Kayak Put-In Info for: Martinez Marina, Martinez
Overview: Public boat ramp.
Parking: A lot for cars without trailors is located to the east of the ramp. No parking fee, but there is a launch fee for trailored boats.
Facilities: Paved ramps, floating docks, restrooms in the harbormaster's building, and boat wash station.
Amenities: Spacious waterfront park with picnic areas and nature trails. Bird watching, kite flying, fishing. Historic artifacts, including the old ferry dock and the wreck of the Forrester.
Directions: Exit 680 at Marina Vista and turn west. In downtown Martinez, turn right onto Ferry St and cross the railroad tracks. Turn right on Joe DiMaggio Dr. then follow curve left on N Court St. Turn right on Tarantino Dr, which ends at the ramp.
Cautions: This is a protected launch, but outside the harbor, conditions can be rough and windy. Refinery tanker traffic.