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Things to Know About Boat Tours in San Diego

Oceanside, Mission Bay, and The Big Bay are the three harbors of San Diego. These also offer marina facilities, giving you the advantage of mooring your boat with ease. To explore San Diego waterways, rent a boat, take a private captained charter, or even go for scheduled excursions. With hundreds of boat listings available, GetMyBoat can offer you the best boat rental or charter for your travel needs. Renting a boat in San Diego is the best way to enjoy all that this city has to offer, seeing the stunning buildings from the perspective of the water. 

Are you hosting a private event in San Diego? Why not have your venue be on a boat? Chartering a boat for private events is a great way to bring your guests together and deliver an experience they'll never forget. 

San Diego has many inland lakes and coastal beaches where you can rent small boats and kayaks. Paddle your way around on a kayak rental in San Diego to get an excellent workout while exploring the city. Stand-up paddleboards are also a unique way to get some exercise while on vacation in San Diego. 

Anglers on a trip to San Diego won't be disappointed if they book a fishing charter. Experience an incredible day on a trawler boat, reeling in great catches. An experienced fishing captain will take you to all the best spots where they're biting. 

Pamper yourself by booking a dinner cruise in San Diego. Watch the sunset over the Pacific as you enjoy a meal and a glass of wine while the captain and crew sort out all the details.

For adventurous travelers in San Diego - consider booking a water sports experience or scuba diving. Scuba charters and fun activities like jet skiing, snorkeling, and shark diving are the perfect way to get an adrenaline rush while visiting San Diego. 

Ecotourism in San Diego is also a thriving industry. For an eco-tour, book a whale watching trip to see these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat. 

 If you are in a mood to go beyond San Diego, make sure to explore the waters of the adjoining places such as Leucadia, Coronado, Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Oceanside, Dana Point, and Newport Beach.

Make your way up the coast and visit the surrounding waters of CoronadoLeucadiaChula VistaOceansideDana Point, and Newport BeachLake Perris and Big Bear Lake are popular freshwater boating areas near San Diego in Moreno Valley.

While on land in San Diego, be sure to check out the famous San Diego Zoo. It's one of the top things to experience while you're in the city.

Marinas in San Diego

Some of the top marinas in San Diego include Sunroad Resort Marina, Cabrillo Isle Marina, Glorietta Bay Marina & Yacht Club and Kona Kai Marina. The marinas are great places to go for boating advice, to watch yachts cruise in and out, and to explore while you're walking around in San Diego. There are lots of cool bars and restaurants nearby, and you can easily access the marinas from the city. 

About San Diego

With a pleasantly warm temperature, steady winds, and inviting waters, it is hard to escape the lure of the lively beachside town of San Diego. This beloved coastal city in Southern California is a favorite for many travelers making their way through the highlights of the state. Although many believe that the welcoming climate is the primary reason why people love this place, boating is easily a worthy contender. From a laidback recreational pursuit to more adventurous races, San Diego is a boating city. This pastime is further nurtured by the 70 miles of Pacific Ocean beaches that offer ample playground’ to practice the art of cruising.

The best time of year to visit San Diego is during September and October when the temperatures are still pleasant but the peak tourist season has passed. Summer is the perfect time for warm weather, it never reaches unbearable heat in San Diego, but travel will be more expensive in June - August in the city. 

To get to San Diego, catch a flight to its international airport, which is close to downtown. Renting a car is a good way to get around, but you can use the public transport system as well. You can also arrive by car on the major highways from other US Cities, or Amtrak train. 

Using GetMyBoat to Rent Your Next Boat

Experiencing the water has never been easier thanks to GetMyBoat. GetMyBoat allows you to search quickly, compare prices, submit rental inquiries, and pay for your rental or charter from the convenience of your phone or computer. We offer a secure platform for renters to facilitate a seamless rental transaction. For boat owners, we connect millions of renters to their boat and provide the security and safe checks on each rental transaction.

Search for the perfect experience now and book your dream day out on the water.

GetMyBoat customer reviews for Tours, Lessons, and Diving in San Diego.

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    Jo
    Sailing Tour Of San Diego Bay!

    Perfect trip. Captain Jim and crew were amazing.. Bernice made sure I was comfortable from first inquiry to stepping off. Everyone went above and beyond - thinking and implementing details that we couldn't imagine. This was truly a blessing. We are all grateful to you and for you

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    Rory
    Best of 2019: Party Boat for Large Groups 🎉

    Unbelievable experience. We chartered the boat around Mission Bay for the day and it was the highlight of our weekend. We had 22 people on the boat and it fit us just fine. Thanks!

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    Liz
    San Diego Bay Cruiser

    We had such a great time renting from GerMyBoat! I was a first timer and wanted to do something fun for my boyfriend's 30th birthday with a few friends. We rented from Justin and he captained for us - he was awesome. The boat was great, the additional tops that came with it here great, and I couldn't have asked for a better day.

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    Sarah
    Best of 2019: Party Boat for Large Groups 🎉

    Such a blast!! Had a birthday celebration group of 20 of us and the entire experience was great. After booking, Karina was in contact and made sure everything was in order. Zach and Charlie were the captains and made sure we all had a great time. Highly recommend!

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    Kimberly
    Best of 2019: Party Boat for Large Groups 🎉

    Karina was very friendly & responsive throughout the entire process :) Our group of 26 had an amazing experience with Captain Charlie & crew members Charles & Kameron! We anchored out in the warmest spot in the bay & had a great time jumping off the boat. The lower deck was perfect for dancing & there was plenty of space in the kitchen area to hold all of our food & drinks. They also were able to blow up a handful of our favorite floaties. I would definitely recommend booking with this awesome crew! :)

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    Barbara
    Best of 2019: Party Boat for Large Groups 🎉

    Our family reunion on the Humboldt far surpassed any of our expectations. Captain Zach and Karina were on top of things every step of the way. They had the perfect itinerary stopping by to see sea lions and have jet skis do stunts in our wake. Then it was a stop for paddle boarding and kayaking. We finished off by going out into the ocean for sunset. They were so attentive and gracious. We look forward to booking another adventure with them. All 23 of us ranking in age from 4-78 years had a great time. Highly recommended!