The Sausalito Ferry Pier
The Sausalito Ferry pier is located in the heart of Downtown Sausalito. There is no ferry building in Sausalito, just the pier. It’s called the “Ferry Terminal” on maps and guides, even though there is no building. There’s also no cover in the waiting area on a warm summer day, or on a rainy winter afternoon, so plan ahead to bring an umbrella, sunscreen etc. You’ll also see it referred to online as the Sausalito Ferry Landing (a common term) and Sausalito Ferry Dock (less common).
Passengers who are bringing bikes line up in one line, and those who do not have bikes line up in the other, as shown in the photo below. If you don’t have a bike be sure you don’t stand in the bike line, as this will slow you down.
On all but the warmest days (and even in late summer afternoons) the wind off the Bay at the Sausalito Ferry pier can be chilly when you’re waiting on the pier in the late afternoon, yet another reason to always have a sweater or a windbreaker. In the video above you’ll see the Golden Gate Ferry come in, then the Blue and Gold Ferry moored on the right side of the pier.
Insiders Tip: Look for the Sally Stanford Memorial Fountain for people and dogs where the pier meets the parking lot. It honors Sausalito’s famous (and infamous) former Mayor.
More about the Sausalito Ferry Pier (and Terminal, Landing and Dock!)
We’ve now created a separate page about Sausalito bike access and bike parking.