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TowBoatUS San Francisco Bay and Delta is the premier marine assistance, towing, and salvage company on the West Coast.

Our crews are equipped with the most modern and professional fleet of towboats in California and stand ready to assist mariners 24 hours a day, 365 days a year!

We also provide a variety of other platform services with great flexibility.

Contact us today for more information!

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You can enjoy peace of mind on the water knowing we are standing by!


On June 16, 2015 BoatUS made a move that aligned all of it’s on the water towing services under one national brand, renaming it’s West Coast-based Vessel Assist towing fleet to TowBoatUS.

TowBoatUS, the national boating advocacy, services, and safety organization previously purchased Vessel Assist in 2003, and has since operated both recreational boat towing fleets under their membership-based BoatUS Towing Service program. Margaret Podlich, President of BoatUS, has stated “Other than a new name on the side of the towboat, BoatUS members and boaters needing assistance 24 hours a day will continue the same great, helpful, and professional service from our local captains.”

Our San Francisco Bay and Delta boating customers should continue to expect the same professional service they have always received from the finest fleet on the West Coast.

Towboat Services

All TowBoatU.S.Ports offer Towing, Soft Ungroundings, Battery Jumps & Fuel Delivery.


We offer salvage assistance. Includes recovery of property, refloating the vessel, and towing it to a safe harbor.

Repairs Services

TowBoatU.S. San Francisco Bay & Delta has their own dock, or can contract with a third party to provide repair services.


Local transportation to transport you to a hotel or other local destination can be arranged.

ACAPT Certified

We are a member of the Accredited for Commercial Assistance and Professional Towing (ACAPT) program which recognizes the professional who is willing to adhere to high standards of service, training, and equipment. See C-Port for more info.


Whether the tide has gone out and your boat is stranded in the mud or your battery has died and you're stuck out at the Farallon Islands we provide you with fast, responsible service when you need us most! Our towboats are the best on the West Coast!


Even if you don't have a membership, we'll still assist you. But, commercial boat towing companies typically charge boat operators based on “Portal-to-Portal” pricing. This means they charge from the time they leave their port until the time that they return. These charges average over $275 per hour! In contrast, an annual Unlimited BoatUS Membership with us costs less than $200 and provides for service up to 40 miles offshore. Interested in joining? Click here to sign up. 

We are the local TowBoatU.S. provider, covering your boating area including the entire San Francisco Bay, San Pablo Bay, Suisun Bay, and the Sacramento and San Joaquin River Delta, as well as out into the Pacific Ocean.  As always, your Membership with BoatUS is valid worldwide.

Our services include:

Boat towing | Marine salvage | Fuel & part delivery | Jump starts | Contract towing | Diving services | Dock to Dock towing

Our dispatch operators are standing by 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Free BoatUS Towing App

One push of a button connects you to the nation's largest
network of on-water towers - even out of cell range!

Vessel Assist San Francisco Delta


"I used [the app] in May when I had engine failure. I was very glad I had it. The dispatch center patched me to the local tower very quickly. If you boat, you need this app."

- Robert S.

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