Municipal Pier

The San Francisco Municipal Pier was built in the early 1930s as a recreational pier. Today it continues to be heavily used by anglers but also is heavily trafficked by joggers and tourists visiting the area. Listening to the conversations of passing strangers is like being in Babylon, or wherever the Tower of Babel was located. Municipal Pier Provides a fabulous viewpoint of San Francisco. San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park also welcomes you and your vessel to the Aquatic Park Cove. While anchoring in a protected location, the cove offers beautiful views of the Bay and the City.

Instructions for anchoring:

• Only non-motorized boats and sail/auxiliary boats are allowed in Aquatic Park Cove. Vessels entering Aquatic Park Cove are instructed to contact the Park’s permit officer on VHF marine radio channel 83A (157.175Mhz) using the call sign “Aquatic Park NPS” followed by transmission of the vessel’s name.

• Overnight anchoring (sunset to sun up) stays shall be by permit only.

• Permits are approved for no more than five consecutive nights at a time. A break of one full week (7) 24-hour consecutive time periods from Aquatic Park Cove is required before re-entering the Cove for overnight stays. Another permit can be submitted for approval after the seven-day break. Total overnight stays are limited to 30 per year. Permits are issued by the Aquatic Park Cove Harbormaster. Day use of the Cove does not require a permit.

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