Growing California’s economy and protecting our environment since 1850.
The State of California has entrusted the San Francisco Bar Pilots to safely and efficiently navigate the world’s largest ships through 160 miles of North America’s most challenging waterways.
Number of US States with a Pilotage Organization
Ships Moved in 2018
Bay Area Docks and Maritime Facilities
Miles of Navigable Water
For over 20 years, the San Francisco Bar Pilots have collected new toys and bikes for the SFFD’s annual toy drive. We are proud to bring holiday joy to deserving children all around the Bay Area. Learn more about this important program here.