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San Diego, California - 2501

Port Type: 
Port of Entry
Port Code: 
Location Address: 
610 W. Ash Street Suite 1000
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 685-4300
(619) 685-4397
Office Hours: 
Currently open!
Currently closed
8:00 am-4:30 pm PST
8:00 am-4:30 pm PST
8:00 am-4:30 pm PST
8:00 am-4:30 pm PST
8:00 am-4:30 pm PST
Directions to Port Office: 

San Diego

Downtown San Diego: Take West Ash Street to India Street. The building is on the corner of West Ash and India Street.

Facilities and Crossings: 

Port of San Diego Airport/Seaport Operations

San Diego International Airport
Terminal 2 West
3835 N. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

Phone: (619) 491-2600 
Fax: (619) 491-2603 
Hours of Operation: 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. (Pacific), Seven Days Week

After Hours Contact Information
Duty Supervisor at (619) 550-9079


Public Cargo/Broker Trade Support:
610 West Ash St. Suite 1000
San Diego, CA 92101 
Phone: (619) 685-4300 
Fax: (619) 685-4397 
Hours of Operation: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Pacific), Monday - Friday

Directions to Cargo Office from Downtown San Diego: Take West Ash Street to India Street. The building is on the corner of West Ash and India Street.

Special Instructions: Please note a new procedure for registering firearms took effect on November 19, 2007. All registrants must make an appointment at least two (2) days prior to registration. All registrants must be escorted upon arrival. Please call (619) 685-4300 to make an appointment.

McClellan-Palomar (User Fee) Airport
2198 Palomar Airport Rd
Carlsbad, CA 92011 
Phone: (760) 431-4629 
Fax: (760) 431-4644 
Hours of Operation: 9:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m. (Pacific), Seven Days Week

Palomar Airport Arrival Notifications: (619) 491-2600 or 2601

Global Entry Enrollment Center
San Diego International Airport
Terminal 2 West
3835 N. Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101 
Phone: (619) 491-2600 
Hours of Operation:  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Pacific), Seven Days Week

Private Vessel Reporting

Pursuant to 19 CFR 4.2, operators of small pleasure vessels, arriving in the United States from a foreign port or place to include any vessel which has visited a hovering vessel or received merchandise outside the territorial sea, are required to report their arrival to CBP immediately (see 19 U.S.C. 1433).

The master of the vessel reports their arrival at the nearest Customs facility or such other place as the Secretary may prescribe by regulations. These reports are tracked in the Pleasure Boat Reporting System. Pursuant to 8 CFR 235.1, an application to lawfully enter the United States must be made in person to a CBP officer at a U.S. port-of-entry when the port is open for inspection.

How do I report?

Arrivals may be made at any of the locations listed below. Prior to or upon arrival you must immediately notify Customs and Border Protection by calling (619) 491-2600

What information do I have to have when I call?

All Vessel masters must phone in their arrival and have the following information available:

  • Name, date of birth and citizenship of all persons on board (including passport number);
  • Name of the boat and/or boat registration number;
  • CBP user fee decal number (if 30 feet or longer);
  • Homeport and current location; and
  • Return contact number.

Reporting Locations:

Shelter Island Harbor Police Dock:
(Vessels up to 235 Feet)
1401 Shelter Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92106 
Hours of Operation: 24 hours, Seven Days Week  

Vessels over 130 Feet
Contact the Harbor Police Communications Center at (619) 686-6272 eight hours prior to arrival and request dock space for a vessel over 130 feet. There may be occasions when the Harbor Police will direct the vessel to anchor to await space accommodations at the Harbor Police Dock. Dock length is 235-feet and Masters should be aware the water depth adjacent to this dock is 14-feet at MLLW. There are no vertical height restrictions. Note: Upon arrival at the Shelter Island Harbor Police Dock, immediately contact CBP by utilizing the reporting kiosk located at the top of the dock brow.

Vessels under 130 Feet
Vessels under 130 feet may report directly to the Shelter Island Harbor Police Dock. There are no requirements for vessels under 130 feet to contact the Harbor Police prior to arrival. This requirement is only for vessels over 130 feet in length.

Dana Launch Ramp Public Dock:
(Vessels with less than a 42- foot vertical clearance and up to 50 feet in length)
1800 Dana Landing Road
San Diego CA. 92109
Hours of Operation: 24 Hours, Seven Days Week

Vessels with less than a 42 - foot vertical clearance and up to 50 feet in length 

Note: Only for use by vessels with less than a 42- foot vertical clearance and up to 50 feet in length.

Boaters choosing to arrive at the Dana Launch Ramp Public Dock must be able to pass under the Ventura Bridge, which has a 42-foot vertical clearance at Mean Low Tide, 0.0 feet and must be less than 50 feet in length. A fuel dock, market and pay phone are located near the dock. Vessels unable to clear the bridge must report to the Harbor Police Dock, 1401 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92106.

Fifth Avenue Landing:
(Vessels 125 to 300 feet)
600 Convention Way
San Diego CA. 92101
Hours of Operation: 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m., Monday - Friday

Vessels between 125 to 300 feet
Note: Only for use by recreational vessels between 125 feet and 300 feet. Arrangements for mooring at the Fifth Avenue Landing must be made prior to arrival by calling (619) 857-4000.