At SDSA we love just cruising, both sailing yachts and power yachts. We are often asked “where do you go?”
Kona Kai Resort, Shelter Island, our dock is in the lower left hand corner of the photo.
Seriously, San Diego, California is an awesome place to bareboat charter and cruise. That’s why there are so many boats here. Here are some tips that apply to all bareboat charters:
1. Plan to arrive around 2 pm. Check in during the daylight
hours and sail with our professional deckhand the next day for boat and
area orientation. You’ll be glad you did.
Ready to book? Call us at 800-441-8672.
Need more Ideas? Some of our favorite things to do are listed below.
This is “Boondoggle” our 30 foot Hunter escorting the USS
This is “Anytime” our classic 1963 Chris Craft 30 anchored in
La Playa, the foot trail in the background. She’s probably the
coolest boat currently in the fleet. You can’t beat the way a
wood boat rides. Perfect for two overnight.
3 day weekend anchored in La Playa Cove between the San Diego Yacht Club and Southwestern Yacht Club. Anchor in the cove early to get a good spot. Register as a guest at SDYC, SWYC or both and tie up at the dingy dock and have dinner,
get a key to the shower, and meet great friends. Be sure to fly your burgee and check in with the office of either club.
Remember to carry your membership card.
Not a yacht club member? No problem. Anchoring is free and you can tie up the dinghy at the Kona Kai Resort or ask the fuel dock nicely, it’s no worries. Walk to dinner at “Pomodoro” the best Italian in Point Loma.
This is “Swellbound” our Catalina 42 anchored in
The total California experience can be found in Coronado
3 day weekend anchored in Glorietta Bay near the famous Hotel Del Coronado. Obtain a free permit to anchor from the friendly Harbor Department. Anchor near the golf course for stunning views. Flick on the anchor light; land the dingy at Glorrietta Bay Marina for a small fee. Walk to the Hotel Del for cocktails on the beach, have dinner at Miguels Cocina, and finish up with Ice Cream from Coldstone. Dinghy back to the boat.
3 Day Weekend Anchored in Mission
This is a great summer trip. Sail to SDRW, sail close hauled on starboard tack for about 1 hour on a course of about 240. Tack onto port close hauled. Try to head for Point La Jolla for about one hour. Look for the Sea World tower (200 ft.) Look for the Hyatt Hotel Islandia. Pick up the jetties and keep the red on your right as you enter. Keep in the middle of the channel and lower your sails after entering the turning basin and prepare your anchor. The free, no permit anchorage is to the left and has good holding in sand. Bring the dingy up onto the beach above the high tide and you’ll be fine. Enjoy drinks and dancing at The Pennant.
5 Day Trip to Dana Point
This is Dana Point, California about 60 nautical miles away from our slip. The free anchorage
If you feel the need for a long journey, make it a 5 day trip to Dana Point. Stay in Mission Bay both on the way up and back. Be sure to bring your Yacht Club’s card and visit Dana Point Yacht Club as a guest. You can anchor for free or obtain a slip from the Harbor Department. It’s a long sail up there so if some ocean reaches are what you are looking for Dana Point can be a great sail.