Navigating on San Francisco Bay


Sailing Directions for San Francisco

The north shore of San Francisco forms the southern edge of central San Francisco Bay. There are no singificant hazards for small craft along the shoreline. Be aware of the sometimes strong current and the heavy boat traffic. See the Visiting San …  Read more



Sailing Directions for Sausalito

The entrance to the Sausalito channel is marked by the Spinnaker restaurant to port, and a red daymark to starboard. Once past the restaurant, observe the 5 kph speed limit. The Spinnaker restaurant does not have a sign visible from the water but it is …  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



Sailing Directions for Angel Island

Angel Island, being the bay's only island of considerable size and height, is prominent from anywhere in the central bay. Access to Ayala cove, which has the only docks and moorings, is from Racoon Strait. From the east, head west through the Strait until …  Read more