Recreational Boating

The Port of San Francisco Offers Many Locations to Meet Your Boating Needs

San Francisco Bay offers the spectacular vistas and special conditions coveted by recreational boaters of all types and classes. Whether it's America's Cup racing, spinnaker sailing, windsurfing, motoring, kayaking, or rowing, the Port of San Francisco provides the facilities and accessibility to make your voyages memorable, along 13½ miles of Bay shoreline. Please review our safe boating regulations



Boating & Yacht Clubs

  • SF Marina & Gas House Cove
  • Golden Gate Yacht Club
  • Dolphin Club
  • South End Rowing Club
  • South Beach Yacht Club
  • Mission Creek Harbor
  • Mariposa Hunter's Pt. Yacht Club
  • Bay View Boat Club

Dock & Dine 


The San Francisco Bay Area Water Trail (Water Trail) is a growing network of designated launching and landing sites, or “trailheads,” around San Francisco Bay. Each trailhead enables non-motorized small boat users to enjoy the historic, scenic, cultural, and environmental richness of San Francisco Bay and its nearby tributary waters. The Water Trail promotes safe and responsible use of the Bay while protecting and increasing appreciation of its environmental resources through education and strategic planning.

The Port of San Francisco manages 4 of the designated sites. They are:

Special Locations