All Rentals Must Be Towed From Our Off-Site Locations
How to Make a Reservation
Pacific Boat Rentals, Inc. requires a deposit equal to the rental fee at the time your reservation is made. This deposit insures that you have the boat or jet ski for the day and time you reserve. Deposits are refundable within 48 hours. We also offer same day reservations and walk-ins.
STEP 2: Payment
Pacific Boat Rentals, Inc. Will accept the following forms of payment.
1. Visa 2. Mastercard 3. Discover 4. Cash 5. American Express
STEP 3: Boating Introduction
Pacific Boat Rentals, Inc. has customers with limited boating knowledge all the way up to seasoned 100 ton captains.
Regardless of your boating or Jet Ski knowledge, we take the same steps each and every time to insure that you feel
comfortable behind the wheel of one of our boats or Jet Skis. Boating introduction can take place on or before your
reservation day. It generally takes 30 minutes or less.
1. Safety Equipment: Location of each item and how to use them in case of an emergency.
2. Boat and Jet Ski Electronics and Aids to Navigation: How they should be used and how they can make your San Diego
boat rental experience more enjoyable.
3. Buttons, valves and switches: Everybody loves to push buttons. We will show you what all the buttons do and
when to push them.
4. Engine Controls: How to use the engine controls to steer and maneuver the boat or Jet Ski.
5. Rules and Regulations: What you can and can’t do on the water. I.e. Don’t speed in the harbor or you will get a
STEP 4: Jet Ski and Boat Pick Up – Mission Bay / San Diego Bay
Pacific Boat Rentals, Inc. makes boating as easy as possible. Boats can either be picked up at our location in Pacific
Beach, San Diego. 4275 Mission Bay Drive San Diego, CA 92109. Vehicle must be equipped with towing package to use
this option. If you do not have a capable vehicle we a have a free tow vehicles. We want to give our renters as many
options as possible. Please call us with any questions. (858) 361-6839
STEP 5: Damage Deposit
Pacific Boat Rentals, Inc. requires all customers to leave a $500.00 dollar damage deposit per jetski and $1,000.00 for the boat. This can be left in cash or credit. When the final inspection is complete the deposit will be returned.
Common Reasons Damage Deposits are kept:
1. Driving shallow and sucking rocks into the intake.
2. Fiber glass damage due to hitting or bumping stationary objects.
3. Renter wraps fishing line around propeller.
4. Anchors are lost and damaged.
5. This list in not all-inclusive and charges may exceed deposit.
6. Renter wraps fishing line around propeller.
7. Renter runs over ski rope, causing the drive shaft to bend.
8. Ropes and buoys are lost or damaged.
STEP 6: Enjoy San Diego’s amazing waterways!
Cancellation / Refund Policy:
We allow you to cancel your reservation and receive a refund 48 hours prior to your pickup time.
Pacific Boat Rentals, Inc. reserves the right to change prices, Terms & Conditions, and delivery areas without notice. Pacific Boat Rentals, Inc. reserves the right to refuse service to anyone and will not be responsible for accidents or injury to its customers.
What kind of Boating certificate do you require?
Pacific Boat Rentals, Inc. does not require a boating license to rent a boat or Waverunner. We will inquire about your previous boating experience and match you up with a boat that will suit your needs.
How many people can we take on a boat?
Each boat is rated for a maximum adult capacity (see boat list). The Coast Guard considers the average adult weight to be around 125 lbs. Limitation can also be determined by seating and space configuration.
How many people can we take on a boat?
Total jet ski maximum adult capacity is 3. Total weight not to exceed 450.
Can we take the boats out of the harbor and into the ocean?
Boats and jet skis are limited to San Diego and Mission Bay. Exception to the rule is on a case by case scenario. We encourage our renters to use our boats within there level of knowledge and comfort.
What should I wear?
Typical San Diego weather is nice, so dress accordingly. It is always a good idea to bring a sweatshirt or jacket in case the wind really picks up. Please wear tennis shoes or dock shoes, but no black-soled shoes (they leave black marks on the boat).
Bring plenty of sunblock, a hat, sunglasses and drinks. If you are renting a Waverunner or Jet Ski you should wear swimming attire as you may get wet. Make sure to bring a change of clothes as the it may get cold towards the evening hours.
Are there places to dock for lunch?
Yes, Mission Bay as well as San Diego Harbor offer many options when it comes to eating.
Do you offer overnight rentals?
Yes, we do offer overnight rentals at an additional fee.
What size boat can you take out to the ocean?
If you have enough boating and ocean experience, you can rent one of our motor boats to go to the ocean. On a calm day, you need a minimum of an 18 foot motor boat; on a windy day we recommend a boat of 20 feet or larger.
Can we go from San Diego Harbor to Mission Bay or vice versa?
If you have adequate experience, you can rent an 18′ (or preferably larger) powerboat to take this trip. It takes about 45 minutes to an hour and a half to go from one bay to the other. (From the Mission Bay jetty to the mouth of San Diego Harbor it takes about 45 minutes, depending on the sea conditions). San Diego Harbor can be cruised anywhere between one to four hours. We will provide more details at the time of the rental.
Do you rent waterskiing boats?
Yes! We have boats at all three locations available for skiing. The skiing equipment (flag, skis, rope, vests) can be rented with several different type of boats for $30 a day. You must have at least three people to ski (one driver, one skier, and one spotter who has to be at least 12 years old). We find the morning hours are the best time to ski due to less traffic and calmer water. We also have innertubes, wakeboards and kneeboards available.
How old does one need to be in order to rent a waverunner and do I need previous experience?
The driver of the waverunner must be at least 18; the passenger must be at least five years old. It is helpful if you’ve been on a waverunner before, but not necessary. At the time of the rental, our staff goes through a comprehensive explanation of the craft and explains the safety waiver. In addition, the dockhand gives you a “hands-on” explanation with the waverunner itself. We have shorty wetsuits to fit most people.
What do people use for bait?
Local anglers use plastic lures, frozen anchovies/ sardines or live bait either swim bait or bloodworms.
Do you need a license to fish in California?
Yes, you need a salt water fishing license if you are 16 years old or older. A one day license is $13.40 and must be displayed when you fish. Local California residents can purchase 2009 annual fishing license for $45.95.
PLEASE CALL US WITH ANY QUESTIONS: (858) 361-6839