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WT posted 01-22-2005 02:40 AM ET (US)   Profile for WT   Send Email to WT  
I need some recommendations for mooring and lodging in San Francisco Bay.

I'm thinking of boating from Sacramento to San Francisco Bay. I would like to find a nice place to moor my Montauk overnight and also be able to find nice hotel nearby.

I'm all ears.


prm1177 posted 01-24-2005 07:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for prm1177  Send Email to prm1177     
You can check Sausalito or Sam's in Tiburon. Sam's has guest dock and there's a hotel next door, but I don't know what the policy is for overnighters.

There are a couple of marina's in Sausalito that may offer guest moorings, and the hotels are generally within walking distance.

Cass Marina (415) 332-6789
Clipper Yacht Harbor (415) 332-3500
Richardson Bay Marina (Kappas Marina) (415) 332-5510
Schoonmaker Point Marina (415) 331-5550
Sausalito Yacht Harbor (415) 332-5000

Good luck.


ratherwhalering posted 01-25-2005 02:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for ratherwhalering  Send Email to ratherwhalering     
No overnight docking at Sams, but that is not really enforced. Considerable surge, though...I cringe when I leave the 17-Montauk there overnight.
andygere posted 01-25-2005 07:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
I rented an overnight slip at Clipper Yacht in Sausalito for the NorCal Whaler Salmon tournament. Nice folks, good facility and it's a reasonable walking distance to restaurants, inns and hotels in town.

A few years ago, the Rendezvous was held in the bay, and lodging and docking were at a hotel in San Leandro. I missed it that year, but Jim Hooper (Hoop) could give you the details.

WT posted 01-25-2005 07:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for WT  Send Email to WT     
Thanks for your responses.

South Beach Marina has guest docking for $1/foot per night. Maybe I can hangout at McCovey Cove to fish out a Barry Bonds homerun.

A CW member has also graciously invited me to be his guest at the San Francisco Yacht Club in Tiburon. What a great guy.

I've been to San Francisco a zillion times but never have seen it from a boater's perspective. I can't wait until a nice weekend for the trip.


Chuck Tribolet posted 01-25-2005 11:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
I wouldn't recommend the San Leandro thing for someone who
wants to go to the City. It was a really snotty ride to
Angel Island -- Linda and I had actually discussed bringing
our drysuits, and regretted that we didn't.
Hoop posted 01-26-2005 08:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for Hoop  Send Email to Hoop     
Regarding staying in San Leandro, I agree with Chuck!

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