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Port of San Diego’s Day at the Docks
Location: Fisherman’s Landing, Scott Street and Garrison Street (map)
Date and Time: April 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Age Restrictions: All ages welcome
Ticket cost: Free entry

One of the many things that make San Diego unique is the incredible location of the city. With enviable weather and countless places to grab a view of the Pacific Ocean, San Diego is unquestionably a beautiful city. Residents and tourists alike will have an opportunity to appreciate two of San Diego’s greatest assets: its port and the incredible fresh seafood that the ocean provides.

The 2018 Day at the Docks is a public celebration that focuses on sportfishing. This will be the 39th year that the San Diego Sportfishing Council has hosted this educational and fun public event. The San Diego Sportfishing Council has long helped people connect with professionals who enjoy fishing, whale watching and scuba diving. This event helps get people excited for the start of the fishing season.

Located at the San Diego Sportfish landings in the Point Loma Peninsula, the Day at the Docks is open and free for the public to enjoy. You don’t have to be a fishing enthusiast to enjoy access to the Port of San Diego. There will be something for everyone here, from parents with young children to those who have never even held a fishing pole before.


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Education, Supplies and Tours to Delight

For those who come because they want to be successful anglers, there will be a host of educational seminars helping people improve their fishing. There should soon be an official schedule of educational events so that would-be attendees can plan their day. People can put their skills to the test at casting contests held throughout the day.



For those with a more academic interest in the sport, there will be displays of historical tools. These displays will highlight how much the technology used for saltwater fishing has changed in the last century. There will also be cooking demonstrations showing how to turn your catch into a meal that the whole family will enjoy.


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If you want some way to get your kids excited about fishing, taking them on tours of sportfishing boats may be the best way. Many local sportfishing captains will have their vessels cleaned and open to the public. There will also be boat rides around San Diego Bay, kids’ fishing areas and entertainment on site. If working on your sea legs leaves you hungry, there will be food vendors with items available for purchase. You can also head east into Old Town afterward for a drink.