Mission Bay, California
In the early 40’s, the Chamber of Commerce recommended Mission Bay be developed into a tourist and recreational center to help diversify the City’s largely military based economy. By the late 40’s, dredge and fill of twenty-five millions cubic yards of sand and silt created the land forms of the park which now is almost entirely man-made and the San Diego River Flood Control Channel was built to contain the river. Mission Bay is now a recreational area with over 1800 slips scattered throughout 9 marinas.
If you’re considering a California sailing vacation or sailing school on the West Coast, there’s no better place than the Santa Barbara Sailing Center. Not only do we provide world-class sailing instruction, but there are tons of things to see and do around Santa Barbara before, during and after your California sailing vacation.
The sheltered waters off Santa Barbara offer ideal conditions (12-16 knots) for gaining confidence while you learn to sail on J-24’s (ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing) and Catalina 32’s (ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising). During your Bareboat Cruising course (ASA 104) you’ll experience sailing to the world-famous Channel Islands National Park, only 23 miles off our coastline. This is an amazing adventure that you’ll never forget!
Learn more at: Mission Bay
Latitude: 32 degrees, 45’5″N, 117 degrees, 15’6″W | Chart: 18765
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There are many privately run docks with overnight slips available.
Contact: Gerry Charest & Mort McCarthy
1936 Quivira Way
San Diego, CA 92109
Phone: (619) 224-3125
Fax: (619) 222-0634
SEA WORLD MARINA
Contact: Andy Schwartz
1660 South Shores Road
San Diego, CA 92109
Phone: (619) 226-3910
Fax: (619) 225-3260
There are a few 72 hour moorings that are protected from the weather are available at the north end of Mariners Basin, you may stay up to 3 days out of a 7 day period at no cost, contact (619) 221-8800.
There are 4 public launch ramps that are open 24 hours.
1. Dana Landing is located near the south end of the South Ingraham Bridge. There are overnight accommodations and rental slips. Amenities include fuel, ice, restaurant and bait.
2. De Anza Cove Public Ramp is located in the northeast corner of the bay, just off East Mission Bay Drive. Amenities include picnic areas, swimming and water skiing areas and a float.
3. Santa Clara Point Public Ramp is located on the west side of the bay off Santa Clara Place. Amenities include ice, groceries, picnic areas, water skiing.
4. Ski Beach Public Ramp is located on the east side of Vacation Isle. Amenities include restrooms, picnic area and water skiing.
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Quivira Basin at Marina Village and the Islandia Hotel Fuel Dock
There is fuel available at Quivura Basin, Dana Landing, the Islandia Hotel Fuel Dock, all with both diesel and gasoline.
There is ice, bottled gas and supplies available at Quivura Basin.
There are two jetties at the entrance to Mission Bay that are lighted and are 5.5 miles north of Point Loma and .3 miles north of the Ocean Beach pier. There is a U.S. Navy platform northwest 1 mile. The Sea World tower is 338 feet and is lighted 1.8 miles east of the entrance. There is a dredged channel leading to the bay with the entrance to Mariners Basin about a mile inside the entrance on the port side and the entrance to Quivura Basin on the starboard. At 1.3 miles inside there is a bridge between Ventura Point and Sunset Point with a reported clearance of 38 feet. The bay has a number of islands, Vacation Isle directly inside the bay and linked by two bridges, reportedly, the south having a clearance of 24 feet and the north clearing by 29 feet. Fiesta Island to the east is connected to the mainland.
Fog Horn: Located on the Ocean Beach pier, the north jetty and the Navy platform.
Mission Bay Vessel Speed
The speed limit on Mission Bay from sunset to sunrise is five (5) miles per hour. At other times, certain areas have a designated speed limit of five (5) miles per hour or less. These include: wherever buoys are posted with a five (5) mile per hour limit, near bridges, within 100 feet of shore, within 100 feet of another vessel
Mission Bay Boat Beaching
Vessels are permitted to be beached in many parts of Mission Bay, provided there is not a designated swim area or a waterski takeoff and landing area. The north end of Fiesta Island is closed to beaching. It is important to read signs carefully before beaching a boat in any area.
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