Fisherman's Wharf

Crabs Pots on the WharfFisherman's Wharf extends from the east end of Aquatic Park to the east side of Pier 39, which is roughly between Hyde Street and Kearny Street (subarea map PDF ).

The priority for Fisherman's Wharf is to continue to re-invigorate the fishing industry. Over the past several years, fish processors have moved into 108,000 square feet of fish processing facilities completed in 1995 at Pier 45, and a new 68-berth Hyde Street Fishing Harbor completed in 2001. Both of these state-of-the-art facilities are designed and operated to meet the highest water quality and environmental standards.


The Waterfront Plan recognizes and reinforces the synergy between historic fishing operations and visitor-serving activities which has made the Wharf one of the top visitor attractions in the United States, generating substantial revenues to the Port and the City. The Waterfront Plan promotes further improvements in this area including new public access, retail, visiting ships and other activities to attract more San Franciscans.

Fisherman's Wharf Area Objectives:

  • Restore and expand the fishing port.
  • A colorful ambiance and mix of activities that draw worldwide visitors.
  • New activities to attract more San Franciscans.
  • Improve public access and circulation.