The port maintains that they’ll keep one lane open through the summer, but after that, the entire ramp will be closed until the completion of the improvement project, which is estimated to be in March of 2018.
The Shelter Island Boat Launch Ramp is San Diego Bay’s biggest and busiest launch ramp. Cutting it down to 1 lane this summer will lead to long wait times – particularly on the weekends and during peak fishing times.
Alternate launch facilities on San Diego Bay include Pepper Park in National City and the Chula Vista Boat Launch Marina, both located in the south bay much further from the bay’s inlet. Kayakers can use a dedicated launch ramp on San Diego Bay at 2869 Historic Decatur Road, and military service members have access to the MCRD Boat House Ramp.
The launch ramp at Glorietta Bay on Coronado is currently closed for its own reconstruction project, and is scheduled to be completed at some point this summer.
Anglers can also lean heavily on the several available ramps in Mission Bay, though that creates a much longer trip to the Coronado Islands or other spots in Mexican waters. Mission Bay’s ramp facilities are;
- Dana Landing – 2580 Ingraham St. San Diego, CA 92109
- South Shores – S Shores Park, San Diego, CA 92109
- Ski Beach – Ingraham St & Vacation Rd, San Diego, CA 92109
- Santa Clara Point – 1001 Santa Clara Pl. San Diego, CA 92109
- De Anza Cove – E Mission Bay Dr. San Diego, CA 92109
For more information on the Shelter Island Boat Launch Facility Improvement Project, visit the Port of San Diego’s dedicated website for the project at https://www.portofsandiego.org/recreation/shelter-island-boat-launch.html.