B Street Cruise Terminal/Broadway Pier

Distribution and Other Services | Berthing and Terminal | Piers, Wharves and Docks

Cruise Ship
Terminal/B Street Pier
Broadway Pier
Location on Waterfront Between foot of Broadway & A Street
Foot of Broadway
Dimensions Face: 122 m
Sides: 305
Face: 40m
Sides: 305
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

Cruise Ship Schedule

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.

Cruising into and from San Diego


Distribution and Other Services


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.

Open Storage

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.

Tug Service

Tugs up to 2,400hp are available from commercial operators in the San Diego area.

Rail Lines

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.

  1. 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.
  2. Long-distance updates are provided through telephone landline, telex, radio-telephone or satellite communication networks.
  3. 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
    this purpose.
  4. 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.


Berthing and Cruise Ship Terminal

cruise ship gangway

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)
305 (north)
305 (south)
41 (west)
305 (north)
305 (south)
1, 2 (north)
4, 5 (south)
3 (west)
1, 2 (north)
4, 5 (south)
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

Specialized Berthing

Embarcadero 472 5.5
G Street Pier (Tuna Vessels) West Side 278 8.5
Fish Harbor Pier 182 3.6

Piers, Wharves and Docks

Piers, Wharves, Docks


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
Description Face No.Side So.Side Face No.Side So.Side
Dimensions 122m 305m 305m 40m 305m 305m
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
Load Capacity

Contract Terminal Manager

Contact Terminal Manager

Lighted or
Lighted Lighted Lighted Lighted Lighted Lighted
Mechanical Handling Facilities Stevedore equipment is
available as needed.
Stevedore equipment is
available as needed.
Highway Connections Via Harbor Dr. (arterial),
four-lane roadway
Via Harbor Dr. (arterial),
four-lane roadway
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.

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