Your place in the world!
Welcome to San Francisco!
San Francisco Bay is one of the world’s great waterways. It has drawn international attention from some of the most sophisticated and competitive sailors. Of all of the sailing locales in North America, San Francisco is renowned for its strong breezes, natural beauty, diversity in wildlife, and rich maritime history.
Located in a globally cherished location, views of our historic bay from the water are incomparable to any available from the land. People travel from all over the world to experience sailing on the San Francisco Bay. With the protected Richardson Bay just north of the Golden Gate Bridge in Sausalito, first-time sailors can have encouraging experiences and accomplished sailors can always find wind in the Central Bay or beyond the Golden Gate to challenge their skill.
SF Bay area, California
Escape the ordinary to cruise around the Bay to discover unique picturesque small towns or the iconic big city that makes this Bay famous for.
The Bay offers to cruisers the possibility to find them self in an urban marina walking to a Giants game as you could a picturesque Napa Valley dock walking to a wine tasting.
Strong breezes, fog, and multiple bridges make this an ideal region especially those seeking mild weather year-round.
Fresh things to do
Perhaps the most famous prison in the world, "The Rock" draws thousands of visitors to its echoing corridors. Once home to the most notorious criminals, Alcatraz is ﬁlled with rich history, captivating stories and urban legends. Alcatraz Island is one of the bay’s most visible landmarks. You can visit Alcatraz only by taking a tourboats. If sailing, take a slow cruise by the island’s east shore for a great view of the Alcatraz prison buildings while enjoying protection from the prevailing weather.
Tiburon & Belvedere
Across Raccoon Strait from Angel Island, Tiburon is a charming waterfront town. Belvedere, originally an island, is home to the country’s most expensive homes. It is home to the San Francisco yacht club but offers no public facilities. On the east coast of the Tiburon peninsula are some the Bay’s finest waterfront homes, as well as a nice anchorage and some great fishing.
Angel Island is the jewel of San Fransisco Bay. Ayala Cove has the largest public docks and moorings on the bay, and it among its most protected locations. The island is largely undeveloped, with a scattering of historic buildings and a permiter road. A State Park, it offers miles of hiking and biking trails. The view from the top, with glorious views in all directions, is spectacular.
Cruise to Napa Valley
Take advantage of our custom transom bike racks and bikes and trek through some of Napa Valleys' finest vineyards located just up the road from Napa Valley Marina. Many guided bike tours are available.
Sail under the Golden Gate
Point to the Golden Gate Bridge for sweeping views. Take advantage of the morning time for smoothest and often warmest sail of the day before the cool wind kicks up and while the morning water is still flat. The peace and serenity of this sail will stay with you throughout the entire life.
Explore the beautiful seaside Mediterranean-style town of Sausalito just across the Golden Gate. Lunch, dine, shop, relax or bike around this lovely town, one of the largest maritime communities, located on the southwest shore of Richardson Bay. Its facilities for sailors include nearly a dozen marinas and boatyards.
Weather & Location
Forecasting Your Bay Vacation
It can be foggy. It can be sunny. It can be mildly frigid. It can be pleasantly warm. Never extreme, it's always just right in San Francisco. With the cool air blowing in from the Pacific, the temperature seems to remain steady- no matter the season. Even if there are overcast skies, nothing dims the brilliance of a perfect San Francisco vacation.