Seven Reasons To Ride The Ferry

Is there a better deal in San Diego than the ferry? A scenic ride across the bay, amazing views, access to shopping, dining and activities on both sides of the bay, aboard a piece of San Diego history—all for $7! Here are just some of the reasons San Diegans love to ride the Flagship Ferry.

It's Easy

The Flagship Ferry services three San Diego Bay ports with more than 600 departures a week. Whether you’re commuting in the morning, out late on weekends, or simply enjoying the day, the ferry is ready and waiting. Grab a ticket at the pier, ticket booth or online. Our friendly crew is there to assist. 

Aboard the ferry, it’s time to relax. Unplug and take in the sights and fresh air. Chat with new friends, or just sit back and enjoy the 15-minute vacation.

It's Reliable

If you need transportation between San Diego and Coronado, it’s hard to beat the Flagship Ferry. Dependable, quick and on-time, the ferry operates daily but for a few major holidays. You can count on a safe, smooth ride thanks to Flagship’s proactive maintenance and the capable hands of San Diego’s most experienced crew.

Speaking of reliable, did you know the Silvergate, built in 1940, is the longest-running wooden ferry in the United States?

The View

Or should we say “views”? Aboard the ferry, you’ll be rewarded with a stunning panorama of  photo opportunities in every direction. With a sunny open-air deck and spacious window seating below, passengers can see dolphins and sea lions, military ships, sailboats, yachts, cruise ships and the gorgeous Coronado Bay Bridge.

Want to keep an eye on the Ferry? Check out the Flagship Ferry Web Cam.

It's Fun

The ferry is great way to shake up your routine. Just as fun for locals, tourists, kids and adults, it’s an always-unique experience that is radiating with “Only In San Diego” energy!

The ferry is bike-friendly, so you can bring your bike along with no extra fees. Or rent one from vendors on either side of the bay. Speaking of...

Everything on the Coronado side

Take the ferry and explore dozens of shops and restaurants at Coronado Ferry Landing, weekly farmers markets and live music. Explore Centennial Park, visit the Coronado Brewery, or stroll through town along Orange Avenue to the famous Hotel Del Coronado.

Everything on the San Diego side

Easy access to Seaport Village, USS Midway, Wheelhouse Gift Shop, Waterfront Park, Little Italy and the Gaslamp District. Dine over the water at Portside Pier. The Convention Center port is steps from Petco Park, Rady’s Shell, Joe’s Crab Shack and Comic-Con.

The Price is Right

Best of all, it costs just $7 to ride the ferry. A family of four can enjoy the bay for under $30. And there are even designated hours when commuters ride free! Try to find a better value in San Diego.

Factor in the million dollar views, priceless memories, and rising cost of gasoline, and the ferry is a worthwhile investment.

So don't miss the boat. Grab your friends and family and find a reason to ride the ferry today! With so many benefits, you'll quickly discover the ferry is a great way to travel. Come take a ride and explore the beauty of San Diego Bay.