Shelter Island
Shelter Island
Shelter Island

Shelter Island Tours and Tickets

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Just west of downtown San Diego across the northernmost waters of San Diego Bay, Shelter Island is in the middle of the city but feels worlds away. The neighborhood is known for its nautical vibe with marinas, bayside parks, hotels, and restaurants.

  • Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, California, 92106

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Q:Why do people visit Shelter Island, San Diego?
A:People visit the nautical Shelter Island to relax, play water sports, dock their boats, and visit restaurants for food and drinks. A few resorts on the island are also suitable for families or couples. Shelter Island has a sailing school, too, so sailors of all levels can perfect their skills.
Q:Can I swim at Shelter Island?
A:Swimming is just one of the water activities at Shelter Island. The long shoreline has spots for kayaking, sailing, kiteboarding, sport boating, surfing, and much more. The water’s warm in the summer, but you might want a wetsuit in the colder months for a longer water session.
Q:Where is Shelter Island, San Diego?
A:You can get to Shelter Island by taking the artificial strip of land from Point Loma. Shelter Island is close to Liberty Station and downtown San Diego, so if you’re staying anywhere downtown or in beach areas like Ocean Beach or Pacific Beach, Shelter Island isn’t too far away.
Q:Can I walk around Shelter Island?
A:Yes, Shelter Island is great for walking. There’s a 2–3 mile (3.3–5 kilometer) loop trail around the island, which takes under an hour to walk. Cyclists and runners also like this trail, so walkers need to share the path. Avoid peak times to have the path to yourself.
Q:When’s the best time to visit Shelter Island?
A:Shelter Island, located in San Diego, is known for having sunshine and excellent weather most days of the year. To avoid crowds, go on weekdays and avoid the peak summer months. But if you want more of a party atmosphere, then hit up those peak times and grab a margarita.
Q:What kind of tours go to Shelter Island?
A:Group and private tours can take you and your group to Shelter Island, often combined with a sailing or other boating adventure. Hop on a Seal Tour, make a few new friends with a lively guide, or charter a sailboat for you and your private group.