The stunning photographs of San Diego Bay were photographed by GL Brannock.
San Diego Harbor
Photo Credit GI Brannock
San Diego Harbor Kayak, Canoe, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information
An enjoyable way to explore San Diego Harbor is from a kayak. It’s a great way to get up-close to California’s diverse sea life. San Diego Harbor is a wonderful destination for the outdoor enthusiast.
The harbor is located about two-and-a-half hours south of Los Angeles. It is a perfect destination to watch a sunset on the water. Another fun thing to do is to kayak to Shelter Island during Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay where you can rest your kayak in the marina and listen to the performers.
Highlights include dramatic scenery, frolicking in gentle ocean surf, and abundant wildlife including sea lions, dolphins, and gentle leopard sharks! Sight-seeing, fishing, hiking, boating, bicycling, should be at the top of any visitor’s to-do list. There is easy access to boat rentals, fishing supplies, restrooms, and great dining.
Kayak fishing is a popular activity in the San Diego Harbor. For avid kayak anglers a bountiful fishery awaits you. There are numerous coves and inlets providing good fishing opportunities to kayak angling enthusiast. Game fish, including spotted bass, halibut, turbot, guitarfish, croaker, perch, and bonefish to name a few, are plentifully in the harbor. Numerous boat launches are available along the shoreline.
Open: San Diego Harbor is open seven days a week. year-round. Boating is allowed twenty-four hours a day, with running lights at night. There is a 5 m.p.h. boat speed limit in the northern bay and on the entire bay after sunset.OEX 1453 Rosecrans St, San Diego Ph: 619 758-9531
Fees: There are both free and metered parking lots and free beach access locations.
Harbor Facilities: Although there is no camping at the harbor itself, there are several campgrounds within a ten mile radius. Bicycling, walking, jogging and roller blading trails wind their way around the harbor. The harbor offers a diverse range of water sports. Satisfy your need for speed with jet and water skiing, or plough the water in a canoe or kayak. A mile long park and promenades spans the bay side length of Shelter Island. It features a public fishing pier, boat launching ramp and sweeping views of the harbor and San Diego skyline.