Rowing and paddling on San Francisco Bay is an immensely rewarding activity. The Dolphin Club has a fleet of more than 40 boats available to its members…. including traditional wooden boats, lightweight rowing shells, kayaks and stand-up paddle-boards. Dolphin boaters include former Olympians, former collegiate rowers, and many who first pulled an oar after joining our club.
There are 15 wooden rowing boats in our fleet, some of which are over 100 years old. Once certified, members may take these boats out on the bay on their own schedule and within the limits of our safety rules. Nearby destinations include the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Angel Island. and the San Francisco city shoreline. More »
An essential part of our swim piloting program, we have four motorized inflatable boats. Training is provided in operation, and swimmer safety.
Because of the challenging nature of San Francisco Bay and the uniqueness of our fleet, only Dolphin Club members who have been certified in our training program may use our boats. Classes are held frequently. Guests are typically not allowed to use our boats, though it may be possible to join in a double if you are invited by a member. If you have further questions about our boating program please contact the Boat Captain.
Our fleet of traditional boats needs lots of love and care.
Members and non-members* are invited to join Boat Night every Tuesday evening from 6pm to 9pm, where you will learn to look after the unique heritage vessels at the club.
At 9pm, dinner is served to all participants.
* COVID restrictions are limiting club to members only. Guests will be welcome again soon.