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Port of San Diego Kicks Off Eighth Season of $3 Waterfront Summer Shuttle

The Port of San Diego is pleased to kick off another season of its Waterfront Summer Shuttle, which provides low-cost transportation along the San Diego Bay waterfront with a $3 daily rate. Now in its eighth season, the Waterfront Summer Shuttle will run from Friday, May 24, 2019 through Monday, Sept. 2, 2019.

The Waterfront Summer Shuttle is provided by the Port and managed by Ace Parking to connect visitors to San Diego Bay and the waterfront and its businesses and attractions. It runs on a loop (approximately every 20 minutes) from the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina on Harbor Island to Harbor Drive Bridge, just south of the San Diego Convention Center, with several stops in between along the Embarcadero. Riders can hop on and off the shuttle all day long for an unlimited number of rides per day, with one $3 ticket.

“One of the Port’s goals is to get more people down to San Diego Bay, to get on and in the water and to enjoy all the activities that are offered along the our waterfront – and this shuttle makes that affordable and easy,” said Chairman Garry Bonelli, Coronado representative on the Port of San Diego Board of Port Commissioners. “There is so much to do between Harbor Island and the south end of the Embarcadero – you can even hop on a ferry to Coronado. Your summer adventure awaits!”

The shuttle runs daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. during the summer season (May 24, 2019 through September 2, 2019). The July 4th Shuttle will operate from 10 a.m. through Midnight.

Waterfront Summer Shuttle route stops: 

  • Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina on Harbor Island
  • San Diego Maritime Museum on the Embarcadero
  • Broadway Pier
  • Seaport Village
  • Manchester Grand Hyatt on the South Embarcadero
  • San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina on the South Embarcadero
  • Harbor Drive Bridge across from the Convention Center Park
  • County Waterfront Park (corner of Ash Street and Harbor Drive)

Tickets can be purchased in cash aboard the shuttle, or by card or cash at these locations:

  • Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
  • San Diego Maritime Museum
  • San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina 
  • Destination Travel at Seaport Village
  • Manchester Grand Hyatt Valet
  • Additional information:
  • Strollers and pets are allowed.
  • Bikes and scooters are not allowed.
  • Bringing luggage is not recommended.

Shuttles are Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant and are equipped with wheelchair lifts.
Public parking is available at various locations on the waterfront. Go to
To learn about all there is to see and do on the Port of San Diego waterfront, go to

About THE Port of San Diego

The Port of San Diego serves the people of California as a specially created district, balancing multiple uses on 34 miles along San Diego Bay spanning five cities. Collecting no tax dollars, the Port manages a diverse portfolio to generate revenues that support vital public services and amenities.

The Port champions Maritime, Waterfront Development, Public Safety, Experiences and Environment, all focused on enriching the relationship people and businesses have with our dynamic waterfront. From cargo and cruise terminals to hotels and restaurants, from marinas to museums, from 22 public parks to countless events, the Port contributes to the region’s prosperity and remarkable way of life on a daily basis.

About Port of San Diego Experiences

Port of San Diego Experiences welcomes businesses, residents and visitors from across the globe to enjoy and prosper from our dynamic waterfront.

As a treasured destination, the Port provides unique opportunities to captivate visitors and ensure everyone is welcomed, connected and inspired by our beautiful waterfront.