Welcome to Freedom Boat Club of San Diego. If you are looking to buy a boat to store in San Diego, or you like to rent boats multiple times per year, this is a new alternative without all the hassles that come with owning a boat.
With a membership to our exclusive boat club you don't have to worry about boat maintenance, dock fees, insurance, depreciation, trailers or even clean up. Just gas up and go. You get access to not just one boat but our entire fleet and many more as we expand with new members. We also provide training for the novice boater. Our membership is just a one time membership fee and then monthy dues that cost you way less than just storing your boat would. Call us for more information or visit us at our Ingrahm St. location.
Whether you are a diver, fisherman or just want to enjoy a day on the water, Freedom Boat Club has the boat for you and will save you thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours of doing the things you don't want to do. We are here to revolutionize Boating in San Diego!
We are Located on beautiful San Diego Bay. Home of the Navy and some of the best boating in California. Our Marina is conveniently located on Harbor Island across from the airport at Cabrillo Isle.
Mission Bay provides anglers an extremely diverse year-round fishery. The bay is generally shallow, with the max depth in most areas of the bay being only 12 feet with slow sloping sand bottoms. Some areas, including the Mission Bay Channel, Mariner’s Basin and Quivera Basin have a max-depth of 20 feet. The majority of the shoreline is sand, but there are several areas (along the Mission Bay channel for example) that are lined with rocks. There is roughly 27 miles of shoreline along Mission Bay, with 19 miles of that being comprised of sand.
Fishing is permitted in almost all areas of the bay, with the exclusion of specially marked swimming and sailing areas. Shore-fishing locations are abundant, generally there are parking lots located on every point within the bay.
A valid fishing license with a saltwater stamp is required for anglers.
Fishing for spotted bay bass and halibut is very good in Mission Bay. Anglers can also target Bat Rays and Leopard Sharks which strain both angler and equipment. Eel grass lines the shoreline in almost all areas of the bay, and provide cover for bass species. Bay Bass can be targeted with both artificial and live bait presentations. Ghost Shrimp make a very good bait for bass and other smaller species of fish. Squid is the go-to bait for larger Bat Rays and Leopard Sharks.
San Diego Bay is a natural harbor and deepwater port located in San Diego County. San Diego Bay is considered one of the best natural harbors on the west coast, and spans 34 miles of waterfront. The bay, which is 12 miles long and 1to 3 miles wide, is the third largest of the three large, protected natural bays on California’s entire 840 miles long coastline. In the northern part of the bay, there are two commercial “islands” called harbor Island and Shelter Island.
The Big Bay’s Main Channel, directly underneath the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge, is a good spot for catching halibut by boat. Fishermen should look for the bridge pillars, and put up anchor where the main bay channel converges with the Glorietta Bay Channel out of Coronado.
The Shelter Island Pier only extends into the bay about 20 feet past shore, but it is nevertheless a popular and successful fishing spot. The Pier Fishing website recommends using live anchovies as bait. Among the fish that are commonly caught off the pier: perch, Pacific mackerel, yellowfin croacker (a type of cod), jacksmelt, opaleye, halibut, turbot and bonito.
Sweetwater Channel is a South Bay spot that is a successful fishing spot for bonito, with barracuda and more bonito sometimes schooling out of the swifter current at the mouth of the bay.
The eastern shore of Coronado Island, just off the Loews Coronado Bay Resort, can yield bonefish. It is suggested to fish from a boat and making drifts, with ghost shrimp the recommended bait.
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Just pay a one-time entry fee and select one of our membership plans. Your local Club will have a variety of plans to match your recreational boating needs.
Your safety is our No. 1 concern. So we give all our members unlimited training with certified captains. And if you wish to boat in a new location, they’ll show you the waterways.
Last minute reservation and being out of state, FBC came through with a 20’ ft Bayliner. Was able to accommodate my sister-in-law and her husband. We had a blast. Thank you very much to the Dock hand personnel. Very informative and polite.
The pricing structure is much like a country club. You will pay a one-time entry fee and monthly dues based on the membership that you choose. Connect with the club nearest you to learn more about membership options and current promotions!
Reserving a boat has never been easier. Simply log in to your reservation dashboard and choose your desired date, vessel, and time slot.
Freedom Boat Club is truly unlimited boating. We allow up to 4 rolling reservations at any given time. Simply put – you can have 4 reservations on the books. Once you use one, you free one up. You may book up to 6 months in advance!
Number and type of boats will vary by location. Connect with the club nearest you to learn more about the local fleet.