While there are many ways to enjoy the beautiful San Francisco Bay Area, we at Seashine think there is truly nothing like being on the water. We wanted to wish the San Francisco Bay Area boating community a Happy Thanksgiving and safe and fun holiday season. While December is already here, and we have moved into the wonderful holiday season, the weather in the Bay area continues to be perfect for boating. As the days are becoming short, the weekends are the perfect time to enjoy the Bay Area waters.


In this article we will explore our monthly special event: The 28th annual Sausalito Lighted Boat Parade, which takes place right on the water in beautiful Sausalito. Next we will continue our mini-series of marinas across the Bay Area, and take a look at some popular East Bay marinas in Oakland that we offer yacht maintenance, yacht management and boat cleaning and boat detailing services to. Finally we will take a virtual ride on a fun day trip leaving the Jack London Square Yacht Harbor exploring the sloughs of the South Bay. And of course our monthly sea captain quote. And of course Seashine is always here to help with all your boat cleaning and yacht maintenance needs along the way!


We provide top notch Bay Area and Jack London Square boat cleaning and Yacht Maintenance services, 5th Avenue Marina boat cleaning and detailing services, and Embarcadero Marina yacht maintenance and yacht management services. We also provide services to most marinas throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. This includes all Oakland marinas including: We also proudly serve marinas in Alameda, Berkeley, Richmond, San Rafael, San Francisco and marinas throughout the Peninsula. We are also Sausalito’s premier yacht management and yacht Maintenance company in the Bay Area, including Sausalito Yacht Harbor, Clipper Yacht Harbor, Cass Gidley Marina, Galilee Harbor, Kappas Marina, Marinship Yacht Harbor, and Schoomaker Marina.


“Double” December Featured Event: The Lighted Boat Parade in Sausalito and Oakland/Alameda

On Saturday December 5, 2015, the city of Oakland and Alameda will be hosting their 39th annual lighted boat parade, Deck the Hulls, at the Encinel Yacht club in Alameda beginning at 5:30PM. The event is a family friendly, featuring live music, great food, and fun entertainment for all ages. For the complete schedule and route of the parade, visit http://lightedyachtparade.com/

On Saturday December 12, 2015, the city of Sausalito will be hosting their 28th annual lighted boat parade on the waters of downtown Sausalito. The event is a family friendly, featuring live music, great food, and fun entertainment for all ages. The boat parade begins at 6PM, and there will be a tent in front of The Spinnaker serving drinks and playing live music. Be sure to stick around for the fireworks show afterwards, which begins at 7:30PM. Be sure to arrive at the event early, as the downtown area tends to have high volumes of traffic during holiday events. An insider tip for this event is to book reservations to one of the waterfront restaurants in the Caledonia area, to enjoy great local food and stay warm. For more information, visit their website at here.


Featured East Bay Marinas: Oakland Marinas (Services we provide)

Jack London Square Marina (Oakland yacht maintenance and boat cleaning services):

Located in a vibrant and downtown location of the East Bay, Jack London Square Marina is within walking distance to dozens of restaurants including Scotts and Kincaids, bars like the famous Last Chance Saloon and incredible nightlife in this revived area of Oakland. Jack London Square Marina has 162 slips available, ranging in size and price. For more information visit them at 88 Jack London Square Oakland, CA 94627 or call them directly at 510-834-4591.

5th Ave Marina: (Oakland boat cleaning and Yacht Maintenance services):

Located just up the road from the Jack London Square Marina, the 5th Avenue Marina is located just off 880 freeway in a small business and community. The marina has a 107 slips available for lease, and will vary in size and price due to availability. Close to the famous Quinn’s Lighthouse Restaurant and Bar and their weekly pirate night. For more information visit them 1 Fifth Ave, Oakland 94607 or call them at 510-834-9815

Embarcadero Cove Marina: (Oakland boat cleaning and Yacht Management services):

Located on the embarcadero in Oakland, Embarcadero Cove Marina is an affordable option for a slip in the Oakland area. Featuring 109 slips and can hold larger boats, and the pricing ranges due to availability. It is located on the calm Oakland Channel, and close to many amenities like food and shopping. For more information visit them at 31 Embarcadero Cove Oakland CA 94606 or call them directly at 510-532-6683

Quote of the month:

“A tourist remains an outsider throughout his visit; but a sailor is part of the local scene from the moment he arrives.”

– Anne Davison


Adventure of the Month: Lighted Boat Parade in Sausalito and San Rafael

This month for the holiday season there is so much to do in the SF Bay Area. And what better way to see these events, than to travel in your own vessel and get a front row view of all the action. On Saturday December 4th, Saturday December 12th and the following Saturday December 19th enjoy family fun events on the water in Oakland/Alameda, Sausalito and San Rafael. On December 4th, head over to the Oakland estuary to see the 39th Annual Deck the Hulls Lighted Boat Parade, starting at 5:30PM. On December 12th, head out early, to catch the parade which begins at 6PM in Sausalito, with a fireworks show to follow at 7:30PM. Then the following Saturday December 19th, head out to San Rafael to join the community in their annual boat parade which crosses the San Rafael canal. The event starts at 5:30PM, but be sure to get their early to grab a great place to watch the show. Both events will be a great time to celebrate the holiday season, and will be amazing on the water. Seashine wants to wish everyone in the boating community a happy, safe and memorable 2015 holiday season.

Happy Boating!