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Holiday Schedule

Harbor Police Mooring Office Closed on Friday - March 31, 2017.

Our regular business hours will resume Monday, April 3, 2017 (8am-5pm).




During the three days when the air race course is in operation, boaters will be able to view the Friday practice day and the Saturday and Sunday competitive racing from the water on the north and south sides of the bay closure. Travel through the waterway zone will be restricted during these times. There will be brief periods each day during which vessels may traverse through the waterway zone. These will be communicated via a marine radio channel to the detailed in the Notice to Mariners.

Placement of the race gates in San Diego Bay will begin on Friday, April 7. All infrastructure will be removed by the end of the day on Monday, April 17. Boaters are advised to keep a safe distance from the gates, and to be extra aware of dive teams working in the area.


For any information regarding Shelter Island Launch Ramp & Glorietta Bay Launch Ramp please visit the website:


San Diego Bay is a recreational haven that attracts boaters from all over the globe. To make the bay more accessible and enjoyable, the Port of San Diego provides temporary anchorage areas and docking facilities for boaters who are able to make reservations online.

Create guest dock & anchoring reservations or check availability of the Cruisers Anchorage by using the kiosk conveniently located at 1401 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92106


Beginning in January 2015, the Port of San Diego is resuming the Alternative Work Week program. The Port Administration Building and administrative offices for Harbor Police will be closed every other Friday. 


Frequently Asked Questions.

Where are your anchorages located?

A-5 Glorietta Bay - 32 degrees 43 minutes 45 seconds North by 117 degrees 11 minutes 18 seconds West.

A-1 La Playa - 32 degrees 40 minutes 69 seconds North.
by 117 degrees 10 minutes 07 seconds West.

A-9 Cruiser Anchorage - 32 degrees 42 minutes 90 seconds North by 117 degrees 13 minutes 84 seconds West.

Where are your guest docks located?
32 degrees 42 minutes 50 seconds North by
117 degrees 32 minutes 43 seconds West.

Tips on how to Cancel a Reservation:

Go to "My Account" , log-in, enter your password, then review your reservation history and simply hit "CANCEL" on the appropriate line item(s). 

If you know ahead of time that you are not going to use your anchoring permit, please cancel it. This will free up permits for other boaters during holidays and busy weekends.


Maximum length of vessel is 65’ for all Anchorages & Guest Dock Slips. A 24-hour minimum advance notice is required for all anchoring permits and may be reserved up to 1 year in advance. Permits will not be issued for the same day. No more than three (3) 72-hour anchoring permit may be issued to any person or boat in any calendar period. Three permits may be issued for A1 or A5, or both, but are cumulative. No two (2) seventy two (72) hour Anchoring Permits shall be issued on consecutive calendar days for the same Anchorage.

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