San Diego Tourist Guide

Launch Ramps in San Diego Bay

There are four boat launching ramps in the San Diego Bay Harbor. These are public facilities with no fees to launch boats. Each ramp has four or more lanes with convenient docking space with adjoining parking lots exclusively for boat-trailer vehicles only.

Boat Ramp at Shelter Island

The boat launching ramp at Shelter Island is 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 you can purchase anchovies and sardines are located on the right side of the channel as you exit the harbor. The bait barges are open 24 hours per day.

2210 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, CA
Shelter Island

Glorietta Bay Launch Ramp

Located in the City of Coronado, Glorietta Boat Launching Bay is a secluded yet 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 limited to 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.

1715 Strand Way
Coronado Island, CA

National City Boat Launch

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 off ramp in National City. Restrooms, picnic facilities and a fishing pier are also located on the property.

Foot of Goesno Place
National City, CA

Chula Vista Launch Ramp

The Chula Vista Boat Launching Ramp is located at the "J" Street Marina Park off the "J" Street Interstate 5 off ramp 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.

Marina Way, Chula Vista
San Diego, CA
Chula Vista

San Diego, California