Clipper Cove, Very protected, busy on weekends
Paradise cove (rolley due to ferry
camp, good protection from west, lee shore from north and east.
Richardson bay, Join the anchor
outs. Actually plenty of space, plus a few dinghy
docks and restaurants
Aquatic park SF (sailboats only- motoring ok, watch for swimmers)
The Delta has tons of anchorages but its a long day sail away. Lovely in the summer, Hot so take deck
shades. Can get a tad moist on the slog back with summer winds.
There is an anchorage off Benecia, but the bottom tends to be foul. with old timbers and winds and counter currents will get the boat dancing.
Outside the bay there is also drakes bay (Rolley), Half moon bay and tomales bay (enter early morning before winds get honking). Watch the bar crossing.
Benecia, Vallejo, Petaluma, napa have marinas and or downtown docks (petaluma and napa) Napa river is being dredge now, so will be better. Petaluma river has a few high spots, one 1/3 mile north of green channel mariking (only one) and at haystack landing at 101 overpass at the new RR drawbridge. Hold to right (east) side of river in both locations for depth
Petaluma and Napa have nice downtown with tons of restaurants, shops, theaters, etc. Napa downtown dockage is small.
There are also other city's with docks, Suisun city, Richmond, pittsburg and Antiock, Rio Vista. Trains at pittsburg and Antiock (noisey) and Pittsburg is heavy industry, Marina's OK and overnight slip is $15. Good downtowns.