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


Gianola Canvas

(415) 332-3339
Canvas Services

Starbuck Canvas

(415) 332-2509
Canvas Services

North Beach Marine Canvas

(415) 543-1887
Canvas Interiors


Stem to Stern

(510) 681-3831
Boat Maintenance, Diving Services

Hull Pros

(707) 812-3509
Diving Services

Yacht Maintenance

Westwind Yacht Management

(415) 661-2205
Clean up that boat! Yacht Detailing

Stem to Stern

(510) 681-3831
Boat Maintenance, Diving Services

Local Specialists


CalMarine Electronics

Marine Electronics

Wedlock & Whiting Marine Surveyors

(415) 505-3494
Serving San Francisco Bay Area & the West Coast since 1998

Bay Green

(415) 621-1393
Mobile Pump-out and Marine sanitation service

Chandlery and Supplies

The Wharf Store

(415) 673-1923
The closest marine supply to PIER 39 at Jefferson and Leavenworth.

Henderson Marine

(415) 332-2509
Dock Supplies and Maritime Construction

Vessel Assist

(800) 391-4869
24 Hour Dispatch- AAA of the sea!


San Francisco Boatworks

(415) 626-3275
San Francisco’s Premiere Boatyard


(510) 235-5564
Serving San Francisco Bay Area & the West Coast since 1996

*Clean Marina Recommendations


Vessels for Hire


(855) 227-3201
The America’s Cup Sailing Experience on San Francisco Bay.

Adventure Cat Sailing Charters

(800) 498-4228
55′ and 65′ catamarans sailing daily UNDER the Golden Gate Bridge.

Blue and Gold Fleet

(415) 705-8203
Charters and Tours from PIER 39 and Pier 41.


(415) 705-8203
The ultimate high speed adventure on San Francisco Bay!

San Francisco Whale Tours

(415) 706-7364
Whale Watching in the Farallones Marine Sanctuary.

San Francisco Sailing Company

(415) 378-4887
San Francisco Bay sailing tours daily from PIER 39.

Monterey Canyon Research Vessels

(831) 423-4864
A versatile research vessel for charter to coastal marine investigators

The Emerald Lady: Water Taxi Tours

Half-hour tours of the San Francisco waterfront.
Onsite Ticketing at the Boat Ride Kiosk at PIER 39.

wine tasting on san francisco bay

Wine Tasting on the Bay

(415) 859-7052
San Francisco’s first and only floating wine tasting room.

Bay Voyager Bay Excursions

Bay Voyager

(510) 542-4200
Bay Sightseeing/private excursions in a custom-built rigid inflatable

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