Frequently Asked Questions About Berkeley Marina
Are there Liveaboard accommodations?
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.
Are there Waitlists?
Yes, you must come into the Marina Office and fill out an application.
Are Berths available?
Depends on the season, usually we have berths available to accommodate many boaters, but the availability becomes limited during spring-fall season.
Are there Dry storage for trailer vessels?
Yes, Berkeley Marina Accommodates Dry Storage berthers.
Contact the Marina office for further information.
Are there Visitor Berths for weekend boaters?
Yes, contact the Marina office or call Berkeley Marina on your VHF radio, channel 16 or call 510-981-6740.
What are the costs involved with having a berth at the Berkeley Marina?
www.cityofberkeley.info/marina (under city links - Berthing Fees)
Where is the Marina Located? (directions)
www.cityofberkeley.info/marina (under city links - Directions)
What are fees for using Launch Ramp?
$15.00 per launch www.cityofberkeley.info/marina (under city links - Berthing Fees)
Do I need a license to fish?
Yes, a fishing license is needed to fish anywhere at the Berkeley Marina with the exception of the Berkeley Public Pier
Where can I get bait? Live bait?
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
How do I book a fishing trip on a charter boat in the Berkeley Marina?
Call the Bait Shop (510) 849-2727. They book charter boats.
Where can I park at the Marina?
There is public parking at the Berkeley Marina. Unless otherwise marked, those spots are 72 hour parking with no permit needed.
Can I bring an RV/Camper to the Marina?
How do I make a reservation for a boat slip over the weekend?
Call the Berkeley Marina Office at (510) 981-6740. First come, First Serve.
How do I check the availability of boat slips at the marina?
Call the Berkeley Marina Office at (510) 981-6740
What are the Marina Office hours?
Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Weekends: 8:00am- 4:00pm
How do I reserve a park area/picnic spot at the Marina?
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.
How do I get in contact with Adventure Playground?
Call the Shorebird Nature Center (510) 981-6720 information is also on the website www.cityofberkeley.info/adventureplayground
What information is available at the Shorebird Nature Center?
When is the next lien boat auction?
We have boat auctions every 6 months or so. We will post information on the boats at least 30 days in advance on our website www.cityofberkeley.info/marina (Under City Links - Public Auction / Lien Sales)
What are the Rules at the Berkeley Marina?
The Berkeley Marina Ordinance can be reached at our website www.cityofberkeley.info/marina (Under City Links - Marina Rules and Regulations)
Concerning Marina issues, please
Customer Service (510) 981-6740