From the North:
Pass underneath the Richmond/San Rafael Bridge, heading toward the Standard Oil Long Wharf; shortly thereafter you will see a pylon with a "4" placard; from this point see the instructions below, “From The Channel Entrance”.
From the South:
Pass underneath the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge, keep the Berkeley Pier to starboard, proceed past the Southampton Shoal platform and in 1.5 nautical miles you will see a pylon with a "4" placard, from this point see the instructions below “From The Channel Entrance”.
From the West:
Pass under the Golden Gate Bridge, past Alcatraz Island leaving it to starboard, or pass through Raccoon Straights, head toward the pylon with a "4" placard, from this point see the instructions below, “From The Channel Entrance”.
From the Channel Entrance:
Pass between the pylons "4" to starboard and "5" to port, heading approximately 85 degrees magnetic toward pylons "8" and "12" both on your starboard side. To port you will see the old ship yard docks (a.k.a. Point Potrero), steer to your port as you pass these docks and head up the Santa Fe Channel leaving the large brick building (former Ford plant) to starboard (when in doubt, go left) and, proceed up the channel to the very end. Peterson Cat's Large Cat Yellow barge and large Cat Flag will be visible as you come down the channel. Welcome to the ‘Richmond Riviera’ we ask that arriving boaters abide by the 5 mph speed limit in Santa Fe Channel.