Marine Services

Marine Services

Alameda Marina

Alameda Marina is located along the historic waterfront of the Alameda/Oakland Estuary directly across from Coast Guard Island. Built on a former shipyard, our 42-acre complex is quite diverse; offering 530 wet berths, dry boat storage to accommodate over 700 boats and RV’s, as well as office space, warehouse space, and industrial space within an active and thriving commercial business complex. Alameda Marina is home to over 65 businesses– and the only marina on the Bay with a full-service boatyard, chandlery and sail lofts.

Why Keep Your Boat at Alameda Marina?
Alameda is renowned for a warm micro climate, a safe and friendly small town atmosphere, and its proximity to San Francisco Bay. By boat, the distance from Alameda Marina to the San Francisco Bay Bridge is only 6 nautical miles. Most of that distance is on the wide and protected waters of the Estuary. If you’re a day sailor, the prevailing winds typically run from the West-Northwest, making for a nice upwind sail out to the Bay, and a leisurely downwind sail home in the afternoon. As you sail in from the sometimes foggy and blustery winds of the Bay, the temperature warms up as you head East, the waters become calm and you finish your boating experience with a sense of relaxation. If you dry store your sailboat on a trailer, Alameda Marina is the only East Bay location with three on-site hoists (for tenants only). Our largest hoist has a 3 ton capacity. After the boat is back on its trailer, tenants can take advantage of our free wash-down area before returning to storage.

For any trailer boat that requires ramp launching, Alameda Marina is less than one block from a City of Alameda free public ramp at the foot of Grand Street.

Why Store Your RV or Camper at Alameda Marina?
Our designated RV and Camper storage areas are fully paved, striped, numbered and individually assigned. When you return with your RV you have the assurance that your storage space will be vacant. The storage areas are illuminated at night with overhead flood lamps. Our rates are competitive and you can’t beat our central location.

Why Move Your Business into the Alameda Marina?
Despite its small town atmosphere, Alameda has a population of approximately 75,000. The City’s local commerce is rapidly expanding as the City continues to grow. Alameda Marina businesses are also conveniently located only 10 minutes from the Oakland International Airport, and local public transportation (BART and Ferry) to San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area. The complex has ample free parking, as well as highly competitive leasing rates and terms. Whether you need office space, warehouse space or industrial space, the Alameda Marina probably has a space to suit your needs.

Other Features and Benefits of the Alameda Marina
Driving to the Alameda Marina is easy and convenient, as we are less than 5 minutes from the 880 Freeway. When you drive onto the island over one of Alameda’s 4 draw bridges, you immediately feel at ease in Alameda’s small town atmosphere. The Alameda Marina is a gated complex, with night security patrol and tenant only card key access. The marina’s restrooms and showers are locked 24/7 with tenant only card key access. We even have an on-site laundry room.
1815 Clement Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
Gregory Paul Houtz
Ballena Isle Marina-Safe Harbor Marinas

Looking for boat storage options? Ease of access and members-only facilities are just a couple of reasons to join us. Browse our services and amenities and you’ll understand why we are the boat storage facility and marina of choice in Alameda. No matter what your interests are at, on, or near the water, we are here to make your experience both enjoyable and memorable.

San Francisco Bay
San Francisco Bay is a mecca for sailors, due to consistent strong westerly/northwesterly thermally-generated winds and protection from large open ocean swells. Yachting and yacht racing are popular pastimes and the San Francisco Bay Area is home to many of the world’s top sailors.
On-Site Management
Ballena Isle Marina is managed professionally by Safe Harbor Marinas, a Dallas-based marina company. To be sure that your needs are met in a timely fashion, a local management office is located on the docks for your ease and convenience. The marina manager is available to answer any questions as it relates to your boat, your storage agreement or about the surrounding area. Submit your inquiry online or schedule an appointment to meet with the manager on-site. Stop by and introduce yourself.

Submit your inquiry online or schedule an appointment to meet with the manager on-site. Stop by and introduce yourself.
1150 Ballena Blvd., Suite 111
Alameda, California 94501
Kate Pearson
Bay Ship & Yacht Co.

Bay Ship & Yacht Co. (BSY) was founded in 1977 by Bill Elliott with primary focus on the construction and repair of wooden ships. Bill traveled the country with his crew, instilling in them a deep respect for the sea and a passion for achieving the level of quality that ocean travel demands.  That passion endured as the company made the transition to repairing, conversion and the building of commercial and military vessels and superyachts, and today anchors our mission to always deliver absolute customer satisfaction through exceptional quality, service and on-time delivery to meet your expectations.Bay Ship & Yacht’s commitment to quality construction and repair is widely recognized throughout the commercial vessel community. That reputation is well-known to a growing circle of experienced superyacht owners who have made Bay Ship & Yacht their company of choice, and to a group of buyers who recognize that the Bay Ship & Yacht experience has set the standard for others to follow.
2900 Main Street, Suite 2100
Alameda, CA 94501
Leslie Cameron
Grand Marina

“The Best Of The Bay Area”

Discover what makes us the best.

We are a full service boating community.

Our Marina represents a state of the art 21st century Marina. We have over 400 berths, all offering on dock electrical, . Grand Marina also offers Cable TV & Telephone Services as well as on site Yacht Brokers and a full service Marine Center.

We are one of the premiere Marinas around – but don’t take our word for it. We have members tell us all the time – Check out what people say about us to get a better idea of what makes Grand Marina – well – the Grandest Marina.
2099 Grand Street
Alameda, CA 94501
Chris Anderson
Marina Village Yacht Dealers

Northern California’s premier yacht dealers and brokers offering both new and pre-owned yachts
Cruising Yachts – 510 521-1327                Orange Coast Yachts – 510 523-2628
Farallone Yachts – 510 523-6730               Richard Boland Yachts – 510 521-6213
JK3 Nautical  – 510 227-2100                   Sail California – 510 523-8500
1070 Marina Village Pkwy #101B
Alameda, CA, 94501
Debbie Betts
Mariner Square Drystack & Marina


Situated on the island of Alameda you will find the convenience of hassle free boating at Mariner Square Marina and Drystack Facility. Let us do the work for you. While others are loading up their boats with gear, hooking up their trailers, packing up their lunches, fueling up their tanks, you’ll be just a phone call away from having all of that work done for you. Not only will you be saving time, but you’ll also be saving money! Having your boat stored in our drystack facility means less maintenance costs and lower insurance rates.

Our drystack facility can hold up to 240 boats, up to 40 feet in length and up to 18,000 pounds.
2415 Mariner Square Drive
Alameda, CA 94501
Christina Wright
The Boat Yard at Grand Marina. LLC

At Grand Marina Boat Yard we take all the worry out maintaining your vessel so that you can spend your valuable time enjoying your investment. We are a full service boat yard providing the full range of maintenance, repair and improvement services from our qualified and experienced technicians. Our team is committed to providing cost effective, efficient services while maintaining our commitement to the environment. For details check out our Green Yard. The following services are available:

Bottom Jobs
LPU Painting hulls and decks
Electronic Installations
Fiberglass Repairs
2021 Alaska Packer Place
Alameda, CA 94501
Shawn Throwe and Neil Weinberg
Wild Women Designs

Deborah Wright, owner of Wild Women Designs, was the first female apprentice upholsterer in the State of California. During her apprenticeship, she studied under several local “old world” craftsmen throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Deborah received her certification as a furniture upholsterer in 1975, and has been designing and manufacturing soft goods in residential, commercial and marine industries ever since. She also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from St. Mary’s College and is listed in Who’s Who in California, for excellence in business.

Deborah’s love for water and boating comes from her father who served with the United States Coast Guard as the lighthouse keeper at Piedras Blancas during the 1950’s. She has lived on boats for nearly thirty years and has devoted her career to creating boat environments that reflect the coziness, comfort, and function of home.

2900 Main Street, Suite 67
Alameda, CA 94501
Deborah Wright

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Alameda Chamber of Commerce
2215-A South Shore Center
Alameda,CA 94501
(510) 522-0414