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calendarWalk-in Rental Hour, November through March
 Last boat launch 3PM

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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 near 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

South Beach Kayak Trip
Saturdays 1pm-3pm

Full Moon Kayak Trip

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Upcoming Classes

CLASS Intro to SUP

CLASS Intro to SUP

Beginning SUP
Sunday 3/23, 4/27

Intro to Kayaking
Sunday 2/24, 3/3


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Surfski Rental 10×2 Pack

Paddling Surfski

We offer 10 2 hour session surfski rental pack for $499. Renting a surfski requires taking an Intro to Surfski class or equivalent capability.


Parking at CityKayak

Parking at city Kayak Metered street parking and visitor parking spaces are available on non-game days. Ask for $20 day permit on game days.

*Limited availability. First-come first-served.


Rent an Inflatable Kayak/SUP

Take-away an Inflatable Kayak/SUP

High pressure extra capacity inflatable kayaks or SUPs make your trip easier. They fit in your car or on your boat, and yet they offer performance close to hard shell kayaks or boards.
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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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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…

Alaska Airline Inflight Magazine
August 2018

The excitement spills out over the right field wall, along a public waterfront promenade…

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Season 30 Finale
February 21, 2018

It’s Just a Million Dollars, No Pressure

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…
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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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