Guest Berthing


Marin Yacht Club has 110 slips in a secure, calm marina.

Visiting yachts are welcome to berth at Marin Yacht Club when slips are available.  The visiting yacht must be owned by members of PICYA OR other reciprocating yacht clubs.  Visiting yachts will incur a charge of $.50 per foot, per day with a 30 day maximum visit per year.  Marin Yacht Club also welcomes cruise-ins by other PICYA member clubs.

30 & 50 amp service, water, pump out station, restrooms & showers are available.

Please contact our Harbormaster if you are interested in visiting the Club. Harbormaster Phone: 415-456-9792
 
  • GUIDELINES FOR VISITING YACHTS
    • About Reciprocal Privileges

      Verify that you have reciprocal privileges.
      Call ahead to ensure that space is available, your visit will not conflict with other club functions, and to make arrangements early in the year for a club cruise.
      When making arrangements ask about club and marina rules such as allowing pets, parties, electrical service, etc.
      Always sign the guest register.
      Always have a current membership card from your club and be prepared to show it.
      Wear a nametag from your club or sign a ‘stick on badge’ from the club.
      Ask for a copy or location of club rules and observe them as a guest.
      Patronize the facilities of the club. They may have brought in extra staff and food just for your visit.
      Under no circumstances board or make fast to any vessel without permission. Do not use any equipment left on the dock.
      Always follow good environmental practice consistent with concerns for proper waste disposal and discharges from your vessel. Leave a clean wake.
      These reciprocal privileges are not intended to entitle guests unlimited use of the other’s facility.
      Under no circumstances should a yachtsman assume that all yacht clubs are reciprocal and before requesting entrance, you should check with the club.

      If visiting a yacht club in another state, first call the club and ask what is needed for you to visit. Usually a letter of introduction from your Commodore on yacht club stationary will help to allow you access to their club for a one time visit.

      The large national organization that you may want to join or check out is Yachting Club of America and they use the Register of American Yacht Clubs as their reciprocal guide as well as most east coast clubs.

      Most clubs want you to enjoy your visit at their facility. Traditional yachting protocol, courtesy and a thank you goes a long way in fostering good relations between clubs.

  • HARBOR MAP
  • CHART
    • Arriving by Sea

      Coming from the South

      Pass under the Richmond-San Rafael bridge sailing due north. Head for Green Channel Marker No. 17, Fl. G. 4S. 15Ft 6M, coordinates 37* 58' 14.2356" N. 122*29' 56.944" W This is the entrance to the San Rafael Canal which is dredged to 8' MLLW, (2002) is approximately 30 feet wide. The channel runs on a course of 280° Magnetic and is marked by green channel markers, which are numbered 1-7, takes, you to the entrance of the San Rafael Creek. On the Red Marker QR 15Ft. turn west and after 200 yards find the entrance to the MYC yacht basin to starboard. Observe the Red and Green Channel markers warning for the shallows outside.

      Coming from the North

      Follow the San Pablo Strait going southwest. Pass between the Sisters and Brothers islands situated respectively outside Point San Pedro to the west and Point San Pablo to the east. Be aware of a large number of barges and metal Buoys scattered in the San Rafael Bay which is very shallow. Head for Green Channel Marker No. 17, Fl. G. 4S. 15Ft 6M, coordinates 37* 58' 14.2356" N. 122*29' 56.944" W.

      This is the entrance to the San Rafael Canal which is dredged to 8' MLLW, (2002) is approximately 30 feet wide. The channel runs on a course of 280° Magnetic and is marked by green channel markers, which are numbered 1-7, takes, you to the entrance of the San Rafael Creek. On the Red Marker QR 15Ft. turn west and after 200 yards find the entrance to the MYC yacht basin to starboard. Observe the Red and Green Channel markers warning for the shallows outside.
      Do NOT cut corners as the waters outside the markers are deceptive and shallow.
      Green marker 17 is very small, in spite of the claim that should be visible for 6 miles and is usually hidden among all the barges and buoys. Use your GPS or chart plotter to find it.