Information guide to San Francisco boat rentals, jet skis, waverunners, and outdoor adventure boat tours for water sport activities for all sizes of groups servicing all freshwater boating lakes in California. Experience with your family, friends, or associates San Francisco which is one of the top tourist destinations in the world, and is renowned for its cool summers, fog, lakes, boating opportunities, steep rolling hills, eclectic mix of architecture, and landmarks including the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, the former prison on Alcatraz Island, and its Chinatown district. San Francisco is located on the West Coast of the United States at the north end of the San Francisco Peninsula and includes significant stretches of the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco Bay within its boundaries. Several islands—Alcatraz, Treasure Island and the adjacent Yerba Buena Island, and a small portion of Alameda Island, Red Rock Island, and Angel Island are part of the city. Also included are the uninhabited Farallon Islands, 27 miles offshore in the Pacific Ocean.
San Francisco's shoreline has grown beyond its natural limits and many locals and people from around the world enjoy the beaches used for swimming, surfing, and exploring. Entire neighborhoods such as the Marina, Mission Bay, and Hunters Point, as well as large sections of the Embarcadero, sit on areas of landfill. Several of San Francisco's parks and nearly all of its beaches form part of the regional Golden Gate National Recreation Area, one of the most visited units of the National Park system in the United States with over 13 million visitors a year. Among the main attractions within the city are Ocean Beach, which runs along the Pacific Ocean shoreline and is frequented by a vibrant surfing community, and Baker Beach, which is located in a cove west of the Golden Gate and part of the Presidio, a former military base. Also within the Presidio is Crissy Field, a former airfield that was restored to its natural salt marsh ecosystem. You can enjoy visiting Fort Funston, Lands End, Fort Mason, and Alcatraz.
The National Park Service separately administers the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park – a fleet of historic ships and waterfront property around Aquatic Park. There are more than 201 parks maintained by the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department. With an ideal climate for outdoor activities, San Francisco has ample resources and opportunities for amateur and participatory sports and fun recreation. There are more than 210 miles of bicycle paths, lanes and bike routes in the city, and the Embarcadero and Marina Green are favored sites for skateboarding, biking, and scooters. Extensive public tennis facilities are available in Golden Gate Park and Dolores Park, as well as at smaller neighborhood courts throughout the city. Boating, sailing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, water skiing, wakesurfing, and kitesurfing are among the popular activities on San Francisco Bay, and the city maintains a yacht harbor in the Marina District.