FAQ’s

What are the club's operating hours?

Office hours are from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm every day of the year except Thanksgiving and Christmas when we are closed.

How do I reserve a boat?

All reservations are made by phone. Non-member reservations require payment in full via credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express) or by mailing a check. Member reservations require advance payment for major holidays and for any multi-day charters of 3 or more days. 

What are the charter period for your boats?

Full days run from 9:00 am until 8:30am the following morning. Partial-day rates are also available, please see the rates page on the website.

What is your cancellation policy?

Partial or full day reservations 72 hours
2 day & regular holiday reservations 7 days
3+ day & major holiday reservations 30 days

A minimum of 72 hours notice is required to cancel partial and single-day charters. Two-day and holiday charters require a minimum of 7 days notice. Charters of 3 or more days require a minimum of 30 days notice. No-shows and late cancellations will be charged at the full rental rate. Member accounts are invoiced, and non-member refunds are not given.

What holidays do you recognize?

The following are the days of the year on which holiday rates apply:

3 or 4 Day Memorial Day Weekend
3 or 4 Day Independence Day Weekend
3 or 4 Day Labor Day Weekend
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
New Years Day

Also, due to the high demand for boats on the following major holidays, special reservation & cancellation rules apply. Most people make holiday plans far in advance. Reservations for the following holidays will only be taken with payment in full. Cancellations for a full refund must be made with 30 DAYS NOTICE. The days are:

3 or 4 Day Memorial Day Weekend
3 or 4 Day Independence Day Weekend
3 or 4 Day Labor Day Weekend

If I damage a boat, what am I responsible for?

In the event of any damage to the boat during your charter, you are responsible for up to the full deductible amount of the insurance. We offer optional ZERO LIABILITY waivers at a daily rate. Members may purchase an annual waiver that offers a considerable discount to frequent sailors. Most automobile and homeowners insurance will not cover damage to our charter boats.

Yachts Covered

Deductible

Daily Rate

Member Subscription

     
$65/year
$125/year
Capri 22
$750
$8.75
X
X
Catalina 270
$1500
$17.50
X
X
Catalina 290
$2500
$27.50
X
X
Hunter 31
$3500
$36.50
 
X
Catalina 320
$3500
$36.50
 
X
Hunter 33
$3500
$36.50
 
X
Hunter 36
$3500
$36.50
 
X
Catalina 36 Mk II
$3500
$36.50
 
X
Beneteau 373
$3500
$36.50
 
X
Beneteau 393
$4500
$46.50
 
X
Beneteau 40
$5000
$46.50
 
X
Catalina 42
$4500
$46.50
 
X
Lagoon 380
$12,000
$65.00
Unavailable
 
         
3 Days +
 
2 x Daily Rate
   
5 Days +
 
3 x Daily Rate
   

Do you have linens available on-board?

Linen packages are only available in our Long Beach location. A package consists of consists of a pillow, pillowcase, flat sheet, blanket, bath towel, hand towel and washcloth. Please be sure and specify the number of linen packs you require when booking your charter.

Is there galley-ware on the boats?

Sailors with multi-day reservations may request galley-ware including basic pots & pans, plates, bowls, flatware, perk-style coffee pot, etc. Please request these items when making reservations.

Where can I buy food and beverages nearby?

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Do you have any on-board catering services available?

Yes, on-board catering for special events is available upon request. Please contact Cormac Lawlor (cormac@harboryc.com) for more information.

What is the after hours return procedure?

If you return after our office is closed we ask first that you secure the boat properly. Second, secure the sails and close and lock the cabin. Please remove all personal belongings including trash. In the case of the boats which are on side-ties in San Diego (as opposed to having individual slips) please leave as much room as possible for other boats that may arrive after you. Your marina and boat keys may be left in the drop-box beside the door of the upstairs HIYC office. If sailing out of HLYC, please drop your keys in the drop-box outside the club office near the hotel restaurant.

Can I bring my pets?

Sorry, but many people are extremely allergic to pet hair, so please leave pets at home.

Where do we park when we come to the club?

San Diego: Sailors are allowed only one car in the HIYC parking lot per boat. These are the spaces beyond the red line with curbs marked HIYC ONLY TOW AWAY. You will be provided with a parking permit each time you sign out your boat and it must be displayed on your dashboard. It’s best to plan ahead and all arrive in one car.

Long Beach: Parking for Harbor is in the Coast Long Beach Hotel parking lot. Take a ticket and park in the hotel parking lot near the restaurant. When exiting, insert your ticket at the exit gate. If the gate does not open, simply press the intercom button and tell the front desk that you are chartering a boat from the club.

What are some good cruising ideas and destinations?

Our two clubs in San Diego and Long Beach offer access to the finest cruising venues and destinations in Southern California. Many detailed cruising guides are available for purchase online at sites like “West Marine.” We also have some good tips and links on our website. Click here for our cruising ideas.

How many people can sail on my boat?

Our insurance company and the Coast Guard require that boats not be overloaded. We have established the following as the maximum number of people allowed on each boat. This includes children of any age:

Capri 22’s: 6
Boats 27’ and over: 8
Boats 32’ and over: 10
Boats 39’ and over: 12

Please do not bring more than this number or you will not be allowed to depart.

How do I get a permit to anchor in San Diego Bay?

Requests for anchoring permits may be submitted up to 30 days in advance, but no less than one day in advance. No more than three 72-hour anchoring permits may be issued to any person or boat in any 30-day period. The three permits may be issued for A1 or A5, or both, but are cumulative. Call the Shelter Island Mooring Office (619) 686-6227 to get your permit.

A1 (LA PLAYA COVE) – La Playa Cove is a 72-hour weekend-only anchorage located between San Diego and Southwestern Yacht Clubs in the Shelter Island yacht basin. The hours of anchoring are from 0900 hours on Friday through 0900 hours on Monday. In case of a weekend holiday, anchoring is permitted for 96 hours. If the holiday falls on a Friday, anchoring is permitted from 0900 hours on Thursday through 0900 hours on Monday. If the holiday falls on a Monday, anchoring is permitted from 0900 hours on Friday through 0900 hours on Tuesday. A maximum of twenty-five (25) boats is allowed in the cove. All boats must have holding tanks or port-a-potties.

A5 (GLORIETTA BAY) – The A5 anchorage is located in Glorietta Bay, south of the Coronado Golf Course. Anchorage is allowed for up to 72-hours only. The hours for anchoring are from 0900 hours on the first day to 0900 hours on the last day. Minimum of one calendar day between A5 permits. A maximum of twenty (20) boats is allowed in the anchorage. All boats must have holding tanks or port-a-potties.

A9 (CRUISER ANCHORAGE) – The A9 anchorage is located in an area adjacent to the United States Coast Guard Air Station and the east tip of Harbor Island. This anchorage is available to non-residents of San Diego County only. Permits for this anchorage must be obtained in person at 1401 Shelter Island Drive and proof of non-residency must be provided. Permit requires a vessel inspection performed by the Harbor Police Bay Control Officer. The length of stay allowed for the anchorage is 30 days with two extensions available for a total stay of 90 days in a 12 month period. All vessels obtaining a permit must renew their permit every thirty days without exception. The Cruisers Anchorage is marked by three large yellow can buoys that warn of the restricted water space toward the Coast Guard Air Station to the east. A red channel buoy showing the entrance to the Harbor Island lagoon marks the West End. This anchorage is available for up to twenty (20) vessels.

In the event Harbor Police or Harbormaster staff determine that any anchorage is congested and an additional vessel would inhibit access by police/fire boats or in some manner would be detrimental to safe boating, a permit would not be issued. Owners/Operators of vessels are responsible for all applicable state laws and local ordinances, in addition to any environmental concerns such as sanitary containers and holding tanks.

How do we compare?

 
Harbor Island Yacht Club
Harbor Sailboats
4 hour rentals on all boats
Yes
No
4 hour rentals starting any time after 9am
Yes
No
Allow single handed sailing
Yes
No
Capri 22 rentals after 5pm
Yes
No
Club owns all boats
Yes
No
Number of Capri 22’s
18
14
Number of boats 25′ – 29′
12
3
Number of boats 30′ AND UP
13
14
Cruising catamarans available for charter
Yes
No
Boats over 25′ for less than $375
16
3
Charterer responsible for removing and emptying Capri 22 porta-potties?
No
Yes
$25 pump out fee for boats over 22′
No
Yes
Long Beach location – 4 hour sail to Catalina
Yes
No
Cheaper rental prices across the board
Yes
No
Requires ASA or US Sailing certifications to rent boats
No
Yes