Leaving from San Diego Bay or Mission Bay?
From San Diego Bay, I might stop in Oceanside if I were you. That would break up the run more evenly.The Oceanside harbor police run the docks and it's $1/foot, make sure you have cash and your registration.
If you want to use the guest slips at Dana Point, you need insurance, the guest slips are privately run and require it.
BTW, I wouldn't worry too much about Camp Pendleton. Maybe I'm totally off-base and some people have had problems, but being a few miles off shore, I think you'll be fine. I did get passed by one of those huge landing/carrier type vessels further offshore around Carlsbad and they never got too close or radioed me, but I was a little nervous.
Last edited by atmartin; 10-26-2010 at 05:46 PM.