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San Diego to Santa Rosa Island

(NOAA Chart 18740)
A reduced scale NOAA nautical chart for small boaters. When possible, use the full size NOAA chart for navigation. Complete, reduced scale nautical chart Print at home for free Convenient size Up to date with all Notices to Mariners United States Coast Pilot excerpts Compiled by NOAA, the nations chartmaker.
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Published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Ocean Service Office of Coast Survey 301-713-2770
What are Nautical Charts?
Nautical charts are a fundamental tool of marine navigation. They show water depths, obstructions, buoys, other aids to navigation, and much more. The information is shown in a way that promotes safe and efficient navigation. Chart carriage is mandatory on the commercial ships that carry Americas commerce. They are also used on every Navy and Coast Guard ship, fishing and passenger vessels, and are widely carried by recreational boaters.

What is a BookletChart?
This BookletChart is made to help recreational boaters locate themselves on the water. It has been reduced in scale for convenience, but otherwise contains all the information of the full-scale nautical chart. The bar scales have also been reduced, and are accurate when used to measure distances in this BookletChart. See the Note at the bottom of page 5 for the reduction in scale applied to this chart. Whenever possible, use the official, full scale NOAA nautical chart for navigation. Nautical chart sales agents are listed on the Internet at This BookletChart does NOT fulfill chart carriage requirements for regulated commercial vessels under Titles 33 and 44 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

Notice to Mariners Correction Status This BookletChart has been updated for chart corrections published in the U.S. Coast Guard Local Notice to Mariners, the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Weekly Notice to Mariners, and, where applicable, the Canadian Coast Guard Notice to Mariners. Additional chart corrections have been made by NOAA in advance of their publication in a Notice to Mariners. The last Notices to Mariners applied to this chart are listed in the Note at the bottom of page 7. Coast Pilot excerpts are not being corrected. [Coast Pilot 7, Chapter 4 & 5 excerpts]
(11) Los Coronados (Coronado Islands) are four bare, rocky islands, extending 4.5 miles in a NW direction, 7 miles offshore in Mexican waters, and 15 miles S of Point Loma. (18) San Diego Bay, where Californias maritime history began in 1542, is 10 miles NW of the Mexican boundary. In September of that year, Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo, the Spanish explorer, sailed his frail bark into the bay. (98) Ocean Beach, 5 miles N of Point Loma, has a large Y-shaped fishing pier with a private fog signal on the end. (112) Pacific Beach, 8 miles N of Point Loma, has a pleasure pier extending about 260 yards from the beach. (117) Del Mar, 18 miles N of Point Loma, is a resort city.

(120) The pleasure pier at Oceanside, 32.5 miles N of Point Loma, has a fish haven covered 10 feet around its seaward end. The pier is marked by lights. (141) San Clemente, 2 miles N of San Mateo Point, has many white houses with red-tiled roofs, making the place conspicuous from the sea. (142) Dana Point, 8 miles NW of San Mateo Point, is the seaward end of a high ridge. (178) A submerged oil pipeline extends nearly 1.2 miles seaward, 2 miles NW of Santa Ana River; mooring buoys are off the end of the pipeline. A private lighted bell buoy marks the seaward limit. Huntington Beach, a resort 5 miles NW of Newport Beach, is identified by its many oil derricks. (195) San Pedro Bay, between Seal Beach on the E and Point Fermin on the W, is 82 miles NW of San Diego. On the shores of the bay are the city of Long Beach and the port areas of the city of Los Angeles. Terminal Island, in the NW part of San Pedro Bay, separates the outer bay from Los Angeles and Long Beach inner harbors. The bay is protected by breakwaters and is a safe harbor in any weather. (259) Los Angeles Harbor, at the W end of San Pedro Bay, includes the districts of San Pedro, Wilmington, and a major portion of Terminal Island. (260) Long Beach Harbor, in the E part of San Pedro Bay, includes the City of Long Beach and a portion of Terminal Island. Long Beach and Los Angeles Harbors are connected by Cerritos Channel. (423) Santa Monica Bay is formed by the curving coast between Point Vicente and Point Dume. (457) Santa Monica, 3.5 miles NW of Marina del Rey, has a large pleasure pier, but there is no water commerce. (465) Point Dume is the seaward end of a rather low plateau that terminates in a dome-shaped head, about 200 feet high, rising from a bold rocky bluff. (475) Point Hueneme (pronounced: y-nee-me), 22 miles WNW of Point Dume is low, rounding, and sandy. It is the outermost point of the low land of the Santa Clara Valley. (24) San Clemente Island, 43 miles SSW of Point Fermin and 57 miles WNW of Point Loma, is 18 miles long in a NW direction and 4 miles wide at its widest part, and reaches an elevation of 1,965 feet. (44) Santa Catalina Island, 18 miles S of Point Fermin, is 18.5 miles long in a SE direction and has a greatest width of 7 miles. The island is privately owned. Arrangements for overnight permits and the leasing of the many mooring buoys found throughout the area may be made through Two Harbors Enterprises at Two Harbors. Except at Avalon, permits are required for activities other than day use on the other islands. (76) San Nicolas Island, the outermost of the group off southern California, is 53 miles off the nearest point of the mainland, 43 miles WNW of San Clemente Island, and 24 miles SW of Santa Barbara Island. The island is a military reservation and off limits to the public. (86) Santa Barbara Island, 33 miles SSW of Point Dume and 21 miles W from the W end of Santa Catalina Island, is 1.5 miles long in a N direction and has a greatest width of 1 mile. (90) Anacapa Island, 11 miles SW of Point Hueneme, is the easternmost of the northern group of Channel Islands and consists of three islands separated by two very narrow openings that cannot be used as passages. (95) Santa Cruz Island, 17 miles WSW of Point Hueneme, is the largest of the Channel Islands. It is privately owned and permission must be obtained to land. The Nature Conservancy, a private, non- profit organization dedicated to preserving unique islands, owned almost all of Santa Cruz Island. (106) Santa Rosa Island, 24.5 miles SW of Goleta Point on the mainland, is 15 miles long in a W direction and has a greatest width of nearly 10 miles.

VHF Marine Radio channels for use on the waterways: Channel 6 Inter-ship safety communications. Channel 9 Communications between boats and shipto-coast. Channel 13 Navigation purposes at bridges, locks, and harbors. Channel 16 Emergency, distress and safety calls to Coast Guard and others, and to initiate calls to other vessels. Contact the other vessel, agree to another channel, and then switch. Channel 22A Calls between the Coast Guard and the public. Severe weather warnings, hazards to navigation and safety warnings are broadcast here. Channels 68, 69, 71, 72 & 78A Recreational boat channels. Distress Call Procedures 1. Make sure radio is on. 2. Select Channel 16. 3. Press/Hold the transmit button. 4. Clearly say: MAYDAY, MAYDAY, MAYDAY. 5. Also give: Vessel Name and/or Description; Position and/or Location; Nature of Emergency; Number of People on Board. 6. Release transmit button. 7. Wait for 10 seconds If no response Repeat MAYDAY Call. HAVE ALL PERSONS PUT ON LIFE JACKETS !! Mobile Phones Call 911 for water rescue. Coast Guard Search & Rescue 510-437-3700 Coast Guard Los Angeles/Long Beach 310-7322030 Coast Guard San Diego 619-683-6470 Commercial Vessel Assistance 1-800-367-8222 NOAA Weather Radio 162.400 MHz, 162.425 MHz, 162.450 MHz, 162.475 MHz, 162.500 MHz, 162.525 MHz, 162.550 MHz. Getting and Giving Help Signal other boaters using visual distress signals (flares, orange flag, lights, arm signals); whistles; horns; and on your VHF radio. You are required by law to help boaters in trouble. Respond to distress signals, but do not endanger yourself.


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