Details for Berkeley Marina

Berkeley Marina

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Average rating 3.7 stars from 3 reviews

Address 201 University Ave
Berkeley, CA 94710

Phone510-981-6740 / Fuel dock: 510-843-8195

After hours contact

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - YES
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO


VHF channel


Email contact

Owner, manager



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

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Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - NO
Floating - NO
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - NO
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 110
Beam max: Unknown

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Transient: Unknown
Total: 975
Transient price: Unknown

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

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AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

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Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Liveaboard info

Yes - Only 10% of slips, and there is a wait list. Must apply in theoffice to be added to the wait list.


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

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Diesel priceUnknown

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Pets welcomeUnknown

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Disability access

Launch service

Pump out



Yes - Available at the convience store adjacent to the marina office.


Yes - Each dock has a dumpster adjacent to the gates.







Yes - Small convenience store near the harbormaster office.



Yes - A number of restaurants within walking distance.



Hotels or motels

Yes - Hotel within the walking distance.

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Yes - At Berkeley Marine Center in the Marina.

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Yes - Free WiFi for berthers.

Boat ramp availability



Yes - Bus stop near harbormaster office.

Other services

Dive Services, Hull Cleaning, 24/7:
All American Divers, LLC


Reviews for Berkeley Marina
Good, handy stop in Bay, 2012-08-31
Captain: , Seattle (402)

We have stayed there twice in the last few weeks. Good, helpful folks running the office. Bus to downtown area stops in front of marina office and a couple other places. Trader Joe's on University at MLK Ave. Bus runs every 15 min. Make sure you catch the correct 51B bus back - it'll say marina. Easy access from Bay.

Well protected and reasonable rates, 2012-08-27
Captain: , Palm Beach Gardens, FL (1997)

Stayed their last night and even though there was a small craft advisory in the bay you wouldnt know it when you pulled into the marina basin.
Several good places to eat although the shower facitilites could do with some upgrades.
Very reasonable rates of .50c foot plus a one time gate charge of $5.00.
Also get there early as the marina office closes at 4pm.

Berkeley Marina, 2011-02-27
Captain: , Berkeley Marina, CA (178)

For the boater who's main passion is sailing, Berkeley Marina is a potentially great place to keep your boat. It is one of the very few marinas in San Francisco Bay that gives you the option of sailing into and out of your slip - the only other one that springs to mind is Marina Bay in Richmond. The moment you leave the breakwater - BOOM - you are instantly in excellent sailing conditions. There is no long channel to deal with to bring you to the good sailing conditions. At the end of the day, pretty much no matter where you are, it is a great downwind sail back to your slip in Berkeley.

Here's more good stuff...The marina is surrounded by lots of trees and parkland, which gives it a great ambiance. The grounds are generally well maintained. There is an off-leash dog park located in the adjoining Cesar Chavez Park. This marina is also home to the Berkeley Yacht Club, which is a great organization that can add a lot of enjoyment to your boating oriented lifestyle.

There are some negatives too. If you have a boat with a relatively deep draft, the shallow surrounding waters can be a limitation. With our 6' draft we need to make sure we are not transiting into or out of the marina in anything below a +.5' tide. While we could do it on a 0 tide, there would definitely be some plowing involved. If you do touch bottom, the good news is that it's all very soft mud. The docks themselves are in various states of repair (or disrepair). Some docks (such as A-B and F, G, H, I) are fairly new and in very good condition. D and E are the oldest ones - they are wood and in shambles. The remaining docks J - O are concrete and relatively old. Many of the concrete pads have been damaged and patched with plywood. These docks are basically still serviceable, but they do not feel as nice as some competing marinas.

Those interested in living aboard can usually find a liveaboard permit available to them. Like the docks, the shower facilities vary quite a bit. The North side of the marina near the new A and B docks has a very nice building with private bathrooms and showers. The remaining parts of the marina have old and run down bathroom/shower facilities. It is not uncommon to run out of hot water mid shower. There is no mailbox service available in the marina for liveaboards.

The great sailing conditions does have one possible downside - it is often cold and windy in this marina. The Southwest corner near N dock is the one are that is nicely protected by trees.

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