Many hotels, marinas, and yacht clubs rent slips short term. Call ahead, because available space is limited. The San Diego and Southwestern yacht clubs have reciprocal arrangements with other yacht clubs.
Flagship Cruises takes you between downtown and Coronado in a nostalgic, old-school ferry every hour from 9 am to 10 pm. The ride lasts about 15 minutes and costs $4.75 each way; bicycles and Segways are free.
San Diego SEAL Tours, operated by Old Town Trolley, combine the best of land and sea, departing from Seaport Village daily. After exploring picturesque San Diego neighborhoods, the bus-boat hybrid rolls right into the water for a cruise around the bay. The $42 tour is narrated with fun facts, too.
Flagship Cruises. 990 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego, California, 92101. 800/442–7847; www.flagshipsd.com.
San Diego SEAL Tours. San Diego, California. 866/955–1677; www.sealtours.com.
Best Western Island Palms Hotel & Marina. 2051 Shelter Island Dr., San Diego, California, 92106. 619/222--0561; www.islandpalms.com.
The Dana on Mission Bay. 1710 W. Mission Bay Dr., San Diego, California, 92109. 619/225–2141; www.thedana.com.
Kona Kai Resort & Spa. 1551 Shelter Island Dr., San Diego, California, 92106. 619/224–7547; www.resortkonakai.com.
San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina. 333 W. Harbor Dr., San Diego, California, 92101. 619/230–8955; www.marriott.com.
San Diego Yacht Club. 1011 Anchorage La., San Diego, California, 92106. 619/221–8400; www.sdyc.org.
Southwestern Yacht Club. 2702 Qualtrough St., San Diego, California, 92106. 619/222–0438; www.southwesternyc.org.