The first homeowners at our Waterline on the Bay community are expected to move in late in February and in early March 2019, and Shea Homes® is excited to announce that – as of this month – they will be able to take the new Richmond Ferry to work!

Richmond Ferry Terminal
Richmond Ferry Terminal

Ferry service from the new Richmond Terminal to San Francisco began on January 10th. A wonderful launch celebration was had to celebrate the new Terminal and route. Free, short trips around the harbor were provided, live music was available to listen to, and real-life “Rosies” coordinated through the nearby Rosie The Riveter/World War II Homefront National Historical Park were available to meet! The turnout (pictured above) was great, and many Richmond residents came out to enjoy the festivities.

If you’ve never commuted by ferry, you’re in for a treat. All of the vessels offer comfortable seating, snack bars with beverage service, complimentary WiFi, restrooms, and are ADA accessible. Oh, there are also some pretty nice views. How long is the ride you ask? Transit time between Richmond and San Francisco is just 35 minutes!

Currently, the adult cash fare is $9, while Clipper Card users will receive a discounted adult fare of $6.75. The disabled, youth (5-18 years) and senior (65+) rate is $4.50.

Four runs from Richmond to San Francisco are currently planned during morning commute hours and four runs from San Francisco to Richmond in the evening commute hours, with limited reverse commute service as well. Boats depart at the scheduled time. Boarding is first come, first served. They do ask that guests arrive at the terminal and be ready to board at least five minutes prior to departure. See the Richmond schedule here.

Wondering how you get to the terminal? It’s easy to access the terminal from Interstate 580 and the greater Richmond area by car or bicycle. (We’re on the Bay Trail). Get directions here. AC Transit Line 74 operates between the Richmond Ferry Terminal to central Richmond, including the Richmond BART and Amtrak stations. Free parking for ferry customers is available in the lot adjacent to the terminal and includes 362 spaces, with 15 public access spaces and eight accessible spaces. Please note that the lot is unattended. No overnight parking is permitted. Parking is first come, first served. You are welcome to board the ferry with your bicycle. If you prefer to leave it at the Richmond terminal, there will be 20 secure BikeLink lockers as well as additional rack space.

The San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) is a regional public transit agency tasked with operating and expanding ferry service on the San Francisco Bay and with coordinating the water transit response to regional emergencies. Under the San Francisco Bay Ferry brand, WETA carries over 2.8 million passengers annually utilizing a fleet of 14 high speed passenger-only ferry vessels. WETA is committed to working with cities, communities and stakeholders to establish new ferry routes where the proposed route reduces traffic congestion in the transit corridor, is cost effective and financially viable. San Francisco Bay Ferry currently serves the cities of Alameda, Oakland, San Francisco, South San Francisco, Vallejo – and now, Richmond!

Ready to switch up your commute and live in a beautiful new Shea home? Learn more about our Waterline on the Bay condominiums by viewing our home plans and pricing, then call (866) 696-7432 to schedule your on-site visit and experience what life could be like on the Bay. You can also register for community updates to stay in-the-know.

Sales: Shea Homes Marketing Company, broker, license no. 01378646; Construction: Shea Homes Limited Partnership, License [#855368]. This is not an offer of real estate for sale, nor a solicitation of an offer to buy, to residents of any state or province in which registration and other legal requirements have not been fulfilled. All plans and amenities are subject to change at any time. 

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