Getting to Camp

This page is specific to the Summer Operations for Scouts BSA.

“Travel to camp for weekend programs will be arranged while making your reservation.
Traveling to camp for summer camp
Camp Emerald Bay Loading Instructions for Summer Participants


The following are departure and arrival times for the 2023 summer season at Camp Emerald Bay. Your camping fees include travel to and from camp on our scheduled boat. The ferry will take units directly to Emerald Bay.

Camp Emerald Bay will be utilizing Harbor Breeze as the charter company, leaving from Berth 85 in San Pedro. There will be two to four boats scheduled for your week, depending on the number of campers attending. Each boat will leave one after the next as soon as the loading boat is full. Please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to the load time. We ask that all units travel together, so please do not begin to load the boat until your whole unit is ready for check-in. The travel time from the port to Emerald Bay is approximately 1.5 hours.

We recommend using the USS Iowa parking lot for units parking their cars overnight. There is a $20 day-rate fee for parking (prices may vary). This parking lot can also be utilized for families dropping off their participants as overflow parking to the drop-off area (free for the first two hours). Families dropping off participants can utilize the new parking lot off of E 6th Street as well, for loading and unloading.

Departure Date Loading Time Return Date Arrive in San Pedro
Sunday, June 11 7:30 a.m. Saturday, June 17 9:45 a.m.-11 a.m.
Sunday, June 18 7:30 a.m. Saturday, June 24 9:45 a.m.-11 a.m.
Sunday, June 25 7:30 a.m. Saturday, July 1 9:45 a.m.-11 a.m.
Sunday, July 2 7:30 a.m. Saturday, July 8 9:45 a.m.-11 a.m.
Sunday, July 9 7:30 a.m. Saturday, July 15 9:45 a.m.-11 a.m.
Sunday, July 16 7:30 a.m. Saturday, July 22 9:45 a.m.-11 a.m.
Sunday, July 23 7:30 a.m. Saturday, July 29 9:45 a.m.-11 a.m.
Sunday, July 30 7:30 a.m. Saturday, August 5 9:45 a.m.-11 a.m.
Sunday, August 6 7:30 a.m. Saturday, August 12 9:45 a.m.-11 a.m.