A lot of people ask me if I were shipwrecked, and could only have one book, what would it be? I always say "How to Build a Boat"
- Stephen Wright

"The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails."
- William A. Ward

"Cruising has two pleasures. One is to go out in wider waters from a sheltered place. The other is to go into a sheltered place from wider waters."
- Howard Bloomfield

"...the best thing for a cut or abrasion was to go swimming in salt water. Later down the road of life, I made the discovery that salt water was also good for the mental abrasions one inevitably acquires on land."
- Jimmy Buffett

Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Give him a fishing lesson and he'll sit in a boat drinking beer every weekend.
- Alex Blackwell

"Should you find yourself in a chronically leaking boat, energy devoted to changing vessels is likely to be more productive than energy devoted to patching leaks."
- Warren Buffett

"When I forget how talented God is, I look to the sea."
-Whoopi Goldberg

aerial view of PIER 39 Marina

Docking at Northern California’s Number One Attraction!

The PIER 39 Marina features approximately 300 double-fingered wooden dock boat slips.

The West Yacht Harbor, rebuilt with brand new docks and dredged to -9 ft at low tide in 2010, hosts guest docking and accommodates boats up to 60 ft.

The Marina's East Yacht Harbor consists of long-term and transient tenant boat slips, accommodating boats up to 85 ft.

See Our Docks!


Friday, October 21, 2016
6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Join Aquarium of the Bay for an evening of luscious cocktails, delectable bites, and an eclectic mix of music at our 2016 San Francisco Bay Gala: Soundwaves. The Bay Area is a unique and amazing place we call home, and this musical fête is a celebration of our local ecosystems’ stellar beauty.

Your participation in this chic affair is a vital part of protecting our bay and keeping its diverse habitats harmoniously balanced. So show us your haute side and come rockfish and roll with us at the city’s biggest party celebrating the bay!

As part of our Community Calendar presented by Bank of America, and in partnership with the San Francisco Neighborhood Theater Foundation, we will be screening films on a large inflatable screen in front of The Yard. This event is free and open to the public!

Call 415-623-5300 or email info@bay.org
Ticket info HERE

See What's New!

Sea Lions Image

Don't Call Them "Seals"! Check out the Sea Lion Cam at K-Dock!

The first few sea lions hauled out on the West Yacht Harbor's K-Dock shortly after the 1989 earthquake.

By January of 1990 PIER 39 Marina had almost 800 animals frolicking around K-Dock in the water and on the boat slips.

Eventually, we relinquished K-Dock, relocated the boats and converted the boat slips to accommodate the Sea Lions in their chosen haul out site.

Sea Lion Cam!

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