Originally Posted by fstbttms
If you're saying that the Oyster Point and Vallejo marina's occupancy rate is representative of the Bay Area as a whole, I'd say you need to get out more often. Those two are possibly the least occupied marinas in the region.
Fair enough, those marinas are the emptiest I remember. We haven't actively shopped the area in a couple months. When the wife and I had boat fever bad we kicked hulls in several marinas that seemed to have more than a few empty slips for midweek. We hardly made a dent in the bay as a whole, but the few I did call for rental info didn't turn me away.
In my opinion the facilities in the bay seemed far fresher/newer overall than delta facilities as a whole. Parts of Bethel Island where downright depressing to look at.
My general impression was locating dockage was not going to present much of a problem so we investigated it no further. If you are shopping for a specific marina you might be disappointed, but cast a broad net and I could find something adequate.