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How do I report?

Arrivals may be made at any of the locations below. Call the Phone in Arrivals: (619) 491-2600 number in advance of your arrival to receive specific reporting instructions.

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 Monday - Sunday

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. CBP reporting instructions: Upon arrival at the Shelter Island Harbor Police Dock, immediately contact CBP by dialing *82 on the telephone 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. CBP reporting instructions: Upon arrival at the Shelter Island Harbor Police Dock immediately contact CBP by dialing *82 on the telephone located on the dock at the top of the brow.

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 Monday - Sunday

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. ​​​​​​​CBP reporting instructions: Upon arrival at the Dana launch Ramp Public Dock you must immediately notify CBP by calling (619) 685-4300 Option #4.

Fifth Avenue Landing (Vessels 125 to 300 feet)

600 Convention Way
San Diego CA. 92101
Hours of operation: 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM Monday - Friday

Vessels between 125 to 300 feet
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. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​CBP reporting instructions: Upon arrival at the Fifth Avenue Landing you must immediately notify CBP by calling (619) 685-4300 Option #4.

Last modified: 
September 27, 2021
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