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

Pier 39 Marina 2018 Holiday Winter Wonderland

HapPIER Holidays at PIER 39
November 21, 2018 – January 1, 2019

PIER 39 is spreading holiday cheer on San Francisco’s Waterfront! The PIER is unwrapping a new nightly tree lighting show on its 60-foot Christmas tree at the top of each hour from 5 – 10pm, November 21, 2018 through January 1, 2019. Synchronized to holiday music, the tree becomes a kaleidoscope of swirling color, adorned with thousands of specialty lights and ornaments. These dazzling tree lighting moments take center stage all season long. Get into the spirit of the season at PIER 39 while shopping, dining and strolling The PIER. Visitors will also enjoy local community performances, writing letters to Santa and fun social sharing activities. When you bring a gift for those less fortunate, you’ll receive a special holiday treat. HapPIER Holidays from PIER 39!

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We will be closed for ALL guest docking from September 4 to November 1, 2018.

The Marina will reopen for Guest Docking after a much needed dredge of the harbor, starting 4 SEPTEMBER 2018 until 1 NOVEMBER 2018.

Please don’t ask, we can make no exceptions, even for Fleet Week. We’re disappointed too!

We apologize for the inconvenience!!

The Giant Race Waterfront

Sunday, September 9, 2018

The Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K courses tour the scenic San Francisco waterfront and participants receive a shirt, finisher medal and exclusive runner bobblehead featuring a Giants team member. Kids Race & Family Relay participants receive a medal and bobblehead.

All races finish on the field at AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants. The race sells out every year, so make sure you mark your calendars and sign up early!

Check it out HERE!

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