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Spend a few hours relaxing, sunbathing and sightseeing in the placid waters just off San Diego during this 1- to 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.

Highlights

  • San Diego Bay harbor cruise
  • Choice of either a 1- or 2-hour tour
  • Enjoy fantastic views of San Diego's skyline
  • Cruise under 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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What You Can Expect

San Diego Harbor Cruise

See sea lions sunbathing!

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.

Customer Reviews

Karen J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our guide was fabulous. He knew everything about every navy ship in the harbor. We both enjoyed the trip immensely. Although it's possible to choose the one-hour tour, I recommend the two-hour tour, which is a terrific bargain.

Donald D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent! Took the 2-hr tour, but the 1-hr tour probably would have sufficed.

Ronald H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

There were four of us. 3 natives of San Diego and we learned things we did not know. Very enjoyable.

Curtis H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Dana the narrator was very informative and entertaining. We took the two hour trip which I believe is the way to go. The boat was very clean and easy to see 360 degrees which is all you can ask for. I would recommend the two hour trip to anyone visiting the area.

William M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was a great cruise at a great price.

Rick F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our tour was beautiful and informative. I will recommend this to everyone.

Cynthiacardonasanche ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Lots of fun! Great way to see and learn about San Diego.

Richard S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Everything worked out great!

Steven H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

With visiting in-laws we did the two hour tour so we covered the whole bay. Very informative. Great guide and commentary. would highly recommend.

John B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Wonderful cruise (with narration) of the north and south harbor. Crew is friendly, courteous, and knowledgeable. We took the 2 hour tour which I recommend, since you have the opportunity to see the beautiful San Diego skyline, Coronado Island, the various naval vessels and Naval base. Plenty of chairs on the upper deck, and the covered lower deck which has a snack bar. Highly recommend the harbor cruises.

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