A short time after the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake struck, these sea lions moved bag-and-baggage into the west marina at Pier 39. There can be as many as 900 sea lions there during the winter months. In the summertime many of them migrate but there is always a steady population at Pier 39's K-Dock all year round. The Marine Mammal Center’s Kiosk is located next to the sea lions where volunteers are happy to answer questions about the mammals.
Marina West and East Marinas, on both sides of Pier 39
Don't get lost amongst all the tourist stores, and forget that Pier 39 is a pier after all - so why not check out the impressive flotilla of vessels moored at its 11 docks on either side of the pier.
Street Performers The Crystal Geyser Alpine Spring Water Center Stage (at the end of Pier 39)
Daily Show Times: 12PM, 1:15PM, 2:30PM, 3:45PM, 5PM, 6:15PM, 7:30PM & 8:45PM. Colorful jugglers, magicians, clowns, mimes, and comedians of all descriptions entertain Pier 39 visitors throughout the day.