A New Boat Rental Option: Direct from Owners


Looking for a boat to rent on San Francisco Bay? There’s a new service, Boatbound, that promises to significantly expand your range of choices. Following in the footsteps of the highly successful airbnb, which has Read More

America’s Cup 2013 Regulated Areas on San Francisco Bay


§ 100.T11-0551B Special Local Regulation; 2013 America’s Cup Sailing Events. The following is the official regulation surrounding regulated areas on San Francisco Bay during the 2013 America’s Cup races. We have edited the official Coast Read More

America’s Cup Boats


America’s Cup Finals It was once hoped that there would be a dozen participants in the America’s cup, but ultimately it has come down to just four teams. The cost of campaigning the 72-foot cats Read More

America’s Cup Racing in San Francisco


Culminating this summer, the 34th America’s Cup sailboat race is a three-year extravaganza involving locations around the world and two different classes of boats. America’s Cup Photos America’s Cup Videos Last year, the America’s Cup Read More

America’s Cup San Francisco Locations


In 2012, the America’s Cup Village (the primary gathering area for spectators) will be at Marina Green, just east of the San Francisco Marina. In 2013, the America’s Cup Village will move to the facility Read More

Applying for a Business Loan


The process of applying for a business loan is a stringent one as compared to the standard procedures in obtaining a home mortgage loan or a personal loan. This is probably due to the fact Read More

Attaining an Online College Degree


There are a lot of people out there who just don’t have the time to go to a college campus for an education. This can be for many reasons, such as work, finding a babysitter, Read More

Boat Rentals in the San Francisco Bay Area


Dozens of boats are available to rent on San Francisco Bay, in Sausalito, San Francisco, Berkelely, Richmond, and in the Oakland/Alameda Estuary. Renting a Boat on SF Bay San Francisco Bay is a demanding place Read More

Boat Watching on San Francisco Bay


In the course of a few hours on San Francisco Bay, you can see dozens of different kinds of boats and ships, from sailboats to classic motoryachts and kayaks to warships. Here’s a quick guide Read More

Boating Events on SF Bay


There’s nothing like a fireworks show viewed from the water to conclude a great day on the bay. We used to have two shows a year: the Fourth of July, of course, and the KFOG Read More

Build Boats Easily with Quality Boat Building Plans


Everyone’s had a dream at one time or another of building their own boat and going out on the lake with it. Most people never take the first step towards this DIY boat building dream Read More

Car Insurance Estimate


Shopping around for a car insurance estimate is not something most people look forward to. It is one of the least exciting chores that is required in order to have a car on the road, 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 Read More

Fishing for Albacore in Northern California


Albacore Tuna stay farther offshore than Salmon, making them more of a challenge. They are prized for their fight as well as their good eating. Albacore are found off the California coast from June through Read More

Fishing for Rockfish Out the Golden Gate


Rockfish and Ling Cod are caught along the coast and offshore. The season for rockfish, cabezon, greenling, and ling cod is June 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012. These species may only be taken in Read More

Fishing for Striped Bass in San Francisco Bay


Striped Bass are found in many places in San Francisco Bay, and up into the delta. Trolling is the most popular fishing method for stripers, and the best fishing is on a strong incoming tide Read More

Fishing on San Francisco Bay


San Francisco Bay offers many salt water fishing opportunities, whether you want to fish from your own boat or are looking for a party boat (fishing charter boat) to go out on. There’s deep sea Read More

Fishing Reports for San Francisco Bay


See also our guide to fishing on San Francisco Bay and out the Golden Gate, and our list of online fishing resources. San Francisco Bay Fishing Reports San Francisco Bay San Pablo Bay Fishing Reports Read More

Get on a Boat on SF Bay


San Francisco Bay is rich with places to go and things to do in a boat. BoatingSF.com can lead you to most of them. If you’re looking to get out on the water on a Read More

Get out on the Water and See San Francisco Bay


If you don’t have a boat but long to be out on the bay, don’t despair — there are lots of ways to get out on the water. Charter a Boat For the most flexibility—but Read More

Getting An Online Masters Degree


What seems like a very long time ago you left high school and entered college where you completed your bachelor program. You found a job in your industry of choice, married your childhood sweetheart and Read More

Halibut Fishing Near San Francisco


Halibut are caught both inside the bay and along the coast outside the Golden Gate. Fishing for Halibut means bouncing a weight along the bottom, where halibut stay. Common spots for halibut in the bay Read More

History of Angel Island


Angel Island has played many roles in the history of San Francisco Bay. The earliest known inhabitants were Coast Miwok Indians; artifacts more than 1,000 years old have been found on the island. Anthropologists speculate Read More

History of San Francisco


Discovering the Bay As enormous and glorious as San Francisco Bay is, it is an easy pace to miss. From the sea, the entrance of the Golden Gate is nearly invisible unless you know it Read More

How to Choose a Bank for your Home Business


You need to thoroughly consider your business needs when selecting a financial institution or bank for your small/home business. You may want to consider the following points: 1. The types of products and services that Read More

Queen Mary 2 Visits San Francisco


On Sunday, February 4, 2007, The Queen Mary 2 steamed into San Francisco Bay. It was the most-hyped San Francisco maritime event in recent history and brought out a huge crowd of sailboats, powerboats, and Read More

Red Rock Island


Red Rock Island is the only privately owned island in San Francisco Bay. And it could be yours! Just $5 million. A Big Red Rock Located adjacent to the San Rafael Bridge, near Richmond, the Read More

Redevelopment of San Francisco’s Piers 27 and 29


San Francisco’s eastern waterfront is in the midst of a renaissance that is transforming it from a dilapidated warehouse district into one of the city’s focal points. The largest current construction project is at Piers Read More

Regulated Areas During 2012 America’s Cup on San Francisco Bay


The following is the official regulation surrounding regulated areas on San Francisco Bay during the 2012 America’s Cup races. We have edited the official Coast Guard regulation for brevity and to remove details of less 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. Read More

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 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 Read More

Salmon Fishing near San Francisco


In the spring and early summer, many salmon are typically caught along the northern California coast. The most common fishing areas near the Golden Gate are the coast of Marin, south of Bolinas, and the Read More

San Francisco Bay Anchorages


See our complete list of San Francisco Bay anchorages for a more detailed listing and a chart showing the locations of the anchorages. Protected Anchorages Ayala Cove on Angel Island is the most protected anchorage Read More

San Francisco Weather


San Francisco Bay and Coastal Waters Marine Forecasts National Weather Service forecast for San Francisco Marine forecast for the Golden Gate See our extensive page of links to SF marine weather info. Weather.com San Francisco Read More

Sausalito History


Sausalito’s Founding Sausalito has a rich history. It was occupied for centuries by native Americans, as a choice location full of wildlife. In 1822, an English sailor named William Richardson arrived in San Francisco and Read More

Shark Fishing in San Francisco Bay


Sharks are also caught in the bay and along the coast. The beautiful leopard sharks are the most common, but sixgill, sevengill, and soupfin sharks are also caught. Like sturgeon, sharks are generally caught while Read More

Sturgeon Fishing


Sturgeon can grow to more than 13 feet long, but you must release any that are not between 46 and 66 inches long. Sturgeon fishing is best in the winter, and most fishing is done Read More

Take a Sunset Cruise


Sunset is often the most magical time on the bay. As the sun descends, the wind usually dies down and the birds become more active. If you’re lucky, the sky will put on a show, Read More

Tips for Saving Money on Car Insurance


Auto insurance is required by all licensed drivers but many of them don’t know how to find the best rates available. Being complacent and purchasing auto insurance without carefully investigating your options or maintaining the Read More

Visit Someplace New on SF Bay


There’s lots of possibilities: If you like to swing on the hook, choose from any of a number of fine anchorages for a lunch or dinner stop, or just to relax. Many marinas have guest Read More

Visiting Angel Island


The Angel Island State Park site is a great source of information about visiting Angel Island. The entire island is a state park. Once on the island, you can rent bikes, take a tram tour, Read More

Visiting San Francisco


For general information about visiting San Francisco, visit the San Francisco Convention and Visitor’s Bureau site. If you’re looking for restaurant, a movie, or other entertainment, the San Francisco Chronicle site is an excellent resource. Read More

Visiting Sausalito


By Land From San Francisco, cross the Golden Gate bridge and exit at Alexander Avenue at the end of the bridge. Follow Alexander Ave. as it turns into Bridgeway and travels through Sausalito. From the Read More

Voip for Small Business


How to Speak Directly Through the Internet VoIP can shift a regular Internet connection into a means to place free phone calls Many companies are considering VOIP because of their busines phone needs. Many have Read More

VoIP Telephone – Advantages and Disadvantages


Potential Pro’s and Con’s of VoIP and Ooma What you need to know… You’ve heard about the latest scientific wonder and you’re thinking about using a VoIP phone available. Great… but do you truly know Read More

Waterfront Homes in Sausalito


Sausalito has only a few true waterfront, land-based homes, but there are hundreds of houseboats. Sausalito’s houseboats are perhaps the quintessential waterfront homes on San Francisco. With roots going back to just after World War Read More