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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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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

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
  • 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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star-5
Worth it!
Josemaria_F
, Jun 2021
Was really fun date idea would really recommend. You’ll see some of the best views in the city. Enjoy it with some drink from the bar!
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star-5
Great experience
Chris_K
, Jun 2021
Seeing all of the ships up close. Hearing about the history of the harbor. The relaxing feel of being out on the water
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star-5
Excellent customer service. Love the tour guide
Yvonne_W
, Jun 2021
All of the Naval present & past history. Staff was very friendly & helpful. I would go again & refer my friends and family
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Family fun
Dino_M
, Jun 2021
Never had a chance to go because the personnel at the pier didn’t allow us to go. We were at the wrong pier and so we arrived on time to the dot and was not allowed onboard. I don’t know if I lost my money yet or am able to reschedule
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Jacquiline_J
, Jun 2021
My family an I really enjoyed the cruise. The cost for the event was very reasonable. I would definitely recommend this to others.
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star-5
Relaxing! Scenic! Educational!
Roxanne_A
, Jun 2021
We had a wonderful time and enjoyed every minute of the two hours! It was relaxing and scenic and we learned a lot based upon on all the information our host shared.
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star-5
Totally worth it
Sean
, Jun 2021
Great experience nice views friendly service the South bay was very interesting plus seeing the Sealions was awesome
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SD harbor tour
Eric_S
, Jun 2021
Positive, enjoyable and educational harbor tour. Wonderful and professional staff throughout the tour.
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star-5
Comments are already made California
Charles_B
, Jun 2021
I believe the presentation and the knowledge was very well done keeping the spectators well informed during the ships complete tour, The shift staff was very pleasant and also well-informed. I salute you all. Well done.
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Layed back and fun
Fina
, Jun 2021
It way my first time on a boat tour, it was neat had fun while sipping on my drinks with a friend. It was a good time
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