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!

Fleet Week is almost here!

For those of you who will be guest docking at the marina, below see two charts recently published in the Local Notice to Mariners, District 11.

Chart 1 2017 Fleet Week Regulated Area “Alpha”
Chart 2 2017 Fleet Week Regulated Area “Bravo”

All confirmed guest dockers will be assigned key fobs and a special sign to be displayed on their vessel that denotes their status as Guest Dockers at the marina.

BE ADVISED! Due to the proximity of Naval vessels in the area, all mariners who are transiting the immediate area who are NOT guest docking at the marina will be restricted from entering the harbor.

IMPORTANT! All tenants and guest dockers must keep at least 300 yards away from all Navy vessels. You will be approached by armed escorts if you get too close …be respectful and know that they aren’t playing around!!

PIER 39’S FLEET WEEK CELEBRATION

PIER 39 joins the celebration with live entertainment from local and military bands, interactive exhibits, military vehicles and displays, and more.

Thursday, October 5:
-4 to 6 PM :The Destroyers from Navy Band (on the Entrance Plaza Stage)

Friday, October 6:
– 11 AM to 12 PM : Parade of Ships:
– 12 to 4 PM : Fleet Week Air Show featuring the Blue Angels

– 4 to 5 PM : 32nd Street Brass Band from Navy Band (Entrance Plaza Stage)

– 5 to 6 PM : The Destroyers from Navy Band Southwest (Entrance Plaza Stage)

Saturday, October 7:
– 12 to 4 PM : Fleet Week Air Show featuring the Blue Angels

– 12 to 2 PM : The Destroyers from Navy Band Southwest (Entrance Plaza Stage)

– 6:15 to 6:45 PM : Blue Angels Meet & Greet (adjacent to Entrance Plaza Stage)

Sunday, October 8:
-12 to 4 PM : Fleet Week Air Show featuring the Blue Angels

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

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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