Visitor Information

A harbor porpoise is cruising through SF bay.


City Kayak is located near downtown San Francisco in South Beach district . Typical travel time is;

15 minutes walk from Ferry Building, drive from City Hall, MUNI ride from UNION SQUARE.


By kayak you can explore scenic landmarks and expansive view of San Francisco Bay. After paddling, sit down at San Francisco's favorite cafes and pubs nearby and recap your fun experience from the water.


While there are abundance of wildlife in San Francisco bay, they are not visible for untrained eyes. Many species of birds, like Brown Pelicans and Ring-billed Gulls roam the area. Sighting of sealions and harbor seals are not unusual. Sorry, large grey white sharks are rare in San Francisco bay.


You can park on the street metered parking. Give yourself an extra time for checking in, using the restroom, gear up, buying lunch or snacks, etc. $20 harbor parking permit can be purchased at the shop if a parking space is available at the time(During busy ball game days parking lot may be full.) Large paid parking lots($20-$30) are located at Bryant and Embarcadero.

DO NOT LEAVE ANYTHING IN THE CAR to reduce auto break-in risk.


There are multiple restrooms at the South Beach Harbor. Changing booths and bag check service is available at City Kayak.

South Beach Location

South Beach Harbor

City Kayak is located in South Beach district of San Francisco, next to Oracle Park 10 minute paddle to McCovey Cove. To check in, walk inside the building Pier 40 in the South Beach Harbor. 

City Kayak

40 Pier, San Francisco, California 94107, United States

(415) 294-1050

Public Transit



Line 10 : Stop at 2nd St (& Townsend St)(1 block)
Line 30, 45, 47 : Stop at 4th St (& Townsend St)(2 blocks)

Muni Lines


Take any MUNI line to Embarcadero Station and walk(15 minutes) 

or Take N, T, to stop at Oracle Park or Brannan St and walk to Pier 40(0.5 block). 



Take San Francisco bound train. Walk from Caltrain station(10 minutes).