San Francisco's only protected anchorage, unfortunately closed to powerboats. Directly in front of Ghirardelli Square. Permit required for free overnight stays not to exceed 5 consecutive nights; contact Janie Mayton, Harbormaster, at 415-561-7018 for permit and additional information.
Access: From the west, go east just past the Fort Mason piers. From the east, after passing the large pier where the Jeremiah O'Brien Liberty Ship is berthed, follow the outside of the breakwater that encloses Fisherman's Wharf. The entrance is between the Fisherman's Wharf breakwater and the curved pier to the west.