I've lived in the bay area, but I can't remember if I've been on the ferry. I've been on the ferry from San Francisco to Alcatraz, but I think that's it. Either way, this ferry ride from Alameda to the Giants game was quite an adventure. I got to pass by many barges carrying those huge freights. And, of course I passed those dinosaur looking structure things that I love; i made a quick sketch of them once while riding the bart
All in all, riding the ferry was beautiful! The weather was great, and there were great views of the city and bridges!