Providing sailing classes, boat rentals, boat mooring, a convenience store and more, Fiddler’s Cove Marina & RV Park, located along the scenic Silver Strand Highway just south of NAB (first exit south of the Naval Amphibious Base), is off-base and open to active duty, retirees, DoD civilians and guests when accompanied by an eligible sponsor.
Fiddler’s Cove offers kayak, canoe, and sailboat rentals, as well as 15' Boston Whaler motorboats that hold up to four adults. Also available are slip rentals, showers, restrooms, a laundry facility and chandlery store. Other features include lock-and-leave storage locker rentals, bike rentals and bike paths, dump station, dog run, and wireless Internet. Two-day adult sailing classes are offered weekends year-round, as well as special summer activities including Junior Sailing Camps and Wednesday Night Regattas.
Reservations can be made by calling 1-877-NAVY-BED, online at NavyGetaways.com or on-site. Active Duty can book 1 year advance. Retired and DOD can book 6 months in advance.
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Discover San Diego from atop a bicycle! Rent one from Fiddler's Cove, Q-Zone and VADM Martin Liberty Center, Naval Base Coronado. Call for availability. Rentals from Fiddler's Cove include beach cruisers, kids's bikes and tow-behind trailer bikes.
Two-day adult sailing classes are offered most weekends from 9 am to 4 pm at Fiddler's Cove Marina. Classes are open to all eligible MWR patrons and sponsored guests.
Class fees per person vary by military affiliation and rank. Dependent fees are calculated at the sponsoring active duty or retiree rate. Pre-registration is recommended as classes can fill up quickly.
Registration includes boat rental, instruction and textbooks. Students per boat will be kept to the minimum amount possible in order to maximize learning potential, and will range from one to four. Number of students per boat is dependent on the boat size, sailing conditions and the skills being developed in the class. On completion of the course, participants receive a Navy Qualification Card.
- Beginners: Feb 3-4, Feb 17-18
- Intermediate: Jan 20-21, Feb 10-11, Feb 24-25
- Advanced: Jan 27-28, Mar 3-4
Navy Yacht Club
Housed at the Fiddler’s Cove Marina, the Navy Yacht Club offers both Single and Family memberships. Membership is open to all active duty and retired military personnel, their dependents and DoD employees. Visit www.nycsd.org for more information.