Sailing is one of the most popular San Diego activities on Mission Bay

San Diego Activities

The Bahia has activities and events for the whole family!

San Diego Activities at the Bahia Hotel


We’re not landlocked…we’re waterlocked!

With Mission Bay surrounding the resort and Mission Beach only a block away, we offer endless popular San Diego activities that will fill your day to the brim. Our Resort Water Sports outlet offers sailboats, kayaks, and paddleboards for use in Mission Bay. Guests choosing to venture into the waves of the Pacific Ocean can rent surfboards and boogie boards. Bicycles and segways are also available to cruise up and down the boardwalks of Mission Bay, Mission Beach, and Pacific Beach.

The Bahia Belle, a turn-of-the-century sternwheeler, provides complimentary cruises with nightly entertainment on Mission Bay. For those looking to stay on land, we offer an Olympic-sized swimming pool, Jacuzzi, tennis courts, shuffle board courts, and kids’ arcade. On Thursdays during the summer, we feature the ever-popular Brazilian Carnaval celebrations with live Samba music, dancers, and an all-you-can-eat beach barbecue buffet.

Enjoy these summertime activities!


Brazilian Carnaval
Thursday Nights, June 26 – August 28

  • 6:00 PM
  • Features live Samba music, dancers, and an all-you-can-eat beach barbecue buffet featuring Feijoada and other authentic food
  • Guests 21+ receive complimentary Caipirinha upon arrival
  • For more information and tickets, visit
  • Group and military discounts available
Bahia Belle Cruises
7 days a week in July and August

  • Complimentary to hotel guests; $10 for the general public
  • Family Hour cruises 6:30 – 9:30 PM
  • Kids Pirate Cruise during Wednesday Family Hours with arts and crafts, pirate-themed music
  • Sundaes on Sunday during Family Hours; $5.00 for a build-your-own sundae
  • Cocktail cruises 9:30 PM – 1:30 AM with live entertainment
  • Entertainment Lineup
Complimentary Movies at the Pool
Tuesday and Saturday Nights in July and August

  • 7:30pm – 8:00pm (depending on sunset) until 10:00pm
  • Complimentary popcorn and soda for hotel guests provided
Complimentary Kids Activities
Saturdays and Sundays in June
Wednesday-Sunday in July and August

  • 10:00 AM – Arts and Crafts
  • 12:00 NOON – Arts and Crafts
  • 2:00 PM – Beach activities
  • 3:30 PM – Board Games
Complimentary Arcade
Daily, Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day

  • Games include Ms. Pac-Man, Fun-E-Ball, Tekken 2, Sports Blaster, and prize dispensers
Stand-up Paddle Board Yoga
Wednesdays and Saturdays, July 2 – August 30

  • $25.00 per person
  • 9AM at Resort Water Sports on the beach
Wake Surfing
Daily, June 13 – September 1

  • $195.00 per hour includes boat rental, equipment, and lesson
  • Reservations made through guest services at least 24 hours in advance
Pool Bar and Grill
Daily, May 23 – September 1

  • Serving food from 12:00 NOON – 7:00 PM
  • Listen to the tropical sounds of steel drums on Saturdays from 1:00 – 5:00 PM
Torch Lighting
Mondays, July 21 – August 18

  • 7:30 PM at the seal pond
SeaWorld San Diego’s “Into the Blue” fireworks show
Daily, June 14 – September 1

Tangier Bar
Daily, 11:30 AM – 1:00 AM

  • Happy Hour featured 7 days a week from 3:00 – 6:00 PM: appetizers $8.00, draft beer $4.50, well cocktails $5.00, and wine $5.50
  • Favorite local jazz band Jason Hanna Trio plays every Friday at 9:00 PM
  • Karaoke every Saturday at 9:00 PM
Café Bahia Theme-Night Buffets with Live Music
Daily except Thursdays, June 27 – September 1

  • $21.00 for adults, $11.00 for children 5-12, free for children under 5
  • Monday: Italian – hot fresh pizza and make-your-own pasta stations
  • Tuesday: Taco Tuesday – build your own tacos
  • Wednesday: Mediterranean – kebabs, falafel, Basmati rice, and more
  • Thursday: No buffet, but a 3-course Pre Fixe Menu is available ($30.00 per person)
  • Friday: BBQ – ribs, chicken, baked potato bar
  • Saturday: Shrimp Feast – all-you-can-eat peel-and-eat shrimp and shrimp pasta
  • Sunday: Asian Stir Fry – create-your-own stir fry station
Café Bahia Breakfast Buffet
Daily, 6:30 – 11:30 AM

  • $16.95 for adults, $7.95 for children 5-12, free for children under 5
Resort Water Sports

  • Experience all that San Diego is known for by renting everything from sailboats to beach bikes.
  • For a complete list of rental equipment and pricing, Resort Rental Rates and Hours

  • Guests are invited to enjoy our 2 complimentary lighted tennis courts.
  • Complimentary rackets and tennis balls may be obtained from The Resort Security office just off The Lobby.
  • Tennis Court Reservations

Catamaran Spa

Looking for complete relaxation and rejuvenation? Take a short, one-mile ride around Mission Bay to the Catamaran Spa at our sister property, the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa. San Diego’s only beachfront spa is available for all Bahia Resort Hotel guests (and we’ll provide complimentary transportation), offering an exotic menu of practices with marine and botanical elements inspired from the South Pacific. Luxurious and therapeutic skin and body treatments include massages, rituals, and a full-service hair and nail salon. All spa treatments begin and end by sipping on artisan teas or fruit-infused waters in the peaceful relaxation lounge. Soaking in the secluded outdoor hot tub and resting in the steam room and sauna are also included in the lush spa experience. Spa guests also receive a personal locker with a robe and sandals and have access to the open-air fitness center overlooking Mission Bay.

To make reservations, please call 858-539-8820. And be sure to visit this web page for our monthly specials: Catamaran Spa Specials