Marina Yacht Harbor

Boats at the Marina

Welcome to the San Francisco Marina Small Craft Harbor! With stunning views and convenient proximity to various locales throughout the Bay Area, the San Francisco Marina, as it is also known, is a destination sought by thousands of boaters from all over the world. We are 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, even 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 end ties for guest berthing for vessels up to 80 feet length overall, free pumpout stations, and a commercial fuel dock. San Francisco Marina also features a large and popular park, the Marina Green, which is home to many events such as the Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon and Fleet Week. For daily outdoor fitness, the Marina Green has several par course workout stations and a path for walking and biking along its perimeter. 

Note regarding Fleet Week 2022: Beginning August 1, 2022, at 8:30 am, we will begin taking paperwork and payment information for reservation requests. We will NOT be assigning berths that day due to staffing changes. You will be notified by the end of the week whether we were able to assign you to a guest slip or to the wait list.   

Reservation requests will be accepted in the order received, with those waiting in person at the office at 1 Marina Green Drive receiving priority. We will then accept phone call reservations. 

To request a reservation, the Marina must receive at the time of the reservation request the following UNEXPIRED documents: 

  • Vessel DMV registration / US Coast Guard certificate of documentation, 
  • Vessel insurance, and 
  • Valid government-issued photo identification (driver license or passport).  

In addition, a contact information and agreement form and payment information are due at the same time. We accept credit/debit cards only; cash or checks will NOT be accepted.

Please note that the Marina does not issue refunds. For any cancellations, you will be issued a credit for use within 60 days. The cancellation must occur during the first 24 hours of the reservation.   

Row of boats at the Marina
Boats at the Marina at sunset
Sail boats at the Marina
Boat docked at the Marina
Jets flying in formation leaving trails of colorful smoke
People picking up trash
  1. Policy Information
  2. Berthing
  3. Wait List
  4. FAQs

Operational Policies

 SF Marina Hours:

The SF Marina office is currently open six (6) days a week, Mondays – Saturdays. On-site service is by appointment only, with 24-hour advance notice. Appointments can be made by calling 415-831-6322 during the hours of 8:30 am – 12 noon or 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm, with the last available appointment starting no later than 4:00 pm. We are closed on Sundays.

After hours, the phones are forwarded to the Park Rangers at 415-242-6390 for urgent situations. Please note that Park Rangers do not take payments or make reservations.

 In case of an emergency, please contact 911.

Keys and parking permits are issued only by appointment during normal business hours. 

Environmental Info

Used oil recycling is available to all of our berth holders and is limited to uncontaminated, used engine oil and oil filters. The receptacle container is located in the northeast parking lot near City Yachts. Please do not dispose of 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 pumpout stations are available, 24 hours a day, seven days a week and FREE to all boaters. The West Harbor pumpout dock is located just north of the old Harbor Office (on the south side of the channel and across from the Golden Gate Yacht Club). The East Harbor pumpout is located at the fuel dock. Both pumpout stations have portable toilet rinsing stations as well.

Update: The West Harbor pumpout is currently out of service.

Fuel: City Yachts provides fuel at Gashouse Cove in the East Harbor. They offer both diesel and gasoline. For more information, please contact them directly at 415-567-8880.

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.