Details for Coyote Point Marina

Coyote Point Marina

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Average rating 4.0 stars from 5 reviews

Address 1900 Coyote Point Dr
San Mateo, CA 94401


After hours contact

Facility type

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

VHF channel


Email contact

Owner, manager

San Mateo County Parks Department


Ed Hallett


Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

They don't take American Express.

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Head up (or down) the deepwater channel, until you find red marker 8 on the west side of the channel, in between the San Francisco International Airport and the San Mateo Bridge. The entrance to the Marina bears approximately 235 deg. true (220 mag.) from channel marker 8. During the day Coyote Point is visible from well out in the bay as a prominent hill covered with trees, and during the night it is noticable as being a dark patch against the lights of San Mateo and Burlingame. The channel entrance is flanked by two markers, green 1 and red 2, which are lighted at night. At night the Marina can also be distinguished by a rotating beacon atop the Coyote Point Yacht Club, and a set of amber range lights.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 12
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: 60
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: 565
Transient price: $0.50/ft (2014-10-22)

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Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: $0.50 (2016-08-04)

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

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)


Water (and pricing)

Yes - On the dock at every slip.

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info



Fuel brand: Hi flow pumps are available for power boats.

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info:

Diesel priceUnknown

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Pets welcomeNo

Other pet info:

Disability access

Yes - Dock ramps rise and fall with the tide. At high tide, there is only about 10 degree angle. At low tide it can get to about 30-35 degree. There is designated handicap parking and accessible restrooms.

Launch service

Pump out

Yes - Available 24/7.





Yes - Available for marina keyholders.


Yes - Available for marina keyholders.








Yes - Walking distance at the park.


Yes - Coyote Point Yacht Club and restaurant at the golf course within the park have bars.

Hotels or motels


Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities


Fishing supplies


Chartering capabilities


Internet access

Yes - Free WiFi.

Boat ramp availability

Yes - Shallow at low tide.


Other services

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


CuriOdyssey natural history museum. CPRec Area Magic Mountain Playground, Poplar Creek Golf Course, Bayside Walking Trail.

Reviews for Coyote Point Marina
Harbor needs dredging, 2017-05-07
Captain: , San Fracnicso (11)

I've had a boat in the marina for over 20 years. Unfortunatley, the marina and the entrance channel are overdue for dredging. At MLLW the entrance channel has a bar with only 3 ft depth and the turning basin is also silted in to about 3 ft. Many slips are down to 4-5 depth at MLLW. You must watch the tides and your draft and carefully plan the time you can come and go from this marina.

Coyote Pt Marina, 2012-11-11
Captain: , San Francisco (11)

Had our first boat there for a little over a year. We only left to be closer to SF and to make it easier to explore the north bay. Staff was always friendly and the docks well maintained.

nice South Bay destination, 2012-07-31
Captain: , Redwood City, CA (10)

We sailed up from Redwood City for a Sunday picnic. We also visited CurioOdyssey, a small museum/zoo which is very close to the marina and popular with our kids, who are 8 and 5. The harbormaster, Ed, is friendly and helpful, and the transient dock is conveniently located. All in all, a very nice place to visit.

The main sailing challenge in my opinion is that the marina fairway is relatively narrow, making it more challenging to raise/lower sails in the marina, especially shorthanded or with inexperienced crew. I chose to motor down the fairway between slips, turn around, and then raise the mainsail coming back up, roughly into the wind. Another option would have been to raise sails outside the channel, but the strong afternoon winds encouraged me to put up the main inside the harbor.

Coyote Pt Marina, 2011-06-09
Captain: , coyote pt, san francisco bay (60)

I've berthed here for 10 years and highly recommend it as a permanent location or for a visit. The park, museum, bike trails, golf course (with a very reasonable restaurant) and friendly staff are great. On the downside, the bathrooms could use work and the plane traffics is noisy. The wind is challenging here in the summer. Once you exit the harbor on a typical summer afternoon, you will be immediately nailed by 20+ knot winds (kinda like Berkeley). So be prepared. When entering the marina when the wind is up, most people with crew drop sail inside the marina. It's a bit tight so you may want to drop/roll your jib outside and drop the main inside. I often single hand and drop all sail outside because I fear a sail hanging up when I'm dropping it and there isn't room inside the marina for one person to clean stuff up like that without ramming something.

Coyote Point Marina, 2009-02-16
Captain: , Napa, California (79)

Visited in October 2008
- Friendly and helpful staff.
- Tied up at Fuel dock while receiving slip assignment
- This part of SF bay is either calm or windy. Not much in between.
- Clean and comfortable marina. Some noise from planes landing at San Francisco Airport
- Very Nice Natural History Museum within walking distance. Do visit, it is worth it.
- Good bike paths nearby.

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