Marina Yacht Harbor
Welcome to San Francisco Marina Small Craft Harbor. The San Francisco Marina, as it is also known, is a destination sought by thousands of boaters from all over the world. The oldest recreational marina operating in San Francisco, and perhaps the Greater Bay Area, the harbor has had vessels berthed in its original basin, now known as the West Harbor, since before the 1906 earthquake. The original marina was expanded in the mid-1960s and is now approximately 35 acres. The entire facility has 727 berths, including 15 end ties for guest berthing vessels up to 90 feet LOA, free pump out stations and a commercial fuel dock. San Francisco Marina also features a large and popular park, Marina Green, which is home to many events including Escape From Alcatraz and Fleet Week. Marina Green also has several “par course” workout stations along its perimeter.
Note: If you would like to make a reservation for the period of Fleet Week, you may begin to book on August 1, 2022. Reservations will be accepted in the order we receive; persons who are here in person will get priority and then we will accept phone calls to reserve.
In order to book a reservation, the Marina must have current vessel Registration/Documentation, current insurance, and a picture of valid identification. We accept Visa, Mastercard, or Amex; cash or checks will not be accepted.
Seniority Lists for the West Harbor Reassignment
In accordance with the newly adopted West Harbor Re-assignment Policy, Marina Management has posted an initial Seniority List for each berth size based on the records we have indicating seniority dates for a continuous Berthing License (Rental Agreement or Mooring License). This Seniority List will be updated if and when individuals can show written evidence to prove a more senior date. If you have not already participated in our vessel inspections, please check your actual vessel length with the length we have on file, as you will only be assigned a berth that correctly fits your vessel, as the Marina Rules specify. Please contact the Habormaster if your actual vessel length is greater than the berth length you are assigned on this Seniority list.
San Francisco Marina offers several services to our boaters. Marina office hours are: Seven days per week, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. After hours (call the office number, (415) 831-6322, which will roll over to Park Patrol after normal office hours).
Keys and Permanent parking permits are issued only during normal business hours. Temporary Parking Permits are available at the Harbor office during normal business hours seven days a week.
Used Oil Recycling: Available to all of our Berth Holders. Limited to uncontaminated used engine oil and oil filters. Receptacle container is located in the northeast parking lot near City Yachts. Please do not dispose contaminated oil. We also offer free absorbent pads, and free used oil absorbent (bilge pads) disposal.
For all other toxic waste, please contact Recology by calling 415-330-1405.
Sewage Discharge: Two Pump Out Stations are available, 24 hours a day, / seven days a week and FREE to all boaters. The West Harbor Pump Out dock is located just north of the Harbor Office (on the south side of the channel and across from the Golden Gate Yacht Club). The East Harbor Pump Out is located at the fuel dock. Both Pump Out stations have portable toilet rinsing stations as well.
FUEL: City Yachts/Gas House Fuel Dock provides both diesel and gasoline. Their hours are 9:00 am until 5:00 pm every day.
Vessel Turn-in Program
The Vessel Turn-In Program (VTIP) is a program created to help boat owners surrender their unwanted recreational boats to a local participating VTIP agency, free of charge. This helpful and proactive program is administered by California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW), and grants are awarded annually to qualified local public agencies statewide. Commercial vessels are not covered under this program.
San Francisco Marina’s Berthing Fees, adopted and approved by the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Commission and the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, have been developed with all boaters in mind. They are available through the Harbor Office or can be found here.
Reservations for transient berths may be made up to 30 days in advance in person or over the phone during regular office hours, seven days per week. Payment in advance is required, and telephone reservations must be made with a credit card (Visa or M/C only) payment in advance.
Berth & Mooring Fee
West Harbor Berthing Rates – October 1, 2020-September 30, 2021
|25’||$14.73 per foot|
|30’ - 35’||$14.94 per foot|
|40’ - 45’||$18.12 per foot|
|50’ - 60’||$18.52 per foot|
|70’ - 90’||$18.92 per foot|
East Harbor Berthing Rates – October 1, 2020-September 30, 2021
|20’ - 25’||$10.63 per foot|
|30’ - 35’||$10.78 per foot|
Required Deposit Fee (refundable if there is no loss, damage or need to clean item)
|Berth||One Month’s Rent|
|Key for Visiting Boater||$61.00 per key|
|Electrical Adapter for Visiting Boater||$153.00 per adapter|
|Hazardous Material or Removal Fee||$182.00 per incident|
Guest Dock Rates - Thirty (30) Day Limit for guest boaters
- Boarding Dock Fee ($3.00 per foot $ 1.00 per person)
- Short Term Rates
|$2.00 per foot per night (30 day maximum stay)|
|$4.00 per foot per night (30 day maximum stay) Annual Seasonal Rate **as approved by the Board of Supervisors, the annual seasonal rate will take affect August 1 to October 31 unless otherwise notified on our website.|
- Berthholders & Partners (with proof)
|First two stickers||Free|
Daily Parking ( Allows Permit Holder to Park in Marina Space if Available )
|Crew||$9.00 per day|
|Non - Owner (Guest)||$9.00 per day|
|Special Event Parking||$9.00 per day|
|Chain Fee (Delinquents and Unauthorized)||$63.00 per incident|
|Dock Box Cleaning Fee||$63.00 (from HazMat DP)|
|Impound||$188.00 per incident|
|Harbor Line Installation||$38.00 per line|
|Labor||$63.00 per incident or|
|$94.00 per hour, whichever|
|Late Fee||10% of initial fee|
|Pump Out (Water):||$94.00 for 1st incident $157.00 for subsequent incident(s)|
|Labor (after hours)||$122.00 per hour|
Slip Transfer ( Determined by Length of Berth )
- Per Foot Fees
|20’ - 35’||$183.00|
|36’ - 45’||$244.00|
- Towing $105.00 (Standard)
Small Boat Rack (dingy, canoe or kayak) $30.00 per month
Wait List Fee
- Wait List Fee is $100.00 per year
(Annual period for the wait list is July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022)
Berth Transfers Procedures
Defined as the date the application was accepted, and does not solely dictate ranking.
Ranking is Affected by the Following Considerations
- Date the application was accepted
For more information please contact the Harbormaster’s office at 415-831-6322
Does the marina maintain a wait list? Yes, the Marina currently maintains a wait list. An annual wait list fee in the amount of $94.00 is required to initiate/maintain ones priority ranking and precedent date on the wait list.
Interested parties may request the required forms by contacting the Harbor Office at (415) 831-6322.
Individuals currently on the wait list may check their current ranking and precedent date by selecting the appropriate berth length. Please see the Berthing & Fees tab.
Vessels for Sale to Wait List
The below vessels are eligible for a transfer of the berth with the sale of the listed vessel to the highest person on the wait List for the respective berth size. There is a substantial transfer fee associated with a berth transfer, see Section 7, H (3) of the Marina Rules and Regulations. If you are interested in purchasing any of the below vessels please contact the boat sellers. For more information, please refer to the "Berth Transfer Procedures" under Policy Info for details.
Does the marina maintain a wait list?
A) Yes, the Marina currently maintains a wait list. An annual wait list fee in the amount of $97.00 is required to initiate/maintain ones priority ranking and precedent date on the wait list.
Interested parties may request the required forms by contacting the Harbor Office at (415) 831-6322.
Individuals currently on the wait list may check their current ranking and precedent date by selecting the appropriate berth length.
Are “Liveaboards” allowed in the Marina?
A) The San Francisco Marina Small Craft Harbor does not allow “liveaboards”.
Can I operate a business from my boat?
A) No commercial activity, such as operating "Bed & Breakfast" facilities or charter services are permitted in the San Francisco Marina without a written approval from the Harbormaster. The Harbormaster's Office is not granting permits at this time.
Is the Marina currently accepting transient rentals?
A) The San Francisco Marina Small Craft Harbor is accepting transient berth rentals. *Current proof of USCG Documentation or Registration, Insurance, and a photo ID are now required upon arrival*
Where can I buy fuel?
A) City Yachts fuel dock provides both diesel and gasoline fuel services. The fuel dock is located in the Gashouse Cove Basin (East Harbor). Please contact CityYachts for fuel dock hours. The fuel dock can be contacted directly at (415) 567-8880 or via http://www.citysf.com/fueldock.htm
Where can I recycle my used oil?
A) Uncontaminated used engine oil and oil filter recycling is available to all our Berthholders. The receptacle is located in the northeast parking lot near City Yachts. For all other toxic waste, please contact Recology at (415) 330-1405.
Where can I find a copy of the current Rules and Regulations?
A) A copy of the Rules and Regulations of the San Francisco Marina Small Craft Harbor may be obtained from the Harbor Office or under Policies on this site.
How are the Rules and Regulations adopted?
A) The Rules and Regulations of the San Francisco Small Craft Harbor are adopted and approved by the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Commission.
Where are the pump out stations located?
A) Two pump out stations are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to all boaters. The West Harbor pump out dock is located just north of the Harbor Office (on the south side of the channel and across from the Golden Gate Yacht Club). The East Harbor pump out is located at the Gashouse Cove fuel dock.
What are the hours of operation for the Harbor Office?
A) The Harbor Office is open seven days per week, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The general office number (415) 831-6322 will be rolled over to duty staff after normal office hours.
Is Parking Available at the Marina?
A) The Marina Green and associated parking facilities are available to the general public. All vehicle parking is subject to availability and is on a first come first served basis. General public “non-permitted” vehicle parking is valid between the hours of 6:00 am to 10:00 pm.
Two hundred nineteen (219) parking spaces throughout the Marina Green are striped for the exclusive use of “permitted” Harbor tenants between the hours of 10pm to 6am M-F and 24/7 on Weekends and Holidays. Properly “permitted” vehicles enjoy 24/7 parking privileges subject to availability.
In addition, thirty-two (32) exclusive “permitted” spaces have been added for the use of Harbor tenants only on a 24/7 basis.
Harbor tenants are issued up to two permanent parking permits, which are non-transferable. Permits are issued to berthholders or pre-authorized boat partners only. Permits are to be affixed to the right hand side (passenger side) of your vehicles rear bumper. Permits must be visible at all times.
Can I sublease my slip?
A) No, a bertholder shall not give, sell, sublease, assign, or transfer, or attempt to give, sell, sublease, assign, or transfer, whether voluntarily or involuntarily. Subletting berths is against the San Francisco Marina Small Craft Harbor’s Rules and Regulations. However, upon the approval of the Harbormaster, bertholders can request temporary suspension of their berthing licenses to take an extended cruise of not less than 60 days.