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Dockside Yacht Lodging

Shelter Island Drive , San Diego, CA 92106 USA (Show map)
12 Reviews
$129 - $299
per night

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Located on Shelter Island Drive, our yachts are just five minutes from the airport and conveniently located near many acclaimed downtown restaurants and shopping centers. It's our pleasure to provide you with world-class services and amenities during your stay. All of our yachts are equipped with all the amenities one would find in any B&B atmosphere. Enjoy complimentary coffee and teas, two outdoor heated pools with a fireplace and jacuzzi, free wireless internet, 24-hour business center, fitness center, free parking and personalized service from an exceptional staff. At Dockside Yacht Lodging, you will experience the little touches that set us apart from the rest and we work hard to ensure your stay is unique and memorable.

Rooms & Rates

Narnie O' Shea

The Narnie O' Shea is a 46ft Sailboat that accommodates up to 5 guests with 3 Cabins and 2 Bathrooms. The Master Cabin has 1 Queen Bed with a private Bathroom and Shower. The Aft Starboard Cabin has 1 Queen Cabin and connected to a Bathroom. The third Cabin on the Port side of the yacht has a Twin/Full Bed which the kids always seem to find fun and adventurous. This yacht was designed for leisure and luxury and with 2 Flat Screen Tv's and a Bose Surround Sound System, you will feel as if you are staying in any 5 star hotel.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Double


Pura Vida

The Pura Vida meaning The Pure Life is the newest and most elegant yacht we have introduced to our fleet. Other than the spacious layout and spectacular views from a massive cockpit, the master cabin boasts a California King Temperdic Mattress and glamorous private bathroom and shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen


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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.4

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Great Anniversary Weekend!

4.6 on July 07, 2014

Had a wonderful weekend on the Pura Vida June 26 & 27! Weather was a little grey but the accomodations were excellent and the service was outstanding! We will be back!

Very nice

4.0 on May 16, 2014

Very nice and unique way to spend a couple nights in San Diego. I would do it again, and probably will if we go back.

bed and breakfast

3.8 on April 26, 2014

we had a nice stay, I would return if we could bring our dog..., too bad they do not allow pets.

Narnie O'Shea Weekend

3.4 on February 24, 2014

A good time on the yacht. Something new for us. Would probably do again sometime in the future.

Valentines Day

4.8 on February 23, 2014

Spent 5 nights including Valentines aboard the Pura Vida. Fun and adventurous experience. Bed was comfy. All the amenities were provided. Bathrooms/showers are what you should expect from a boat. Room service from the Blue Wave Bar & Grill to the boat was a bonus - beer,wine, and decent food at a discounted price. Challium was a polite and responsive host. Free Parking across the street was awesome. Free bicycle rental from the hotel. Loved it.

Fun fun fun!

5 on February 04, 2014

Really enjoyed our stay on the Pura Vida. We enjoy the bed and breakfast concept and this was a really something different and a great way to spend an anniversary. We will be back!

Canucks in a Boat

3.6 on January 25, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed the unique stay in the marina on Shelter Island. Chaluim welcomed us graciously and was very helpful and friendly. The Narnie O'Shea was clean and comfortable, even luxurious. The location was perfect, easy access to anywhere in San Diego, but peaceful and clean with many amenities right nearby.

Was an awesome anniversary weekend!!

4.6 on December 13, 2013

We had stayed 2 nights on the Pura Vida over Veterans Day weekend! I have to say that we had a WONDERFUL TIME! The owners made it a very relaxing, and enjoyable stay for us!!! We wanted to say THANK YOU because it was a trip we will never forget. It's a beautiful boat...very roomy too!

Great Experience

5 on May 27, 2013

My wife and I stayed here last weekend. What a great place to be. When we called, Cal met us out front and took us to the boat. WOW. The Narnia O' Shea was incredible. Cal took his time explaining the ends and outs of the boat, and answered all the questions we had. The facilities were great. Comfortable beds and very clean. We had a great time. Cal made us feel welcomed from the moment we met up with him. Ready to book again.

Unique and awesome

5 on May 07, 2013

You have to stay here! Amazing trip that's incredibly unique. The boat was spacious, the bed is ridiculously comfortable, and the kayaking was great. Once in a lifetime experience that I will never forget. Walking distance to good restaurants, and you can even get room service. Awesome opportunity.

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Location Type

Best Western Island Palms Hotel & Marina, Airport, Beachside, City, Downtown, Island, Oceanside


San Diego, CA (SAN-Lindbergh Field) 3 miles

Directions to property:

Head west on Airport Terminal Road&-Turn right onto N. Harbor Drive-Turn left onto Rosecrans Street-Turn left onto Shelter Island Drive-At traffic circle, stay right and continue on Shelter Island Drive-Destination will be on right at the Best Western Island Palms Hotel and Marina

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Sea World, Humphreys Bay the Bay Concerts, World Famous Zoo, San Diego Convention Center, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Boat

On-site amenities

Computer, Conference Rooms, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities, Wet bar

Room amenities

CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fridge, Internet Service, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Sail San Diego, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental, Water sports

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  • Check In:: 4:00pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited Absolutely no smoking inside yachts.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: We require a 2 night minimum stay.
  • Deposit Amount Required: In order to process your reservation request, you are required to provide details of your credit card, submission of your request shall be considered to be final authorization by you.
  • Cancellations: We understand your travel plans may change, with that in mind, Dockside Yacht Lodging has a very simple cancellation policy but because there is high demand for our accommodations, we enforce a strict cancellation and no-show policy.For cancellations occurring 31 days or more prior to your scheduled arrival, there is no cancellation fees.For cancellations occurring 15-30 days prior to your scheduled arrival, a full refund is granted minus a cancellation fee of 20% of the entire reserved stay.Cancellations made within 14 days of scheduled arrival are subject to no refund.



Dockside Yacht Lodging Staff

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Dolphins, Seals, Birds, Fish

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  • Cost: 10-20
  • Time Served: 6:30am - 11:00am
  • Serving Location: Room service to the yachts, Guest room, On-site restaurant

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Shelter Island Drive , San Diego, CA 92106 USA (Show map)

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