When it comes to a getaway where the focus is firmly on the best of boating and getting out on the water in style with plenty of fun included, there’s no place on the map quite like San Diego. When you find yourself headed this direction for a sunny weekend on the waves, make your way to Point Loma Harbor where the Carefree Boat Club hosts a wide variety of premier vessels waiting to be enjoyed. Members can pick and choose from a long line up of styles and options, but if you have three days to spare, why not take advantage of them all? When you partner with us, planning a boating weekend at Point Loma is as easy as a California breeze.
Point Loma Harbor Day 1
Point Loma Harbor is the perfect place to begin your weekend of boating fun, especially if you’re a traveler that’s excited to try or continue a tradition in angling. The waters that surround Point Loma are teeming with a variety of species that are sure to thrill from Yellow and Bluefin to Albacore, Marlin, and Mahi-Mahi just to name a few. Pick up your already reserved Sea Fox 228 Commander or similar vessel when you’re ready to get out on the water and see what catch the day has in store. This vessel is equipped with a 30-gallon bait tank and 17 rod holders, making it the ultimate model for a thrilling day of casting a line. Once you’ve had your fill of fishing fun, take some time to sail by the iconic Point Loma Lighthouse situated on the peninsula at the mouth of the bay. Dating back to the early 1850s, this lighthouse stands 46 feet tall and is a must for the traveler with a heart for history and maritime culture. When your day of fun has left you with an appetite to attend to, drop your vessel back at the marina and head over to Mitch’s Seafood which is found on-site at the marina. Here, you can savor sensational fresh-caught fare and take in waterfront views to end your day on a tasty note.
On the second day of your boating weekend, swap out your fishing vessel and reserve a party boat instead! Carefree Boat Club houses a number of pontoons that are made for fun on the waves with family and friends but nothing says excitement quite like the Avalon Catalina Funship 26. This vessel is a party on the water from the moment you step onboard thanks to its’ amazing sound system, wrap-around couches, and top deck for dancing, sunbathing, or jumping into the water! Whether your party on the water includes tubing or is more of a dance and drink affair, the waters just off the marina will provide the perfect view to accompany your event. When you’re ready to take a more restful moment, head over to Cabrillo National Monument and take time to admire the structure as well as earn more about its history. Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern is the best way to top off your second day and provides a waterfront view with options to indulge in sandwiches, burgers and beer.
Make it a leisurely morning on day 3 and when your hunger gets the best of you, head over to Stars and Stripes Deli where you can savor the flavors of mouthwatering sandwiches paired with delectable sides at your convenience. Today, pick up your comfortable and sleek pontoon and enjoy calmly sailing around the many thrilling cliffsides that define the shoreline near and around Point Loma. This is a wonderful opportunity for aspiring and experienced photographers to put their skills to use and important time set aside to simply admire the view from a vantage point on the waves. The Point Loma tide pools area also a great destination worth checking out while you’re out sailing around, and will round out your boating weekend nicely. Tide levels are always available to be checked online prior to your day’s adventures in the event you’re interested in hopping out and getting a closer look. Depending on what time of year you arrive in San Diego, your travels may coincide with whale migration patterns. If this is the case, be sure to book a whale watching tour before you go and enjoy encountering these majestic creatures in their natural habitat!
Catering to All Types of Appetites Along the Way
There’s no denying that getting out on the water will be a focus of a boating getaway planned for San Diego, but beyond the above daily recommendations, there’s a good chance you’ll want to expand on your list of nearby restaurants to enjoy and explore too. If you’re a boating enthusiast who also loves to taste their way through new destinations, this area of San Diego is sure to delight! Don’t hesitate to add the following stops anywhere on your must-try list when your travel plans have you headed this direction in the near future.
The Waterfront Grill
Those boating adventurers who are willing to travel a little for tasty treats will find that it’s well worth their time to journey to The Waterfront Grill while they’re in town. This eatery is located closer to Pier 32 but is well worth a stop when you’re looking to enjoy mouthwatering selections of fresh-caught fare. Located at 3201 Marina Way, The Waterfront Grill boasts its view right in its name and offers up a casual and cozy place to enjoy a meal with family and friends. Pick a seat for yourself in the main dining room or make your way out to the open-air patio to enjoy dinner. The service at The Waterfront Grill is bound to be friendly and menu selections offer a range of options from seafood platters and savory wraps to burgers and fries that are bound to delight diners of all ages!
Zorbas Greek Restaurant and Buffet
Located at 100 Broadway, Zorbas Greek Restaurant and Buffet is the ultimate choice for those boaters who are looking to follow up a day of fun on the waves with global-inspired cuisine! This inviting restaurant provides a menu filled to the brim with authentic Greek selections ranging from fried calamari and dolmathes to gyro, hummus plates, and beyond. If you’re not sure where to begin with the menu, let your server lead the way with insightful tips on how to pair many of the flavorful options available. While visitors are sure to be pleased with the food selections, this stop is also popular amongst those hoping to catch some entertainment with their meal as well! Live belly dancing is often part of the nightly lineup at Zorbas Greek Restaurant and Buffet. As you enjoy a performance, don’t forget to order up baklava for the entire table, and be sure to end your boating day on a sweet note.
Reach Out Today
No matter how long you plan on enjoying San Diego, becoming a member of the Carefree Boat Club is a sure to help you make the most of every moment on the water. Without the stress of having to transport equipment and vessels, our members can focus on the fun of boating and savor the sights without worries related to rentals, availability, and beyond. Contact us today to learn more about our many services. We can’t wait to welcome you to sunny San Diego!