Marina Village Yacht Harbor enjoys a very loyal and longstanding group of friendly berthers—many of whom have been with us for more than 15 years. When you’re here, you become part of a community that cares about each other and enjoys sharing our magnificent passion.
Thank you so much for caring and making Marina Village an incredible place to live.
“Thank you so much for all your help with my new live-aboard slip. I believe Marina Village Yacht Harbor is by far the best around. As a live aboard for the past 8 years, I would not want to live anywhere else. You guys have it all, from the great location and boating community, to the secure and exceptionally well maintained docks, facilities and beautiful park like areas around the marina make it a joy to take a walk. So, to the owners, office and maintenance staff thank you so much for caring and making Marina Village an incredible place to live.”
Very efficient and effective organization.
“It has really been a pleasure having my boat in MV for the past 16 years. Great facility and very efficient and effective organization and staff. Thank you very much.”
we believe is the best marina in the SF Bay Area.
“In the heart of world renown sailing grounds Marina Village Yacht Harbor is a wonderful community of both boaters and businesses. After living all around the bay we’ve found a home for the last 6 years in what we believe is the best marina in the SF Bay Area.”
Moving into Marina Village was the best thing I have done since buying a boat.
“Moving into Marina Village was the best thing I have done since buying a boat. The location near shopping and the Alameda Tube is great. The docks are well kept and it’s a very friendly place, so many people so willing to assist.
But the most amazing part is the office and staff that run the place. Everyone takes special care to accommodate needs and requests. Sandra the Harbor Master is simply amazing, the time and effort to listen and assist is directly is over the top. She really doesn’t have to take the interest in tenants to the level of detail she does. With the assistance of her inserting herself into boat owner issues, things happen, she makes things happen. If you need something just ask Sandra!”
They do an excellent job of maintaining the entire property.
Ron and Sandi von Trapp
“My wife and I are very active sailors in the Bay Area spending a considerable amount of time on the water and in the Marina. We have been berthed in Marina Village for over six enjoyable years and are very happy here for several reasons.
The location is right off the Estuary and well protected and the shopping center across the street is really convenient. They do an excellent job of maintaining the entire property from the docks to the shower facilities. Most importantly the entire staff is friendly, competent, and accommodating from the newest employee all the way up to the Harbor Master.
We enjoy sailing and always look forward to returning back into our spot in the special and scenic neighborhood of Marina Village Harbor.”
This is the best marina in the Bay Area
“After 12 years here, this is the best marina in the Bay Area without a doubt.”
More than just a marina.
“Marina Village Yacht Harbor is more than just a marina. It’s a place to park your yacht, boat, or day sailor in style and comfort.”
Marina Village Yacht Harbor is the best!
Danielle “Danni” Teague
“Marina Village Yacht Harbor is the best! As full time liveaboards the last 5 years, we call MVYH home the recent last 3.
The docks are very well maintained, the Office Team is friendly & responsive, the facilities are nice & always clean.
Beautiful views of Jack London Square, the estuary and surrounded by green grass and walking trails”
Marina Village Yacht Harbor is just perfect.
“Marina Village Yacht Harbor might be the largest privately-owned marina in San Francisco Bay, but their staff treat each boat owner as if they are family. Customer service is top notch, and we were especially delighted by Sandra Coong’s efforts to help us secure a slip in the marina, even though we were physically separated by 3,000 miles. The marina itself is gorgeous, with spectacular views of the Oakland skyline and the East Bay Hills, and the facilities are clean, modern and (dare I say) chic. If you’re looking for a marina that is more than the sum of its docks, Marina Village Yacht Harbor is just perfect.”
Marina Village has a happy vibe.
“After 18 years in the bay, Marina Village is the best. Great staff, clean bathrooms, well-kept docks and grounds. Marina Village has a happy vibe. I love this place.”
The entire staff has a very healthy sense of ownership.
“I have been a sailboat owner for over thirty years. We’ve visited marinas around the world and currently have three slips in three different marinas in Northern and Southern California.
Marina Village Yacht Harbor is by far our favorite. The entire staff has a very healthy sense of ownership. The courteous efficiency of the office staff, the friendly diligent daily work of the maintenance crew and the detailed work ethic of the cleaning crew make this marina one of the best we have ever seen. Thank you for giving us a safe, clean and very well-maintained space for boating.”
You won’t find a more enjoyable place.
“My wife Cathy and I, along with our cat Cricket have made our home on the Kruzin’ Kitty. She is a 37.5 foot Hunter.
We been liveaboards for over 14 years. Marina Village Yacht Harbor has been the most enjoyable place to call home. The boats we see show signs of caring owners. The facilities also show signs of caring owners.
If you are looking for a home for your boat, you won’t find a more enjoyable place!”
We love it!
Chuck and Edie Herro
“We have been berthed at Marina Village Yacht Harbor in Alameda for 6 years as both sailors and now as power boaters. We love it!
Entering the estuary from the Bay, usually, the wind will be at our back and the waters will be calmer. Marina Village Yacht Harbor, itself, is simply one of the best we have ever seen. Its surroundings are park like and the marina is carefully and thoroughly maintained. We have stable cement docks and clean, modern restrooms. Everything we need from ice, laundry facilities, showers and even shopping is nearby. Sandra Coong, the manager, is highly professional and thoughtful and her staff is friendly and responsive.
Edie and I are happy to be here. Parking is never a problem and our boat village is a friendly place. I can state, without reservation, that there isn’t another marina on the Bay that we would rather have our boat at than Marina Village Yacht Harbor.”
Marina Village Yacht Harbor has been a little piece of Heaven for me and my family for many years.
“When I was a 17-year-old young man in Coast Guard basic training on what is now known as Coast Guard Island, I gazed off from the “grinder” to the many beautiful boats sailing up and down the Oakland Estuary. I remember thinking to myself “Here I am in hell and those people are in Heaven!” Well I was right, and Marina Village Yacht Harbor has been a little piece of Heaven for me and my family for many years. Her beautiful location on the “tropical” side of Alameda, close to many amenities, is enough to make her highly desirable. But the real treasure of Marina Village is the community of boaters that call this special place home. Marina Village is like an old-fashioned neighborhood where people look after each other, and lifelong friendships are forged.”
The staff and management have always been very friendly.
Catalina 42 MKII
“We have had our boats here in Marina Village for over 22 years now.
It is the very best marina in Alameda. We have watched as the marina has improved over the years and has everything that a boater would want. They have constantly upgraded the facilities over the years and are right there when something needs repairs.
The staff and management have always been very friendly and I wouldn’t have my boat anywhere else in Alameda.”
Alameda has the best climate anywhere here in the bay.
“I just want to Thank all the folks that run Marina Village. It takes a team! And it really is amazing to find a group of folks that CARE about working together and with us. We have had our boat here at Marina Village for 20+ years. And it is refreshing! Sandra goes far beyond her 9-5 job here. I have sent emails to her in the evening and she has gotten right back. Everyone has been more than helpful. Alameda has the best climate anywhere here in the bay. Surrounded by water, it is extremely rare to have a jacket on, day or evening! The island is very friendly and SAFE! Marina Village rates a 10! I have great neighbors, the whole facility from slips to the grounds around the marina are clean and well cared for.”
The Harbormaster Sandra Coong is both professional and personable.
“Marina Village Yacht Harbor is where you will find safe, secure and well-maintained facilities for your vessel.
I have utilized many different marinas over the last 20 years and MVYH is by far my favorite. The staff is always attentive and eager to be accommodating whenever possible. The Harbormaster Sandra Coong is both professional and personable, which I appreciate as a marina tenant.”
Friendly staff too!
Mike and Wendy Scheck
“We have had our boat at Marina Village Yacht Harbor for over 20 years. Its proximity to yacht clubs, shopping, chandleries and restaurants make it an ideal spot to visit for a weekend or to berth your boat on a permanent basis. Friendly staff too!”
We’ve told them to stay at Marina Village!
“I would say in all of our travels that Marina Village is the best run marina we have come across. We exhibit at a lot of boat shows and always recommend you. We have friends who might be sailing down in September and we’ve told them to stay at Marina Village.”
We highly recommend to anyone who asks.
“We are so happy our research led us to Marina Village! We highly recommend to anyone who asks.”
the bathroom & laundry facilities are always clean…
Peter & Tom
“We absolutely love Marina Village Harbor! We have been tenants here for a year and are really happy with the facilities, environment, service and mainly the staff! The maintenance team does an excellent job in maintaining the docks, the bathroom & laundry facilities are always clean, and the harbormaster’s office staff are always helpful and friendly. Over the years we have been to several marinas and Marina Village is in our opinion the best in the Bay Area. There is a real community feel on our dock and we socialize with other tenants frequently. Really love it here.”
Marina Village is the best!
Islander 36 – Luna Sea
“We have kept our boat, Luna Sea, at Marina Village for more than 10 years. We believe that Marina Village is the best marina in the bay area and have never had a single issue with the facilities or the staff. We race our boat and have been to most of the marinas and yacht clubs in San Francisco Bay and Marina Village is the best!”
Keep up the great work. We’re here for a long time!
“We moved our 38 Hunter to Marina Village last year. When we went to the Marina office, we were greeted by Sandra who was very nice and did her best to accommodate us with a slip.
We have now been there for about a year and still can find nothing but great things about this marina. Our dock-mates are very friendly and helpful. Sandra and her staff continue to go out of their way to make our experience special.
Marina Village is a very special place for my wife and me. It’s located perfectly on the estuary and has outstanding sailing. The operation itself is very professionally run, and Sandra still goes out of her way make our experience the best experience possible. Keep up the great work. We’re here for a long time!”
Sandra Coong…has been exceptionally gracious and helpful to us.
“In my 35 years as a S.F. Bay boat owner, I’ve stayed at and visited many, many marinas and hands down Marina Village is our favorite. Clean, quiet, beautiful park-like waterfront, easy walking distance to everything you would need: banks, restaurants, supermarkets, Target, CVS, you name it. We even found a great waterfront dentist here. Great staff and the management visibly maintains and improves the facilities (they just replaced our dockbox/shore power/water connections and even replaced the bumpers lining the slips which were still quite serviceable). My wife loves their laundry facility and the bathrooms and showers are excellent. Big shout out of appreciation to Sandra Coong at the Harbormaster’s office who has been exceptionally gracious and helpful to us. Plenty of parking and dock carts. Highly recommended.”
…by far my favorite marina in the Bay Area.
“MVYH is by far my favorite marina in the Bay Area. The facilities are super clean and well-maintained. The marina staff is courteous, responsive and always willing to lend a hand. The grounds around the marina are beautiful with a fantastic walking path. The location is ideal for accessing all that Alameda has to offer including groceries, and a number of all within walking distance.”
“Outstanding! Well-maintained, close to stores, beautiful parks, and wonderful neighbors! The harbormaster and her crew have been a joy.”
I consider MVYH the best.
“I berthed my boat here for five years, three as a liveaboard. The marina office is very pleasant, responsive, and available, the facilities are kept up well, the community welcoming and friendly. The location in Alameda is very convenient. As someone who visited numerous marinas throughout Alameda for business, as well as Berkeley and Emeryville, I consider MVYH the best.”
“The nicest marina on the Alameda estuary. We have kept our boats here for over 7 years. The facilities include laundry, showers, and an ice machine are clean and kept in good working order by the staff. The management is friendly and always caring about our needs or frustrations, which are rare. Sandra and the gang at MVYH are the best. Thanks guys! We are proud to call MVYH our home. We highly recommend if you are considering berthing your boat here.”
We are so lucky to call it home.
“For the past two years my husband and I have sailed our Andrews 56, Encore, up and down the East and West coasts of the United States. We have been to some wonderful marinas. Marina Village, here in Alameda, ranks among the best. The staff, service, amenities, location, and community of boaters are amazing. We are so lucky to call it home.”