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

Summer Jobs at PIER 39 Marina!

Unique Opportunities for Unique People!

What are YOU doing over the Summer?

Ditch that boring internship – build lasting memories working on and around YOUR San Francisco Bay!


We are looking for 2 to 4 sales stars with excellent customer service skills and the ability to deal with people from all over the world, and of all age groups.

You will be selling for the top 5 Boating companies in San Francisco as listed on Tripadvisor.

This is a fast paced, high volume sales position with the PROVEN opportunity to earn over $50k working part time.

Interested? Send your resume to info@pier39marina.com, with the subject line Boat Booth Sales.


  • Professional appearance, ability to communicate clearly and passionate about outdoor experiences.
  • Goal oriented, self-motivated and excellent multitasking skills.
  • Experience meeting sales goals.


  • Previous sales experience selling tours and activities is a big plus.
  • Previous sales experience in a fast passed environment is a big plus.
  • Knowledge of boats, boating, and sailing is a big plus.
  • Knowledge about San Francisco and the SF Bay is a plus.
  • Understanding of mobile devices and scheduling software is a plus.
  • Second Language skills are a plus but not required: Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese or German a HUGE plus.


  • Your primary responsibility is to sell tickets for the following 4 companies: The Adventure Cat, The Bay Voyager, The Emerald Lady Water Taxi Tours, and the San Francisco Sailing Company.
  • Keep track of sales for each operator via scheduling software and balance your daily sales for commission payments.
  • Accurately Report All Sales at end of each day.


The Marina Maintenance Worker will be responsible for general repair and safety of all marina facilities and docks. The ideal candidate will possess working knowledge and experience with operating work boats, power tool operations and construction. The ideal candidate will also possess CPR certification and / or other relevant water safety / rescue experience.

Interested? Send your resume to info@pier39marina.com, with the subject line Seasonal Marina Maintenance and Harbor Patrol.


  • Current skills, knowledge and proven experience to perform all the below duties and responsibilities
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Strong command of the English language
  • Must be CPR and First Aid certified (or willing to train)


  • Work under the direction of the Marina Maintenance Supervisor to perform all duties pertinent to the repair and maintenance and safety of all marina facilities and docks according to standard operation procedures and policies as set forth by the Marina Manager
  • Provides repair, maintenance, refurbishment and construction of dock fingers and walkways
  • Performs routine repairs, maintenance and replacement of dock side mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems
  • Provides emergency response for immediate dock repairs or maintenance
  • Tows tenant boats and debris as directed by Marina Maintenance Supervisor


  • Ability to operate and tow with the marina patrol/work boats
  • Good communication and customer service skills
  • Basic knowledge and experience with power tool operations and construction
  • Must have valid California driver’s license and proof of insurability
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment drug screening
  • Must be able to swim
  • Must be able to respond calmly and think clearly in emergency situations
  • Some overtime and weekend work
  • Willingness to participate in all training pertinent to the position


The following includes but is not limited to:

  • electric cart operation
  • automobile operation
  • hand and power (maintenance) tools
  • hydraulic and pneumatic equipment
  • Painting, Cleaning, etc


This is Heavy Work!

Candidates must be able to frequently or constantly exert up to 100 pounds of force to move objects. Must work over water with power tools.

Lots of standing/ bending /walking /kneeling /climbing/ pushing/ lifting required.

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