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.
Our vessels are vinyl wrapped rather than painted, minimizing our environmental footprint by not using fresh water for cleaning.
Tideline boats can serve close to 90% of the Bay area without the need for disruptive dredging.
All auxiliary components onboard are powered by batteries and an inverter allowing for more efficient use of our engines.
Whatever your occasion, our on-demand service can take you and your guests around the San Francisco Bay area.
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.
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.