Details for Loch Lomond Marina

Loch Lomond Marina

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Average rating 4.0 stars from 1 review

Address 110 Loch Lomond
San Rafael, CA 94901-2554


After hours contact


Facility type

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


VHF channel



Email contact;

Owner, manager

San Rafael Marina LLC


Pat Lopez


Pat Lopez

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Payment discounts

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:


Approach down the narrow 50' wide channel starting way out at the main channel marker Green 17. Channel is marked only by green daymarks going in, and if you snug up to them, you'll actually be out of the main channel because of silting. The deepest part is to be found when you leave the daymarks 20' off to your port inbound. The range markers are dead on. If you line up the daymarks and stay close to them, you are out of the channel on the south edge. The range lines are really hard to see, especially in the afternoon when the sun is behind them, but you can generally pick them up with binocs by the #1. It is difficult to navigate this channel correctly without either a chartplotter or daylight. Controlling depth is charted at 5', but there are a couple of humps that have been sounded in a recent detailed survey at 4 feet inches. There is a detailed diagram of the approach channel and soundings in the Marina Office. When making the hard turn to starboard to leave the San Rafael Creek channel to approach the marina, don't cut it early ---- wait to make the turn until you can go from mid channel to mid channel. There is a shoal on the inside corner as you turn to go in.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info: Approach depth charted at 5', but two humps of 4.5' at low water. Once you get in the marina, it is a foot to two feet deeper than the approach. Ties out closer to the breakwater are deeper. Some transient ties are in close to the parking/clubhouse, and these have depth issues. Marine office has specific soundings and depth info per slip. If you draw 5' or more, talk with the marina before arrival.

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

Additional info: There are no cleats on these docks, only tie rings. There are pilings at the end of the dock fingers, not on each one, so if you have a big bowsprit, you might take this into consideration.

Size restrictionsLOA max: Unknown
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: 500
Transient price: $0.00/ft (2014-08-25)

Other price info: Long term is charged by slip size. Works out to about $9 per ft. $300 per month liveaboard fee.

Transient rates $1.00 per foot the first day, $25 per day after that.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

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

Additional info:

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand: Gas and diesel fuel dock open 7 days.

The marina has reported that the fuel dock is currently closed for soils remediation until 2015.

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: 10% for Tenants. 5% for 100 to 299 gallons. 10% for 300 or more gallons.

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: 10% for Tenants. 5% for 100 to 299 gallons. 10% for 300 or more gallons.



Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: On leash

Disability access

Yes - From the parking lot there are ramps to the gates.

Launch service


Pump out

Yes - Free.









Yes - Andy's Local Market Store on site.





Hotels or motels

Repair capabilities

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Internet access

Boat ramp availability



Other services

Dive Services, Hull Cleaning:
All American Divers, LLC


Reviews for Loch Lomond Marina
We call it home and like it, 2009-01-09
Captain: , San Rafael, CA (8)

Everything in life is a trade-off, but we haven't had to trade away much living here. We have great views across the water, the Marin Keys are near, it is amazingly quiet with great bird life in the wetlands. Its safe and petty crime doesn't seem to happen much. You can walk to a most excellent upper end market for great food and fantastic wine selection. The marina office staff are energetic and helpful, and all are boaters themselves, so they "get" it. The fuel and pump out dock are easy to get to and get in/out of, prices match the area's, and service is laid back and friendly. These folks aren't really uptight about a lot here, and it is a relaxing place to hang out.

If you don't have a car, it is hard to get anywhere from here, but then again, some more energetic visitors walk a bit more than a mile into a great shopping and restaurant area which includes Trader Joes and Whole Foods. There isn't currently any wireless available, paid or free. There is a great little bait shop here, complete with good fishing advice and what is currently fishing well. The boat ramp is easy to use, there is a good boat wash area, and plenty of parking.

Rates are fair, in fact a little better than a lot of others in the SF Bay area. There is only one bath house for tenants for the whole marina, and it can be a walk from the far end, and yet, we rarely have to wait to use any of the amenities, and let's face it, we need the exercise. There are seperate public restrooms, so as a tenant you only share with your neighbors. The marina staff check the restrooms daily, and we have always found them clean and warm.

You have to be aware of tides to get in and out, but with a 5' draft, you can come and go MOST of the time. You don't want to go any further up San Rafael Creek than this marina unless you draw 4.5' or less and watch the tides.

In short -- this is not an upper end marina --- feels more like a friendly neighborhood place, but it defies its beautiful Marin county setting as a homespun, comfy place to visit. It also isn't a run down place like some others in the north bay --- it's the kind of place like Cheers --- everyone knows your name, and it ain't too pretentious.

We have now been here for a year, and we still like it.

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