Yes. Stay North, north, north, as close to the jetty as you can.
I have a 6 foot draft
and with 17 years experience have learned that I can only get in and out with a 0.0 tide or higher, using the local small tide & current books
available at chandleries.
The basic charts
show a long 3 foot deep shoal at the east end that starts at the south end by the Bay Bridge. Stay north.
Once you're past the jetty, there is a deeper cut but is still a small shoal so when I go in at zero tide I see a foot or two below my keel
. That lasts about halfway to the dinghy dock
at the sailing school
at the east end of the north side of the basin. Some skippers head
north after the jetty to hug the rock wall, but I don't, I head
straight for the TI marina.
Once near the dinghy dock
, head sw into the 20 foot "pool" at the center, or go to the guest docks straight ahead at the sw corner of the marina.
Also, beware of the shoal at the sw end of the pool near the beach, west of the trees near the water
Our son was conceived there on our Catalina
25, and we visit there regularly on our C34 since 1998.
show what's there. Dinghy into the harbormaster office, he has another much larger scale one, it takes up a whole wall. Take a photo
Use the track on your GPS
, once in you can always get out at that state of tide or higher.
It's a lovely place.