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

kingtides in San Francisco and Suausalito King Tides 2019

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


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!

Check back for more information.

NO 2018 FLEET WEEK GUEST DOCKING

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!!

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