I live aboard in Sunroad Marina on Harbor Island, San Diego. I've been here since Sept 2010. I made all the arrangements via telephone and e-mail from Tacoma, Washington
. I had the Sunroad slip secured and pre-paid for a month before we left our slip in Tacoma.
Sunroad is very flexible and accommodating. It is a beautiful and very well managed marina with about 50 liveaboard
boats. Half the marina management are liveaboards.
The marina has a computer room, well equipped gym, swimming pool, hot tub, pagoda with fully equipped kitchen, two propane
Bar-B-Ques, tables, sound system, and 60" plasma TV and the best marina showers I have experienced in 40 years of boating
. Parking is secure and there is a full time security
guard while the sun is down.
The great thing about Sunroad, and the other four marinas on Harbor Island, is the proximity to public transportation and the Harbor Drive bike path. The main terminal at the airport
is a 10 minute walk (but we are allowed to use the employee bus since the marina owns the airport
employee parking lot), bus stops for anywhere in San Diego are about six minutes away, and the bike path rides right by the marinas and will take you anywhere you want to go in San Diego county.
I-5 is less than five minutes distant by car and there is excellent shopping
for boat stuff and everything else you need within 3 miles.
The SantaFe train station (or Old Town) is just 2 miles from my dock
. There are nine Amtrak Surfliner trains a day between San Diego and LA and they make a lot of intermediate stops.
Sunroad has about 100 empty slips - my dock
is 40' slips and there are 12 empty ones. They will probably make you a good deal.