Exploring San Francisco Bay

A New Boat Rental Option: Direct from Owners

Looking for a boat to rent on San Francisco Bay? There's a new service, Boatbound, that promises to significantly expand your range of choices. Following in the footsteps of the highly successful airbnb, which has revolutionized the …  Read more

Get out on the Water and See San Francisco Bay

If you don't have a boat but long to be out on the bay, don't despair -- there are lots of ways to get out on the water. Charter a Boat For the most flexibility—but the highest cost—get your own boat. Charter your own boat …  Read more

San Francisco Weather

San Francisco Bay and Coastal Waters Marine Forecasts National Weather Service forecast for San Francisco Marine forecast for the Golden Gate See our extensive page of links to SF marine weather info. Weather.com San Francisco …  Read more

Boat Watching on San Francisco Bay

In the course of a few hours on San Francisco Bay, you can see dozens of different kinds of boats and ships, from sailboats to classic motoryachts and kayaks to warships. Here's a quick guide to the common types. Sailboats Most of the …  Read more

Visiting San Francisco

For general information about visiting San Francisco, visit the San Francisco Convention and Visitor's Bureau site. If you're looking for restaurant, a movie, or other entertainment, the San Francisco Chronicle site is an excellent resource. Below …  Read more

Waterfront Homes in Sausalito

Sausalito has only a few true waterfront, land-based homes, but there are hundreds of houseboats. Sausalito's houseboats are perhaps the quintessential waterfront homes on San Francisco. With roots going back to just after World War II, the …  Read more

Red Rock Island

Red Rock Island is the only privately owned island in San Francisco Bay. And it could be yours! Just $5 million. .image-right {margin-bottom:18px} A Big Red Rock Located adjacent to the San Rafael Bridge, near …  Read more

Take a Sunset Cruise

Sunset is often the most magical time on the bay. As the sun descends, the wind usually dies down and the birds become more active. If you're lucky, the sky will put on a show, and as it gets dark, the lights of the city make it sparkle. If the …  Read more

Visit Someplace New on SF Bay

There's lots of possibilities: If you like to swing on the hook, choose from any of a number of fine anchorages for a lunch or dinner stop, or just to relax. Many marinas have guest slips available for visitors. Be sure to call in advance to …  Read more

Visiting Sausalito

By Land From San Francisco, cross the Golden Gate bridge and exit at Alexander Avenue at the end of the bridge. Follow Alexander Ave. as it turns into Bridgeway and travels through Sausalito. From the north, take the Sausalito exit, turn …  Read more

Cruising the Napa River

The Napa River offers a quiet, scenic setting, with warmer weather than you'll find anywhere else on the water this close to San Francisco. There's a full-service marina and boatyard—perhaps the only one with wineries nearby—one restaurant with …  Read more

Visiting Angel Island

The Angel Island State Park site is a great source of information about visiting Angel Island. The entire island is a state park. Once on the island, you can rent bikes, take a tram tour, or go on a kayak expedition. By Ferry …  Read more

Boat Rentals in the San Francisco Bay Area

Dozens of boats are available to rent on San Francisco Bay, in Sausalito, San Francisco, Berkelely, Richmond, and in the Oakland/Alameda Estuary. Renting a Boat on SF Bay San Francisco Bay is a demanding place to skipper your own boat. …  Read more

San Francisco Bay Anchorages

See our complete list of San Francisco Bay anchorages for a more detailed listing and a chart showing the locations of the anchorages. Protected Anchorages Ayala Cove on Angel Island is the most protected anchorage in the entire central bay area. …  Read more