With four locations there are plenty of options for where you can see the fireworks from your boat on San Diego Bay.


  • Observe the 1,000 feet safety zones around the barges.
  • Keep a lookout for boats around you.
  • Have a life jacket for each person on board.
  • Use the proper signals and navigation lights.
  • Arrive before dark.

All boaters interested in viewing the event on the water are asked to be extra cautious and pay special attention to the Coast Guard Auxiliary patrol boats with flashing yellow lights. They will be ensuring boaters do not get within the 1,000 feet perimeter safety zones around the four fireworks barges.

All boaters are also encouraged to review the ABCs of California Boating . A new law requires children under the age of 13 to wear a lifejacket on a vessel of any length.


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Download the Barge Chart (PDF)Big Bay Boom Barge Chart locations.






Sensitive areas around San Diego Bay

Please see attached map of eelgrass in the bay. Boaters should not anchor over the eelgrass which is the green areas.