For 150 years, Mare Island was a federally-owned facility, off-limits to the public. Today, thousands of people come to Mare Island to experience the island's unique history, open space waterfront scenery and recreational opportunities. Mare Island is also host to several yearly events, including the San Francisco Bay Flyway Festival.
Baylink Ferry Service
Vallejo Ferry Terminal
289 Mare Island Way
Vallejo, CA 94590
The Vallejo Ferry Terminal is minutes from Mare Island, just across the Causeway Bridge. Ferry passengers and commuters enjoy a scenic 50-mintue ferry ride to San Francisco’s Ferry Building on one of four 300-passenger high-speed catamarans operated by Baylink Ferry Service.
The City of Vallejo provides free parking directly across from the ferry docking area and most local and regional bus routes serve the Ferry Terminal. One-way tickets, monthly and day passes can be purchased at the Vallejo Ferry Terminal ticket office.
Mare Island Golf Club
1800 Club Drive
Mare Island, CA 94592
Established in 1892, the recently expanded Mare Island Golf Club offers a challenging 18-hole course featuring views of the San Francisco Bay. The course is open to the public and available for casual play or tournaments. The independently owned and operated facility also provides a superb location for meetings, banquets and special events throughout the year.
Mare Island Historic Park Foundation
1100 Railroad Ave
Vallejo, CA 94592
The Mare Island Historic Park Foundation supports the preservation of Mare Island's history and historic resources. In addition, the Foundation provides tours and coordinates the rental of facilities for special events.
Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve
Located on the southern portion of Mare Island, the Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve is 215 acres of open space with walking trails, diverse wildlife and breathtaking views. The park is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to one hour after sunset. For more information visit mareislandpreserve.org/MareIslandPreserve.
San Pablo Bay Trail
The San Pablo Bay Trail is located on the western side of Mare Island and offers exquisite views of San Pablo Bay, Mt. Tamalpais, the East Bay hills, and the Sonoma and Napa Valleys. The 4-mile round-trip trail is flat and has benches and educational panels along the way. See the breathtaking sights and local wildlife like nowhere else on this amazing journey.