What is PIER 39 known for?
PIER 39 is known for its spectacular views of San Francisco Bay including the Golden Gate Bridge, Bay Bridge and Alcatraz, as well as the world famous California sea lions hauled out on K-Dock. PIER 39 is owned, leased and managed by Moor + South/PIER Management Co., LP.
Is Fisherman’s Wharf and PIER 39 the same thing?
Once a popular hub of San Francisco’s fishing industry, Fisherman’s Wharf is now a dining, shopping and entertainment destination for visitors to the Bay Area. Pier 39 is in San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf, at Beach St. and The Embarcadero.
Does PIER 39 have rides?
The Pier 39 Bay Cruises The Rocket Boat is another fun ride, 30 minutes of speed and rock and roll. You can read about my experience riding the Rocket Boat.
How much does it cost to go to PIER 39?
PIER 39 has convenient visitor parking in the PIER 39 Garage, located directly across the street from the Entrance Plaza. The PIER 39 Garage is open 24-hours a day, seven days a week. PRICING – Weekdays – $10/hour (maximum daily rate of $50). Weekends – $12/hour (maximum daily rate of $60).
Why are there no sea lions at PIER 39?
Initially there was some discussion about how to get rid of the animals and the PIER 39 Marina contacted The Marine Mammal Center to guide their decisions. Ultimately, for the safety of the boat owners, it was decided to leave the dock to the sea lions.
Are there still sea lions at PIER 39?
By January 1990 due to a plentiful supply of herring, the protected marina environment and available dock space, the number of sea lions quickly grew to over 300. Today, the sea lions are present at Pier 39 from late summer (late July) to late spring (mid May) and there are typically 150 to over 600 hauled out.
What is the best time of year to visit San Francisco?
The best time to visit San Francisco is from September to November. Believe it or not, fall offers some of the city’s warmest temperatures year-round, not to mention fewer crowds than summer. Spring is another good time to visit thanks to its mild temperatures and lack of rain (compared to other parts of California).
Is Fisherman’s Wharf safe at night?
Re: Is it safe to walk at night in Fishermans wharf? I have stayed at hotels in FW including the Holiday Express that is next door to the HI Express and wandered around at night. As long as you are aware of your surroundings you should be fine. The area tends to get rather quiet late at night.
Why do sea lions hang out at PIER 39?
The Marine Mammal Center’s biologists believe that the sea lions have chosen to haul out at PIER 39’s K-Dock because there’s plenty of food nearby in the bay and ocean, their natural predators (white sharks and orcas) do not typically feed in the bay and there is plenty of space.
Are there sea lions at Pier 39 now?
Today, the sea lions are present at Pier 39 from late summer (late July) to late spring (mid May) and there are typically 150 to over 600 hauled out. Sea lions migrate to areas across the Paciﬁc Coast, from Vancouver to the southern tip of Baja.