Coming to San Diego Bay?
- Some restrictions remain in place due to COVID-19 public health orders. Learn more at portofsandiego.org/COVID19.
- Big Bay Boom is going virtual this year (no live fireworks). Tune in to Fox 5 San Diego at 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 4 for a special edition of the Big Bay Boom.
Enjoy the Port of San Diego from the bay
Dock and Dine
Try more that 60 waterfront restaurants on the San Diego Bay!
Boat Launching Ramps
Visitor's Dock and Anchorage
San Diego Bay Marinas
Sanitary Stations and Fuel Docks
San Diego Bay Online Boating Reservations
San Diego Bay is a recreational haven that attracts boaters from all over the world. To make the bay more accessible and enjoyable, the Port of San Diego provides temporary anchorage areas for boaters.
The Port has established an online reservation service. Boaters may choose from anchorages or guest docks.
- Anchorages are a maximum of 72-hour reservation. There must be a 24-hour gap before applying for another permit.
- Guest docks allow you to stay 15 days in a 40-day period. The docks are located at the southwestern end of Shelter Island.
Reservations were accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
California Boater Card
As of January 1, 2018, the mandatory boating safety education law goes into effect, and will be phased in by age. If you operate any type of motorized vessel on California waterways (including powered sailboats/paddlecraft), you will be required to pass an approved boating safety examination and carry a lifetime California Boater Card.