There is much to do on Angel Island… plan to spend the day! Ride the ferry over from Tiburon to this historically rich island with breathtaking 360° views. Rent a Segway (a self-balancing, electric, personal transportation device with two wheels that travels paths and trails of the island with ease) and explore the 3.107 square miles. Climb to the top of 788 ft. tall Mt. Livermore and see San Francisco Skyline, Marin Headlands, Mount Tamalpais and across the bay!
There are over 13 miles of hiking trails and 8 miles of biking trails ranging from beginner to advanced. Explore the barracks where immigrants from around the world were detained. From 1863 to 1962, the U.S. Immigration Station, Angel Island was an entry point for hundreds of thousands of immigrants, the majority from China. During World War II, Japanese, and German POWs were held on the Island, which was also used as a jumping-off point for American soldiers returning from the Pacific. Take some pictures of the Chinese poetry and other inscriptions written on the walls. Check with the state park on the island to find out if guided tours are now being offered again. In addition to its history as a detainment site for immigrants, the island’s history includes the use of the island over 3,000 years ago as a fishing and hunting site for Miwok Indians. Later, was a cattle ranch and then a U.S. Army post.
While you are welcome to bring your own lunch or dinner to the island, you will find food available on the island. Angel Island Café offers delicious food made to order, including their house specialty sandwich: The Way Down South, a barbeque pork sandwich made with all-natural Snake River pork shoulder and their secret sauce.
Angel Island Tiburon Ferry is also available for charters and Bay Cruises including:
- Sunset Cruise
- Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge Narrated Cruise
- Fleet Week Cruise
- Whale Watching / Wildlife Tour
- Fireworks Cruise
Angel Island Tiburon Ferry
21 Main St., Tiburon, CA
(415) 435-2131 • www.angelislandferry.com