Sacramento Marina gears up for biggest boating season in ten years

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National Marina Day event and nautical swap meet is Saturday, June 13

The Sacramento Marina is gearing up for what they are calling “the best season” since 2005. Despite low lake and river levels in the drought, the Sacramento Marina is among several marinas in the Sacramento/Delta area that are fortunate to have enough water for boating this summer. Combined with lower gas prices and recently added amenities, the City’s marina manager expects a busy boating season.

“It’s a very exciting time for us in this industry and for this marina.  I really feel we are at the right place at the right time,” said Marina Manager Keith Underwood.

The Sacramento Marina is a 475 slip public marina at the southern end of Front Street, nestled behind beautiful Miller Park on the east side of the Sacramento River. It’s the largest, most convenient and only off-river dockage marina in the Sacramento area. The marina location is located close to Old Sacramento and music events at riverside establishments.

A few events will be held at the Marina this season, one of which is National Marina Day. The event is free and open to the public.

WHO:             Sacramento Marina

WHAT:           National Marina Day

WHEN:         Saturday, June 13 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

WHERE:       2710 Ramp Way, Sacramento, 9581

The highlight of this event day is the Nautical Swap Meet where you can buy, sell, and trade used or unwanted gear for fishing, boating, wakeboards, etc. Vendor participants must register here. Registration is free.

WHAT:         Nautical Swap Meet

WHEN:        Set Up Time for Vendors- 6 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.

                      Break Down Time- 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

The Sacramento Marina improved services and the facility since last summer: More dock staff are attending to boaters, the Miller Launch restrooms are open, and the brush surrounding the marina has been trimmed to improve security and appeal.  Occupancy has increased by 10 percent leading into this year.

The public marina also has:

  • Lowered slip rates
  • Stocked up supplies, beverages and snacks at the administrative office store and fuel dock store on the water
  • Added rental boats through Granite Bay Boat Rentals for those who want to boat without buying.

For boat rentals and inquiries, please visit To learn more about what the Sacramento Marina has to offer visit their homepage. For more information, call (916)808-5712 or email