Support local news in Alameda. Give Now!

Main Street Ferry Terminal to Close Through End of 2023

Limited weekend service via Seaplane Lagoon; all Chase Center service via Oakland only

Alameda’s Main Street Ferry Terminal will be completely closed for refurbishment from October 23 through at least January 1, according to the San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA). No ferries will stop at the terminal during that time. Limited weekend ferry service to and from San Francisco will be available via the Seaplane Lagoon terminal (see schedule below).

Alameda Post - a graphic announcing the Main Street Ferry Terminal Closure

Seaplane Lagoon Ferry Terminal Weekend Schedule as of October 23

Depart Seaplane LagoonArrive SF Ferry Building
11:35 a.m.11:55 a.m.
12:30 p.m.12:50 p.m.
1:20 p.m.1:40 p.m.
3:10 p.m.3:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m.4:20 p.m.
4:55 p.m.5:15 p.m.
5:50 p.m.6:10 p.m.
6:45 p.m.7:05 p.m.
Depart SF Ferry Building, Gate F-1Arrive Seaplane Lagoon
12:00 p.m.12:20 p.m.
12:55 p.m.1:15 p.m.
2:45 p.m.3:05 p.m.
3:35 p.m.3:55 p.m.
4:30 p.m.4:50 p.m.
5:25 p.m.5:45 p.m.
6:20 p.m.6:40 p.m.
7:10 p.m.7:30 p.m.

No Chase Center ferry service from Alameda

No direct service from Alameda to Chase Center will be available during this closure. Alamedans who wish to use the ferry to get to Chase Center will have to take a bus, use a car service, or drive to and from the Oakland Ferry Terminal, located at 10 Clay St., in Jack London Square. Up to 12 hours of free validated parking will be available at the Washington Street Garage at 101 Washington St., near the terminal. Parking must be validated at the Oakland Ferry terminal.

Alameda Post - Main St. Ferry terminal
Main St. Ferry Terminal. Photo City of Alameda.

Main Street Terminal renovations

The Main Street Terminal Refurbishment Project involves repairing and replacing the terminal’s aging infrastructure to bring the site into compliance with current seismic safety requirements. It is a major construction project that also includes Improvements such as bridge and foundation replacement, gangway replacement, float demolition and replacement, and electrical and water utility upgrades.

The project also includes design elements to facilitate future electrification of the terminal for zero-emission ferry vessels. Upon completion of the project, passengers will see direct benefits like more efficient ferry operations and modernized terminal lighting.

The project is being funded with Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grants and Alameda County transportation sales tax revenues through Measure B/BB.

KQED Curated Content

Support our mission to provide trustworthy news and information for Alameda every day.

Thanks for reading the

Nonprofit news isn’t free.

Will you take a moment to support Alameda’s only local news source?