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.

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24 APRIL 2016
The 99th Opening Day on the BAY Celebration
Since 1917, the annual celebration of the maritime community has heralded the return of sailing season for sailors all over the bay area. Traditionally held on the last Sunday in April, scheduled activities include the “Blessing of the Fleet” sponsored by the Corinthian Yacht Club, an opening day parade (The parade can be viewed along the San Francisco shoreline from Crissy Field to Pier 39 and runs from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.).

There are several ways to participate even if you do not have a boat or friends with boats. You can grab a front row seat at Pier 39! You can go sailing on one of the many charter vessels that regularly sail out of Pier 39. We have many options available, from a $10 city front tour to chartering your own private vessel! Check out our Charter Vessels for Hire and see what’s available!

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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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