|San Diego is a great destination for
a get-away week. There are so many different areas to visit that you could stretch
that week into a month and just about cover most of the bay.
| Public guest slips are provided by the Harbor Police at the
Shelter Island facility on the south end of the island, 1401 Shelter Island Drive.
There are 22 slips accommodating boats to 40 feet with end ties for boats over 40
feet. Amenities include water and 110 shore power, restrooms (no showers), parking
and a phone booth at the customs dock.
are not accepted, its first come, first served, but you can hail the Harbor Police
dispatcher on VHF 16 or by land-line at 619/686-6272 to find out if there is space
available. Or you can stop at the dock and check, be sure to have the vessel
registration with you. Fees are $10 a day for the first 5 days, $20 day for the
second 5 for boats under 55 feet. Over that, the fee doubles. Length of stay
is 10 days in a 30 day period.
|In addition to
the transient slips, the Port also provides a "Cruisers
Anchorage" located near the downtown area. No fee is required to
anchor in this area however a permit is required and can be obtained
through the above mentioned mooring office during office hours. The
anchorage is limited to vessels registered outside of San Diego county.
The length of stay allowed for the anchorage is 30 days with two
extensions available for a total stay of 90 days in a 12 month period.
There are over 20 private marinas in the harbor and most have
guest slips available. Fees and length of stay varies but amenities include
restrooms, showers, electricity and water. Some include cable tv, telephone service,
clubhouse or lounge, lending libraries, parking, swimming pool and jacuzzi, wash down
service, pump-a head service and we've even gotten room service delivered to boat at one!
Two of them are the Harbor Island West
Marina at 2040 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, Ca 92102. They can be
reached at 619/291-6440 or faxed at 619/291-2684 and Sunroad Resort Marina
at 955 Harbor Island Drive San Diego, California
92101and they can be reached at 619/ 574-0736 or 1-800-350-0736.
If you belong to a yacht club, you may
have reciprocal privileges at many of the San Diego yacht clubs. Check with the club
you are interested in visiting and ask them their policies, length of stay and do make
reservations well ahead of your visit. We have stayed at many of the clubs in the
Shelter Island basin and can't say enough about their hospitality. One club even let
us use their meeting room for an impromptu after the wedding, after the reception party
while we were temporarily boatless as the bride and groom had taken "the boat"
out for a little harbor cruise. Thank you, Kona Kai!. And Southwestern has one
of the nicest group of sailors we've encountered. And a beautiful facility.
Thank you too! San Diego Yacht Club is another club with superb facilities and a
There are over 20 marinas in San Diego Harbor. Even some of
the yacht clubs have their own slips! What a luxury! We're from a
"little" harbor up the coast where space is at a premium!
Amenities can include restrooms, showers, electricity and water.
Some include cable tv, telephone service, clubhouse or lounge, lending
libraries, parking, swimming pool and jacuzzi, wash down service, pump-a
head service and we've even gotten room service delivered to
2040 Harbor Island Dr.,
One of San Diego's finest full service marinas with all the amenities a boater could
want. Situated in north San Diego Bay, Harbor Island West Marina offers the best
location in the harbor for bay sailing, easy access to the ocean and is close to
downtown. Tel: 619/291-6440 Harbor Location
955 Harbor Island Drive,
Welcome to Sunroad Resort Marina located on San Diego Bay, just minutes from the
International Airport and downtown San Diego. Sunroad Resort Marina was established
in 1987 and attracts boat owners from all over the country.
Tel: 619/574-0736 or 1-800-350-0736