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Closed Saturday, 3/17 due to weather

calendarWinter Hours through March
 Last boats launch 3PM

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Frequent Pass Hold for Winter

Any frequent passes; 3 Month Pass, Monthly Pass, 10 Hour Pass will pause between November and March. They will continue to be served from April 1, 2018.



eGIFT CARD is a great last minute gift for friends and family. Immediately after purchase an eGIFT CARD is emailed.



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Pier 40 is not next to Pier 39- don’t go to Pier 39.

Even-numbered piers are south of the Ferry Building and odd-numbered piers are to the north.

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Upcoming Trips

Full Moon Kayaking

Full Moon Kayaking

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Upcoming Classes

CLASS Intro to SUP

CLASS Intro to SUP


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Surfski Rental 10 Pack

Paddling Surfski

We offer 10 pack surfski rental for $499 (2 hour/sessions). Renting a surfski requires taking an Intro to Surfski class.
Ask at check-in.


Parking at CityKayak

Parking at city Kayak Metered street parking is available on The Embarcadero. Ask for $20 day permit at check-in.

*Limited availability. First-come first-served.


Rent an Inflatable Kayak/SUP

Take-away an Inflatable Kayak/SUP

High pressure inflatable kayaks/SUPs make your trip easier. They fit inside your car- no car top kit is needed.
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Rent a Car Top Box

Adding a car top box on roof top

Adding a car top box on roof top

Add room to your car; it’s large enough for 8 skis or 6 snowboards.

Roof racks are available also. Attach the box to any car or sedan.

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We Are Hiring

Job If interested in sharing the joy of paddling a kayak or SUP, please see the open positions at the jobs page.
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Youth Camp

Youth Kayak Trip06 Weeklong programs start Mondays in June through August
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Pacific Action Kayak Sail

We have Pacific Action kayak sails for purchase. Pick a breezy day to try sailing on a seakayak.
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City Kayak featured in…

Bay Nature Kayaking 980x 7X7 Magazine
Resting Your Sea Legs
April 3, 2017

A local mecca for all things water-related, City Kayak is one of the best places in the Bay Area to try out kayaking.

The Ultimate Guide to Kayaking with Kids
March 28, 2017

… and have life jackets for infants… You can even bring the family dog along for the ride!

Kayaking San Francisco Bay Bridge Sunset Magazine
Best San Francisco Paddling Adventures
… with cargo ships the size of big- box stores charging under the Bay Bridge, gives you a whole new respect for San Francisco Bay.
CityGuide2015SanFranciscoMag City Guide 2015
Explore & Experience
January 2015
… San Francisco and the bay area offer new vistas at every turn.
cove2 USA Today
October 2014
… kayaked in McCovey Cove for a World Series game, and it was…
tripadvisor Trip Advisor
Recommended on tripadvisor.com
The Outdoor Enthusiast San Francisco Travel
The Outdoor Enthusiast
October 2014
Marvel at sea life up close during a guided kayak tour of the Bay, including McCovey Cove…
whereSF2015 Where Magazine
Six Ways To Get Active in San Francisco
January 2014
You’ll get spectacular views of the skyline, and you’re likely to encounter some wildlife as well…

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