Activities in San Diego 

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Discover the top activities in San Diego near Kona Kai San Diego. Enjoy kayaking, snorkeling, diving and other water activities in San Diego’s La Jolla Cove or entertain the family at top attractions in San Diego such as LEGOLAND® and SeaWorld®.

Paddle Boarding At Kona Kai Resort.

Just Add Water

Enjoy the best of the San Diego Bay from the water. Our onsite Action Water Sports rental center offers a variety of fun and family-friendly activities including stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, Jet Skis and more.

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Kona Kai Pool In The Daytime.

Resort Day Pass

Non-hotel guests are cordially invited to spend the day at Kona Kai San Diego, nestled away in tranquil Shelter Island, just minutes from downtown San Diego. Enjoy a day of fun in the sun complete with an adults-only pool, family-friendly pool, premium cabanas, beach access and poolside tropical cocktails from the Tiki Bar.

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Petco Park.

San Diego Padres

Cheer on the home MLB team at Petco Park. Located in the Gaslamp Quarter in downtown San Diego, it’s only a 20-minute drive from the resort around the beautiful San Diego Bay. The 2023 home season kicks off March 30th.

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Tiger at San Diego Zoo

San Diego Zoo

Recently voted the #1 zoo in the world, the 100-acre San Diego Zoo is located just a short drive from the resort and hosts more than 3,700 of the planet’s most exotic and rare animals.

*Discounted tickets available for purchase at the front desk.

Distance: 8.5 miles or 14 minutes

San Diego Zoo Details

Seaworld Dolphins


Visit SeaWorld®, which is located within minutes of Kona Kai San Diego. SeaWorld® is world-famous for the variety of aquatic creatures living in the park. You can swim with dolphins, find out how whales live and ride awe-inspiring rollercoasters, including their newest – Manta.

*Discounted tickets available for purchase at the front desk.

Distance: 5.4 miles or 15 minutes

Seaworld® Details

Us Navy aircraft carrier San Diego, CA

USS Midway

Come aboard one of America’s longest-serving aircraft carriers. The USS Midway Museum is an unforgettable adventure for the entire family. With close proximity from our resort to this historical experience, plan your visit with purchasing your tickets to the USS Midway before you arrive.

Eppig Brewing Beer On A Table Outside.

Eppig Brewing

Enjoy a brew with a view! Eppig Brewing’s Waterfront Biergarten on Shelter Island is open daily for patio beers & beer to-go (4-packs, Crowlers & Growlers). We also have an exclusive partnership with them where if you show your key card to them, you’ll receive our curated Kona Kai flight* that consists of four local Eppig beers, plus your own choice of a complimentary fifth flavor.

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Balboa Park.

Enjoy Balboa Park

San Diego’s ever-changing, always amazing, 1,200-acre backyard. Home to the zoo, various museums, trails, gardens, U.S. Naval hospital & more.

Distance: 8.5 miles or 17 minutes (next to the SD Zoo)

Balboa Park Details

Cabrillo national monument San Diego

Cabrillo National Monument

A visit to San Diego’s only National Park offers impressive views of the San Diego region as well as the chance to explore the natural, historical and cultural history of the area. Cabrillo National Monument, located in nearby Point Loma, is a great destination for hiking, tidepooling and whale watching.

Distance: 8.5 miles or 18 minutes

Legoland San Diego


LEGOLAND® brings out the hero in everyone. There are more than 50 super rides, shows and attractions for the entire family. There’s fun for everyone, even the youngest guest.

Seal tours San Diego

Seal Tours

90-minute, fully narrated tours wind their way through picturesque San Diego streets before splashing down for a cruise through the waters of San Diego Harbor. Experience the history and ecological wonders of San Diego in the comfort and security of a Coast Guard-approved amphibious vehicle.

Triton Sailboat Near Kona Kai.

Triton Charters

The Triton was commissioned and splashed in to San Diego Bay on August 1st 2020, making it the newest catamaran charter in San Diego. Not only is The Triton the newest catamaran yacht in San Diego, it is also the largest – sprawling 75’ feet in length with the ability to have up to 105 passengers. The Triton focuses on perfection in every aspect of our yacht, including our luxurious and modern decor, state-of-the-art 13 seat bar, and dynamic layout. With fun in mind, we offer a built-in running water slide, a massive dance floor, and advanced sound system. We’ve accounted for every detail, so you don’t have to. Welcome aboard Triton Charters.

Enter our preferred partner discount code konakai15 for $15 off of each ticket!

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Savor the relaxed San Diego vibe that permeates our chilled-out oasis.

Book Your Stay

Savor the relaxed San Diego vibe that permeates our chilled-out oasis.


Park it in Paradise

Jumping in your car to San Diego? Take advantage of this exclusive offer to save on parking and resort fees. Endless fun and relaxation await you when you park here in paradise!


Gift Cards Now Available

Give the gift of adventure, relaxation and marina-front dining in San Diego. Gift cards for Kona Kai San Diego, Vessel and SpaTerre are now available for purchase.