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San Diego Harbor Cruise

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more

Overview

Spend a few hours relaxing, sunbathing and sightseeing in the placid waters just off San Diego during this 1 or 2 hour San Diego Harbor cruise. Sit back and relax as you take in a fully-narrated tour, offering top-notch sight lines of the San Diego skyline, a cruise under Coronado Bridge, a look at the bustling US Naval fleet and a chance to spot some of the harbor’s resident sea lions. Choose between 1 and 2 hour cruise options, offering you two trips to fit your schedule and interests.
  • Choice of either a 1 or 2 hour tour
  • Enjoy fantastic views of San Diego's skyline and Coronado Bridge
  • Comfortable outdoor and indoor seating
  • Catch seals and sea lions sunbathing on the rocks just off shore
  • Snacks and beverages available for purchase
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1-hour harbor cruise (if option selected)
2-hour harbor cruise (if option selected)
Indoor and Outdoor seating
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks (onboard snack bar available to purchase)
Gratuities

Departure Point

990 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA

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Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Explore the huge ships, scenic skyline and wealth of marine life of San Diego Harbor during this 1- to 2-hour cruise. During your ride you can enjoy informative commentary about the city’s history while doing some sunbathing, sightseeing and relaxing in the cool ocean breeze.

Pick your preferred departure time for your cruise, choosing from among morning and afternoon options, then make your way to North Harbor Drive to begin your trip. As you step on board, take note of the ship’s variety of amenities, including ample sun decks, comfortable seating options and an on-board cafe to buy food and drinks. 

Then cast off for your harbor excursion, enjoying a full-narrated overview of the sights you’ll see along the way. Among the sights you’ll see during your ride are the home of the US Naval fleet, the city’s busy shipyards, Coronado Bay Bridge and the Star of India, the oldest iron-hulled sailing vessel still floating. 

Your exact trip will vary slightly depending on if you select the 2-hour or 1-hour option. Those on the 2-hour trip will receive the full itinerary, while those on the 1-hour trip will select between a North Bay or South Bay trip. Those on the North Bay trip will check out North Island Naval Air Station, the Naval Sub Base, Harbor and Shelter Island and Cabrillo National Monument. Meanwhile, the South Bay cruise covers the Star of India, Coronado Bay Bridge, US Navy fleet and the shipyards.

End your ride back at the original departure point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
San Diego Bay
Enjoy breathtaking view of the beautiful San Diego Bay including downtown San Diego, Midway ship, Coronado Island, Coronado military base, Coronado bridge, cruise ship terminal and many more!
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Star of India
South Bay cruise covers the Star of India, Coronado Bay Bridge, US Navy fleet and the shipyards.
Pass By:  
Coronado Bridge
South Bay cruise covers the Star of India, Coronado Bay Bridge, US Navy fleet and the shipyards.
Pass By:  
Naval Base San Diego
Those on the North Bay trip will check out North Island Naval Air Station, the Naval Sub Base, Harbor and Shelter Island and Cabrillo National Monument.
Pass By:  
Shelter Island Park Shoreline
Those on the North Bay trip will check out North Island Naval Air Station, the Naval Sub Base, Harbor and Shelter Island and Cabrillo National Monument.
Pass By:  
Cabrillo National Monument
Those on the North Bay trip will check out North Island Naval Air Station, the Naval Sub Base, Harbor and Shelter Island and Cabrillo National Monument.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: you must advise of your preferred departure times in the Special Requirements field at checkout. All times are subject to availability
  • Please provide contact information (i.e cell phone) for the local operator to be able to reach you in case of changes to boarding or yacht
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • For all our cruises: Unvaccinated individuals are required to wear masks in indoor public settings and businesses. By entering the premise without a mask you agree you are in compliance with the order.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Flagship Cruises Events

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during San Diego Harbor Cruise?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by San Diego Harbor Cruise.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during San Diego Harbor Cruise?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by San Diego Harbor Cruise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during San Diego Harbor Cruise?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by San Diego Harbor Cruise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during San Diego Harbor Cruise?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by San Diego Harbor Cruise.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during San Diego Harbor Cruise?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 150 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by San Diego Harbor Cruise.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Snacks are a little expensive so if you think you'll need food, you may want to bring your own." See review
  • "naval ships and other naval activity is a bonus if you're lucky" See review
  • "A good use of one hour to enjoy some sun and get some good views of the city." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Amazing experience
Jaylan_H
, Sep 2021
Friendly service and amazing views. I definitely recommend this cruise. If you’re wanting something chill but beautiful. Book this cruise you won’t regret it
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star-2
I would look and consider all options prior
Antoinette_B
, Sep 2021
if I gave more stars, it would be deceiving. I do understand for this price point there is a certain expectation but I really can’t give an honest recommendation to someone to take this. We had booked it last minute, but to find out no snacks/beverages for an hour or so - really was disappointing. Just think there are a few better options around.
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star-5
Great way to see SD Harbor
Laura_W
, Sep 2021
Fun & scenic cruise! Staff was helpful and the tour narration was interesting. I’d do it again just to enjoy the scenery.
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star-5
Beautiful!
Catherine_L
, Sep 2021
Downtown Buildings, naval ships and vehicles, sea lions, information shared on the tour….Did not know you could take an hour cruise we took two hour cruise. The south harbor tour was more interesting
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star-5
Comfy relaxing cruise
Jeanine_R
, Sep 2021
It was great it was packed but was able to get great seats. I loved the view and the tour guide was awesome
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star-4
Good trip for the money for most ages
Myla_H
, Sep 2021
This was a fun tour. It’s a great way to get on the water and there was great commentary as well. Our biggest recommendation is to get there really early. We got there an hour early to find parking and that was not enough time. The public parking right next to the ticket counter has a one way entrance and when it’s full, you just sit there until someone leaves. There is no way out. I recommend parking further away or being prepared to wait. We missed our tour but there were awesome enough to bump us to the next one since I checked in before the tour while my husband sat in the parking line. Another nice thing about the tour is that they come back every hour, so if you pay for the 2 hour trip but decide you only want an hour, you can get off at the 1 hour stop. I would recommend it. The commentary is primarily about the ship yard so consider your audience. The kids on board seems perfectly happy with snack and being on a boat, but just wanted to mention it. Enjoy!
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star-5
Nice informative cruise
JohnHemmerich
, Sep 2021
Fun and informative way to spend a couple of hours. We were on time and the ship was clean and well staffed.
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star-5
SD harbor cruise.
bill_a
, Sep 2021
Easy to book on the phone as I had additional questions. Parking on the pier was just next door along with the US Midway Museum. Tour was good saw alot of the SD harbor. Narrator was good too. God Bless our military.
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star-4
Great harbour views!
Saswato_R
, Sep 2021
More people on the cruise than we thought. It was pretty jam-packed. But the harbour views were nice. Got lucky getting window seats so just relaxed and enjoyed the sights during the time we booked.
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star-5
Love the city bay
Kassandre_D
, Sep 2021
Had a great experience and I fully enjoyed every moment. The guide was knowledgeable and entertaining, we explored the city bay and some historical sites of San Diego. Would definitely recommend.
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