A Marina is a Sheltered Harbor

A marina is a sheltered harbor where boats and yachts are kept in the water and where services geared to the needs of recreational boating are found. The marina may have re-fueling, washing and repair facilities, ship chandlers, stores and restaurants. Slipways are used to get a tailored boat into the water. Some Marinas may provide out-of-water-dry-storage facilities, which is practical for seasonal and significant in latitudes subject to waters that freezing. Marinas may also feature ground facilities like parking lots for boat trailers and vehicles.

Boats are moored both on buoys or floating or fixed walkways which are secured to anchoring pilings employing a ring or roller device (floating docks vs pontoons). Buoys are less expensive to rent but considerably less convenient than having the ability to walk from boat to shore. Harbor shuttles, also called "water taxis", could be used to transport people between land and boats moored at buoys. Another alternative is an inflatable boat or tender. Facilities providing boat ramps, fuel, and stores will typically feature a public-use dock specifically for short term parking requirements.

In regions where there is a large tidal range, a few marinas employ locks to sustain water level for a number of hours prior to and after low tides.

Village West Marina in Stockton California

Marinas may also be operated by private clubs, specifically yacht clubs, although they also could be municipal facilities or private enterprises . You will find them located mostly along river banks connecting with lakes or oceans and may be found inland, up to twenty-five kilometers) sometimes from the mouth of a river. Marina is a Russian name.

The San Joaquin / Sacramento Delta has waterways in excess of a thousand miles plus numerous marinas. In fact, marinas located all the way up the Deep Water Ship Channel into Stockton, Brookside and Lincoln Village West 

Marinas charge fees for almost all services. There are fee-based services such as picnic areas, parking, pub, showers and club-house. These services are normally included as package with long-term monthly rental agreements. Visiting boaters are usually given an option of purchasing each individual service from a fixed fee schedule, and understandings can be as varied as a one time use, like using a shower, or a few weeks for a temporary berth. The right of use for these facilities is most often stretched out to include overnight or fixed time rates to visiting boaters.

Dry storage sometimes called dry stacking is mostly found in the U.S. and Europe. Dry-boat-stack storage involves vertically stacking boats in a rack system (double, triple and sometimes quadruple). Dry stacking extends boat life by allowing the hull to remain dry, and provides winter storage for boat at marinas that may not have slip storage. Forklifts are used to move boats to and fro. In the Netherlands "droge jachthaven" is the name used dry storage/dry stacking .

The Sacramento / San Joaquin Delta has over a thousand miles of waterways with many marinas. There are marinas located up the Deep Water Channel all the way into Stockton, Brookside and Lincoln Village West July 11, 2018

List of San Joaquin Delta Marinas

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San Joaquin Delta Marinas
Bar, Restaurant, Store,
Gas, Diesel, Propane,
Launch, Camping,
Hotel, PumpOut
Alamar Marina   916-922-0200  
Anchor Marina   925-684-9148 GO
Andreas Cove Marina 809 West Brannan Island Rd.
Isleton, CA 95641
916-777-2223 BRS
Angels Marina   925-684-3720  
Ann & Chuckís Boat Harbor   925-684-2388 GSL
Antioch Marina 5 Marina Plaza
Antioch, CA 94509
925-779-6957 GDBRO (VHF-16)
Arrowhead Harbor 4396 Holland Rd.
Clarksburg, CA 95612
916-775-0077 L
B&W Resort Marina 964 Brannan Island Rd.
Isleton, CA 95641
916-777-6161 GSLH
Bay Point Marina   925-458-1606 GPLS
Beacon Harbor 3861 Willow Rd.
Bethel Island, CA 94511
925-684-2174 GRBCL
Bethel Harbor End of Harbor Rd.
Bethel Island, CA 94511
925-684-2141 SL
Bethel Island Marina 10 Riverview Place PO Box 667, Bethel Island Ca 94511 925-684-3720  
Big Break Marina 100 Big Break Road
Oakley, CA 94561
925-679-0900 SL
Boathouse Marina 13900 River Rd.
Walnut Grove, CA 95690
916-776-1204 GDRSO
Boon Dox 14175 River Rd.
Walnut Grove, CA 95690
916-776-1611 BRS
Boyds Harbor   925-684-0922 BR
Brannan Island Park 17645 State Hwy 160
Rio Vista, CA 94571
916-777-6671 LCO
Bridge Marina Yacht Club   925-706-1187  
Brunoís Island Yacht Harbor 1200 West Brannan Island Rd.
Isleton, CA 95641
916-777-6084 L
Bullfrog Landing & Marina 17251 Bacon Island Road
Stockton, CA 95219
209-465-9610 GS (VHF-9,16)
Caliente Isle Yacht Club (Pvt.)   925-684-9979  
Cannery Landing RV Park   916-372-3492  
Carol's Harbor & Marina   925-684-2803 PSL
Changing Tides Resort   209-982-0765 R
Clarksburg Marina   916-744-1505  
Cliff's Marina 8651 River Rd.
Sacramento, CA 95832
916-665-1611 GSO
Courtland Docks      
Cruiser Haven Marina 7000 Orwood Road
Brentwood, CA 94513
925-634-3822 S
D'Anna's B.I. Marina Resort 6050 Bethel Island Rd.
Bethel Island, CA 94511
Dagmar's landing Below Walnut Grove Bridge 916-776-1961 SO
Das Cliff Haus   916-777-9936 BR
Deckhandís Marina 14090 Hwy 160
Walnut Grove, CA 95690
916-776-1370 SR
Del's Boat Harbor   209-835-8365 SL
Delta Bay Marina & RV Resort 950 West Brannan Island Rd.
Isleton, CA 95641
916-777-5588 GSCO
Delta Marina Yacht Harbor 100 Marina Drive
Rio Vista, CA 94571
707-374-2315 GDBRSLO
Discovery Bay Yacht Harbor 5901 Marina Road
Discovery Bay, CA 94514
925-634-5928 GDRSLO (VHF-16)
Dock Mirza Marina   510-684-0194  
Doc's Marina   925-684-3962 G
Donavonís Marina   925-684-3650  
Driftwood Marina 6338 Bridgehead Road
Oakley, CA 94561
925-757-9449 G (VHF-68)
Dwyer's Happy Landing   916-922-4610  
Eddos Harbor & RV Park 19530 Sherman Island East Levee Rd
Rio Vista, CA 94571
925-757-5314 GSLO
Emerald Point Marina 4234 Stone Road
Bethel Island, CA 94511
Easy C's Marina 822 West Brannan Island Rd.
Isleton, CA 95641
916-777-5241 RC
Farrar Park Harbor & Dry Dock   925-684-2352  
Five Star Marina   209-466-7223  
Frankís Marina and Resort   925-684-2101 GBRC
Freeport Landing 8250 Freeport Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95832
916-665-1677 BS (VHF-16)
Freeport Marina   916-665-1555 GBRSO
Giustiís 14743 Walnut Grove Thornton Rd.
Walnut Grove, CA 95690
916-776-1808 BR
Glen Cove Marina 2000 Glen Cove Marina Rd.
Vallejo, CA 94591
707-552-3236 GO
Gregs Harbor   510-684-2242  
Happy Harbor 731 West Brannan Island Rd.Isleton, CA 95641 916-777-6575 BRS
Harris Marina   925-684-2204 C
Harris Yacht Harbor   925-458-1606 GPLS
Haven Acres Marina 1691 West Frewert Road
Lathrop, CA 95330
209-982-5443 BGL
Hennis Marina 3205 Wells Rd. PO Box 1179
Bethel Island, CA 94511
925-684-3333 L
Herman and Helenís Marina 15135 W. 8 Mail Rd.
Stockton, CA 95219
209-951-4634 GDRSLO
Hidden Harbor Marina 3100 Ryer Rd.
Walnut Grove, CA 95690
916-775-1313 (VHF-16,68)
Holiday Harbor Marina     GS
Holland Riverside Marina 7000 Holland Tract Rd.
Brentwood, CA 94513
925-684-3667 GLO
Honker Cut Marina 11500 West Eight Mile Rd.
Stockton, CA 95219
King Island Resort 11530 West Eight Mile Rd.
Stockton, CA 95219
209-951-2188 GSLO
Ko-Ket Resort 14174 Isleton Rd.
Isleton CA 95641
916-776-1488 GLC
Korthís Piratesí Lair Marina 169 West Brannan Island Rd.
Isleton, CA 95641
916-777-6464 GRSLO
Ladd's Marina 4911 Buckley Cove Way
Stockton, CA 95219
800-895-9521 SL
Landing 63 14031 Hwy 160
Walnut Grove, CA 95690
916-776-1050 R
Lauritzen Yacht Harbor 115 Lauritzens Lane
Oakley, CA 94561
925-757-1916 GLO (VHF-16)
Lazy M Marina 5050 Clifton Court Rd, Suite C
Byron, CA 94514
925-634-4555 GRL
Leisure Landing   925-684-2166  
Lighthouse Marina     GD
Lindquist Landing Marina Knightsen, CA 925-684-3631 GD
Lloydís Holiday Harbor 415 Fleming Ln
Antioch, CA 94509
Lost Isle Stockton River Rout
Stockton, CA 95219 
209-948-4135 BR
Lundborg Landing 6777 Riverview Rd.
Bethel Island, CA 94511
925-684-9351 GLRBS
Marina West Yacht Club 4950 Buckley Cove Way
Stockton, CA 95219
Marine Emporium 5993 Bethel Island Road
Bethel Island, CA 94511
925-684-2330 SL
Mariner Cove Marina End of Taylor Rd.
Bethel Island, CA 94511
925-684-2166 GSC
Martinís Rainbow Resort 1100 West Brannan Island Rd.
Isleton, CA 95641
Martinís Sherman Lake Marina   707-860-5104 GS
Martinez Marina   925-313-0942 SLO
Mazikeenís Landing   925-684-3608  
McAvoy Yacht Harbor 1001 McAvoy Road
Bay Point, CA 94565
925-458-2568 GL
Metro Marina, Sacramento 5871 Garden Hwy.
Sacramento, CA 95837
916-920-8088 LBRO
Mossdale Marina   209-982-0512 GBRS
New Anchor Marina   925-684-2657 GDL
New Bridge Marina 6325 Bridgehead Road
Antioch, CA 94509
925-757-1500 GD
New Hope Landing PO Box 417, 13945 W. Walnut Grove Rd.
Thornton, CA 95686
209-794-2627 SLO
Oakwood Lake Resort   209-239-2500 LRSC
Old Sacramento Boat Docks Front & L Streets
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-264-7031 R (VHF-16)
Orwood Resort 4451 Orwood Rd
Brentwood, CA 94513
925-634-7181 GBRSLC
Outrigger Marina 17641 Sherman Island Rd.
Rio Vista, CA 94571
916-777-6480 GBRS
Owl Harbor Marina 1550 West Twitchell Island Rd.
Isleton, CA 95641
916-777-6055 RSC
Oxbow Marina 100 Oxbow Marina Drive
Isleton, CA 95641
800-848-1578 GDLSO
Paradise Point Marina 8095 Rio Blanco Rd.
Stockton, CA 95219
209-952-1000 GRSLO
Park Marina   925-684-3784  
Perry's Boat Harbor 500 Perry's Island Rd.
Isleton, CA 95641
916-777-6461 S
Pittsburg Municipal Marina 51-E Marina Blvd.
Pittsburg, CA 94565
925-439-4958 GDLO
Rainbow Resort   916-777-6172 RS
Rancho Marina 395 Brannan Island Rd.
Isleton, CA 95641
916-777-6135 CL
Richardís Marina   925-684-2504  
Rio Ramaza Marina   916-925-5432  
Riverbank Marina 1371 Garden Hwy #200
Sacramento, CA 95833
916-922-0720 BRO
Riverboat Marina 106 W. Brannan Island Rd.
Isleton, CA 95641
916-777-6462 BR
Riverpoint Landing Marina 4950 Buckley Cove Way
Stockton, CA 95219
209-951-4144 GDSLO
Rivers End Marina 6020 Lindemann Rd.
Byron, CA 94514
209-835-8365 LS
Riverview Marina 1801 Garden Highway
Sacramento, CA 95833
916-925-4100 RSO
Rocklin Docks   916-775-1172 G
Russoís Marina End of Piper Rd.
Bethel Island, CA 94511
925-684-2024 GSC
Rusty Porthole Marina 3893 Willow Rd.
Bethel Island, CA 94511
925-684-3607 R
Ryde Hotel 14340 Hwy 160
Walnut Grove, CA 95690
916-776-1318 RH
Sacramento City Marina 2710 Ramp Way
Sacramento, CA 95818
916-264-5712 GSLO (VHF-16)
Sam's Harbor   925-684-2115  
San Andreas Landing   916-372-3492  
San Joaquin Yacht Club (Pvt.)     GBRS
San Joaquin Yacht Harbor 3307 Wilbur Ave.
Antioch, CA 94509
Sea Horse Marina 2738 Dutch Slough Rd. 925-684-3606 (VHF-16)
Sherman Lake Resort 5140 W. Sherman Island Rd.
Rio Vista, CA 94571
Sherwood Harbor Marina 3505 South River Rd.
West Sacramento, CA 95691
916-371-3471 GS
Snug Harbor 3356 Snug Harbor Dr.
Walnut Grove, CA 95690
916-775-1455 GPSLCH
Spindrift Marina 841 W. Brannan Island Rd.
Isleton, CA 95641
916-777-6041 GBRS (VHF-16)
Steamboat Landing      
Stephens Anchorage   209-951-4144 G
Stockton Sailing Club 4980 Buckley Cove Way
Stockton, CA 95219
Stockton Yacht Harbor   209-946-9259 O
Sugar Barge Resort 4515 Willow Rd.
Bethel Island, CA 94511
800-799-4100 GDLBRSO
Suisun City Marina 800 Kellogg Street
Suisun City, CA 94585
707-429-2628 GDLRSO
Summit Marina      
Sunset Harbor PO Box 1431
Brentwood, CA 94513
925-684-3522 L
The Virgin Sturgeon 1577 Garden Highway
Sacramento, CA 95833
916-921-2694 BR
Tiki Lagun Resort 12988 W. McDonald Rd.
Stockton, CA 95206
800-338-7176 GDPSLCO (VHF-68)
Tower Park Marina 14900 W. Hwy 12
Lodi, CA 95242
209-369-1041 GDBRSLO
Tracy Oasis Marina 12450 W. Grimes Rd.
Tracy, CA 95304
209-835-3182 GBLSC
Tunnel Trailer Park (Pvt.)   916-776-1859  
Turner Cut Resort 12888 Neugebauer Rd. 209-465-4129 GRLC
Union Point Resort 14201 West Hwy 4
Stockton, CA 95206
209-463-4725 GBR
Vallejo Marina 42 Harbor Way
Vallejo, CA 94590
707-648-4370 GDLO (VHF-16)
Vieira's Resort 15476 State Hightway 160
Isleton, CA 95641
916-777-6661 GPBRSLC
Village West Marina 6649 Embarcadero Dr.
Stockton, CA 95219
209-951-1551 GDBRSLCO
West Marina     GDBRL
Walnut Grove Docks   916-776-1751 RS
Walnut Grove Marina 1400 Old Levee Rd.
Walnut Grove, CA 95690
916-776-1181 GRSLO
Waterfront Yacht Harbor   209-943-1848 GDBRLO
Whiskey Slough Harbor 3401 S. Whiskey Slough Rd.
Holt, CA 95234
209-942-4588 GLCO
Willow Berm 140 Brannan Island Rd.
Isleton, CA 95641
916-777-6313 GDSO
Willowest Harbor 3215 West Willow Rd.
Bethel Island, CA 94511
Wimpyís Marina 14001 W. Walnut Grove Rd.
Walnut Grove, CA 95690
209-794-2774 GBRSL
Windmill Cove Marina & RV Pk 7600 Windmill Cove Rd.
Stockton, CA 95206
209-948-6995 GBRSL
Woods Yacht Harbor 3307 Wells Rd/
Oakley, CA 94561
Woodward Marina   209-847-3129  

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