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Boat Launching Ramps




Glorietta Bay Boat Launch

San Diego Bay Boat Launching Ramps

San Diego Bay has four boat launching facilities located in convenient sites around the harbor. The boat ramps are four or more lanes wide with ample dock space nearby for boarding. Each boat ramp has an adjoining parking lot designated for vehicles with trailers only. There is no cost to launch a boat at the ramps. The ramps and the adjacent parks are operated and maintained by the Port of San Diego.

Chula Vista

The Chula Vista Boat Launching Ramp is located at the "J" Street Marina Park off the "J" Street Interstate 5 offramp in Chula Vista. The ramp has a large parking lot for vehicles with trailers, picnic facilities and restrooms. Care should be taken navigating in the adjacent areas of San Diego Bay as there are extremely shallow shoal areas. Refer to a current navigational chart prior to leaving the ramp area.

Click here for more information on the Chula Vista Boat Launching Ramp

Glorietta Bay 

The Glorietta Bay Boat Launching Ramp is located in the City of Coronado. Glorietta Bay is a secluded and picturesque area of San Diego Bay with calm, protected waters. A 72 hour anchorage is located directly across the basin from the ramp. Permits are issued through the Harbor Police to anchor in the area. The area from the boat ramp to the main channel of San Diego Bay is 5 miles per hour. Carefully check a current navigation chart so that you will become aware of the shallow areas immediately outside of Glorietta Bay.

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National City

The National City Boat Launching Ramp is located adjacent to Pepper Park, National City. The ramp accesses San Diego Bay via the Sweetwater Channel. The closest freeway access is off the 24th Street Interstate 5 offramp in National City. Restrooms, picnic facilities and a fishing pier are also located on the property.

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Shelter Island

NOTE: Shelter Island Boat Launch will be undergoing rennovation in 2017-18 The launch ramp will be closed during construction, but one lane will remain open during the summer months. Click HERE for information.

The Shelter Island Boat Launching Ramp is a several acre facility located at the northwestern end of San Diego Bay. This ramp provides the closest access to the Pacific Ocean (approximately 3 miles away). Rest rooms and a large parking lot are immediately available. For visiting fishermen, the bait receivers, where anchovies and sardines can be purchased, are located on the right side of the channel as you exit the harbor. The bait barges are open 24 hours per day.

Alternate Launch Facilities

Due to safety concerns and to allow the construction to occur, the facility will be closed to the public during most of the construction. One lane will remain open during the summer months. Expect delays if launching from the SIBL during the summer months, or find an alternate launch facility as shown below:

San Diego Bay
Kayak Launch Ramp: MAP

2869 Historic Decatur Rd,
San Diego, CA 92106

San Diego Bay
MCRD Boat House (Military Only): MAP

131 Neville Rd,
San Diego, CA 92140

Coronado Boat Launch, Glorietta Bay: MAP

1975 Strand Way,
Coronado, CA 92118
*NOTE: CLOSED April 2017 through
the end of May 2017

National City
Pepper Park: MAP

3299 Tidelands Ave, National City,
CA 91950

Chula Vista
Chula Vista Boat Launch Marina: MAP

Marina Way, Chula Vista,
CA 91910

San Diego Mission Bay
Dana Landing: MAP
2580 Ingraham St,
San Diego, CA 92109

San Diego Mission Bay
South Shores: MAP

S Shores Park Dy,
San Diego, CA 92109

San Diego Mission Bay
Ski Beach Boat Launch Ramp: MAP
Ingraham St & Vacation Rd,
San Diego, CA 92109

San Diego Mission Bay
Santa Clara Point: MAP

1001 Santa Clara Pl, San Diego,
CA 92109

San Diego Mission Bay
De Anza Cove Boat Launch: MAP
E Mission Bay Dr, San Diego,
CA 92109

Oceanside Harbor Boat Launch: MAP

1380 N Pacific St, Oceanside,
CA 92054