Parking along San Diego Bay fills up quickly and Shelter Island is usually full by 1 p.m. Once all parking is taken there, the Harbor Police will close it. Please be patient as the attendance will be very large. We strongly encourage you to use our transportation partners.
Click to download Shelter Island Shuttle Pickup and Drop Off locations (PDF)
Begins departing at 3:00 p.m.
Shelter Island – Old Town Trolley Shuttle
If you would like to watch the show from Shelter Island, shuttle pick up will be at the corner of Carleton Street and Rosecrans Street in Point Loma, adjacent to West Marine. Only street parking is available at this location. The shuttle will drop passengers off in front of the gazebo near Bali Hai Restaurant on Shelter Island. Click to download Harbor Island Shuttle Pickup and Drop Off locations (PDF)
The last shuttles run at 10:45 p.m.
There is one pick-up spot on Shelter Island. Riders should meet the shuttle at the Gazebo near Bali Hai Restaurant. The first shuttles will leave shortly after the fireworks show.
Please be patient while waiting for additional shuttles as the wait time may be significant.
The following Shelter Island restaurants are sponsors of the Big Bay Boom. Contact them for your dining experience before, during and after the July 4th Big Bay Boom:
Please contact them for your lodging needs. These hotels are part of the July 4th events around the Big Bay Boom: