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Berkeley Waterfront
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 Frequently Asked Questions About  Berkeley Marina 





Are Berths available?   

Yes, we have non-Liveaboard and commercial berths available to accommodate many boaters.  Application for long term berth (Longer than 10 days) as well as pricing can be found here

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. We will make reservations 72 hours or less in advance.

Are there Dry storage for trailer vessels?  

Yes, Berkeley Marina Accommodates Dry Storage berthers. Contact the Marina office for further information and availability 510-981-6740 

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?  

Berthing Fees - Effective June 1 

Where is the Harbormaster's Office located?   

201 University Ave, Berkeley CA 94710

What are fees for using Launch Ramp?  

$15.00 per day. Ticket must be displayed on your dash at all times. If you would like to pay for multiple days, you now have the ability to do that.

Do I need a license to fish?  

Yes, a fishing license is needed to fish everywhere at the Berkeley Marina.  If you would like to purchase one, contact the Bait Shop at 510-849-2727

Where can I get bait? Live bait?  

 Live bait is currently closed for the season but will be back early next year.Location is at the end of  K dock and they are usually open 5:00am – 9:00am during season. 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. You may contact them at 510-849-2727

How do I book a fishing trip on a charter boat in the Berkeley Marina?  

 We have both large charters and 6 pack charters that run from the Berkeley Marina. If you would like to book a trip, contact the fishing boats directly. Information can be found online.

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?  

No, RVs;/Campers are not permitted at the marina.

Are there Liveaboard accommodations? 

The Berkeley Marina will be accepting applications from the public until 3:00 PM on Friday, January 4, 2019 for our 2019 Liveaboard Lottery. At this time there are no current liveaboard vacancies- the purpose of this lottery is to provide new applicants an opportunity to join the current liveaboard lottery list, established in January, 2018. Click here for more information

Are there Waitlists?  

 Not at this time, however we currently have a lottery that you can participate in until January 4th, info can be found here

How do I check the availability of boat slips at the Marina?  

Call the Berkeley Marina Office at (510) 981-6740 

What are the Harbormaster's Office hours? 

Weekdays (Monday – Friday) 8:00am – 4:00pm 

Weekends (Saturday) 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 email us at

Information is also on the website: 

What information is available at the Shorebird Nature Center?  

Straw Bale Building - Information on our 'Green Building' 

Shorebird Nature Center - Shorebird Nature Center. Email  @ 

Summer Programs Shorebird Nature Center - Information on classes and programs 

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: 

  Berkeley Marina Lien Sales  

What are the Rules at the Berkeley Marina? 

Park rules - Rules for Shorebird Park  

MARINA ORDINANCE 6.20 - Rules for the entire Waterfront 


  Concerning Marina issues, please  

  Please call  

  Customer Service (510) 981-6740  


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