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!

January 20-22, 2017

Join us to celebrate the 27th anniversary of the sea lions’ arrival to PIER 39! The boisterous barking pinnipeds began arriving in droves shortly after the Loma Prieta earthquake hit San Francisco in October 1989.

With a protected environment and plentiful supply of food from the Bay, the sea lions quickly decided to make PIER 39’s K-Dock their new home. Click here to learn more about the sea lions’ arrival.

Join us from January 20-22 to celebrate with free Sea Lion Encounter Walking Tours, departing daily at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm from the Sea Lion Statue west of the PIER 39 Entrance Plaza. Tour participants also receive a celebratory treat and special discounts at select PIER 39 businesses.**
…read more about 27th Anniversary of the Sea Lions’ Arrival at PIER 39

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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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