Frequently Asked Questions About Berkeley Marina
The Berkeley Marina does have liveaboard vessels provided each vessel meets criteria for legal liveaboard status. The Marina is regulated by San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission permit. Currently, Marinas are granted 10% of their total berthing to liveaboards. The criteria to meet liveaboard status is: Vessel must be a minimum 24ft in length, kept in good repair and in seaworthy condition. Vessel must not be permanently attached to the Dock and must leave the marina waters once each 180 day period.
Vessels must be inspected by the Harbormaster on conditions of holding tanks, sinks, heads, valves and vents. Vessels must be currently registered or documented. Persons interested in Liveaboard availability should contact the Marina Office at 510-981-6740.
Yes, you must come into the Marina Office and fill out an application.
We have berths available to accommodate many boaters, but the availability becomes limited during spring-fall season.
Yes, Berkeley Marina Accommodates Dry Storage berthers.
Contact the Marina office for further information.
Yes, contact the Marina office or call Berkeley Marina on your VHF radio, channel 16 or call 510-981-6740.
Berthing Fees - New Effective August 1st 2015
Map and Directions
$15.00 per launch
Yes, a fishing license is needed to fish everywhere at the Berkeley Marina.
There is a bait receiver at the end of our K dock. They are usually open 5:00am – 9:00am. The Bait Shop on University Ave has more convenient hours and sometimes will stock up on live bait as well. They are open 5:00am – 7:00pm
Call the Bait Shop (510) 849-2727. They book charter boats.
There is public parking at the Berkeley Marina. Unless otherwise marked, those spots are 72 hour parking with no permit needed.
Call the Berkeley Marina Office at (510) 981-6740. First come, First Serve. We will make reservations 72 hours or less in advance.
Call the Berkeley Marina Office at (510) 981-6740
Weekdays (Monday – Friday) 8:00am – 4:00pm
Weekends (Saturday & Sunday) 8:00am- 4:00pm
We do not make reservations for picnic areas at the Shorebird Park area or Ceasar Chavez Park. All picnic areas are first come first serve. Group size is limited to under 50 people unless you get a special event permit.
Call the Shorebird Nature Center (510) 981-6720 email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information is also on the website:
Straw Bale Building - Information on our 'Green Building'
Shorebird Nature Center - Shorebird Nature Center. Email @ email@example.com
Summer Programs Shorebird Nature Center - Information on classes and programs
We have boat auctions every 6 months or so. We will post information on the boats at least 30 days in advance:
Berkeley Marina Lien Sales
Park rules - Rules for Shorebird Park
MARINA ORDINANCE 6.20 - Rules for the entire Waterfront
Concerning Marina issues, please
Customer Service (510) 981-6740