Angel Island is accessible by ferry boat at Pier 41 in the Fisherman's Wharf District. With set departure times, usually morning and afternoon.
We recommend grabbing a quick bite at one of the hot dog stands located adjacent to the Pier; this was easy, fun and delicious. Plenty of nourishment that will sustain you for a 1-2 hour hike on Angels Island.
While on the ferry boat, grab a couple of coronas and sit on the top deck of the vessel. The wind can be mighty and a bit chilly, so bring a sweater or light jacket. Hold onto your hat!
Once you arrive, there is a dirt hiking trail to your left; don't linger, get right in there. It starts out a bit strenuous with 100 steps, then evens out to a moderate hike with winding paths, post card worthy views and seclusion a romantic memory.
Make sure to plan a time to turn back, so you don't miss the last ferry to San Francisco!