San Francisco is synonymous with the Bay. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the City, spend a day on the water to relax and explore San Francisco from a unique vantage point. The Port has several water access points to get boats and small vessels into the water, as well as places to rent kayaks, water bikes, and paddleboards. With numerous water recreation activities to choose from, there’s always something new to try!
The beach at Crane Cove Park allows wading and is perfect spot for families to explore the shore with little ones.
Looking for a place to fish? Find a perfect spot on Fishing and Sport Fishing.
Getting on the Bay
Set sail around the waterfront for a breathtaking view of the city and bay. Public boat launches are located at Pier 52, Mission Creek, Pier 40 and Islais Creek Park. Human powered water crafts can also be launched at Crane Cove Park. Vessel rentals are available along the waterfront. Check with any of our water sport tenants for availability.
Review water safety information before entering the water:
The San Francisco Bay Area 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 the bay and 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.