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

Directions By Sea

PIER39 Marina is a busy commercial harbor; make sure to watch out for commercial traffic leaving from both the East and West Harbors.

Latitude: 37° 48.54′ N Longitude: 122° 24.48′ W

Harbor Landmarks Map San Francisco PIER 39

Fisherman’s Wharf Area and PIER 39 Landmarks

West Harbor Detail Map San Francisco Guest Docking at PIER 39

Quick Chart- Not to be used for Navigation

West Harbor Detail Map San Francisco Guest Docking at PIER 39

West Harbor and Guest Docking Landmarks Map

Always check your currents and tides before entering the marina. Prevailing winds are N-NW along the waterfront. Winds generally are lighter in the morning, making docking easier.

Public Transportation


Take BART to the Embarcadero Station. Go upstairs and cross The Embarcadero to the Ferry Building
In front of the Ferry Building, take the “F” line trolley to PIER 39 Marina.
Note: The “F” line trolley comes to Fisherman’s Wharf from Castro/Market for Bart riders. Call (888) 500-INFO or 511 on your mobile phone or visit 511.org.


PIER 39 Marina is easily accessible from all points in San Francisco via public transportation. The Muni buses that serve the PIER are #47, 8x, and 39. We are very accessible. For specific route information, please call the San Francisco Municipal Railway at (415) 673-6864 or visit 511.org.


Blue & Gold Fleet, the Bay Area’s premier provider of Bay Cruise Adventure, Ferry Service
and Motor Coach Tours, is located in the PIER 39 Marina in San Francisco. Blue & Gold Fleet’s famous one-hour Bay Cruise Adventure sails along the City’s waterfront, past the PIER 39 sea lions, under the Golden Gate Bridge, by Sausalito, past Angel Island and around Alcatraz.(415) 773-1188.

Alameda/Oakland Ferry & Vallejo Ferry (510) 522-3300
Sausalito & Tiburon Ferries (415) 773-1188
AC Transit (415) 921-5858
Golden Gate Transit (415) 923-2000
CalTrain/SamTrans/Amtrak (800) 877-7245

Driving Instructions

If you are using a GPS Navigation System, input: 2 Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94133


Take the Bay Bridge to San Francisco. Stay to the left after Treasure Island. Take the first exit which is the Main Street/Embarcadero Exit. At the bottom of the off-ramp, turn right at Harrison, go three blocks to The Embarcadero. Turn left and follow the street one-and-one-half miles. PIER 39 will be on the right side of the street.


Take Highway 101 North and follow the signs to the Bay Bridge. Take the 4th Street exit and veer left on to Bryant Street. Follow Bryant to The Embarcadero. Turn left on to the Embarcadero and go approximately one-and-one-half miles. PIER 39 Marina will be on the right side of the street.


Take Highway 101 South and cross the Golden Gate Bridge. Take the Lombard Street exit. Follow Lombard Street approximately two miles. Turn left on Van Ness Avenue. Turn right on Bay Street. Follow Bay to The Embarcadero. Turn left on The Embarcadero. You will see PIER 39 Marina on the right side of the street.


The PIER 39 Marina Garage is located directly across the street from PIER 39 Marina. Validation is available at any full-service restaurant when dining. Receive one hour of free parking before 6:00 pm or two hours of free parking after 6:00 pm.

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