Angel Island Ferry launches Sunset Cruise Event for Stress Awareness Month

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In celebration of "National Stress Awareness Month," Angel Island - Tiburon Ferry's Captain Maggie & Crew are giving away 40 (forty) VIP Sunset Cruise Season Passes to weekend ferry riders onboard Angel Island –Tiburon Ferry to Angel Island State Park during the month of April. Winners are treated to an entire season of R&R and spectacular sunset cruises on San Francisco Bay.

People looking for fun ways to reduce stress will be happy to know Angel Island Ferry offers multiple, daily, non-stop ferries to Angel Island State Park 7 days a week via Tiburon, California through FAll 2015.

Angel Island -Tiburon Ferry Captain Maggie McDonogh is on a mission to help get more 'stressed-out' people out of their routines and onto San Francisco Bay to enjoy fresh air and sunshine onboard a weekend ferry ride during the month of April - 'National Stress Awareness Month". Captain Maggie McDonogh created Angel Island Ferry's fun, new "RX for Rest & Relaxation" event to help hard working people discover the stress-reducing benefits a day trip to Angel Island State Park or a sunset cruise on San Francisco Bay can deliver. Captain Maggie notes, “We all need to ‘stress-less’ and decompress after a busy week, and a sunset cruise or day trip to Angel Island State Park delivers the perfect RX to de-stress and take in the healing benefits our open water ferry experiences offer." For Angel Island - Tiburon Ferry's current ferry schedule please visit:

Can a sunset cruise or ferry ride on San Francisco Bay really lower a person's stress levels? The following except on WebMD reveals the answer is yes, as there is documented evidence of the health benefits and stress relieving effects negative ions have on our brains:

"Negative ions are odorless, tasteless, and invisible molecules that we inhale in abundance in certain environments. Think mountains, waterfalls, and beaches. Once they reach our bloodstream, negative ions are believed to produce biochemical reactions that increase levels of the mood chemical serotonin, helping to alleviate depression, relieve stress, and boost our daytime energy." (Source:

People looking for easy and fun ways to reduce stress during "National Stress Awareness Month" will be happy to know that starting April 1, 2015, Angel Island - Tiburon Ferry's service schedule moves into high season - offering multiple, daily non-stop ferries to Angel Island State Park 7 days a week out of Tiburon, California. Once on Angel Island State Park, there are a plethora of outdoor activities to enjoy such as:

Hiking – There are numerous hiking trails on Angel Island including one called the "Perimeter Road Hike" that leads around the coast of the island stopping at various historical structures offering rare glimpses into Angel Island State Park's historic past. Another 2.5-hour hike leads hikers to the peak of Mt. Livermore. This high point of Angel Island State Park offers breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Beach activities: Angel Island State Park's white, sandy beaches can be hiked to on the island, all with panoramic varying views of the San Francisco Peninsula, San Francisco skyline, Golden Gate Bridge, Marin County and the East Bay. Angel Island is known by those that visit as "a little piece of paradise in the middle of San Francisco Bay."

For more information on Angel Island State Park's beaches please visit:

Picnicking: There are many picnic areas to explore, and charcoal BBQ's are free to use in Ayala Cove and available on a first come, first serve basis (BYO charcoal and food supplies).

Outdoor fun and recreation: Bicycles are allowed on Angel Island and can either be rented once on the island or can travel on Angel Island - Tiburon Ferry our of Tiburon, California for just $1.00. Visitors can also take a paid guided tour by tram; or rent a Segway scooter led by professional tour guides.

The stress-reducing benefits of a day-trip to Angel Island State Park are almost endless, offering island goers a stress-busting getaway in the middle of San Francisco Bay, and a unique opportunity to unwind and re-connect with nature. McDonogh adds, "Now everyone can ‘get away without going away,’ 7 days a week to enjoy a 'stress-less' getaway on San Francisco Bay...with us." For more information and directions to Angel Island -Tiburon Ferry's Main Street Tiburon, California dock please visit:

Angel Island - Tiburon Ferry will announce 10 VIP San Francisco Bay Sunset Cruise Season Pass winners every weekend on ferry returns from Angel Island State Park during April - Stress Awareness Month. For more information and to view winning numbers please visit and

If you go: Angel Island - Tiburon Ferry’s San Francisco Bay Sunset Cruise Season begins May 15, 2015 and runs through mid-October offering sunset cruisers the opportunity to take in spectacular sights of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and the San Francisco skyline Friday and Saturday evenings from 6:30 - 8 p.m. For convenience, Angel Island – Tiburon Ferry’s Sunset Cruises on San Francisco Bay can be reserved online at:

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