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Eco-concious transit

Founded by local Marin County residents, Tideline is invested in the life and maintenance of the beautiful San Francisco Bay and the life that it supports. Tideline believes that we all have a responsibility to the water, the native species who inhabit the area, and the communities who depend on the Bay. From how we outfit our boats to the partnerships we seek, we’re invested in ongoing sustainability and eco-conscious solutions.

Low maintenance eco-conscious transet

Low maintenance

Our vessels are vinyl wrapped rather than painted, minimizing our environmental footprint by not using fresh water for cleaning.

Tideline doesn't practice disruptive dredging

No dredging

Tideline boats can serve close to 90% of the Bay area without the need for disruptive dredging.

Tideline uses fuel efficient engines

Fuel efficient

All auxiliary components onboard are powered by batteries and an inverter allowing for more efficient use of our engines.

Tideline boats are energy efficient

Energy efficient

Whatever your occasion, our on-demand service can take you and your guests around the San Francisco Bay area.

What passengers are saying

“Amazing service! We rented a boat for a private sail on the Bay after our wedding ceremony. Our guests loved it, and the crew was great! Highly recommended!”
Anna G.
“Our ride from Sausalito to the ballpark and back was all that and more.”
Cindy J.
“Our ride from Sausalito to the ballpark and back was all that and more.”
John M.
“Thank you for the coordination! On my way to the city in style.”
Seth G.

Our fleet

Tideline fleet Osprey and Heron boats

Osprey and Heron

Osprey and Heron were built to endure aggressive sea conditions with the agility to provide a comfortable ride. They are much wider than most commercial vessels of the same size, creating added stability and giving riders ample interior and exterior space. The “deadrise” hull construction is not only great for the open seas, as well as the underbody minimizes underwater wake distribution thus lessening our impact on the sensitive ecosystem along our silted seabed.

Both vessels are USCG inspected for 40 passengers and crew for commercial operation within and outside the San Francisco Bay up to 35nm (nautical miles). All USCG required documentation is on display on board for your viewing.

Tideline fleet Kestrel II boat

Kestrel II

The newest addition to Tideline’s fleet is Kestrel II, which we expect to launch mid-summer 2016. This custom-built power catamaran hails from South Florida where she was designed to gracefully transport passengers from Fort Lauderdale to Miami. Tideline’s crew has recently repowered this vessel with eco-friendly engines and eliminated her need for a secondary fossil fuel system by making the entire boat battery powered. Her catamaran design allows her to run in any inner bay condition with speed, comfort and agility. Additionally, her shallow draft allows for access in all locations regardless of tide.

This vessel is USCG inspected for 22 passengers and crew for commercial operation within and outside the San Francisco Bay up to 35nm (nautical miles). All USCG required documentation is on display on board for your viewing.

About Tideline

Tideline is an official Port of San Francisco water transportation service offering public and private commuter service, Bay cruises and private charter trips around the San Francisco Bay. Founded by local Marin County residents, Tideline is committed to serving our community and its visitors while respecting the environment.

Tideline Marine Group: 475 Gate 5 Road, Suite 218, Sausalito, CA 94965