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


Same Day Guest Docking Reservations may be made from 9am to 3pm by calling (415) 705-5436 or hailing us on VHF Channel 16. All Daystays must depart the marina by 4:30pm.

For all other reservations please complete the request form below. We will contact you within 24 hours for payment info and your slip assignment.

Check-In 12:00 pm Check-Out 11:30 am

Vessels 36′ or less $45.00 overnight

Vessels 37-45′ $50.00 overnight

Vessels 46-60′ $60.00 overnight


*Pick up and Drop offs at PIER 39 are considered DAYSTAYS cost $25. If you’re looking for a place to pick up or drop off passengers, Pier 1 1/2 by the Ferry Building is free of charge.

Please Note: We only accept reservations 30 days in advance of the requested guest docking date.

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Important! This form is a request ONLY, it is not a reservation. Wait for a confirmation via phone or email once a slip assignment becomes available. Please be prepared for us to take payment.

Where’s my slip?

Where’s the Marina Office? Where’s the Pump Out Station? Click on the binoculars to see a map of the marina!

Where’s the marina?

PIER 39 Marina is a commercial harbor and traffic can be heavy at times. Use caution when entering and exiting the marina! Click on the Boat to see a map of the area!

Winter 2016-2017


Have a safe and happy New Year!

27th Anniversary of the Sea Lions’ Arrival

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.**

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

*Event and event activities are weather permitting and subject to change without notice. **Restrictions apply.

Guest Dock FAQs

How do I make a reservation?

Call (415)705-5436 or fill out our online form to make a reservation. Guest docks are located on the west side of the marina only.

How far in advance can I make a reservation?

We take reservation requests in the order in which they are received from the reservation line, up to 30 days prior to the date of arrival. For popular dates like the Fourth of July and Fleet Week, we encourage you to make your reservations as soon as possible! People make slip requests at midnight, exactly 30 days before the date in order to assure themselves of a guest slip. Oftentimes, instead of the 30 day in advance rule we will have a special date for making a guest reservation request for these events- we will always post the details on our website in the guest docking area!

What is the check-in procedure?

After tying up in the assigned slip, please come to the Marina Office to sign in, make payment, and check out a key fob. The Marina Office is located between F Dock and G dock. Click on the Harbor map to see an image showing the PIER 39 Marina Office Location.

Can we dock on the east side?

No. The west side is designed for Guest docking. The east side slips are committed to long term lessees; please don’t ever pull into an empty slip without permission.

Which side do we tie up?

Our slips are double fingered, so we hope you tie up on both sides.

Is there power and water at the dock?

Yes. The guest docks are equipped with 30 and 50 amp electrical outlets. For a refundable $150 deposit, the marina will allow you to use a pigtail adaptor. Water spigots are located at each dock.

Can we get off the dock without a key?

Yes. The docks are locked from the outside only.

What if we can’t get there before you close?

If you know you will be arriving after hours, make sure to call us at (415) 705-5436 and speak with someone to make arrangements.

Is there a place to walk the dog?

Yes. There is a lovely park at the front of PIER 39 Marina for dogs on leash. Make sure to clean up after them!

Do you have a pump out station?

Yes, we have a free pump out station on A Dock; we encourage its use. Click here to see a map of the pump out location. You can also arrange for Bay Green to come to your boat.

What is your cancellation policy?

We require 48 hours’ notice. Failure to notify the Marina Office will result in a charge on your credit card for the overnight fee.

Where is the Marina Office? What are your office hours?

The Marina Office is located on the east side of PIER 39 Marina on the perimeter roadway between F Dock & G Dock. We are open every day from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

How deep is the Marina at 0 tide?

The West Basin is about 9’ at 0 tide.

What about the surge?

We will always have some surge when the tide changes from ebb to flood as we are exposed to the Golden Gate. It’s a good idea to bring your fenders and spring lines.

Will the sea lions get on my boat?

We have sea lion herder on the docks every day to keep the sea lions from hauling out on guest areas. They tend to prefer to stack together on K-Dock. If you find a sea lion on your dock, contact the marina staff.

Where can my friends park their car?

The PIER 39 Garage is directly across the street from PIER 39 Marina. There is also some street parking.

“Napa Valley Yacht Club loves PIER 39 Marina for our San Francisco Trips. It is in the Heart of the City and walking distance to great shopping and restaurants, Fisherman’s Wharf and of course our friends the Sea Lions.”
Scott Brown – Cruise Captain: Napa Valley Yacht Club

“My kids and I have been “slipping up” at PIER 39 for years. We love the sea lions, sea food, friends, views and making of beautiful memories when we come. PIER 39 is a must stop for anyone’s boating experience. Go and Live !!!!”
Greg Sison: San Francisco

“We love the view, and we love the proximity to PIER 39, Fishermans’ Wharf, the City and within a few steps the peace and quiet of PIER 39 Marina. There is something here for everyone in our family. We are drawn as well by the personal attention of the marina personnel.”
Ken Quenzer & Family: Fresno, CA


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