L 37° 57.425°N 122° 27.421°W

95 Loch Lomond Drive 

San Rafael, CA 94901

Phone: (415) 453-0171

A destination for sailors & power-boaters

The Loch Lomond Yacht Club is a destination for sailors and power-boaters.  We are a small pocket harbor in a serene and beautiful area nestled between historic China Camp and Mt. Tamalpais. 

We welcome visits by other yacht clubs.  If you plan to cruise-in, please check the tide chart and navigation pages thoroughly. The channel is narrow and the directions must be followed exactly.
 

Visiting yachts stern-to just off the Loch Lomond Yacht Club Deck. The dock in front of the club is 107 feet in length and the side docks offer 70 feet and 35 feet of space. There are 30 amp power posts and water is available. The can provide access to showers.

Events & Hospitality

We have a variety of club events that occur regularly.  Check the "Events" tabs to see upcoming dinners, events, and menus.  Arrive on a Friday night and take advantage of our Happy Hour at 6:00 pm and Happy Hour Dinner at 7:30 pm. Check to see what Saturday Events are planned for the dates you will arrive.  These Club Event nights feature cocktails at 5:30 pm and a dinner at 7:00 PM. ​​​With great food, a well-stocked bar, fun-loving people and a beautiful setting, any weekend can be a great one!

Hungry? Need to Stock the Boat?

Check out Andy’s Local Market, one of the premiere destination markets in Marin located directly across from the Loch Lomond Yacht Club. Check here for hours and menu: https://www.andyslocalmarket.com/

Fees and Contact Details

Dock Fees are $20 per night per boat and there is a $15 gate key deposit.

Please contact Christine Adams for more information -
Email:  cruiseindirector@lochlomondyachtclub.com
Cell:  307-690-3942
LLYC:  415-453-0171

 

We'll work hard to make your visit a memorable one. 

The Strand Construction Update

As of April 2019 parking is available in the Strand Development. The western lot is now open as well. It has a number of individual vehicle spaces as well as a number of boat trailer spaces. Please refrain from parking in the boat trailer spaces during the day. They can be used in the in the evening when there are no vehicles there. And of course, please remember not to park in Andy’s Market lot.

 

The Fuel Dock is still unavailable. Please check back for updates. 

Approaching by boat

Approaching from the South Bay 

  1. Heading north, pass under the Richmond - San Rafael Bridge.

  2. Head for green dolphin number 17, FL G 4 S, 15 ft., L. 37° 57.425°N 122° 27.421°W

  3. Enter the San Rafael Canal heading 279°M

  4. The canal depth varies depending on tidal conditions. Two hours before to two hours after high water, the canal depth should be eight feet or more. However, during a minus tide, the canal depth can be as low as 3.5 feet. Deeper draft vessels should transit two hours before to two hours after the tidal high water time.

  5. On entering keep green dolphin markers, numbers 1 and 3, to port. Sighting the markers ahead and behind, and stem the wind/current as needed.

  6. Do not pass the dolphins close aboard. Stay off about 40 feet where the channel is dredged for a 60 foot width.

  7. Just before dolphin 5 the "Dog Leg" will branch off to starboard. It is clearly marked by pilings and has a slight bend to port. 8. Turn after you can sight straight down the dog leg channel. Do not cut the turn short as the bottom shoals slightly in the "V". 7. Loch Lomond Marina entrance is marked by a set of pilings to port and starboard.

 

Approach from the North Bay

  1. ​Pass thru San Pablo Straight heading SW

  2. Head for green dolphin number 17, FL G 4 S, 15 ft., L 37° 57.425°N 122° 27.421°W

  3. Enter the San Rafael Canal heading 279°M    

  4. The canal depth varies depending on tidal conditions. Two hours before to two hours after high water, the canal depth should be eight feet or more. However, during a minus tide, the canal depth can be as low as 3.5 feet. Deeper draft vessels should transit two hours before to two hours after the tidal high water time.

  5. On entering keep green dolphin markers, numbers 1 and 3, to port. Sighting the markers ahead and behind, stem the wind/current as needed.

  6. Do not pass the dolphins close aboard. Stay off about 40 feet where the channel is dredged for a 60 foot width.

  7.  Just before dolphin 5 the "Dog Leg" will branch off to starboard. It is clearly marked by pilings and has a slight bend to port.

  8. Turn after you can sight straight down the dog leg channel. Do not cut the turn short as the bottom shoals slightly in the "V".

  9. Loch Lomond Marina entrance is marked by a set of pilings to port and starboard.

 

The Loch Lomond Yacht Club GUEST DOCK The guest dock extends 103 feet in front of the yacht club, then 70 feet down the main dock (east) and then along the short finger 35 feet (south). Boats can stern-tie along the two longer docks (see photos) or side-tie.

Channel

Green Dolphin "17" to Dog Leg Turn to Marina Entrance

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Loch Lomond Marina
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Traveling by Car

From the North ​

  1. Take Hwy 101 South toward San Francisco

  2. Take Exit 452 Central San Rafael Merge onto Hetherton St.

  3. Turn left at 2nd Street Continue and merge onto 3rd Street Continue and merge onto San Pedro Road Turn right at Loch Lomond Drive

  4. Turn right and go through open gates in fence

  5. During construction, follow the signs and arrows for "Yacht Club"

  6. Proceed to the water's edge to the right of A Dock. 

 

From the South

  1. Take Hwy 101 North toward San Rafael

  2. Take Exit 452 Central San Rafael Turn right at 2nd Street ​Continue and merge onto 3rd Street Continue and merge onto San Pedro Road Turn right at Loch Lomond Drive

  3. Turn right and go through open gates in fence

  4. During construction, follow the signs and arrows for "Yacht Club"

  5. Proceed to the water's edge to the right of A Dock. 

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Local Services

TAXI Services:

1. Marin Green Cab 415-258-9980

2. Marin Super Taxi 415-261-3909

3. United Taxi 415-342-9023

 

Hotels:

1. Embassy Suites

    101 McInnis Parkway, San Rafael, 415-499-9222

2. Courtyard San Francisco Larkspur Landing

    2500 Larkspur Landing CIrcle, Larkspur, 415-925-1800

3. Marin Suites Hotel

    45 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, 415-924-3608

4. Best Western Corte Madera

    56 Madera Blvd, Corte Madera, 415-924-1502

5. Four Points by Sheraton San Rafael

    1010 Northgate Dr, San Rafael, 415-479-8800

    

Loch Lomond Marina

Launch Ramp and Berths available

110 Loch Lomond Dr., San Rafael, CA 94901

415-454-7228

 

Andy's Local Market and Gourmet Deli

75 Loch Lomond Dr, San Rafael, CA 94901

Open 6:30AM - 8PM   Seven Days a Week

415-456-5777  Deli   415-456-5730  Store

www.andyslocalmarket.com

 

Worlds Best Bait Shop

On the launch dock, Loch Lomond Marina, San Rafael, CA 94901

415-456-0321

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