Outdoor Activities

  • Visit the historic ships at Hyde Street Pier (park map)
  • Walk to the end of the pier for a spectacular view of San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge
  • Stop by the Small Boat Shop on Hyde Street Pier and talk to the boatbuilders
  • Check the activity board near the ticket booth on Hyde Street Pier for scheduled programs or call the visitor center, 415-447-5000.
  • Join a ranger-led tour of the ships
  • Join in on an aloft demonstration on the sailing ship Balclutha
  • Learn what a capstan is and how to use it
  • Have a picnic on the lawn overlooking Aquatic Park cove
  • Walk out on Municipal Pier and see what fish are being caught
  • Pick up a free Junior Ranger Program activity booklet at the ticket booth on Hyde Street Pier or at the Visitor Center, do the activities, and earn a badge
  • Solve challenges throughout the park to complete San Francisco Maritime NHP's mission with the Agents of Discovery App. Download from the App Store or from Google Play.
  • Dig in the sand at Aquatic park beach
  • Get up a little bit early and join a Park Ranger to look for birds around Hyde Street Pier
People sitting on a low wall along a sandy beach.
The beachfront along Aquatic Park cove. Hyde Street Pier and the historic ships are on the left in the background of the photo.


A sailing ship built in 1886 moored along a pier.
The 1886 square-rigged sailing ship Balclutha is moored along Hyde Street Pier.


Last updated: May 25, 2022

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2 Marina Boulevard,
Building E, 2nd Floor

San Francisco, CA 94123


415 561-7000
The public information office is open from 8 A.M. to 5 P.M. PST.

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