal). Foodies will love the menu at Angel Island Cafe & Cantina, which offers fresh sandwiches, salads, etc. 7 days a week; and live music, fresh oysters and cold brews on weekends through September 2013.

Getting there is half the fun with a ride on The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry.

Getting there is half the fun with a ride on The Angel Island Ferry.

What to Do: If adventure is your game, Angel Island State Park is your destination for family fun & outdoor activities:

  • Nature lovers & photographers will flip over the photo opportunities on Angel Island State Park.
  • History buffs will enjoy learning more about Angel Island’s rich past.
  • Sun worshipers will find what they are looking for with a variety of sandy beaches to relax on with jaw-dropping views that can only be seen from the middle of San Francisco Bay.
  • Fitness buffs can take to Angel Island’s hiking trails for “top of the world views” from Angel Island’s Mt. Livermore; rent or bring their bikes on-board the Angel Island Ferry, or enjoy a guided segue tour of Angel Island State Park.
  • Everyone will learn something fascinating on an Angel Island Historic Tram Tour of Angel Island.

AngelIslandBeachChairs-300x199About Angel Island’s Beaches:

Ayala Cove (pictured left) is the most kid-friendly beach on the island, and the easiest to get to overall.  Additional Angel Island Beaches can be accessed by foot to include Perles Beach, Quarry Beach (pictured above), Camp Reynolds Beach, and China Cove.  Access to some of the beaches may be limited at times, so do pick up a map at the Visitors Center located near the dock at Ayala Cove when you arrive, and ask about any beach and trail closures and/or updates.

Captain Maggie’s “Must Have” List of Travel Essentials ~ What to Bring:

  • Sunscreen
  • Spending money for food and souvenirs
  • Broad rimmed hat or visor
  • Sunglasses
  • Extra water bottles
  • Blanket or beach chairs
  • Swimsuit and towels in case you want to take a dip
  • Also, keep in mind, the weather can change at any time so dress in layers
 Your Captain Maggie of The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Company
Your Captain Maggie of The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry

Feel free to give us a call @ 415.435.2131 with any questions you may have, and let us know if there is anything we can do to help you plan and enjoy your “fun family getaway” with us!

~ Captain Maggie

Also visit our main site: AngelIslandFerry.com

You may also enjoy:

Capture California adventure with a day trip to Angel Island


Current round trip fares between Tiburon and Angel Island (includes Angel Island State Park Admissions Fee):

Adults (ages 13 and over) $13.50
Children (ages 6 – 12) $11.50
Small Children (ages 3 – 5) $3.50
Toddlers (ages 2 and under) Free*
Bicycles/Beach Chairs

(Bike rentals are available on the Island seasonally).

$1.00

Directions to the Angel Island Tiburon Ferry, CA

Where to park in Tiburon:

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Captain Maggie on February 2nd, 2013

Picture yourself...here.

Picture yourself...here.

Looking to add a little adventure to your life?

Or perhaps you’re due for a romantic getaway…well this is the perfect weekend to get out of town with a ride on The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry to Angel Island State Park.

Watch Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s 30 sec commercial

Spring is an absolutely beautiful time to visit Angel Island. Everything is vibrant green, and a bevy of wildflowers put on a colorful show.

Nature lovers, hikers, photographers, and romantics looking to take advantage of  nature’s beauty — will find what they are looking for with a day trip to Angel Island State Park.

There’s plenty to do on Angel Island…you can bike, hike, enjoy a beach day, explore the island’s numerous historic sites, kayak, even camp overnight.

Check out Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s current schedule, which includes roundtrip Ferry Rides to Angel Island @ 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m, with return ferries runs to Tiburon @ 1;20 a.m, 11:20 a.m., 1:20 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

Pack a picnic & your camera…and take a ride with Angel Island Tiburon Ferry ~ Your Ticket to Paradise Since 1959! ~ Captain Maggie

*Please note:  Daily round-trip ferry service to Angel Island State Park from Tiburon begins in April, and our Sunset Cruises start mid-May and run through mid-October.  Groups of 20 or more please give us a call @ 415.435.2131 to arrange group transportation to Angel Island weekdays.  Public can “piggyback” a ride with our groups- call us to see what’s on the schedule.

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Time to relax with a ride on the Angel Island Tiburon Ferry

Time to "getaway" with a ride on the Angel Island Tiburon Ferry

While the latest technology is designed to help us be more efficient and get things done faster, many people just do more with the extra time.  Which adds on more stress, and a real need to getaway.

April is National Stress Awareness Month – and a great time to schedule in some much overdue “you time,” to relax, recharge, and revive your senses.

The good news is, with Angel Island Tiburon Ferry, you don’t have to “go away” to get that getaway feeling – when you plan your getaway to paradise with us.

Captain Maggie’s Weekend Warrior Travel Planner is all you need to get started to plan your next getaway to Angel Island State Park.

Whether you are thinking about a weekend day trip to Angel Island or playing hooky on a sunny day (ehh ehh ehh,) we hear the ride there is half the fun!  Check out Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s Spring Schedule.

  • Pack a picnic (and your favorite bottle of wine or beverage) and sit back and relax on board The Angel Island as you take in spectacular sights of the Golden Gate Bridge, the San Francisco Skyline, and Angel Island State Park.  Looking forward to seeing you soon!  ~ Captain Maggie

Visit AngelIslandFerry.com for more ideas to make your day trip to Angel Island State Park a getaway to remember.

PS:  Bring your own bike or beach chair to Angel Island on the Angel Island Tiburon Ferry for just a buck!

Find out why Sunset Magazine calls Tiburon to Angel Island one of the “top 8 ferry rides!”

We Do Private Parties on San Francisco Bay!  Plan your own Private Charter by calling 415.435.2131 to reserve your front row seat on SF Bay today and “take a ride with us!”

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View of Ayala Cove from Angel Island Webcam

View of Ayala Cove from Angel Island State Park's AngelCam

Paradise Anyone?  April 2014 is the perfect time to plan your  Spring Break “Staycation” with Angel Island Tiburon Ferry to Angel Island State Park - California’s premiere destination for outdoor fun & adventure on San Francisco Bay…and the most magical of venues to organize a special “Spring Egg Hunt” with friends  & family.  ~ Captain Maggie McDonogh

Now it’s even easier to get that “getaway feeling without going away” with a ride on the Angel Island Tiburon Ferry – 7 days a week!  Check out our NEW Spring Tiburon Ferry schedule here to start planning  your next getaway on San Francisco Bay with us.

Food options on Angel Island State Park:

  • You can pack a picnic to enjoy on the grounds
  • Have a fun BBQ in Ayala Cove (Use of BBQ Grills free of charge BYO Charcoal)
  • Enjoy a delicious meal or pre-order a yummy Box Lunch from Angel Island Cafe.

Stage your holiday egg hunt on Angel Island!

Stage your Spring Egg Hunt on Angel Island!

With it’s many open spaces to explore, Angel Island State Park offer a most unique and magical venue to hold your Spring Egg Hunt!

  • Set up a hunt with special prize eggs filled with treats to add to the excitement.
  • Create different intensity levels to entice all ages to participate.
  • Don’t forget to plan in some time to explore Angel Island’s rich history and natural beauty too!
  • Get the kids involved – have them draw up a “treasure map” to hand out with clues to hidden eggs with chocolate gold coins and other “treasures” inside.
  • Click here for a printable map of Angel Island State Park on AngelIsland.org

Here’s to a spectacular Spring 2014 – and please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you “surprise” your friends and family with an Angel Island Tiburon Ferry ride adventure on San Francisco Bay…let the fun and games begin…Captain Maggie McDonogh

415.435.2131

Contact us via email or with questions or requests here

Follow us on Twitter @AITFerry & Facebook to stay up on what’s happening on San Francisco Bay…and “Take a ride with us!”

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Scene from We Players practice for Odyssey Presentation on Angel Island

Scene from We Players practice for Odyssey Presentation on Angel Island State Park

Ongoing Events:  Angel Island Ferry’s Sunset Cruises run every Friday & Saturday evening 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. now through mid-October.

Homer’s “Odyssey” on Angel Island:  Looking for a little excitement in your life?  Perhaps it’s time for an epic journey.

Get in touch with your inner actor and join “We Players” in an island-wide, interactive performance adventure of The Odyssey on weekends, May 12 – July 1, 2012.

Getting There:  Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s 10 a.m. ferry ride will get you there right on time to participate in this historic and entertaining event.  You can also check our complete line-up of ferry schedule times here and get directions to The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry dock.

For more information about the “Odyssey” on Angel Island State Park please visit:  WePlayers.org.

The following information has been quoted from the We Players’ site:

“Once on the island, audience members will receive a map, time card, and survival ‘kit bag‘ for the five-hour journey.”

“You will walk for miles, you will encounter monsters, nymphs, gods and even mere mortals. There will be feasts, libations, storms, and five star views across the bay. You will journey to the Kingdom of the Dead, you will climb Mount Olympus, and – if you are brave, resilient and determined, you will reach your native land at last. May the power of Zeus be with you and may Athena guide you!”

RESERVATIONS OPEN NOW!

Performances on some Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, in Spring 2012

  • Opening, 5/12 (special reception, TBA)
  • Press Day, 5/13
  • 5/18, 5/19, 5/20
  • 5/25, 5/26, 5/27
  • 6/1, 6/2, 6/3
  • 6/9, 6/10
  • 6/16, 6/17
  • 6/23, 6/24
  • 6/30, 7/1

Hope everyone can make an “appearance” at one of the “Odyssey” We Players performances, and plans to take a ride with us as part of the magical Angel Island “Interactive” experience that lies ahead ~ Captain Maggie

PS:  “Be Prepared” for any “epic journey” that may come your way by watching our Disaster Preparedness 30 sec video below, and accessing the Survival Guide Toolkit and Resources on this site.


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Angel Island Tiburon Ferry receives Red Cross Life Saving Organization Award

Angel Island Tiburon Ferry receives Red Cross Life Saving Organization Award. Photo: Marin IJ

April 2012, Tiburon, CA: Captain Maggie and The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Company receive the  2012 American Red Cross Life Saving Organization Award for 2 life saving  water rescues in the same year.

On behalf of the Angel Island Tiburon Ferry staff, it was truly an honor to receive the Life Saving Organization Award at the 2012 American Red Cross Heroes Breakfast.

We also feel privileged to stand along side the outstanding community members and award heroes present at the ceremony, and are grateful for the opportunity to be a part of such an uplifting and motivating event.

As California’s only remaining family owned and operated ferry boat company, we are happy to be a part of the Marin community, and the greater San Francisco Bay Area.  We take our job to serve and protect you on the water very seriously. Of course, we are a recreational outlet and we are also here to make sure you enjoy yourselves on our boats…and have fun in this beautiful place on earth…we call paradise.
Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s youngest “crew member” and hero to be acknowledged by the American Red Cross is Ben Bryerton, age 6, who, during one of the water rescues was responsible for manning the boat’s communication system to alert the crew when the Coast Guard was on the line while the rescue was taking place.

Our maritime motto is “be prepared for anything.”  The public acknowledgement of our lifesaving rescues provides a great opportunity to reinforce just how important it is to “be prepared.” Whether your out on the water, on Angel Island, driving to work, or at home, having emergency supplies and a family plan in place BEFORE a situation occurs – will give you the peace of mind and tools needed to handle whatever curve-balls life throws your way.

It has been our family’s pleasure to serve you on San Francisco Bay for well over 100 years, and we look forward to many more years of safe & happy sailing ahead.

Captain Maggie McDonogh, President, CEO, Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Company

Visit The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s NEW YouTube Channel

Join us for a spectacular Sunset Cruise Season Kickoff  Friday, May 4, 2012 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Reservations
Adults and seniors: $20
Children (6-12): $10
Small Children (3-5): $5
One free child (under the age of 3) is allowed per paying adult.

Please call (415) 435-2131 or email us for further information or to make reservations.


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mothers-day-clip-art-300x292Transform Mother’s Day 2014 into a magical island getaway for the special Mom in your life with an unforgettable Angel Island Tiburon Ferry experience to Angel Island State Park ~ Jewel of San Francisco Bay.  On the 10 minute ferry ride to Angel Island, Mom will be treated to the spectacular views of the San Francisco Skyline, Golden Gate Bridge, and San Francisco Bay.

Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Bonus Gift for Mom: The first 200 mothers to board Angel Island Tiburon Ferry on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 11, 2014 will receive 2 FREE Sunset Cruise Tickets to enjoy during Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s 2014 Sunset Cruise Season! ($40.00 value, not redeemable for cash)

Click here for current Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Schedule

angel-island-mothers-day-2014Plan a magical Mother’s Day 2014 on Angel Island State Park – Moms on Mother’s Day are invited to take a FREE Historic Tram Tour ( with purchase of child ticket).

You can also surprise MOM with a picnic or BBQ in the middle of San Francisco Bay…so Mom can enjoy a fun-filled day with her family…completely kitchen free.

  • Take advantage of the BBQ grills and picnic tables in Ayala Cove (BYO charcoal)

Click here for more information on Wildflower Hikes on Angel Island State Park on Mother’s Day, May 11, 2014

Getting There: Angel Island Tiburon Ferry offers the most non-stop direct ferries to Angel Island State Park from our Tiburon Main Street dock 7 days a week!

Captain Maggie McDonogh and daughterThis is your “Captain Maggie” wishing you a wonderful Mother’s Day full of island fun and adventure…and it all begins with a magical ferry ride with us…Captain Maggie

Click here for more information on Angel Island Ferry’s 2014 Sunset Cruise Season

The Town of Tiburon is turning 50!  Book your May 30 “Fireworks Viewing Adventure Package” with Angel Island Company & Angel Island Ferry here!

Follow us on Twitter @AITFerry & Facebook to stay up on what’s happening on San Francisco Bay…and “Take a ride with us!”

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Moon rising at sunset during Angel Island Ferry's 1st Sunset Cruise of the season.

Moon rising at sunset during Angel Island Ferry's 1st Sunset Cruise of the season.

Join Angel Island Tiburon Ferry & “Close Enough” for the 2012 Sunset Cruise Season Launch Party on Cinco de Mayo, May 5 – from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.   Enjoy the sunset, a margarita with friends, and live music & dancing on SF Bay.

Read on for all the details, and hope to see you on Saturday ~ Captain Maggie

“ROCK THE BOAT!”

Host:
Angel Island Tiburon Ferry & “Close Enough”
415-435-2131

When:
Saturday, May 5 from 7:00 PM
to 10:00 PM

Where:
Angel Island/Tiburon Ferry

21 Main Street Tiburon, CA 94920

Music and Dancing provided by Close Enough

Boat leaves at 7PM
returns to Dock at 8:30

Music and Dancing continues on the boat “dockside” until 10PM

“Celebrate with friends, a Margarita, and the Full Moon!”

$20.00 per person for Sunset Cruise

$10.00 per person after boat returns to dock at 8:30PM

Cash only please

Full Service Bar and snacks
on Boat.

Click here to view Evite

www.angelislandferry.com

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Check out Angel Island Ferry's boatload of fun events this month..."and take a ride with us!"

Check out Angel Island Ferry's boatload of fun events in May "and take a ride with us!"

“This is your Captain speaking”…offering you a boat-load of fun filled ways you can “get that getaway feeling without going away” when you take a ride with us this month.

Get on-board to enjoy one or all of our fabulous Bay Cruises & special events on the calendar for May 2012:

May 4:  6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 2012 Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Sunset Cruise Season begins. Join us Friday & Saturday evenings 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. now through early October for a spectacular Sunset Cruise on San Francisco Bay.

View during Angel Island Ferry's 1st 2012 Sunset Cruise of the season

View during Angel Island Ferry's 1st 2012 Sunset Cruise of the season

Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Sunset Cruise Ticket Prices:
Adults and seniors: $20
Children (6-12): $10
Small Children (3-5): $5
One free child (under the age of 3) is allowed per paying adult.

May 5 – 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. “Rock the Boat” 2012 Sunset Cruise Season Launch Party! Join Angel Island Tiburon Ferry and “Close Enough” rock band for a Cinco de Mayo themed Sunset Cruise on San Francisco Bay.  Once the sun goes down, we’ll “keep the party going” dockside ~ with  live music, dancing, and full bar till 10 p.m.  Click here for event details.

5/11 – We Players “Odyssey” begins with “interactive” performances on Angel Island State Park running through July 1, 2012.

5/13 – Captain Maggie’s Mother’s Day Special:  First 100 Moms receive a Sunset Cruise Ticket.  Make Mother’s Day 2012 the best yet for the special “Mom” in your life.

Join us on 5/27 for front row seats to watch the Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary Fireworks

Join us on 5/27 for front row seats to watch the Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary Fireworks

5/27/2012;   75th Anniversary Golden Gate Bridge Fireworks Cruise Cruise with Angel Island Tiburon Ferry.

Celebrate the 75th Anniversary Golden Gate Bridge with front row seats on San Francisco Bay on The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry – and be a part of history in the making.  Cruise departs Tiburon on 8:30 p.m. (boarding begins @ 8 p.m.) Snack and beverages will be available for purchase.

75th Anniversary Fireworks May 27, 2012 Cruise Tickets:

Adults (13 and up) $60.00

Child (5 to 12) $30.00

Child (under 5) Free

Please call 415.435.2131 or email us for further information ,or to make reservations – thank you, and looking forward to seeing you soon!  Captain Maggie

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Join us on 5/27 for front row seats to watch the Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary Fireworks
Join us on 5/27 for front row seats to watch the Golden Gate Bridge 75th Anniversary Fireworks

5/27/2012:  75th Anniversary Golden Gate Bridge Fireworks Cruise Cruise with Angel Island Tiburon Ferry.

This is a Bay Cruise to view the 75th Anniversary Golden Gate Bridge Fireworks show.  Book your front row seats on San Francisco Bay with The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry today.  *This event is SOLD OUT.

Be a part of history in the making.  Cruise departs Tiburon at 8:30 p.m. (boarding begins @ 8 p.m.) Snack and beverages will be available for purchase.

75th Anniversary Fireworks May 27, 2012 Cruise Tickets:

Adults (13 and up) $60.00

Child (5 to 12) $30.00

Child (under 5) Free

*Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Specialty Cruises fill up quickly.  This event is now SOLD OUT. Please call 415.435.2131 or email us to get on our mailing list for advanced notice on our upcoming events on San Francisco Bay – thank you, and looking forward to seeing you soon!  Captain Maggie

Memorial Day Weekend 2012:  Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Sunset Cruises run every Friday and Saturday evening May through mid-October 6:30 – 8 P.M.


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Captain Maggie on August 28th, 2012

Angel Island ~ so close to home...yet worlds away.

Angel Island ~ so close to home...yet worlds away.

Celebrate Labor Day with a Picnic or BBQ on Angel Island State Park, Your Paradise Island in the Middle of San Francisco Bay.  Getting There is Half the Fun When You Take a Ride on The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry.

In addition to BBQ charcoal grills available for you to use near Ayala Cove, there are a plethora of picnic spots to enjoy yourLabor Day get-together on Angel Island.

Click here for Captain Maggie’s “Island Getaway” Travel Guide to find out more about Angel Island’s activities, food options, and beaches.

Angel Island Tiburon offers bay cruises to Angel Island State Park:

Labor Day Weekend Holiday September 1 through September 3, 2012:  Hourly Ferries run 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. , Return trips to Tiburon run 10:20 a.m. – 5:20 p.m.

Weekdays:  10 a.m. – 3 p.m. ; returning 10:20 a.m. – 3:20 p.m.

Pack a yummy picnic or bring all the fixins (including charcoal for the BBQ grills) and enjoy a fun-filled event to be remembered for years to come.

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PS:   Check out Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s SUNSET CRUISES:   Join us Friday and Saturday evenings 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. May through October 13, 2012 for a spectacular sunset cruise experience on San Francisco Bay.

Sunset Cruise Tickets: Adults and seniors: $20 Children (6-12): $10 Small Children (3-5): $5 One free child (under the age of 3) is allowed per paying adult.

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Captain Maggie on June 16th, 2012

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THANKS FOR ALL YOUR RESPONSES – THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.

Please check out a few of the ongoing events and expereinces waiting for you on San Francisco Bay below:

Experience an Angel Island Ferry Sunset Cruise this weekend.

Want a little adventure with your beach-day?  “Get that getaway feeling without going away” with a day-trip to Angel Island State Park

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NEW! Watch the July 4 Fireworks show from Angel Island State Park – with our “Celebrate in Paradise” SF Bay travel package:

Roundtrip Angel Island Ferries – & Trams…we’ve got you covered in one convenient pass:

July 4, 2012 6 pm – 11 pm (Boarding starts 5:30 pm):

Price of each ticket includes:

  • Roundtrip ferry service to Angel Island State Park from Tiburon dock.
  • Entrance fee to Angel Island State Park.
  • Round-trip Tram ride to San Francisco city skyline facing side of  Angel Island to watch the fireworks.

Email Ashley@AngelIslandFerry.com to reserve your tickets via credit card today!

Ticket Prices:

$20.00 Ages 13 and up

$18.00 ages 6 – 12

$10.00 ages 3 – 5

Call us @ 415.435.2131 to book your “Celebrate in Paradise” package for July 4th today!

Click here to read about Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s July 4 Fireworks Cruise on SF Bay


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Captain Maggie on June 22nd, 2012

THANKS TO ALL YOUR RESPONSES – THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.

Please check out a few of the ongoing events and expereinces waiting for you on San Francisco Bay below:

Experience an Angel Island Ferry Sunset Cruise this weekend.

Want a little adventure with your beach-day?  “Get that getaway feeling without going away” with a day-trip to Angel Island State Park

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Here’s your Insider’s Guide to the fun and exciting events you can experience this summer with Angel Island Tiburon Ferry:

Be a part of the tradition ~ Get on-board Angel Island Tiburon Ferry's Annual July 4th Fireworks Cruise.

Angel Island Tiburon Ferry offers two July 4 Fireworks Viewing Venues:

1.  Angel Island Ferry’s Annual July 4 Fireworks Cruise on San Francisco Bay.

You’ll have front row seats on  SF Bay as you experience an up-close look at San Francisco’s Annual Fireworks Extravaganza.

When:  Wednesday, July 4th, 2012:  8:30 p.m departure (start boarding at 8 p.m).

Returns to the Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Dock approximately 10:30 PM after the show. Click here for directions and parking info.

Ticket Pricing:  $60.00  - People Age 13 and up, $40.00 Age 5 – 12, under 5 Free.

Wine, beer, soft drinks, and snacks are available on the cruise for purchase only.  CASH BAR.

For all Angel Island Ferry’s July 4 Events reserve your tickets via credit card by calling 415.435.2131 or email aiferry@AngelIslandFerry.com today.

angel_island2.   “Celebrate in Paradise” 6 pm – 11 pm – Watch the July 4 Fireworks from the unique vantage point of Angel Island State Park:

July 4, 2012 6 pm – 11 pm (Boarding starts 5:30 pm):

Price of each ticket includes: Roundtrip ferry service to Angel Island State Park from Tiburon dock, Entrance fee to Angel Island State Park, Round-trip Tram ride to San Francisco city skyline facing side of  Angel Island to watch the fireworks.

Ticket Prices: $20.00 Ages 13 and up, $18.00 ages 6 – 12, $10.00 ages 3 – 5

Reserve your tickets via credit card by calling 415.435.2131 or email  aiferry@AngelIslandFerry.com today.

Civil War Days at Camp Reynolds, Angel Island State Park

SPECIAL 1-WEEKEND EVENT:  June 30 – July 1, 2012 – 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Civil War Days on Angel Island:

This is the perfect opportunity for you and your family to discover what “a day in the life of a Civil War soldier at historic Camp Reynolds” was like.  For additional event and accessibility information call (415) 435-5390.
The hike to camp Reynolds from Ayala Cove is approximately 1.5 miles.  There are great picnic spots and beautiful beach at the site to enjoy.

Take in the views on an Angel Island Ferry Sunset Cruise weekends through mid-October 2012.

ONGOING EVENTS:  Angel Island Ferry Sunset Cruises run Friday and Saturday evenings 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  May through mid-October.
Pack a picnic dinner and your favorite bottle of wine to enjoy while you feast your eyes on some the Bay Area’s most spectacular sites.

Great for a romantic getaway, a casual get-together with friends and family, or a fun “girl’s night out,” you’ll never forget the Angel Island Ferry Sunset Cruise experience.
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wine oystersONGOING EVENTS:  Weekend’s 10 a.m – 4 pm – Enjoy live music, Hog Island Oysters, and Lagunitas beer Saturdays and Sundays @ The Cove Cantina and Oyster Bar on Angel Island State Park.

People tell us “getting there is half the fun.” Angel Island Ferry offers hourly round trip ferry rides to Angel Island out of Tiburon, CA 10 a.m – 4 p.m on the weekends, and runs 10 a.m, 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. weekdays making getting on-board for a ferry ride to Angel Island State Park a breeze.

Find out why Sunset Magazine calls Angel Island Tiburon Ferry one of California’s the “Top Ferry Rides.”

Your Captain Maggie of The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Company

Looking forward to seeing you on-board for these exciting events ~ Captain Maggie

Want more?  Celebrate summer with a private charter on one of Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s unique vessels or a day trip to Angel Island.

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Captain Maggie on June 30th, 2012

fireworksTHANKS FOR ALL YOUR RESPONSES – THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT.

Please check out a few of the ongoing events and expereinces waiting for you on San Francisco Bay below:

Experience an Angel Island Ferry Sunset Cruise this weekend.

Want a little adventure with your beach-day?  “Get that getaway feeling without going away” with a day-trip to Angel Island State Park

Celebrate July 4th 2012 on a Paradise Island with Live Music, Dancing, Great Food, and a Sense of Adventure on San Francisco Bay.

NEW!  This 4th of July, watch the annual fireworks show from the unique vantage point of Angel Island State Park.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012:   6 p.m. – 11 p.m

Event Highlights/Details:

6 p.m Angel Island Tiburon Ferry ride to Ayala Cove, Angel Island (Boarding starts 5:45 pm)

Pre-show:  Enjoy FREE Live music and dancing, with delicious food, wine, beer, and beverages available at Cove Cafe and Cantina in Ayala Cove.

(You are also welcome to bring your own food and drinks to enjoy during the show).

8:15 p.m: Tram ride provided to  Battery Ledyard – Fireworks Show View Point

9:30 p.m. :  Fireworks Show will start (approximate time)

Return Trams to Ayala Cove begin approximately 9:50 p.m

Cove Cafe will be open after the show offering hot cocoa and snacks until 11 p.m.

Angel Island Ferry will pick you up for your return ferry ride back to Tiburon, CA at 11 p.m.

Price of each ticket includes: Roundtrip ferry service to Angel Island State Park from Tiburon dock, Entrance fee to Angel Island State Park, Round-trip Tram ride to San Francisco city skyline facing side of  Angel Island to watch the fireworks.

Ticket Prices: $20.00 Ages 13 and up, $18.00 ages 6 – 12, $10.00 ages 3 – 5

Reserve your tickets via credit card by calling 415.435.2131 or email aiferryAngelIslandFerry.com for more information today.

PS:  Bring a warm jacket, blanket to sit on, flashlight, etc.

Click here for information on Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s July 4 Fireworks Cruise


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 Your Captain Maggie of The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Company

Your Captain Maggie of The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry

Angel Island Tiburon Ferry is pleased to announce Captain Maggie McDonogh received the Women in Business 2012 Award at the North Bay Business Journal Awards Dinner on Thursday, June 28, 2012.

“This is a wonderful and unexpected honor,” offers McDonogh, adding “I would like to extend a heart felt ‘thank you’ to everyone who made this special acknowledgment possible.”

Read the North Bay Business Journal’s Award Winner profile interview with Captain Maggie McDonogh here,

The North Bay Business Journal Women in Business Awards were created and underwritten since their inception by Debbie Meekins, California market president for Sonoma Bank.  Captain Maggie joins over 100 women leaders who have been recognized by the North Bay Business Journal’s Women in Business Awards over the last 12 years.

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Captain Maggie on July 17th, 2013

Angel Island ~ so close to home...yet worlds away.

A paradise island adventure is just moments away with a ride on the Angel Island Tiburon Ferry to Angel Island State Park ~ California’s premiere destination for fun & adventure.

We get you there.™  Recently voted the “most fuel efficient ferry vessel on the bay” Angel Island Tiburon Ferry is the fastest ferry transport service to Angel Island State Park with the most daily round-trips to Angel Island:

Weekend Ferry service runs 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. hourly, with return trips to Tiburon, CA running 20 minutes past the hour 10:20 a.m to 5:20 p.m.

Weekday Ferries run @ 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. with return ferry service to Tiburon at 10:20 a.m., 11:20 a.m., 1:20 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.

Capture California "Adventure" on Angel Island State Park

Play the Capture California Social Media Game to discover your own "adventure" on Angel Island State Park

Ready for the ultimate Angel Island Adventure?

Play Capture California - The Outdoor Social Media Game created by California State Parks. Discover a boatload of fun adventures to explore with friends and family, all the while racking up points for your “team” for a chance to win great prizes.

Below are a few of Capture California’s San Francisco Bay Area Adventures are on Angel Island State Park:

Adventure #58:  Hike to the Angels – Take a photo from the top of Mt. Livermore on Angel Island.  You’ll see all 5 Bay Area bridges on a clear day.  10 points!

Adventure # 61:  Segway to a Segway:  It’s even cooler than you think.  One circuits Angel Island.”  15 points!

Adventure #177:   Ride Around an Angel.  Bike, Segway or ride a tram around Angel Island State Park.  10 points!

For all the fun details, the complete list of Adventures and to create your free Capture California account please visit: CaptureCaliforniaAdventures.com.

What to Bring on your Capture California Angel Island Adventure:

  • Sunscreen
  • Broad rimmed hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Water, cold beverages
  • Spending money

Pick up a map at the Visitors Center located near the dock at Ayala Cove when you arrive.  Also, in addition to any food and beverages you want to enjoy on your adventure, pack along a blanket or beach chairs to sit on, and a swimsuit and towels in case you want to take a dip. Keep in mind, the weather can change at any time on the bay so dress in layers.

Let all the Angel Island adventure begin…

 Your Captain Maggie of The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Company
Your Captain Maggie of The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry

Feel free to give us a call @ 415.435.2131 with any questions you may have, and let us know if there is anything we can do to help you plan your magical beach-day getaway on San Francisco Bay…with us!

~ Captain Maggie

PS:  Captain Maggie’s seafaring advice: Our Maritime Motto is “Be Prepared for Anything.” Whenever you are planning to be away for a day, it’s a good idea to pack a few extra protein bars, water bottles, and a travel size emergency kit.  While the chances are you will never need them, it will give you peace of mind knowing you are ready for anything.

Current round trip fares between Tiburon and Angel Island (includes Angel Island State Park Admissions Fee):

Adults (ages 13 and over) $13.50
Children (ages 6 – 12) $11.50
Small Children (ages 3 – 5) $3.50
Toddlers (ages 2 and under) Free*
Bicycles/Beach Chairs

(Bike rentals are available on the Island seasonally).

$1.00

Directions to the Angel Island Tiburon Ferry, CA

Click here for Captain Maggie’s inside look at “The Weekender” a Best of the Best Bay Area Day Trip to Angel Island for fresh Hog Island Oysters, cold brews, and free live music weekend through September 2013.

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Admin on November 13th, 2013
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Meet Garnett - Angel Island Ferry's NEW Adopt-A-Seal "Adoptee"

Looking for that special gift for someone who has everything?

Give your friends and family the gift of an Adopt-A-Seal ~ and gain the satisfaction of knowing you are helping in the rescue and rehabilitation of our marine mammals.

Between pupping season, daily care and feedings, and marine mammal emergencies that arise – there’s always a need for donations and community volunteer support at the Marine Mammal Center in the Marin Headlands.

There are many ways you can get involved with the Marine Mammal Center located in the Marin Headlands – which is also open to the public for tours.

Check out The Marine Mammal Adopt A Seal Program – which is an easy and super fun way to give ~ knowing your contribution is helping to support the rescue and rehabilitation of our marine mammals.

aas-logoWhat you get when you Adopt A Seal…

For a minimum donation of $30, you receive:

  • » Photo of your adoptee
  • » Personalized certificate of adoption
  • » Animal biography
  • » Satisfaction that you have helped a marine mammal in distress!

“Out on the bay on any given day – we are fortunate to see and enjoy an array of sea life and creatures including harbor seals, and our hopes are to keep them healthy, safe, and thriving for a long time to come.” – Captain Maggie

Want to get more involved?  Volunteering at the Marine Mammal Center in Marin County is a very rewarding experience, and the perfect opportunity for people who are serious about the time and commitment they can make to help their community.

Originally produced as a California Living TV holiday season Public Service Announcement (PSA),  Angel Island Tiburon Ferry sponsors the PSA below to raise community awareness of The MMC Adopt A Seal Program as a great way to give a gift  - and help our marine mammals in the process:


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2012AmericacupCourseThe entire course of the 34th Annual America’s Cup World Series will be completely within San Francisco Bay, passing between Alcatraz Island and Angel Island State Park, bringing the oldest trophy in international sport back to the United for the first time in 18 years.

Where to Watch:  Head to Angel Island State Park to take in unsurpassed views of the racing yachts along the south side of Angel Island.

We Get You There™ – Angel Island Tiburon Ferry provides ferry service to Angel Island State Park 10 am – 5 pm on the hour.   Ferries back to Tiburon, CA run 20 minutes past the hour 10:20 am – 5 :20 pm.

Angel Island Tiburon Ferry provides hourly ferry service to Angel Island from Tiburon, CA Weekdays @ 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm – with return ferries running 10:20 am, 11:20 am, 1:20 pm, and 3:20 pm.

Pack a picnic (or purchase one “to-go” at the Cove Cafe located on Angel Island) and take a hike (about a mile and a half or so) to the south side of the Island, or call the Angel Island Company for information on the tram services offered @ 415.435.3392.

You may also like:

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For more information on the 34th America’s Cup World Series click here.

For more information on tram tours and reservations call (415) 897-0715 or visit Angel Island Company.

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COBR poster 2014 copyTaking place Friday & Saturday July 11 & 12, 2014 – Angel Island State Park invites the public to celebrate “Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights Day” from 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. with the goal to “catch a fish, camp under the stars, discover California’s rich past on Angel Island State Park…and much more. These are just a few of the fun, outdoor activities visitors can experience on Angel Island to celebrate “California Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights Day.”

Outlined in a July 2 press announcement, California State Parks along with the Children in Nature Campaign believe there are 10 things that kids should do before they grow up.  Angel Island State Park is providing the opportunity to accomplish them all FREE on Friday and Saturday, July 11th & 12.th

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Most appropriate for children ages 5 – 14 years old, event attendees with have the opportunity to:

  • Follow a trail

  • Explore the Alma and vessels from the Traditional Small Craft Association

  • Plant a seed

  • Go fishing…and much more during this free family friendly event.

If you have a bike or fishing pole bring it along…

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Getting there is half the fun…and “We Get You There.”™ Angel Island Tiburon Ferry provides nonstop ferry service to Angel Island State Park via our Main Street dock in Tiburon, Calif., offering the quickest, most direct route with the most non-stops ferries to Angel Island State Park available in the Bay Area.

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California Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights (in a nutshell): By the end of his or her 14th year, all California children should have had the opportunity to experience each of the following activities listed with the California Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights:

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  • Discover California’s Past
  • Explore nature
  • Splash in the water
  • Learn to swim
  • Play in a safe place
  • Play on a team
  • Catch a fish
  • Camp under the stars
  • Follow a trail
  • Celebrate their Heritage

Here’s the best part… Angel Island Park staff and volunteers are making it possible to complete all of the Bill of Rights above in one day!  Angel Island State Park’s press release reports:

“…Park staff and volunteers will have stations setup that will allow park visitors to do all of their Bill of Rights in one day whether it’s learning to fish or camping under the stars. Families will be treated to storytelling, seed planting activities, trail walks, s’more-making, and more!”

As outlined on parks.ca.gov – The Mission of The California Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights is:

“To encourage California’s children to participate in outdoor activities and discover their heritage. “

“The Reason” for this initiative is based on the fact that “Numerous studies have shown that children who participate in outdoor activities are healthier, do better in school, have better social skills and self-image, and lead more fulfilled lives.”

Of course, with a destination like Angel Island State Park in the picture, there are unlimited opportunities to make the fun activities outlined in the “California Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights Day” part of a healthy lifestyle for the whole family to enjoy for many years to come.

For more information on this event please call 415.789-1384.

Please call Angel Island State Park directly @ (415) 435-5390 for more information on camping  facilities.

So come on, now is the time to check off your list of California Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights on Angel Island State Park…and take a ride with us ~ Captain Maggie

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Picture yourself...here.

Picture yourself...here.

When October’s forecast calls for hot and sunny days on San Francisco Bay – it’s time to plan that much needed getaway to Angel Island  - with a ride on the Angel Island Tiburon Ferry.

Angel Island offers the perfect blend of R&R with just the right amount of fun and adventure thrown in for good measure.

Relax your mind and revive your senses on one of Angel Island’s beautiful, secluded beaches – offering unsurpassed views of the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Skyline, and San Francisco Bay.

Local Forecast for Tiburon, CA calls for Sunny and warm conditions this week.

Read on to find out more about Captain Maggie’s Top 3 Reasons to visit Angel Island State Park today here.

Pack a yummy picnic, or pick up a delicious meal at the Cove Cantina in Ayala Cove.

Visit Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s official site for a current ferry schedule…and take a ride with us!  Captain Maggie

PS:  Bicycles ride on ferry for just $1.00 each.

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HolidaysonHomefrontFort McDowell on Angel Island State Park was a holiday respite for thousand of military men, women, and their families during wartime.

Angel Island State Park invites you to step in time on November 10th & 11th from 11 – 3 pm to enjoy a holiday experience like you’ve never had before. Check out the poster on the left for details, and get there with a ride on the Angel Island Tiburon Ferry.


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Admin on November 21st, 2012

CA-Living-Angel-Island-Ferry-50-years-poster-300x225NEW HOLIDAY & WINTER HOURS:

Weekends:  Angel Island Tiburon Ferry offers ferry service to Angel Island State Park from Tiburon, CA @ 10 a.m., 11 a.m, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Return ferries run @ 11:20 a.m, 1 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

Please Note:   Angel Island Ferry will be closed on Christmas Day, 2012.  Please see Winter Break Schedule below to plan your outings to Angel Island.

Winter Break – Wednesday – Friday, December 26-28, 2012

Depart Tiburon: 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm

Depart Angel Island: 10:20 am, 11:20 am, 1:20 pm, 3:30 pm

New Years’ Day – Tuesday, January 1, 2012

Depart Tiburon: 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm

Depart Angel Island: 10:20 am, 11:20 am, 1:20 pm, 3:30 pm

During November, December, and January – Angel Island Tiburon Ferry operates WEEKEND ferry service to Angel Island with ferries running @ 10 a.m., 11 a.m, 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Return ferries run @ 10:20 a.m., 11:20 a.m, 1 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

*Groups of 25 or more can be accommodated during the week – please call 415.435.2131 to make group transportation arrangements in advance.  The public may also “catch a ride” with a scheduled group ferry and are encouraged to call 415.435.2131 to inquiry about group runs.

Please click here for directions to our dock and parking information.

*For Special Arrangements
Please note that advance reservation is required for groups of 25 or more. also, special pickups/dropoffs to and from Angel Island at times other than those scheduled are available; prices start at $175 each way during regular business hours. To make special arrangements, please call use at (415) 435-2131 or email us.

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Wildflower Hikes 2014

Captain Maggie McDonogh & Crew invite you to “Get Your Spring On” with a 10 a.m. Angel Island Tiburon Ferry ride out of Tiburon, Calif. to take part in this season’s “Wildflower Hikes” on Angel Island State Park from 10:30 am. – 2:30 p.m.   You’ll have plenty of time to catch Angel Island Ferry’s 3:30 p.m return ferry to our Tiburon dock.

Plan ahead and pre-order a delicious Box Lunch from the Angel Island Cafe so it will be ready for pick up for you to enjoy during your hike on Angel Island State Park.  Captain Maggie also suggests travelers pick up a map of  Angel Island at the Visitors Center in Ayala Cove, and pack along:

  • Sunscreen
  • Wide brimmed hat
  • Extra water & healthy snacks
  • Spending money for souvenirs

Dressing in layers is also recommended as the weather can change from comfortably cool to warm or cold at any given point on San Francisco Bay.

This is the perfect time to  “Get Your 2014 Spring On” …and “take a ride with us!”~ Captain Maggie McDonogh

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Isn’t time you get to know Angel Island…again.  Sure you may have visited this unique island in the middle of San Francisco Bay in the past, yet, if you haven’t been to Angel Island state Park lately – you’re missing out on all the fun this historic Bay Area landmark and adventure destination offers.

Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s Early Spring Ferry Schedule: In addition to running round-trip ferry service from Tiburon, CA to Angel Island State Park every weekend at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. in February, Angel Island Tiburon Ferry is also providing the the following ferry transportation schedule on President’s Day – Monday, February 18, 2013:

Depart Tiburon: 10:00, 11:00, 1:00, 3:00
Depart Angel Island: 10:20, 11:20, 1:20, 3:30

AngelIslandImmigrationStationGood News: The U.S Immigration Station located on Angel Island State Park and the Cove Cafe are OPEN on Weekends!

Spring is the perfect time of year to getaway to Angel Island State Park where you can hike, bike, visit one of Angel Island’s unique beaches, take a tram tour or just kick back and relax with a BBQ in Ayala Cove.

Check out Captain Maggie’s 60 sec video below for some great ideas on how to enjoy your Angel Island Getaway:

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 Your Captain Maggie of The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Company

Your Captain Maggie of The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Company

Beginning March, 6, 2013 – Angel Island Tiburon Ferry expands service to Angel Island State Park with ferry service 5 days a week – Wednesday through Sunday, offering ferries out of Tiburon @ 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Weekdays starting 3/6/2013:  Return ferry runs @ 10:20 a.m., 1:20 p.m. & 3:30 p.m.

Angel Island Ferry is currently OPEN WEEKENDS with ferries to Angel Island State Park out of Tiburon, CA @ 10 a.m., 11 a.m.. 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Return ferries on  weekends run 10:20 a.m., 11:20 a.m., 1:20 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.

Weekend Day-Trip Idea:  “Getaway Without Going Away” with an Angel Island Ferry ride to Angel Island State Park out of Tiburon, CA this weekend. Pack a picnic and treat your senses to the sights of spring flowers in bloom, take in the fresh island air, and relax as you gaze on the amazing views of the San Francisco skyline, Golden Gate Bridge, and San Francisco Bay.  Plus – both the Angel Island Immigration and the Cove Cafe are open weekends for your enjoyment.

For your convenience, Angel Island Ferry now accepts credits cards at the dock.

Angel Island Ferry resumes ferry service to 7 days a week beginning April 2013.

PLUS – Angel Island Ferry’s Sunset Cruises are back in action starting in May and run through mid-October 2013.


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Lyford's Stone Tower, Paradise Drive, Tiburon CA

Lyford's Stone Tower, Paradise Drive, Tiburon, CA

The perfect Bay Area day trip awaits in Tiburon, CA – a charming San Francisco Bay community offering cozy waterside cafes and restaurants, fabulous shopping, and unparalleled views of the San Francisco skyline, Angel Island State Park, and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Named #5 of the “Happiest places to live on the coast” by Coastal Living Magazine, the dreamy seaside town of Tiburon will transport you to a unique place and time that seems relatively unaffected by the hustle and bustle of modern day life.

Located just minutes over the Golden Gate Bridge in Marin County, Tiburon is referred to as “the sunny side” of  San Francisco Bay, as Tiburon, CA peninsula residents and visitors enjoy more days of sunshine than those soaking in the famous San Francisco fog across the bay.

What to do in Tiburon, CA:  Shop, eat, enjoy bike riding and stand-up paddle boarding, hike, wine and dine, take a ferry ride to Angel Island State Park or enjoy an Angel Island Ferry Sunset Cruise. Tiburon, CA is also home to the 12th Annual Tiburon International Film Festival taking place in April, 2013.

Tiburon is the venue for the popular, seasonal “Friday Nights on Main,” which is “the ultimate community street party with outdoor dining, live music, dancing and shopping on Main Street, Tiburon, CA.

Take in the views on an Angel Island Ferry Sunset Cruise weekends through mid-October 2012.

Take in the views on an Angel Island Ferry Sunset Cruise weekends through mid-October 2012.

One of the best features about Tiburon, CA is you can park your car and walk everywhere.  Take in Tiburon’s small-town charm as you stroll its quaint streets and take in some of the numerous landmarks this town is know for.

Considered one of Tiburon’s cornerstones, and known as “California’s last family owned and operated ferry service,” the Angel Island Tiburon Ferry boat fleet and dock are located in the heart of town on Main Street.   With numerous weekday and weekend round-trip ferry rides to Angel Island State Park to choose from, building in an Angel Island Ferry ride on San Francisco Bay will give you that “getaway feeling without going away.”

For added excitement while visiting Tiburon by the Bay, get on-board one of Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s specialty cruises such as the 4th of July Fireworks Cruise, and the Annual Blue Angels Air show Cruise, in addition to private charters, and Angel Island Ferry’s famous Sunset Cruises from mid-May through mid-October, which can be booked in advance online.

It’s never too soon to book your private charter for the 2013 America’s Cup!

Enjoy a 60 second look at Angel Island Ferry’s Private Charters with Captain Maggie in the video below:

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Camp-Reynolds-from-BayMark your calendars to experience “Guardians of the Gate” living history event at Camp Reynolds, Angel Island State Historic Park, on Saturday and Sunday, August 2 -3.

Back by popular demand, this FREE event provides attendees with the opportunity to experience history – in a dynamic and unique way as “Living History” re-enactors will demonstrate how soldiers and their families lived and worked while stationed on Angel Island State Park from 1863 through 1945, including:

  • The Civil War
  • Indian Wars
  • The Spanish-American and Philippine Wars
  • The Mexican Punitive Expedition
  • World War I, and World War II.

From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days, Angel Island State park guests can expect to meet and mingle with “Guardians of the Gate” re-enactors and discover in a most unique way how soldier and family life on Angel Island State Park in history.

PLUS:  There will also be demonstrations such as baking army bread in the bake house and scheduled cannon firings during the day at Camp Reynolds!

Angel Island played an important role in military history, defending the bay for nearly a century, serving as everything from a Civil War artillery battery to a Cold War Nike Missile site.

For general information contact the park at (415) 435-5390.

Getting There:  Angel Island Tiburon Ferry has you covered with round-trip Ferry Service out of Tiburon, CA from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekends and numerous round-trip options weekdays.

For more information on this event hosted by California State Parks please visit:  Parks.ca.gov

For detailed ferry information from Tiburon visit AngelIslandFerry.com or contact Angel Island Ferry @ 415.435.2131.

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Getaway without going away™ with an Angel Island Tiburon Ferry on San Francisco Bay

Getaway without going away™ with an Angel Island Tiburon Ferry on San Francisco Bay

One of the best Bay Area Getaways, the Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s Sunset Cruises run every Friday & Saturday evening from 6:30 – 8 PM through October 12, 2013.

Book Online Today – yes, now it’s easier than ever to enjoy a scenic getaway on San Francisco Bay. (These cruises tend to fill up quickly so please book early).

Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Sunset Cruise HIGHLIGHTS: During this 1.5 hour Tiburon Bay Cruise you’ll take in spectacular views of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Skyline, Angel Island, Tiburon, and surrounding areas.

Indoor & outside seating, full bar available.

Enjoy a truly unforgettable experience on San Francisco Bay…

Pack up a few tasty appetizers, a casual picnic dinner, or pick up a few nibbles at one of the gourmet shops in Tiburon, and feel free to bring along your favorite bottle of wine to enjoy as you relax aboard The Angel Island during a Sunset Cruise on San Francisco Bay.

Reservations
Adults and seniors: $20
Children (6-12): $10
Small Children (3-5): $5

One free child (under the age of 3) is allowed per paying adult.

Want to host a party for a large group or event?  Check out Captain Maggie’s 1 minute video on Angel Island Ferry’s Private Charters & Events – and give us a call @ 415.435.2131 or email aiferry@angelislandferry.com – and we’ll help you plan the perfect party on San Francisco Bay that will be talked about for years to come…

Access info on directions to our Tiburon, CA Dock and parking information here

Click here for the insider’s guide to Angel Island & Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Events this season.

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EMSLogo-w-hands-only-CPR-2013 June 8, 2013 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. join Marin County Emergency Medical Services and “Learn to Save a Life” by attending a FREE Hands-Only CPR and AED Training at a number of locations throughout Marin County including the Angel Island Tiburon Ferry dock on Main Street in Tiburon, CA.  For More information please visit:  MarinEMS.org


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Now you can “Getaway…without Going Away”™ with spectacular weekend Tiburon Sunset Cruises on San Francisco Bay and non-stop ferry rides to Angel Island State Park aboard the Angel Island Tiburon Ferry 7 days a week!

No time for a vacation – no worries.  Now it’s easier than ever to getaway on San Francisco Bay with Captain Maggie’s “2014 Tiburon Tiburon Fireworks Cruises & Bay Area Getaway Travel Guide” at your fingertips.  Here you’ll find Captain Maggie’s insider’s guide to what’s happening on SF Bay, PLUS, you’ll get the dish on where to go and what to do on Angel Island State Park.  Whether your looking to book a fabulous day-trip to Angel Island, a romantic Tiburon Sunset Cruise, or are interested in hosting a private party charter this season, read on for Captain Maggie’s San Francisco Bay Getaway Guide:

fireworksCelebrate the San Francisco 4th of July Fireworks Show with a BANG aboard an Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Fireworks Cruise on San Francisco Bay!  Be a part of this Bay Area tradition and get onboard Angel Island Ferry for a Tiburon Fireworks Cruise to the San Francisco waterfront to watch the Annual 4th of July Fireworks Show over San Francisco Bay.  Click here for more information on the Tiburon July 4th Fireworks Cruises, and purchase your Angel Island Tiburon Ferry July 4th Fireworks Cruise tickets online here.

Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Sunset Cruise

May 16 – October 11, 2014:  Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s famous Tiburon Sunset Cruises: Sit back and relax on a spectacular Sunset Cruise. Become a part of California’s living history and take in the spectacular sights of San Francisco Bay with California’s most loved family owned and managed ferry company Angel Island Tiburon Ferry.  Sunset Cruises run 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Friday & Saturday evenings mid-May through mid-October.  Travelers are welcome to BYO wine, beverages & picnic to create a memorable meal on San Francisco Bay.  (Full bar & snacks are also available on-board for purchase).

Click here to book you Tiburon Sunset Cruise online!

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Experience ongoing events on Angel Island State Park ~ Jewel of San Francisco Bay. From live entertainment and delicious food @ Angel Island Cafe and Cantina, to Cannon Ball Firings on the grounds of the Civil War era Camp Reynolds located on Angel Island State Park, to visiting The U.S. Immigration Station, an Angel Island landmark steeped in American history – Angel Island State Park offers something for everyone.
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Check out Angel Island Ferry's boatload of fun events this month..."and take a ride with us!"

“Getaway without going away”™ with a ride on Angel Island Ferry to Angel Island State Park…”Jewel of San Francisco Bay.” Experience what Sunset Magazine named one of the “Top 8 ferries trips” in California!

Getting to Angel Island has never been easier:  Angel Island Tiburon Ferry offers the quickest, most direct non-stop ferry rides to Angel Island State Park from their Main Street dock in Tiburon California 7 DAYS A WEEK!

Angel Island Ferry Schedule & “Take a Ride with Us!”

Angel_Island_LIVE_web_button-lLive Music & Fabulous Food Awaits: Captain Maggie says “foodie & music lovers will especially enjoy live jazz, an assortment of delicious menu items, with a nice selection of wine & cold brews available at the Angel Island Cafe and Angel Island Cantina located on Angel Island State Park.”

Click here to access the 2014 Angel Island LIVE Music Series Schedule

For Adventure Lovers – there’s a plethora of activities to get into on Angel Island State Park, form biking and hiking, to experiencing a Historic Island Tram Tour…or just kicking back on one of Angel Island’s (secret) white sandy beaches.

tiburon-fountainVisitors and “Resident Tourists” will find great satisfaction with a day-trip or overnight stay in Tiburon, CA. Enjoy a delicious meal overlooking San Francisco Bay and the San Francisco skyline, explore Tiburon’s great shopping, and take in the fresh air and sunshine the quaint waterfront town of Tiburon, CA, is know for.  Voted #5 of America’s Top 15 Happiest Seaside Towns by Coastal Magazine, Tiburon CA is fantastic (and romantic) Bay Area Getaway.  For more information on where to stay & play in Tiburon, CA visit TownofTiburon.org.

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CA-Living-Angel-Island-Ferry-50-years-poster-300x225Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Private Charters & Party Boats: Whether your looking for a uniques venue for a family reunion, corporate event, or just a fun party boat to get the guys & gals together to watch the game – we have a boat for you.

Visit AngelIslandFerry.com for more information on our fleet of boats available, check out this 1 minute video on Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s private charters & events on San Francisco Bay

Looking forward to seeing you on-board soon mates ~ Captain Maggie

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Half the fun of visiting Angel Island is getting there...with ride on the Angel Island Tiburon Ferry.

Half the fun of visiting Angel Island is getting there...with ride on the Angel Island Ferry.

It’s true.  A day trip to Angel Island State Park is time and again recommended as one of the best Bay Area Day trips.  Named as one of California’s “Top 8 Ferry Rides” by Sunset Magazine, and featured as a CBS 5 “Best of” 1 Tank Trips, a visit to Angel Island via the Angel Island Tiburon Ferry truly offers an experience for everyone to enjoy.

From indulging your senses on fresh oysters and live music on weekends at Angel Island Cafe and Cantina, to sightseeing on a Historic Tram ride or segue tour, to taking your workout – outside on a variety of hiking trails, Angel Island offers a near endless number of activities to experience.  Ah yes, and Bay Area “resident tourists” will also find Angel Island’s secluded, white sandy beaches absolutely irresistible.

To help you plan the best day trip to Angel Island State Park, over the next few weeks, we’ll be featuring Captain Maggie’s “best of the best” day-trip getaway “package” ideas to provide you with everything you need to plan your best day trip experience on San Francisco Bay…and naturally, all the fun begins with a ferry ride on Angel Island Ferry.

Check out the first in a series of Captain Maggie’s hand-picked “best of the best” day trip itineraries:

Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Oysters at Angel Island Cafe and CantinaCaptain Maggie’s Best Bay Area Day Trip #1:

The Weekender. Captain Maggie created The Weekender day-trip getaway itinerary for people who want to spend their weekend time-off soaking up the rays and amazing views on Angel Island Cafe and Cantina’s view deck while listening to free live music.  On the foodie front, fresh oysters, an assortment of tasty salads, sandwiches, burgers and ice cold Lagunitas brews, wine, etc. are on the menu.

The Weekender day trip itinerary begins with a leisurely early afternoon Angel Island Tiburon Ferry:

Check out Angel Island Ferry's boatload of fun events this month..."and take a ride with us!"

Weekend Tiburon Ferry Schedule: Angel Island Tiburon Ferry offers ferry service from Tiburon, CA to Angel Island State Park from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. hourly with return ferries running 20 minutes past the hour from 10:20 a.m. to 5:20 p.m.

“The Weekender” is all about relaxation, so go ahead and sleep in, enjoy a leisurly breakfast…and then plan to head to Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s dock in Tiburon, CA with plenty of time to park and catch the 1 p.m or 2 p.m ferry, which will time your arrival to Angel Island perfectly with all the fun and live music at Angel Island Cafe and Cantina located in Ayala Cove, Angel Island State Park.

Angel_Island_LIVE_web_button-lGraciously sponsored by LAGUNITAS BREWING CO., Angel Island Catina’s FREE Live Music Series is offered on weekends from 2:00 pm to 4:30 p.m. though September 2013.  Here’s a look at this month’s line-up:

Sat. 13 — The David Thom Band (Bluegrass)
Sun. 14 — Danny Montana (Country, blues and folk)
Sat. 20 — Honeydust (Acoustic alt-country)
Sun. 21 — Todos Santos (Blues/rock/country)
Sat. 27 — JimBo Trout (Hillbilly be-bop)
Sun. 28 — Wilson-Hukill Blues Trio (Blues)

Download the full summer lineup poster complements of AngelIsland.com.

Current round trip fares between Tiburon and Ayala Cove, Angel Island – for your convenience, all major credit cards accepted:

Adults (ages 13 and over) $13.50
Children (ages 6 – 12) $11.50
Small Children (ages 3 – 5) $3.50
Toddlers (ages 2 and under) Free*
Bicycles $1.00

To complete your journey, board either the 4:20 p.m or 5:20 p.m. ferry, which is the last ferry back to Tiburon, CA.  If you’re looking to “keep the party going” in Tiburon, you’ll find it’s the perfect destination for great shopping, sightseeing, fine and casual waterfront dining…and more.

Here’s to creating your best bay area day trip experience this summer ~ we look forward to seeing you on board soon ~ Captain Maggie

PS:  The above day-trip itinerary provides a sample of how to schedule your day trip to Angel Island State Park.  You can head to Angel Island on any one of our hourly transports to Angel Island from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekends, with hourly returns running 10:20 a.m. – 5:20 p.m. as indicated above.

Weekdays, Angel Island Tiburon Ferry runs 10 a.m, 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and  3 p.m. , with return ferry service to Tiburon, CA @ 10:20 a.m., 11:20 a.m., 1:20 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

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Captain Maggie McDonogh with her family Marin Magazine 2013 Editor's Choice Awards event

Captain Maggie McDonogh with her family attending the Marin Magazine 2013 Editor's Choice Awards. Photo Credit: Marin Magazine

Captain Maggie McDonogh, Angel Island Tiburon Ferry president and CEO extends a special thank you to Marin Magazine for including Angel Island Tiburon Ferry as a Marin Magazine 2013 Editor’s Choice Award recipient this year as one of the Bay Area’s “family friendly local attractions.” In addition, Angel Island State Park was honored as #1 on this popular lifestyle magazine’s editor’s choice list.

As the last family owned and operated ferry boat service in California, Angel Island Tiburon Ferry is Marin’s exclusive provider of public ferry service to Angel Island from Tiburon, CA.

“We appreciate Marin Magazine’s acknowledgement as one of Marin’s ‘local attractions,’ offers Maggie McDonogh, Captain of Angel Island Tiburon Ferry, “my dad, the late Milton McDonough started the Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Company back in 1959, and our family has proudly been providing the community with ferry service to Angel Island State Park ever since.”

The 2013 Marin Magazine’s Editor’s Choice Award follows Captain Maggie McDonogh and the Angel Island Tiburon Ferry crew receiving The American Red Cross Life Saving Organization Hero Award, and Bank of Marin’s 2012 Business of the Year distinction.  In addition, Captain Maggie McDonough was named 2012 Business Women of The Year by North Bay Business Journal.  Angel Island Tiburon Ferry has also been acknowledged as one of California’s “top 8 ferry trips” by Sunset Magazine, and a 1-Tank Day Trip by CBS 5.

In addition to multiple, daily round-trip ferry service to Angel Island State Park, Angel Island Tiburon Ferry offers “resident tourists” and California visitors spectacular Sunset Cruises and customized private charters on San Francisco Bay.

Now you can “Getaway without going away.™  Captain Maggie adds, “We’re all so busy these days, and it’s important to take some time out to relax and unwind.  The beauty is, with our short 10 minute ferry ride to Angel Island from Tiburon you can truly be in paradise…and leave your troubles behind.  So whether you’re looking for white sandy beaches, family fun and adventure, or a romantic getaway on San Francisco Bay, hop on-board the Angel Island Ferry for a fun day trip and discover everything our amazing ‘local attraction’ and Angel Island State Park…’Jewel of San Francisco Bay’ has to offer.”

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Best Bay Area day trip dishes fresh oysters, cold brews, free live music and fun ferry ride

Press and media inquiries are welcome to contact Aprilanne Hurley @ 415.209.0722 for more information on Captain Maggie, Angel Island Tiburon Ferry, and Angel Island State Park day trip itineraries, and/or to arrange an interview and ferry ride with Captain Maggie on the majestic San Francisco Bay.

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Golden Gate Bridge as seen from an Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Sunset Cruise

Golden Gate Bridge as seen from an Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Sunset Cruise

Ah yes, for Californian’s it’s no secret the month of September offers some of the best weather and sailing conditions.  In fact, accordingly to travel experts, the best time to visit the San Francisco Bay Area is from September to November.  This is partly due to the fact that August marks the peak tourist season for the Bay Area, and, after Labor Day, people can get some nice discounts on hotels.  September through November is also a time marked with seasonably warmer temps, sunnier skies, and yes, fewer crowds.

So “carpe diem” and savor everything this amazing paradise we call California has to offer by planning a romantic day trip or sunset cruise on San Francisco Bay.

Get on-board one of Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s numerous daily round trip ferries to Angel Island State Park through mid-October.  Plus, we invite you and your sweetie to pack a picnic dinner and a bottle of wine to enjoy while you take in some of the best sights the San Francisco Bay has to offer  on one of our famous weekend Sunset Cruises, which can be booked online for your convenience.

Check out our September 2013 Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Schedule and Sunset Cruise Line up below to plan an unforgettable romantic getaway on San Francisco Bay…and take a ride with us!

Getting there is half the fun with a ride on The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry.

Getting there is half the fun with a ride on The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry.

Angel Island Ferry Schedule Weekdays: 10 a.m, 11 a.m., 1 p.m, & 3 p.m.

Weekdays – The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry returns to Tiburon, CA @ 10;20 a.m., 11:20 a.m., 1:20 p.m & 3:30 p.m.

Weekends:

Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Weekend Ferry Schedule to Angel Island: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. hourly.

On weekends, the Angel Island Tiburon Ferry returns back to Tiburon, CA ferry 20 minutes past the hour 10:20 a.m. – 5:20 p.m.


Getaway without going away™ with an Angel Island Tiburon Ferry on San Francisco Bay

Getaway without going away™ with an Angel Island Tiburon Ferry on San Francisco Bay

Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Sunset Cruises run 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday evenings through October 12, 2013.

Book your Angel Island Sunset Cruise online.

Pack appetizers, a casual picnic dinner, or pick up a few nibbles at one of the gourmet shops in Tiburon, and feel free to bring along your favorite bottle of wine or beverages to enjoy as you relax aboard The Angel Island during a Sunset Cruise on San Francisco Bay.  Full bar and snacks are also available on-board for purchase.

Check out Captain Maggie’s quick video on Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s Sunset Cruises below:

Want to host a party for a large group or event?  Give Angel Island Ferry Private Charters a call @ 415.435.2131 or email aiferry@angelislandferry.com and we’ll help you plan the perfect party on San Francisco Bay that will be talked about for years to come.

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Camp Reynolds, Angel Island State from the San Francisco Bay

Camp Reynolds, Angel Island State from San Francisco Bay

Mark your calendars and hop on Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s 10 a.m. ferry to attend Angel Island State Park’s Gateway to the Pacificliving history event on:

Saturday and Sunday, October 26 and 27, from 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. at Camp Reynolds

Set against the backdrop of the spectacular San Francisco Bay, this FREE event highlights Angel Island and its role in the Spanish-American and Philippine-American Wars of 1899-1902.

Re-enactors will interpret the lives of soldiers and civilians of the time. Park interpreters and docents will be on hand to discuss details of the war and:

  • Exhibit period equipment and weapons
  • Demonstrate original hand-crank sewing machines
  • Showcase home crafts of the era spotlighting civilian life back at home

The U.S. Army Post Camp Reynolds, housed troops being deployed to locations throughout the Pacific in times of war, including the Philippine Islands, until the military left the Island during the early 1960s.  A map of Angel Island is available upon arrival at Ayala Cove and can also be downloaded at www.parks.ca.gov/angelisland.

For more information about Angel Island State Park call (415) 435-5390 or visit us online at www.parks.ca.gov/angelisland or on Facebook and Twitter. For ferry information from Tiburon, contact Angel Island Ferry Company, (415) 435-2131, angelislandferry.com.

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Hike, bike, or hit the beach in the middle of San Francisco Bay with a weekend day trip to Angel Island State Park  - AKA:  Paradise.  Considered time and again as one of the best Bay Area day trips – your Bay Area paradise island getaway begins with a ride on the award winning Angel Island Tiburon Ferry, which has been named as one of California’s “Top 8 Ferry Rides” by Sunset Magazine, and recently acknowledged as an award winning “Local Attraction” by the Marin Magazine’s 2013 Editor’s Choice Awards.

From indulging your senses on fresh fare at Angel Island Cafe and Cantina, to sightseeing on a Historic Tram ride or segue tour, to taking your workout – outside on a variety of hiking trails, weekend day trips to Angel Island State Park offers a near endless number of activities to experience.  Plus, Bay Area “resident tourists” will especially enjoy Angel Island’s secluded, white sandy beaches absolutely irresistible. Naturally, all the fun begins with a ferry ride on Angel Island Ferry:

Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Weekend Ferry Schedule January – February 2014:

Angel Island Tiburon Ferry departs Tiburon dock for Ayala Cove, Angel Island State Park at:  10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Return ferries to Tiburon from Angel Island State Park run at:  10:20 a.m., 11:20 a.m., 1:20 a.m., and 3:30 pm.

Starting March 1, 2014 – Angel Island Tiburon Ferry launches our “Early Spring” Tiburon Ferry Schedule – and will run ferries Wednesday through Sunday.  Click here for complete Tiburon Ferry schedule.

Current round trip fares between Tiburon and Ayala Cove, Angel Island – for your convenience, all major credit cards accepted:

Adults (ages 13 and over) $13.50
Children (ages 6 – 12) $11.50
Small Children (ages 3 – 5) $3.50
Toddlers (ages 2 and under) Free*
Bicycles $1.00

Day Trip Tip:  The town of Tiburon, CA is also a great destination for shopping, sightseeing, waterfront dining…and more.

Here’s to creating your best bay area day trip experience this season ~ we look forward to seeing you on board soon ~ Captain Maggie

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Captain Maggie & Angel Island Ferry Holiday Open House Announcement 2013

Ahoy there mates…it’s time to celebrate!  Join Captain Maggie McDonogh & Crew dockside for a Holiday Open House – we’ll be serving up some holiday cheer to include sparkling sips & organic soup tastings aboard the Tamalpias – Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s luxury party vessel on:

Saturday, 12/7/2013, from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

New_Intro_01 SoupFreaks.comComplimentary Sparkling Sips & Organic Soup Tastings by Soup Freaks:

Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s 2013 Holiday Open House presents the perfect opportunity to take in a casual tour of Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s private charter vessels dockside, and celebrate the season with complimentary sparkling sips & tastings of  a selection of Soup Freaks’organic soups served on Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s seasonal Sunset Cruises.

Tiburon Chamber of Commerce 2013 Holiday FestivalAngel Island Tiburon Ferry’s Holiday Open House coincides with the Tiburon Chamber of Commerce’s day long Holiday Festival on 12/7/2013, which is open to the public and includes festive food and drink offerings, holiday shopping specials, FREE professional photos with Santa, traditional tree lighting ceremony with carolers in Downtown Tiburon, and much more.

For more on Angel Island Tiburon Ferry and their 12/7/2013 Holiday Open House please call 415.435.2131, and visit AngelIsandFerry.com for current Angel Island – Tiburon Ferry Schedules, and information on Angel Island State Park, “Jewel of San Francisco Bay .”

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Discover the Bay Area’s Paradise Island this weekend

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Admin on November 30th, 2013

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Tis the season to experience all the magic and wonderment the sparkling holiday lights cruising San Francisco Bay bring…aboard the Tamalpais – Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s luxury party vessel on:

Saturday, December 28, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Tickets may be reserved online @ AngelIslandFerry.com, and include one complimentary cocktail or beverage. Additional drinks and snacks will be available for purchase onboard.

Adults: $45.00
Child: (Ages 6-12) $30.00

2013 Holiday Sparkling Lights Cruise on San Francisco Bay

Angel Island Tiburon Ferry

21 Main Street, Tiburon, CA

For more information please call (415) 435-2131

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Angel Island's Quarry Beach offers a white sandy beach for strolling with million dollar views of the San Francisco skyline

Paradise Anyone? Angel Island's Quarry Beach offers a white sandy beach with million dollar views of San Francisco. Photo Credit: AngelIsland.com

Discover Angel Island State Park’s beautiful, secluded beaches for a close to home Bay Area getaway this weekend.  Let’s face it, there are great California beaches…and then there California beaches so awesome like those found on Angel Island that you need to make sure you visit them at least once in your lifetime.

Getting There:  We hear it all the time…half the fun of visiting Angel Island is the ferry ride there… with Angel Island Tiburon Ferry out of Tiburon, CA.  The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry ride to Angel Island State Park from Tiburon, CA is just 10 minutes – and offers spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay.   It is the quickest most direct, non-stop route to Angel Island State Park.  Click here for the current Angel Island – Tiburon Ferry Schedule.

Find your own paradise island in the middle of San Francisco Bay with a visit to Quarry Beach -pictured above, and located on the east side of Angel Island Start Park and accessed via a short walk down from East Garrison.  In addition to its million dollar views of the East Bay and the San Francisco skyline, you’ll generally find calmer winds on Quarry Beach, which offers the fine, white sand you’ve been dreaming of.

Click here to view a detailed map of Angel Island State Park on AngelIsland.org.

Pack a healthy picnic, or pick up a delish sandwich, boxed lunch or fresh, gourmet salad at The Angel Island Cafe located at Ayala Cove, which is open weekends in the winter starting February 2014, and 7 days a week beginning in March 2014.

Angel Island State Park's Perles Beach - your little piece of paradise in the middle of San Francisco Bay

Angel Island State Park's Perles Beach - your little piece of paradise in the middle of San Francisco Bay. Photo Credit: AngelIsland.com

Ready for some adventure with your beach day?  Pack along your walking shoes for the approximate 1.5 mile trek along Angel Island’s Perimeter Road from Ayala Cove where you disembark to Perles Beach.  Perles Beach is more secluded since it is not as easy to find as Quarry Beach- so stay alert to find  the “unmarked” path just past Battery Ledyard that will lead you to Perles Beach.

Spend a few hours at Perles Beach and you’ll find that “getaway feeling” you’ve been looking for…without really going away.  In the image above, you can get a good idea of the spectacular views that will be yours with a day-trip to Perles Beach on Angel Island State Park.

Captain Maggie’s Angel Island Travel Tip: Stop by the Visitor’s Center located in Ayala Cove to pick up a map of Angel Island and other informational hand-outs to make the most of your day on Angel Island State Park.

Captain Maggie also suggests travelers dress in layers, bring extra water bottles, snacks, and some spending money for food and souvenirs.

AngelIslandBeachChairs-300x199For those with little ones to look after and tote around, Ayala Cove is one of Angel Island’s best beaches for children, which is located a short distance from the dock.  Pictured on left, Ayala Cove offers a fun and easy going environment for kids of all ages, and is close to everything including the public rest rooms, Angel Island Cafe, and Visitor Center.

Click here for directions to Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Dock and Tiburon Ferry parking information

“Now you can get that getaway feeling…without going away – with a ride on Angel Island Tiburon Ferry to  Angel Island State Park ~ California’s premiere destination for outdoor fun and adventure.”  Looking forward to seeing you on-board ~ Captain Maggie McDonogh, President, CEO – Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Company.

Follow Citizens for Angel Island on Facebook for updates on what’s happening to keep Angel Island accessable to all…and keep the conversation going with Captain Maggie & Angel Island Tiburon Ferry on Facebook and Twitter.


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Getaway without going away™ with an Angel Island Tiburon Ferry on San Francisco Bay

Celebrate this Valentine’s Day with an Angel Island Tiburon Ferry 90 minute Twilight or Sunset Champagne Cruise on San Francisco Bay.

On your ultra-romantic cruise to the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, you and your sweetheart will enjoy free-flowing champagne paired with sweet & savory bites…while experiencing the intoxicating allure of San Francisco Bay aboard our own “Love Boat” – The Tamalpais, Angel Island Tiburon Ferry’s luxury private charter vessel.

Choose from 2 Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Valentine’s Champagne Cruises:

Friday, February 14, 2014:  6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Valentine’s Day Romantic Twilight Cruise (Boarding starts at 6:15 p.m.)

Saturday, February 15, 2014:  5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Valentine’s Weekend Sweethearts Sunset Cruise: (Boarding starts at 5:15 p.m.).

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360px-Sparkling_wine_in_Champagne_flutesTicket price is $65.00/per person and  includes:

  • 1 and a half hour (90 min) San Francisco Bay Twilight or Sunset Cruise
  • Free-flowing Champagne
  • Organic, Savory Pastry “Poppers” catered by Soup Freaks
  • Elegant chocolate-dipped organic strawberries

Book online here - or call (415) 435-2131 to reserve your tickets today, or email us for further information or to make reservations.

Click here for directions to Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Main Street Tiburon Dock and parking map and information.

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Pink-Heart-icon-1004143235Are wedding bells in the stars for you and someone special?  Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Private Charters has perfect boats for large or small engagement parties, bachelor/bachelorette parties and “one of a kind” wedding ceremonies and celebrations on San Francisco Bay.  Let Captain Maggie & her event specialists help you plan every romantic detail.  Call Aprilanne @ (415) 209-0722 for more information…and to start planning your amazing event or wedding on San Francisco Bay.

Now you can “get that getaway feeling without going away…with an Angel Island Tiburon Ferry ride on San Francisco Bay.”  Looking forward to seeing all you love birds on-board! ~ Captain Maggie

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Angel Island Tiburon Ferry 2014 San Francisco Valentine's Cruise with unlimited Champagne Captain Maggie & Crew invite you to plan your romantic getaway this Valentine’s Day weekend to the award winning bayside town of Tiburon, Calif., where all the delicious fun begins with unlimited champagne aboard an Angel Island Tiburon Ferry “San Francisco Valentine’s Cruise” to the Golden Gate Bridge.

Choose from 1 of 2 romantic Angel Island Tiburon Ferry “San Francisco Valentine’s Cruises” to the Golden Gate Bridge:

Friday, February 14, 2014:  6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Twilight  “San Francisco Valentine’s Cruise” (Boarding starts at 6:15 p.m.)

Saturday, February 15, 2014:  5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Sunset “San Francisco Valentine’s Cruise” (Boarding starts at 5:15 p.m.).

Book online here - or call (415) 435-2131 to reserve your tickets today.  You may also email us for further information and to make reservations.

Angel Island Tiburon Ferry “San Francisco Valentine’s Cruise” ticket price is $65.00/per person and  includes:

  • 1 and a half hour (90 min) San Francisco Bay Twilight or Sunset Cruise
  • Free-flowing Champagne
  • Organic, Savory Pastry “Poppers” catered by Soup Freaks
  • Elegant chocolate-dipped organic strawberries

Click here for directions to Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Main Street Tiburon Dock and parking map and information.

Now you can ‘get that getaway feeling without going away…with an Angel Island Tiburon Ferry “San Francisco Valentine’s Cruise” out of beautiful Tiburon, California.’  Looking forward to seeing everyone on-board! ~ Captain Maggie

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Check out Angel Island Ferry's boatload of fun events this month..."and take a ride with us!"

Angel Island Tiburon Ferry launches Spring 2014 Tiburon Ferry Schedule

March is the perfect time to “Get Your Spring On” with an “Angel Island – Tiburon Ferry” ride to  “Angel Island State Park,” California’s “premiere destination fun and adventure” Wednesday through Sunday  starting March 4, 2014.  Take advantage of the opportunity to discover Angel Island’s white sandy million dollar view beaches …and find out first hand why “Angel Island” is famously referred to as the “Jewel of San Francisco Bay.”

Access current year-round Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Schedule here

Check out the boatload of fun activities you can enjoy on Angel Island State Park:

  • Hike to Mt. Livermore with “top of the world” views of San Francisco, Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge and more.
  • Scenic Hiking & Biking Trails
  • Segway Tours
  • Tram Tours
  • Diggler Tours
  • Complimentary Charcoal BBQ’s
  • Picnic spots with amazing views…and more!

Angel Island State Park Attraction in Captain Maggie’s Spotlight:

Ring in Spring 2014 with an Angel Island Tiburon Ferry ride to Angel Island State Park

Ring in Spring 2014 with an Angel Island Tiburon Ferry ride to Angel Island State Park

The U.S Immigration Station Tours:  The following informational summary is provided by the AngelIsland.com website:

From 1910-1940, The U.S Immigration Station served as the main immigration processing center for hundreds of thousands of immigrants from all over the world looking to start a new life in America. A direct result of the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882, the U.S. Immigration Station detained immigrants an average of two weeks while they endured interrogations, medical exams, and more for no reason sometimes other than their national origin.

Today the U.S. Immigration Station serves as a house museum dedicated to interpreting  and making connections between the experiences of those who made the journey to America over 100 years ago and the continuing story of immigration in America today.

General Information: (415) 435-5537.

Shuttle service is available from the Angel Island Café for $5 at 10:30 am and 12:30 pm. For more information on shuttle service, please contact the Angel Island Café at (415) 435-3392.

For the most current information about guided tours, tour schedule, and fees, please visit United States Immigration Station Tours.

 Your Captain Maggie of The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Company

Your Captain Maggie of The Angel Island Tiburon Ferry Company

This is your Captain Maggie inviting you to “Get your Spring on” with an Angel Island Tiburon Ferry to Angel Island State Park during the week with our new “Get Your Spring On” expanded “Tiburon Ferry Schedule.”

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Falkirk San RafaelOn Friday, July 25 the public is invited to join Ocean Conservation Research (OCR) and The Marin ADIS Project (MAP) from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m at the Falkirk Cultural Center in San Rafael, Calif., for a fun evening of live flamenco music with Juanito Pascual New Flamenco Trio - and help raise funds for these two special organizations in the process. ~ Captain Maggie
The following quote appears on OCR.org – the official website for Ocean Conservation Research (OCR):
NPR has called Juanito Pascual, a musical genius, “One of the hottest flamenco guitarists in recent years,” and Boston Globe describes him as a “Flamenco phenom.” Celebrate Juanito Pascual with his New Flamenco Trio, and their newly released CD. Juanito has traveled the globe and played at the Lincoln Center, where the finest musical legacies have been honored. He is widely sought after, so please join us and share your love of music, well-being, and the ocean.
*Ticket Price is 50.00 and includes admissions to live music show and 2 complimentary drinks (additional wine available for purchase)
*Your name and # of tickets will be on a list at the door. Please bring ID.

For information on this event and to purchase tickets please visit:  ORC.org

Ocean Conservation Research (OCR) wirks as a conservation watchdog to monitor and inform people about the threats posed by noise pollution in the ocean.

The Marin AIDS Project (MAP) is celebrating 30 years of saving lives with food, housing, life-saving treatments, and health services for people living with HIV or AIDS.

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