Whether you travel by sailboat, motorboat or kayak, Petaluma is ready to welcome you. With a natural harbor in the heart of historic Downtown, boaters can tie up at the Petaluma Turning Basin and find themselves within steps of dozens of excellent restaurants, unique shops, antique stores, movies and live entertainment.
No wonder that Petaluma was selected as one of the “Top Ten Bay Area Leisure Boating Destinations” by Latitude 38 Magazine.
Because of Petaluma's mild climate, fun on the Petaluma River isn't limited to the summer months. Our Events Calendar highlights some of the year-round activity that flows on the river including Rivertown Revival, a slightly offbeat festival featuring an art boat race, live entertainment and arts and crafts like you've never seen before. The holiday season sets sail on the River with the Holiday Lighted Boat Parade. The effect is magical as lighted boats sail into the Turning Basin against the night sky.
The information provided below is available for download here.
To Dock in the Petaluma Turning Basin in Downtown Petaluma
Drawbridge Opening: Call the Petaluma Department of Public Works at (707) 778-4303.
OR click here to be directed to the City of Petaluma's online form to request a bridge opening.
Security: Gates at the Turning Basin are locked between dusk and dawn. You will be given the access code by the bridge tender as you enter the Turning Basin.
Mooring Fees: $23 overnight charge per boat. Click here to download the Mooring Permit.
Dock space: It is not assigned in advance and is on a first-come first-served basis.
P.I.C.Y.A. Members: Contact the Petaluma Yacht Club at 707- 765-9725 for information about available services.
Harbormaster hours: Tues-Thurs. 10am- 3:30; Fri-Sun. 8am-5 pm; closed Monday. There is no charge for docking for one day during office hours with security deposit. Overnight mooring fee is $22. For more information and long-term slip rate schedule, call (707) 778-4489.
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Petaluma Green Taxi
Petaluma Taxi Co.
A unique, arts-based, thematic festival that sustainably highlights and celebrates the Petaluma River benefitting The David Yearsley River Heritage Center. This community festival on July 20 includes over 100 musicians, an art boat flotilla, art boat drag races, aerial acts on the River, artesian merchants, $5 weddings, local food vendors, theatrical performances, children and teen activities. Cost: $5
409 Petaluma Blvd. S. (707) 766-8070 or (800) 832-4226
Clavey offers scheduled kayak and stand up paddleboard tours, socials and classes on the Petaluma River and Tomales Bay. The downtown retail shop offers kayaks, boards, canoes, rafts and a large inventory of the latest in paddlesports equipment. We have weekday and weekend rentals for the Russian River, Tomales Bay, the Petaluma River and beyond. M-F 10-6 / Sat. 10-5 / Sun. Closed
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Friends of the Petaluma River
A non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating and conserving the Petaluma River, its wetlands and wildlife. The group offers tours of the Petaluma River and chartered cruises.
781 Baywood Dr. (707) 778-4489
With 167 slips, the Petaluma Marina offers many facilities and services to boaters and kayakers on the river, including private restrooms and showers, full utilities, security gates and kayak storage.
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Petaluma River Tours
Sunset wine and cheese eco-cruises depart on Fridays from the Petaluma Turning Basin. View the wetlands and wildlife from the comfort of a 27’ touring barge. Visit the website for dates.
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Petaluma Yacht Club
10 C St. (707) 765-9725
Visiting yacht club members whose clubs are also members of P.I.C.Y.A. can call to arrange cruise-ins to the club house and the Petaluma River Turning Basin.
Offers three-hour and full day entertaining and informative cruises on the Petaluma River. Visit their website or call for more info.
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Petaluma River Cruises
Petaluma Turning Basin (510) 527-9622
Enjoy an entertaining and informative tour of the Petaluma River. Sail this historic waterway from the turning basin in downtown Petaluma to the mouth of the river in San Pablo Bay and return. 9am - noon, and 1pm - 4 pm.
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North Bay Rowing Club
A club with a diverse membership of men and women of all ages with interests in recreation and racing. NBRC is a member of Petaluma Small Craft Center Coalition, PSC3.
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Petaluma Small Craft Center
A group of clubs and individuals whose mission is to improve access to the Petaluma River for human-powered watercraft.
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