Online Cove Reservation System

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Date: May 22, 2018
Contact: Lynn Cullivan, 415-561-7006

On June 1, 2018, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park’s online permitting system for sailing boats anchoring out overnight in the Aquatic Cove goes live. The system will make it easier for visiting vessels to schedule and obtain permits, and will aid the Park’s efforts to increase visitor security, swimmer safety, and environmental compliance. A $10 permit fee will be charged for each overnight stay in the National Historic Landmark District, and regular users can obtain thirty nights of anchoring (within a calendar year) by purchasing a $45 annual Park pass (which also includes admission to the Park’s historic vessels berthed at Hyde Street Pier).

The online system, and fee, will bring the Aquatic Park Cove in line with other artificial anchorage locations in the Bay Area offering similar experiences, accessibility and amenities. The permits will be issued using the reservation system, which offers campsite and tour reservations at parks, and other recreation sites, across the country. After June 1, 2018, boaters can reserve an anchoring spot using this link Aquatic Park Cove Anchor Permit Reservations and vessels entering Aquatic Park Cove can easily contact the Park’s permit officer on VHF marine radio channel 83A (157.175Mhz) using the call sign “Aquatic Park NPS” followed by transmission of the vessel’s name.

“This new system, and fee for overnight anchoring out, allows us to continue to protect, preserve and share the very special places here at San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, and it improves a service important to our visitors,” said Park Superintendent Kevin Hendricks.

For more information about the Park, please call 415-447-5000 or visit, Twitter @SFMaritimeNPS, and Facebook @SanFranciscoMaritimeNHP. The Park offers assisted listening services on request. Sign Language interpreter services need to be requested at least five days in advance. Contact Accessibility Coordinator/Chief of Interpretation for more information at 415-859-6797, or e-mail us.

Last updated: May 25, 2018

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