This cruise schedule prepared by the Port of San Diego is for the convenience of travel agents and the local-related tourism business. Unless otherwise noted, all ships berth at the B Street Pier Cruise Terminal. All dates listed reflect the San Diego ship call date.
B Street Cruise Terminal/Broadway Pier
Terminal/B Street Pier
|Location on Waterfront||Between foot of Broadway & A Street||Foot of Broadway|
|Dimensions||Face: 122 m|
|Type of Construction||Concrete||Concrete |
|Lighting||Lighted on all sides||Lighted on all sides |
|Utilities||Water and electricity available to vessels only|
|Other Amenities||Cruise Ship Terminal||Restrooms |
Waterfront facilities are equipped to receive petroleum products and/or bunker large, ocean-going vessels while handling cargo and cruises.
Marine service stations are dispersed throughout the entire harbor area and serve fishing vessels, recreational craft, and various types of small vessels with fuels and marine lubricants.
In addition to the long- and short-term covered storage facilities for waterborne cargo, the Port of San Diego has open storage areas available to the public. These areas are paved, protected by conntrolled access, and served by railroad tracks and improved streets and roadways.
Drydocks and Marine Railways
Thirteen of the waterfront marine repair yards have a total of 6 floating drydocks and 24 marine railways. Lifting capacities of the floating drydocks range from 272 to 2,812 metric tons; the haul-out capacities of the marine railways range from 18 to 1,270 metric tons.
In addition, local marine repair firms have use of a graving dock owned by the United States Navy for making below-waterline repairs to large, ocean-going vessels. This dock has a clear inside length of 215 meters and an entrance width of 28.2 meters. A 22.7-metric-ton, full-portal, traveling, shipyard crane serves both sides of the graving dock. The marine repair firms make prior arrangements with local naval authorities for use of the graving dock.
Tugs up to 2,400hp are available from commercial operators in the San Diego area.
A transcontinental rail carrier, the BNSF, and a line haul carrier, the San Diego & Imperial Valley Railway, serve the port of San Diego. There are 12.88 kilometers of track serving 12 berths throughout the port.
Marine Repair Yards
There are numerous waterfront facilities for the construction, repair and conversion of oceangoing vessels, tugs, fishing boats and small vessels.
The port of San Diego also has a number of companies engaged in various phases of marine repair work. They maintain repair shops and portable equipment for making repairs on vessels at berth. Prior permits are required.
Hoisting Facilities—Ashore and Afloat
In addition to the port’s 100-ton capacity mobile harbor crane, crawler and truck cranes with lifting capacities of up to 165 tons may be obtained from crane rental services in San Diego.
Derrick barges with capacities up to 150-tons lift and 42.7-meter boom length are immediately available from locally based companies. Heavier-lift capacity and longer boom-length equipment can be made available with a minimum 72-hour prior notification.
Vessel Traffic Services
No formal Vessel Traffic Services system is in effect in the port
of San Diego due to active control measures, simplicity of naviga-
tion and berthing, relative freedom of congestion and excellent year-round tide, wind and weather conditions. The following listing of operating criteria should provide a sufficient overview for evaluation.
- Vessel movement coordination, berthing assignments, serrvices
and storage requirements are provided through direct liaison with local agents and stevedore companies. The Port of San Diego Marine Operations department updates this information daily.
- Long-distance updates are provided through telephone landline, telex, radio-telephone or satellite communication networks.
- Local agents have ship-to-shore radio communications capabilities for short-range transmitting and receiving of necessary information. The Port of San Diego operates a limited-range VHF marine radio station for ship-to-shore emergency and calling. Channels 16 and 12 are in use for
- The main ship channel serving the port is fully buoyed and a range marker system is in operation for the main entry channel. No radar or RDF control systems are in effect.
Pilotage charges apply to most vessels, as outlined in the Port Tariff 1-G.
Underkeel clearance of one foot is required of all vessels entering the port of San Diego.
Maquiladoras and the Port of San Diego
Using the port creates monetary savings in transport as it is within 16 kilometers of the border entrance to the Mexican free zone. All cargo brought into the port destined for this zone may be shipped in bond to the border and then directly to a maquiladora in Mexico. In this zone a U.S. manufacturer has the ability to produce a prooduct
for distribution anywhere in the world at a lower cost. The San Diego border with Mexico is the most active maquiladora zone in the U.S. This gives the port of San Diego a distinct advantage over any other port in the U.S. for the export of products manufactured in the maquiladoras.
The Port has a 30,000-square-foot main cruise ship terminal building; two supplemental structures for passenger reception and baggage handling (totaling 15,000 sq. ft.); and 2 warehouse areas. Read more information about the terminal below.
|TERMINAL||B Street Pier||Broadway Pier|
|BERTHING SPACE (meters)||122 (west)|
|BERTH NUMBER||3 (west)|
1, 2 (north)
4, 5 (south)
1, 2 (north)
4, 5 (south)
|DEPTHS ALONGSIDE ALL MILLW (meters)||10.7 (ALL)||10.7 (ALL)|
|BUILDING STRUCTURES||30,000 sq. ft. main terminal building; two supplemental structures for passenger reception and baggage handling (totaling 15,000 sq. ft.); 2 warehouse areas (30,000 and 20,000 sq. ft.)||52,000 sq. ft. cruise facility; 15,000 sq. ft. of baggage handling space|
|G Street Pier (Tuna Vessels) West Side||278||8.5|
|Fish Harbor Pier||182||3.6|
|B STREET PIER||BROADWAY PIER|
|Location on Waterfront||Between foot of Broadway and Ash Street||Foot of Broadway|
|Owned By||Port of San Diego||Port of San Diego|
|Operated By||Port of San Diego||Port of San Diego|
|Purpose||Cruise vessel operations and U.S. Customs||Cruise operations, visiting ships and U.S. Customs|
|Type of Construction||Concrete retaining walls, paved solid fill in center with 18.3m side, concrete pile, and concrete decked extensions along sides and face||Concrete pile, concrete deck|
|Depth alongside at MLLW||10.7m||10.7m||10.7m||10.7m||10.7m||10.7m|
|Usable Berthing Space||122m||305m||305m||40m||305m||305m|
|Width of Aprom||26-10.6m||11m||8.8m||-||4.9m||4.9m|
|Height of Deck above MLLW||4m||4m||4m||4m||4m||4m|
Contract Terminal Manager
Contact Terminal Manager
|Lighted or |
|Mechanical Handling Facilities||Stevedore equipment is |
available as needed.
|Stevedore equipment is |
available as needed.
|Highway Connections||Via Harbor Dr. (arterial), |
|Via Harbor Dr. (arterial), |
|Water Supply |
(available to vessels)
|Through hose connections||Through hose connections|
|Fire Protection |
(other than city)
|Sprinkler system in terminal; |
hose, hand and chemical cart
extinguisher; and watchmen
|Sprinkler system in terminal|
|Remarks||Passenger loading bridge is equipped to handle embarkation and debarkation of passengers and baggage.||Passenger loading bridge is equipped to handle embarkation and debarkation of passengers and baggage.|