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

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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!

kingtides in San Francisco and Suausalito

The Tide is High!! The California King Tides Project is a great source to learn about King Tides and what they mean for our coastal areas. Get more information about how you can help raise awareness for our coastal areas! See the San Francisco Events below- great thanks to the California King Tides Project for all of their fantastic information and efforts!

Saturday, December 22, 2018


A ROYAL WALK WITH THE KING TIDES
San Francisco County, San Francisco

PIER 3 Dec. 22, 10am
Presented by the Exploratorium and Port of San Francisco
Join Exploratorium and Port of San Francisco staff at Pier 3 (meet on the Bay side of the Seaside Restaurant) for a stroll along the waterfront to observe, photograph and discuss the King Tide. We’ll talk about what causes the tides, why we have King Tides at this time of year, and how to participate in the California King Tides Project. We’ll meet rain or shine. Come see the future! Free. Info: Lori Lambertson, llambertson@exploratorium.edu, www.exploratorium.edu/visit/calendar/king-tide-walk-december-2018

Dec. 22, 10am
Presented by the Exploratorium and Port of San Francisco
Join Exploratorium and Port of San Francisco staff at Pier 3 (meet on the Bay side of the Seaside Restaurant) for a stroll along the waterfront to observe, photograph and discuss the King Tide. We’ll talk about what causes the tides, why we have King Tides at this time of year, and how to participate in the California King Tides Project. We’ll meet rain or shine. Come see the future! Free. Info: Lori Lambertson, llambertson@exploratorium.edu, www.exploratorium.edu/visit/calendar/king-tide-walk-december-2018

Sunday, December 23, 2018

COFFEE SOCIAL AND COASTAL EROSION SITE VISIT
San Francisco County, San Francisco

Java Beach on Sloat at 45th Avenue
Dec. 23, 10am
Presented by Surfrider Foundation
Meet up at Java Beach coffee shop at 10am. Have coffee and chat about Surfrider’s Restore Sloat campaign, then walk down the street to visit the Sloat erosion site at Ocean Beach for the 11am king tide.

FLOODED WITH SCIENCE AND SEAWATER
Marin County, San Rafael

China Camp State Park
Dec. 23, 11:30am-1:30pm
Presented by San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and Friends of China Camp
Celebrate winter with a beautiful short hike and lots of science at China Camp State Park! Join scientist and educator Sarah Ferner from San Francisco Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve to learn about the marsh, scientific research occurring there, and what king tides can teach us about sea level rise. Info and registration (required): friendsofchinacamp.org/event/king-tide-hike-2


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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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